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  1. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Hey guys... posted this before and thought I'd try again. I'm trying to gather up and make a database of pickguards and backplates for guitars/basses where those parts are no longer available. Stuff like Teisco, Kawai, Hagstrom, Ibanez, Cort, etc.. Les Paul, Strats, Telecasters, etc... you...
  2. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Hey guys, I'm restoring my late father's old yamaha acoustic, while trying to keep everything as close to original as possible. The guitar had a pickguard that looked black, but upon removal and looking at it in the light, it looks a lot like tortoiseshell. Is there any way I could polish the...
  3. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Hi everyone, This old Jazzmaster, which is believed to be a 1963 or 66 just landed in my shop. The owner wishes to get rid of it. I suggested to first make it playable and we would go from there. Good start, right? It's been sitting in a case for 30 years after someone decided to give it an...
  4. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    I've done a lot of on-line searching on forums and store fronts and so far have come up dry. I'm restoring a bass with all brass hardware, and while the tuners and truss rod cover plate are fine, the rest of the brass is badly tarnished. Comparing the stripped and polished pieces to the...
  5. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Good afternoon to all! I recently picked up this old Pyramid guitar at the thrift store. I'm considering restoring it, on the most basic level, pretty much just so it's playable. I don't know if there are components that are body specific, or what type of pickups to use, I'm in need of some...
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