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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-27-2008, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Jem77 DY Maple restore

As some of you may have seen my restore of my own Jem DY maple neck, BigShred sent me a pm to ask if I would give it a go on his. I said sure. What I got in the mail from him was one of the worst nasty necks I have seen (Im sure there have been worse but I havent seen it).

Here's some shots of his neck before the restore started.



Gak!




After a few hours with her you can see the change, now this is without any mega sanding to remove the grime. I did light sanding to only remove the discolored tung oil so it will have a uniform look.


After a few hours of letting her set and dry we start to see even more improvement.




She looking good but still not where I want her to be, still some light shadowing to remove.
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post #2 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-27-2008, 11:10 PM
 
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Re: Jem77 DY Maple restore

Wade, your PM inbox is gonna get so hammered now LOL. Next year you'll be driving a Porsche haha.

This guy is seriously amazing. Thanks, dude.
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post #3 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-27-2008, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Jem77 DY Maple restore

LOL I dont know about a Porsche, maybe a Lam

Na, I dont plan on getting rich from this, the wife already gives me the evil eye for spending more time on guitar repair then her.
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LOL I dont know about a Porsche, maybe a Lam

Na, I dont plan on getting rich from this, the wife already gives me the evil eye for spending more time on guitar repair then her.
Well i mean i'm a guitar freak as much as the next guy, but sex comes waaay before guitars and a little bit after drugs too. Joking. Well serious about the joke, but joking about the dope.

Anyways, you do some good work. I myself restore fretboards too, only i've never really done any maples that bad. I did a 79 anniversary Fender one, and it had some light surface crud. So i removed most of it by using a razor blade and scratching lightly across the surface in a horizontal motion to make sure i didn't cut in. That also levels it quite well without removing that much wood. Then some light sanding with 800 grit and finish it off with some 0000 wool all over, on frets too to give them that lightly brushed surface.

Anyways can't wait to see the end, it should look great. Also, why is there pink paint under the nut clamp ? Was did an old SK ?
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Anyways can't wait to see the end, it should look great. Also, why is there pink paint under the nut clamp ? Was did an old SK ?
I think Ibanez had originally painted it for one then repainted it with desert yellow. I was surprised when I saw it too.
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Awesome job!
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post #7 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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Well i mean i'm a guitar freak as much as the next guy, but sex comes waaay before guitars and a little bit after drugs too. Joking.
Na not before sex Just the sitting on the sofa watching tv part =)
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Re: Jem77 DY Maple restore

Are you going to be refinishing the fretboard? If not it's just going to get grimey again real fast.
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Are you going to be refinishing the fretboard? If not it's just going to get grimey again real fast.
He's finishing it off with tung oil.
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post #10 of 55 (permalink) Old 02-02-2008, 06:34 PM
 
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Re: Jem77 DY Maple restore

It's a nice job if you're looking for that brand new clean effect. I would personaly be gutted if somebody did that to my DY. It's taken ages to get that mojo look on my neck and I want to keep mine that way.

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It's a nice job if you're looking for that brand new clean effect. I would personaly be gutted if somebody did that to my DY. It's taken ages to get that mojo look on my neck and I want to keep mine that way.
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Re: Jem77 DY Maple restore

That neck looks much better after a good cleaning. Just a personal preference, but the clean look is the way to go.
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post #13 of 55 (permalink) Old 02-03-2008, 06:46 PM
 
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Re: Jem77 DY Maple restore

Looking good !! What did you use to clean up the neck ??
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post #14 of 55 (permalink) Old 02-04-2008, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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Now you know I cant tell ya that

As for "Mojo", you can put holes in your guitar and it will make you play faster.
I for one dont fall for the mojo talk, just another way for people to over charge for a nasty dirty guitar.

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Re: Jem77 DY Maple restore

Tung oil really isn't much of a sealer. Use Minwax Wipe On Poly to give the fretboard a sealed, lacquered look again. Works realy well when applied carefully and correctly.
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