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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-26-2017, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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1989 JEM 7FP restoration

Recently acquired this very well played and messed up '89 floral for super cheap (case not included) and brought it back to life. All original parts were there except the top was sanded off and entire body, including the pickups and pickguard, were sprayed with a textured black paint. Hours and hours of work but turned out well. Managed to get really lucky and found some fabric by the same designer with the exact same floral pattern, only the background is crème colored. Now, this was my 1st refinish, and it didn't quite turn out like I hoped but learned a lot in the process and will be redoing it next spring when the weather warms back up. The sanding sealer sucked and the burst didn't go very well but know what to do for the 2nd try. At least it is playable for now. So, replaced all the corroded hardware, new/used wiring harness from a J-Custom that I picked up a while back on ebay, and a complete stainless 6105 refret by Greg Hails at Aperio Guitar in Atlanta. Plays better than new now and really like the 6105 frets much better than the jumbos. On with the picks.













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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-26-2017, 02:29 PM
 
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Re: 1989 JEM 7FP restoration

Whow, nice job so far! I curious how it will turn out eventually.
Good luck!
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Should look about the same. May change the floral pattern and will do a pearl white burst.
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Re: 1989 JEM 7FP restoration

Why would anyone do this (the black paint, of course) to any guitar?!......
Nice job so far. Don't forget to post after your second try!
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