Re: 1989 JEM777VBK Restoration
I did the usual fret polishing, board clean and oil, did a tear-down and setup from scratch to find anything that I could address straight away. The paint work is battle worn, but not ridiculous and the scratch-plate had some pretty significant gouges that I know would probably not respond to any mild cutting compound. So that’s where I made the first mistake, I ordered a new scratch-plate from the local guitar shop in October 2018 and it arrived in February 2019, Doh!
Surprisingly it fit, the design is slightly different to the original but one thing I do prefer is the different volume pot position. I am of course keeping all original parts catalogued so that I can take it back to original condition.
I intend to try and track down someone who can electroplate the original tremolo baseplate and saddles as I’d like to put the original back on, but the replacement will be fine for the next couple of years at least.
Last edited by pteropid; 04-10-2019 at 07:17 AM.