BARRY FOULON'S
PIETSCH MASTERVOX
2-2013
WORKPAGE

Well my New Orleans boys stopped in and put the screws to me for a couple days!
Barry Foulon, Bruce O'Neil and Frankie Lynne and Mike Gentry blew in from Arkansas.
Marathon fretwork, National Guitar rebuild, and various minor tweakages and fixages.
I have no pics of the boys because I sent them to the hotel when it was time to concentrate.
I cannot wade in that much BS and work at the same time!



Rebuild fret slots (4th refret)
Replace nickel silver frets with EVO wire
Replace Nut
Clean and setup



Prep to pull old wire, tape helps with the process


Slots are deteriorated from so many fret jobs so I will build them up and recut them to depth


First ill strengthen the sides with cyano


Pushing down any chips that may have pulled up


Now to remove residue


With the flat sander I can see a few divots from playing and a little cupping in the board, I will smooth these a little more


All smooth and some wool to shine it up

Evo wire
Modern alloy


Straightening off the roll


Compressing
1 at a time, Im cleaning a slot, deepening and installing the wire


Then sealing them down as I go


trimming


Coming to the heel...

That fret tool is sharp!
 
 


Removing glue residue as I go


Last one
 
 
 


Leveling


Edges
 
 


Crowning


Deburring
Then it is polishing and oiling fingerboard....pics didn't come out.



RIM CLEANING



ASSEMBLY


Board oiled again, ready to tune


Strung for DGBE


Ready for Uncle Barry to test out


All the instruments brought in for work are completed,....its NAP TIME!
As always, a pleasure to work with such fine players and good men.
Thanks for watching
Vinnie