Posts Tagged ‘neck’

  1. P-90 infused Buttescotch T-Style (with bigsby)

    June 7, 2011

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    This is a custom T-Style guitar we just finished for a customer. He wanted that awesome tele crunch but with much more midrange so we said “sure! leave it with us”. An all maple neck, nice ash body, b5 Bigsby, mini humbucker in the neck and a chrome plated P-90 in the bridge and of course a lovely vintage style nitro cellulose Butterscotch finish is what we came up with. Not bad eh?

    Sounding as nice as it looks, as promised it has a nice bitey top end with a good thick midrange crunch.

    Another proud creation of us fella’s here at the Guitar Repairers

    pictured as well is the tele a la natural. We thought it looked so good natural that we had to post it as well

    update!!!!

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    We have since added a groovy tortoiseshell scratchplate to this beaut and Phil Barker, the proud owner has been nice enough to grant us a testimonial!

    John I just wanted to let you know what a great job, you, Luke and James did in making The Beast for me.  A beautiful instrument to play with such a wide dynamic range: from the extremely bold and crunchy, to gentle sweet jazz tones.  If I ever l play well enough to match the possibilities this guitar opens up I will be a happy man.

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  2. Full and Partial Refret

    January 10, 2010

    What is a Refret?

    Of all the repair and restoration work we do here Back-Bow Levels and Back Bow Refrets would have to be one of the most common jobs.

    We do a backbow partial refret if:

    •    The first few frets are worn very low due to constant playing.
    •    The angle of the neck to the body is too acute. So instead of resetting the neck, a back-bow partial refret is a cost   effective solution.
    •     The neck is in a sharp up bow and it will take more than just a Backbow Level to fix the problem.
    •    Necks warp and twist for a variety of reasons and if a backbow level is not enough then a backbow partial refret can be. (more…)