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  1. How to shine pick guard

    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...
  2. Need Help Old Fender Jazzmaster: Restore or not?

    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...
  3. Gold tint spray lacquer supply (for brass)

    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...
  4. Need Help Vintage Pyramid

    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...