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Posted By: GUEST,Andy
19-Mar-05 - 09:55 AM
Thread Name: Guitar re-furbishment
Subject: Guitar re-furbishment
There seem to be a lot of experts on guitars out there in Mudcat world, so can anyone offer me some advice on the refurbishment of an old guitar I recently bought from a junk shop?
It's an Eros make which I believe was imported from Japan during the 60's. Is's in pretty crap condition, but I thought that I would have a go at sprucing it up, purely as a project. If it don't turn out right then no problem, nothing lost. If it does, I might have a nice playable guitar. I know it's never going to become a Martin, Gibson, or whatever, but it might be worth a shot! The big problem is, there's quite a twist in the neck which i need to remove (I think). I fancy trying to hold the guitar in some sort of jig, plane off the fingerboard till it's flat again and then replace the fingerboard with a new one, re-fret it and hope my efforts will be worthwhile. Point is, will it work? Can it work? Should I not bother and chuck the thing in the bin now! Any advice please?

Regards,    Andy