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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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New 87 SK - restoration needed

Hey guys, so i was looking through some local ads when i saw one for an 87`777 SK. Now i love my 777 to death and with my 7pbk leaving soon, i will be left with only one floyd guitar. This is unnacceptable. This one was priced very reasonably. So in addition, i may sell another from my private collection, to still have more money in the end. So there is only one picture for now, until i pick her up tuesday night, but i`d like to know, what i should probably touch up on this axe according to what you guys can spot on her. Apparently the pink is still pink because i refuse to own a blotchy orange leper looking model. So what do you guys think ? She should make an excellent back up since my other SK is in excellent condition, has the palm rest, is all original, and is an early serial number!

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 10:54 AM
 
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Re: New 87 SK - restoration needed

fretboard looks dirty, good cleanup would do it well!
I haven't cleaned a maple fretboard myself but I had the local guitar tech do it to my SK about a year ago and the difference was incredible - think he used some sort of bleach?
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Re: New 87 SK - restoration needed

HDS here on the boards has done some amazing stuff on maple boards. Don't know if he is offering services, but he has done awesome work.
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^Thanks

Na, I would rather tell everyone how I do it then some start up biz. It becomes no fun when its becomes work
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Re: New 87 SK - restoration needed

whats the go with the birdge pup? Its black... Is it still a Paf Pro?
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nah he said it`s a tone zone. I made him a counter offer since it comes in a gig bag and has no hand rest and the pick up changed and what not. let`s wait and see. if all goes well, i should have her home and the pictures of the damage will be posted !
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nah he said it`s a tone zone. I made him a counter offer since it comes in a gig bag and has no hand rest and the pick up changed and what not. let`s wait and see. if all goes well, i should have her home and the pictures of the damage will be posted !
Is this the one that was on Kijiji Montreal? I was considering contacting the guy about that one.
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Re: New 87 SK - restoration needed

I'd change to a pink bridge pickup, but otherwise leave it alone probably. I wouldn't mess with the neck if it played well.
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Is this the one that was on Kijiji Montreal? I was considering contacting the guy about that one.
yup - interested? imma score her tommorow .
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-19-2008, 09:59 AM
 
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yup - interested? imma score her tommorow .
Nah, you should go for it. I am just in 'tire kickin' mode right now. I'm actually leaning more towards a U.S.A. Hamer Diablo or Centaura at the moment.

So, now you'll have 2 SK's? Congrats!
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