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Skiffle Cat Jazz Guitar

Skiffle Cat Jazz Guitar Upgrade

I spent just about all of today rewiring this jazz-style guitar. It was made by Skiffle Cat who may well now be defunct? It’s not the greatest guitar…

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70s Bass Extravaganza!

Over the last few weeks I’ve been fortunate to have some unusual 70s basses in the workshop. It was a coincidence that they were all here at the…

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Lucille Varitone true bypass modification

Gibson Lucille Varitone True Bypass Modification

The owner of this Gibson Lucille wanted to get a better sound from his guitar. Although position “1” on the Gibson Varitone switch is supposed to be bypass,…

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Hofner Model 4575 65-3

Höfner Model 4575 65-3

This Höfner Model 4575 “65-3” guitar which dates to 1965/66 and I’ve just rewired it as the controls were unreliable. despite a good clean. Alan at Project Guitar…

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Esquire bakelite pickguard on Baja Telecaster body

Esquire “Bakelite” pickguard

I just made this pickguard for a Tele fanatic. He’s making (another) Esquire, this time using the body from a Baja Telecaster. I cut the pickguard to accurate…

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Maton Supreme 777

Maton Supreme 777 restoration

This Australian-built Maton Supreme 777 is getting on for 50 years old and has seen some action! It came to me needing a refret, a new nut and a…

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Kings of Leon Gibson Thunderbird Basses

Kings of Leon

A couple of tours ago I did some work on Jared Followill’s basses, and today the Kings of Leon brought me a couple more to work on before…

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Gibson L4 CES

Gibson L4 CES

This beautiful 1989 Gibson L4 CES was brought in with a bad electrical buzz. I traced the buzz to a disconnected bridge earth wire which I reconnected. I noticed…

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Epiphone bridge saddles reduced, smoothed and slotted to radius

Left-handed Epiphone Les Paul Upgrade

Here’s a lefty Epiphone Les Paul that I upgraded the other day. The list of upgrades is: Tusq nut fret dress rewire setup Tusq nut The nut on…

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Custom guitar build with Trem-King

This guitar was built for a customer in the USA who as you’ll see below, had a very strong view regarding what he wanted. Warmoth body and neck…

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