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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:13 pm    Post subject: LP Project.... advice plz Reply with quote

So I am not even really sure if I got a good deal here. I paid $150 for this mess. I am most concerned about the headstock really. I am not sure if I should remove the headstock laminate or what. Either way, the previous owners sanding job has misshapen it. I am hoping I can find a headstock routing template for a LP so I can just remove the smallest bit and restore the shape. I am not even sure what I am going to do about paint yet. I am pretty sure paint is my only option.



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't quite tell what is happening in the photos. The laminate is just raised at the end? I think both fixes are probably pretty straightforward. More pics!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote









Yes, the laminate is coming up. The body was sanded and looks like he tried a few diff finishes in a few diff spots.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just pulled all the pots and wires. It came with the tailpiece, two bridges, no posts.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like he might have tried to burst it with the darker stain on outer edges and top of the neck being darker. How easy is to sand off the stain and start fresh?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure yet. I am going to grab some sanding sponges and get at it. I am more worried about the headstock really. Time to get out the clamps.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh... I see it now. The black line is a gap and not a second layer of veneer. Doesn't look to bad, as long as you can get it to sit flat again. Just get glue right the way in and clamp it up.

As for the irregularities on the headstock I'd just use a small file on it and sand paper round a small block til it's symmetrical. Sometime a good idea to get one side the way you want it then repeat it on the other. Starting with the side that'll need the most wood removed.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clamping in full mother fuckin effect.
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