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Just like falling in love all over again.


zombywoof

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After what seemed several very long weeks my old SJ is back from the repair guy. I had been putting sending it off for quite awhile - just did not want to have it leave the house. But I finally screwed up the courage and off it went. He took care of the scalloped sections on the board, refretted it and reset the bridge which had started to lift. Even gave it a nice buffing. Having this guitar back in shape and road worthy really made my heart go a pitter patter. It must be love.

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What did he do to fix the scallops in the board? Level? Just curious.

 

This board had a few divots that were the size of Crater Lake. I actually cut my finger once on the edge of the inlay sliding into a D note on the B string.

 

He did a very light sanding on the board to level it and then mixed the "shavings" with something or the other to fill in the deeper divots. The color match is spot on - the filled spots are just a tad shinier and the grain pattern is of course, askew.

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Great to hear it came back ready to rock your world! I am still in the wait process to get my LG1 back from it's stay at the "Spa". With the neck reset, new saddle, K & K mini Western installed and the platemate keeping the bridgeplate solid, I am hoping to have a really nice playing guitar back in my hads soon as well.

 

Got any photos of your New/old SJ? (By the way... how many weeks did you have to wait? I am currently at 3 weeks, 1 day and counting!)

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Got any photos of your New/old SJ? (By the way... how many weeks did you have to wait? I am currently at 3 weeks' date=' 1 day and counting!) [/quote']

 

Really don't look any different unless you are eyeballing the board up close.

 

Mine was gone just around three weeks. Gotta admit it was tough even letting it go but I picked a time when I was going to be out of pocket alot so would not be doing much picking. Also, I had seen quite a bit of repair and restoration work this guy had done so at least did not have to worry about him doing a crappy job which made it alot easier on my delicate little psyche.

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