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Gibson Les Paul Custom Headstock Repair

Gibson Les Paul Custom Headstock Repair

Here’s another Gibson Les Paul headstock repair, the second within the space of two days! The owner of this guitar had left it in his rehearsal room and come…

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Inserting tuner bushings with a Stewmac bushing press

Inserting tuner bushings with a Stewmac bushing press

The Stewart MacDonald bushing press is a great tool for safely inserting and removing tuner bushings, avoiding finish damage that may be caused by less elegant methods. Full instructions…

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A Couple of Finish Repairs

Finish Repair A customer had had an accident with his Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray 5-string bass. He had dropped it and knocked a large piece of the finish…

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1956 Les Paul Gold Top

This Les Paul came to me badly refinished in polyurethane varnish. I completely stripped it (apart from the area around the serial number) and refinished it in nitrocellulose…

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Dressing the frets on a 90s Fender USA Stratocaster

  Before doing any levelling, you need to be sure that you are working with a straight neck. I’m using a Stewart MacDonald notched straightedge which allows me to…

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Refretting a Squier Vista Series Jagmaster

The Squier Vista Series Jagmaster is one of my favourite guitars. The Squier Vista series was made in Japan to very high standards and comprised around 4 models….

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Gibson Les Paul Signature Bass Headstock Repair

Headstock repair This early 70s Les Paul Signature had suffered a headstock break many years ago and had been left unrepaired. I was told by the owner that…

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