Category Archives: Vintage Guitar Repair

1964 Gibson Thunderbird Bass Restoration

Here is an abused Gibson Thunderbird bass that is finally back to its original glory!  Improved even!  Follow the process to see what we did! This bass came in having a poor natural refinish, a headstock that had been thinned … Continue reading

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1958 Fender Telecaster Finish Repair and New Frets

Here’s  a great example of a very loved 58′ Tele!  They loved it so much that they even painted hearts on it!  Someone years ago painted hearts, spades, and binding on this beautiful telecaster!   After carefully scraping away the … Continue reading

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1966 Fender Telecaster Refinish and Relic in Sherwood Green

This 1966 Fender Telecaster came into the shop already having had a poor refinish.  The body was stripped all the way back to bare ash and finished in Sherwood Green with it’s proper white primer underneath.  The top coats were … Continue reading

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Gibson Les Paul Standard Goes From Gold to Golden!

This Gibson Les Paul started as a natural standard from 1984.  My customer wanted to take this and make it have the vibe of a 50’s Gibson gold top with a bigsby.  So we lost the gold hardware and replaced … Continue reading

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1959 Gibson L5-CT George Gobel Model

Guitar of the week! 1959 Gibson L5-CT George Gobel Model I had the pleasure of working on one of the rarest Gibson guitars recently and wanted to share some of the pictures and history of the guitar with you.  I … Continue reading

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A Pair of 1965 Gibson ES-335’s for New Frets

Here’s an amazing example of two near twins but couldn’t be more different.  Both of these guitars came in the same week for new frets.  One with a factory Bigsby and clean as a whistle.  The other must have been … Continue reading

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1964 Gibson SG Special Restoration

This guitar must have taken a fall on the face and was luck to have not broken it’s headstock.  The damage caused by the fall was visible by a large chuck taken out of the face of the headstock.  The … Continue reading

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