91 JEM77FP Restoration
Hey, just recently got my first JEM. This is the first time I've ever tried to restore a guitar.
It's not in great condition, but I am quite used to tidying up chips and cracks, which I've done with some success.
The maple neck, though, is really dark, nearly brown with muck. It's the right colour under the tuners and in the neck pocket, anyone any suggestions as to how I can work some of the gunk out? There's some really nasty black and brown hand gunk engrained in the neck.
Secondly, I'm considering selling this particular one, because it already looks way better than it did and it's worth a lot more than it was, but the pick guard is starting to fade a bit, and the pickups have faded to orange instead of the original pink. Is the guitar worth more with new replacements fitted with the originals included, or should I just leave as is?
It sounds awesome by the way! I was converted to JEMs by a '00 7VWH but that has nothing on this Floral!