Neck plate unreadable - any suggestions?
I was recently looking at a 777VDY in person, and the usual breakup/dryout/crackling of the lacquer on the neck plate is so bad that the serial number is unreadable, even under bright light and a magnifying glass. Has anyone seen one that's this bad, and if so, is it a good or bad idea to try to remove what remains of the crackled neck plate lacquer to determine the serial number? I would think if you were gentle enough you would expose what is stamped into the neck plate ... but, I'd be interested to hear about any real life experience from anyone who has attempted this, including recommended vs. not-recommended methods.
Last edited by MonkeyFingers; 09-06-2014 at 11:20 PM.