Going Potty

A restoration job taking out newly fitted pots on this 1961 Gibson 335 and putting back the original Centralab pots that were in the case, really fiddly job ….like putting a ship in a bottle x 5!

Gibson J200 Fret Dress

This guitar needed a fret dress as the owner was having fret buzz from the fourth fret to around the eighth.  The fret pictured had to be taken out and reinserted because the tang wasn’t making contact with the fingerboard.      

How not to glue an Ibanez break!

This Ibanez had been broken and the owner attempted a repair with his own glue, not a good look and the neck angle was set all wrong.  Wood was missing from the front and the back so I had to break the neck again, put the wood back and repair it properly.

Lost In Space!

Funny how little things please! Really chuffed to see that Bill Mumy ‘LIKED’ my Paul Kossoff Review in Guitar and Bass magazine.  For those of an older generation you will remember Bill as Will Robinson from the hit US TV series Lost in Space (remember Robbie the Robot).  Bill has an awesome guitar collection.

Shaftesbury 4001 Rickenbacker Copy

This guitar was built around 1978, these are great quality guitars as they are very well made. The paint finish is good and the colour is authentic. This came to me as the frets were in need of dressing and shaping.  The intonation was way out so that had to be fixed too.  After a…

Fit for a Prince?

Got this from Gibson Music Ashton Under Lyne as a repair job.  It had a break at the heel.  So had to re-glue it and do a little colour matched paint job to restore it. How weird that I should get this guitar this week when today the news breaks of the passing of Prince,…