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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…

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…

Building a SAGA TC-10 Part 3 – The Body

Preparing to paint Unless you have a purpose-built spray booth, paint outdoors. Lacquer fumes are toxic and explosive. Even if you are outdoors you should wear a dust mask…

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…

David’s Surf Green Duo-Sonic

This was also refinished by a customer. It’s a mid 90s Mexican Fender DuoSonic re-issue with a 22″ short scale neck. David writes: “Results are great! Again I…

Simon’s Lake Placid Blue Stratocaster Refinish

This was also refinished by a customer. It’s a Mexican Fender Stratocaster body with WD Music Products neck. Simon writes: “My ‘Frankenstrat’ finished with your nitro laquer. Started…

Krissy’s Olympic White Stratocaster

This was refinished by a customer who sent me the pictures below. Krissy writes: “I would just like to thank you for a superb product and the advice…

Esquire tribute in 3-Colour Sunburst

A re-creation of Fender’s 3 colour sunburst over alder. This uses my Clear Amber, Clear Red and Black aerosols, with a Clear Satin top coat.

A Trio of Telecaster Builds

White Blonde Esquire A re-creation of Fender’s white blonde of the late 1950s and early 1960s. This was my attempt at a 1953 replica. It uses my White…

Shell Pink Stratocaster Refinish

This modern Fender Stratocaster was originally black but the owner has a thing about pink. And happens to be my daughter!