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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:47 am    Post subject: Epiphone ET-278 Reply with quote

Got this in trade from PumpkinPieces. Pretty fun guitar. It needs some TLC so I have been working on it most of the evening. Here is it when it arrived.

20141029_164645 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141029_164652 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141029_164700 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141029_164708 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141029_164727 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141029_164731 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141029_164746 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

First thing I wanted to fix was this extra hole where the strap button goes. Cut a dowel and glued it in. Once the glue is dry, I will dab some black paint and it will be much less noticeable.

20141029_165332 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141029_165557 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Next I wanted to work on the bridge volume and tone pot. It kept shorting out. I found out that there was a wire that was hitting the ground and fixed it. While I had it off, I also used contact cleaner on the pots.

20141029_170059 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

The guard is missing the white on the middle portion, so I decided to paint it white.

20141029_170104 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

The neck and bridge pickup had a large random screw in the pickup ring so I used a toothpick and wood glue to put in one that is more of the correct size.

20141029_171502 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Cleaned up the freatboard and the nut came off. I will glue it back in place when I put new strings on to make sure it lines up right.

20141029_175634 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Took the bridge and stop tail off to clean.

20141029_175647 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141029_175657 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141029_175718 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

First coat of white paint on the underside of the pickguard.

20141029_175751 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Looking pretty good.

20141029_175809 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Kind of the last things left to do is put new pickguard screws in (each one on the guitar was a different color, type, and size), dab some black paint before I put new strap buttons on, and put it all back together. Should be done tomorrow with the work.

Oh and I did test it before I took it apart. Pickups are awesome! Very nice. Neck is just like my Japanese Univox Les Paul guitar. Pickups sound very similar as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice guitar,very nice work as well
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When did they make these? Is it all original? Nice score.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a 75 I think. It is all original aside from some of the screws. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some black paint helped that lower strap button hole look a lot better.

20141029_192742 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Pickguard is done being painted. Just need to let it dry.

20141029_192747 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dang handsome vintage piece!

And that headstock almost looks like a Country Club, really classy thing going on. Looking forward to seeing everything when wrapped up Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am as well. Smile Hoping to have it pretty much finished tomorrow. New humbucking ring screws won't come in until early next week, but that is a minor thing I can do with it all together.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crestwooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood. Shocked Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guard looks much better with the white paint fix.


20141029_223738 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr


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20141029_223803 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

LOL here are the pickguard screws it had. So many different ones. Smile


20141029_223826 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love Crestwoods, Wilshires and Coronets. Olympics also. Beautiful guitar.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! It is getting back in shape. Consistent pickguard screws that all match are in. It will get the new (matching) strap buttons (Dunlop dual design strap locks) after work and a fresh set of strings. Smile

20141030_071549 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strings back on and strap buttons in place. Went very smoothly. I also reglued the nut.

20141030_164904 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141030_164917 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141030_164933 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141030_165019 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141030_165027 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141030_165046 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141030_165204 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Chilling with the running crew.

20141030_165334 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is gorgeous, cleaned up really nice.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely gorgeous
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! Love projects like these where they just need a little tlc and work to clean up and shine. Sounds great also!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Careful, that thing's almost TOO bad-ass. Love the striped binding.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Set of matching screws installed to hold down the humbucker rings!

20141103_172738 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Former set of (NOT ONE DAMN MATCHING) screws. LOL Very Happy

20141103_172732 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
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