Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: currently Madrid
What are the Telltale Signs of a Re-Fret?
I'm just back from playing a few songs at a BBQ at work tonight and, although my skill level does not deserve a Jem, I thought I would try out my newly acquired '89 VBK. I noticed in the show light that there was some sort of sealant or varnish running along the edge of all the frets. It's like the wood has a different finish right beside each fret.
The neck is in impeccable shape for being over twenty years old so it's made me wonder if the back of the neck has been refinished or at least sanded down and also if the neck has been re-fretted. How would I be able to tell? The thickness of the neck is similar if not identical to a '91 floral.
The guitar is in players condition, dings on the edge of the body and a little hardware tarnishing but other than that - a real treat to play!
Also, would the original volume and tone pots be 'painted' green (on white plastic) or 'molded' green plastic?
Thanks for any advice!