Lachlan B's Blog

Restoring a guitar

Last week I was given a guitar that desperately needs to be fixed up! Here's the body as it stands at the moment:

guitar 1

So it's got the following things that I want to fix;
  1. There's a number 5 on the base that needs to be removed

  2. Volume knob and tone knob to be replaced

  3. Pickup switcher to be replaced

  4. The back pickup has had a humbucker jammed in

  5. Someone has tried to remove all of the paint on the guitar but hasn't got rid of the black around the edges

  6. There's a bunch of drill holes !

So anyway, I've taken everything off and started sanding it back:

guitar 2

and voila:

guitar 3

There's a very handy site here that I'm basing this work off.