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Offline Jofus

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Re-finishing neck
« on: May 06, 2009, 09:45:21 AM »
Perry,
Mate sort of a follow-on from my other post.  I received the guitar I bought from Japan, the body isnt too bad, has a few dings and whatnot but it looks pretty good.  The finish on the neck is a bit of a mess, as in the pictures below.  There are some chips right through to the wood.  Do you have any suggestions of what i could do to the neck to bring it back up to standard?  I thought of bringing it to a natural finish or something, or maybe it could just be sanded and re-laquered.  What do you think?  I figure just fixing up the neck would be cheaper and easier than a full re-finish... 
P.S Pretty sure its a poly finish, not nitro.




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Joe    ;D

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Re: Re-finishing neck
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 09:56:24 AM »
Id need to see it, to avoid just throwing out the most expensive price to cover any possible things I cant see in a photo.


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Re: Re-finishing neck
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 10:06:14 AM »
Im guessing you'd probably also need to know if its neck-thru or bolt on. Presumably bolt on would be easier to deal with.
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Re: Re-finishing neck
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2009, 10:34:24 AM »
Ok, i have a few more photos, dunno if that will help or not.  I might plan to just drop in and see you next time i'm in Perth? 
Its a 1981 Yamaha SG-2000.  Obviously due to its age (and they are getting harder to find) i want to keep it all as original as possible, i just want to make it nice and playable too.  Its a neck through as you can see in the photos below.

Does this help at all?  I guess i'm just looking at options.  Is it necessarily a problem to have chips through to the wood?  I dont want to damage it further by playing it etc. 






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Re: Re-finishing neck
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2009, 05:28:09 PM »
I still will need to see it.


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Re: Re-finishing neck
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2009, 08:17:35 AM »
Rightio, will give you a call when i'm coming to Perth next.

Cheers,
Joe