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Jedson Les Paul raised inlay

Jedson Les Paul copy inlay re-set

When doing a general setup and fettle of this 70s Les Paul copy, I noticed that a couple of the inlays were standing proud of the fretboard. This…

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Fender Precision Bass partial refret

Fender Precision Bass partial refret

This Japanese Fender Precision Bass has been the mainstay of the bassist from The Australian Pink Floyd Show for about ten years.  Due to it being used for…

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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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Les Paul Standard original Corian nut

Removing a Gibson Corian Nut

A  regular customer of mine recently bought a 2006 Les Paul and brought it to me for a setup. As soon as I straightened the neck, which had been…

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PRS Special in Seafoam Green

Paul Reed Smith Special fret dress

A customer brought me his 2011 PRS Special complaining that notes did not ring out and saying that he thought that the frets were uneven. It’s quite unusual…

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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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70s Reissue Telecaster truss rod repair

70s Reissue Fender Telecaster truss rod repair

I was brought a Fender Japan 70s reissue Telecaster with a broken truss rod for repair. The threaded part truss rod had broken at the headstock. I extracted the…

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Completed nut with shallow slots

New Tusq nut for Fender Telecaster

I have just refretted this maple board Telecaster. At the request of the customer I left the fretboard lacquer intact as it was virtually undamaged. I had hoped…

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Epiphone EJ-200 to Left-hand conversion

Converting an Epiphone EJ-200 acoustic guitar to left-hand

Note: In this post I refer to “left-handed” and “lefty”. This refers to a guitar which is strung, looking at the guitar face on, with the 1st string…

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