Jem 77FP Restoration Work - Completed - Jemsite
Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models For discussion of Ibanez JEM, Universe and JS (Satriani) guitars only.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-14-2008, 06:32 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 181
Jem 77FP Restoration Work - Completed

Since buying a beat up 77FP body on the bay several months back, Ive been slowly working away at all the major dings and scratches and trying to restore it back to new as much as I could. Anyway, with the help of some useful advice from some of the forum members here, Ive finished all the restoration work and All I need to do is piece it together.

Ive taken a load of pics to show the repair process. There were 3 major areas of finish damage that needed repairing as well as a load of scratches everywhere, so heres some pics:

(I couldnt figure out how to post the pics directly on the page without skewing the page to the left because of their size, so I posted up the thumbnails instead - click on them for a better pic)

1st ding (Before):


1st ding (After):




2nd Ding (Before):



2nd ding repair process - hacking away the chipped clear



Down to the wood now, I had a bit of a feeling of aaargh! Ive mutilated my guitar:


Last edited by hangingmonkey; 09-14-2008 at 07:43 AM.
hangingmonkey is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-14-2008, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 181
Re: Jem 77FP Restoration Work - Completed

Layer of paint - used enamel paint which took aaaaages to set:





Then cleared over - used cyanoacrylate superglue from stewmac:



Then sanded over:



And finished:



hangingmonkey is offline  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-14-2008, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 181
Re: Jem 77FP Restoration Work - Completed

3rd Ding (Before):



Painted:



Cleared:



Sanding.....Oops, I got a bit carried away with the sanding, forgot that there wasnt much clearcoat on the edges and went down to the wood :-(



...So had to do a bit of touching up on the edges:





hangingmonkey is offline  
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-14-2008, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 181
Re: Jem 77FP Restoration Work - Completed

Finished pic:






Some scratch removal - before:



After:

hangingmonkey is offline  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-14-2008, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 181
Re: Jem 77FP Restoration Work - Completed

And here's some shiny pics to finish with:









Group pic:



All I need to finish the guitar are some neck screws for the heel joint which I havent been able to find anywhere. AANJ neck screws are too long (well the 2 long ones are, but the 2 short ones may fit). If anyone knows where I can get some neck screws from or if anyone has 4 screws to sell then please let me know or contact me!

I also need a new pickguard, the one I have doesnt match up with the holes and the pickup selector switch has a real crap cutout. Anyone suggest a good place, whats pickguard paradise like? Just dont point me to Jeannie pickguards as Im never gonna buy anything from there again.
hangingmonkey is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-14-2008, 09:49 AM
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: New Forest UK
Posts: 228
Re: Jem 77FP Restoration Work - Completed

Nice Job mate!
Awesome collection.
Sorry to read your comment about Jeannie Pickguards, Bought a pickguard Truss rod cover & backplates for my UV a while ago.....still waiting for them to arrive.

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f15/ne...tom-80834.html

Here's a few links that may help:

http://www.allparts.uk.com/

http://www.axesrus.com/axecart.htm

Last edited by bucket_bot; 09-14-2008 at 10:49 AM.
bucket_bot is offline  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-15-2008, 10:42 AM
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Braga, Portugal
Posts: 1,339
Reviews: 4
Re: Jem 77FP Restoration Work - Completed

I'm impressed!!!
Awsome work!!!
Crazy_Guitar is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-15-2008, 12:24 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: indiana
Posts: 913
Re: Jem 77FP Restoration Work - Completed

At least it was in the black areas. Good job.
Clonetool is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-16-2008, 10:22 PM
 
Flobanez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Maine
Posts: 5,514
Re: Jem 77FP Restoration Work - Completed

Nice work. That looks fantastic.
Flobanez is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-17-2008, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 181
Re: Jem 77FP Restoration Work - Completed

Quote:
Originally Posted by bucket_bot View Post
Nice Job mate!
Awesome collection.
Sorry to read your comment about Jeannie Pickguards, Bought a pickguard Truss rod cover & backplates for my UV a while ago.....still waiting for them to arrive.

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f15/ne...tom-80834.html

Here's a few links that may help:

http://www.allparts.uk.com/

http://www.axesrus.com/axecart.htm
Once you receive it and it fits, nothing to worry about. Otherwise getting any changes is a pain, (and more costs) the guy just doesnt like to admit when he is wrong...
Im getting a quote from someone else.

Last edited by hangingmonkey; 09-17-2008 at 12:30 PM.
hangingmonkey is offline  
post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-18-2008, 12:57 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 30
Re: Jem 77FP Restoration Work - Completed

Nice job!
cerino2000 is offline  
post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-18-2008, 01:13 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Corinth
Posts: 102
Reviews: 10
Re: Jem 77FP Restoration Work - Completed

Vai sure had some weird taste' but sweet guitar none the less!
lateralus819 is offline  
post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-27-2008, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 181
Re: Jem 77FP Restoration Work - Completed

Well, following all the repairs I did, I finally managed to piece the FP together. Took a while because I had to get a pickguard that fit properly and then I realised that normal sized pots didnt fit the cavity holes so I had to go hunting for smaller sized ones. Anyway, everything is finally peiced together. All it needs now is a bit of a setup which Ive never done before but I'll give it a go and see what happens. Ive tried to use all the parts as factory standard for a '91 FP, except the middle pickup which is an evo as the ISWV1 Jem single is fiendishly difficult to track down, but it all sounds cool anyway. I was a bit apprehensive about wiring together the VLX91, particularly as Ive never even used a soldering iron before, but fortunately, it all works! Oh yeah, the knobs and switch tip are fake as you can probably tell by the colour, Im just waiting for some original ones to appear on the bay.

One thing though, is that I always thought that volume pots were log and tone were linear, but I checked the pots on my VWH with a multimeter and the volume is linear and the tone is log, so I did the FP in the same way. Anyone know why thats the case? Ive got no problem with it, but Im just curious. Any advice would be much appreciated.

Anyway, heres some pics of the finished guitar...
hangingmonkey is offline  
post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-27-2008, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 181
Re: Jem 77FP Restoration Work - Completed














Last edited by hangingmonkey; 11-27-2008 at 07:08 PM. Reason: Problems with linky
hangingmonkey is offline  
post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-27-2008, 11:57 PM
Moderator
 
Ayrton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 4,208
Re: Jem 77FP Restoration Work - Completed

Nice job!
Ayrton is offline  
Reply

Tags
77fp , dent , jem , repair , restoration

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RG570 restoration question Acidhouse All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 10 05-18-2008 11:51 AM
My Uv7bk Restoration Project ian_zone Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models 46 12-25-2006 11:22 PM
BSB finish restoration? Mr BSB Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models 11 11-24-2005 10:59 PM
Amp restoration reguv760 Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic 1 05-21-2003 07:12 PM
FrankenJEM - ...the restoration Mark DY Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models 19 04-27-2002 02:09 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome