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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-24-2002, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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FrankenJEM - ...the restoration

Well here's an idea - if I can't buy any more honey, can I restore the one I have?

Sent the neck of my DSY JEM to Fla. to be re-fretted, refinished, and to have that nasty headstock stress crack broken & glued. Kinda psyched about that. Also, bought a spanking new CK trem unit, new original green knobs, just picked up a NOS pick guard on Oy-Vay, have NOS pink pups.

Will eventually get new CK tuners and nut assembly to round it out.

Here's a question - I notice that the pink lining from the original UV has slightly stained the edges of the guitar. Any one ever see this, and if so know any tricks to get it out?

This will be a costly DSY when all is said and done - make her wish she'd have let me get the RGT instead of doing this!
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-24-2002, 03:14 PM
 
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I really don't have a solution for your stain problem but one thing I can tell you. Your head stock was being held on by the nut and fret board only Arggh! I didn't even have to snap it..

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WOW! I knew it was getting worse, but...

Do that voodoo that you do.

Is the board stained that badly?
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...don't you have a belt sander, er sumthin like that?
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It just dawned on me that you were answering the "pink case" stain on *the body - duh.

I thought you were talking about *the fret board.

My bad.
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Um well yes I have a belt sander. Did you want me to use it on something? :biggrin: Oh and yes the stains show up more in photos than they do in real life... Wood grain can be funny that way sometimes.
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Oh man! Did you buy your DY used or new?

Did you just play her a lot or was there a big accident?
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If the head was really only being held on by the bolts through the neck that attach the nut, it's more FrankenJEM than we'd previously thought
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Typical stress crack on these necks. *I had a guy pry the crack open and "inject" Titebond into it, and I think this expanded the crack to this point.

It'll be stronger than ever when repaired correctly.

I bought it used last year.

Jono - "Bolts in the neck" - that's pretty good!
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I just cringed when i saw that picture...."OUCH" *Hope it comes out alright *
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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-25-2002, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks Bob. It wasn't like that when I sent it to Brian - it actually played fine, but I knew it was pulling apart. So I sent it down so that it could be repaired by having it completely severed and bonded back together - completely. *Also, the headstock refinished and re-fret will make it a good project.

I miss my JEM

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a good time to change to a rosewood or ebony finger board as well if you've ever considered it.
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Nooooooooo. *Must have maple with pyramids. Maple good, rosewood bad.
mmmmmmmmm... maple.
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agreed, but the inlays work better inho in a dark wood, plus it can be as full of old sweet and all like my PAW jem, but without showing the dirt.

nice project though, and yes it will be stronger then ever when done.

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Maple does rule.
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