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Rickenbacker Refinishing Final

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Rickenbacker Refinishing

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Rickenbacker Refinishing And it’s finished. (Pun intended) After 2 coats of oil/wax and a light buffing,  it’s all put together. It’s a 100% improvement, god damn I hate thick poly finishes.  Why not just make the body out of plastic resin with a faux wood […]

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Rickenbacker Refinishing part 2

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Rickenbacker Refinishing

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Rickenbacker Refinishing  This is how the Rickenbacker looks after sanding off the poly. It is down to bare wood. This was much faster to sand than the Tele due to the fact that the Rick doesn’t have any pore/grain filler. I did not sand down […]

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Rickenbacker Before refinishing

Rickenbacker Refinishing part 1

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Rickenbacker Refinishing

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Rickenbacker RefinishingYet another refinishing project. So my friend Marc at Bassline-shift has a 1990’s Rickenbacker bass with a terrible divot (for a lack of a better word) on the neck. There was a section on the neck where there was no poly finish. It affected […]

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Strung up!

Telecaster refinishing Final

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Telecaster Refinishing

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Telecaster RefinishingAssembled the telecaster guitar today. First I put the bridge on, then soldered the pickup and ground wires to the tone and volume knobs. Then I screwed on the face plate and pick guard.  Assembled the neck and strung her up with Elixir Nanoweb […]

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Telecaster body and neck

Telecaster Refinishing part 5

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Telecaster Refinishing

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Telecaster RefinishingJust put on the last coat of finish on the guitar neck. I sanded off the old finish and sanded it up to 1200 grit. It’s glass smooth. I’d highly recommend anyone sanding down their neck, it’s wicked fast. Here’s a pic of the […]

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Telecaster refinishing part 4.5

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Telecaster Refinishing

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Telecaster RefinishingApplied 4 coats of finish, had a small problem with the first two coats being too think. I had to sand down to 320-400 before putting on coats 3 ad 4. My finishing mixture needs more boiled linseed oil, closer to equal parts linseed, […]

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Telecaster back sanded up to 1200 and one coat oil/poly finish.

Telecaster refinishing part 4

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Telecaster Refinishing

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Telecaster RefinishingFinished sanding the telecaster up too 1200 grit.  Then applied one coat of oil/poly finish. I’m using my own blend of 2 parts tung oil, 2 parts polyurethane and 1 part boiled linseed oil. Depending on how fast the finish builds up, I’ll put […]

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Close up of the Telecaster body showing before and after pore filler sanding.

Telecaster refinishing part 2

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Telecaster Refinishing

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Telecaster RefinishingSeems that my iPhone and computer don’t want to play nice with each other with regards to movie files. So… I’m not sure what will happen with the video of my refinishing project. But here is a couple of pics of the telecaster after […]

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