Repair fingerboard divots
Replace tuners with
Repair peg head and add
new Kalamazoo logo.
Repair resonator lug areas inside
Will use these nice Grover
Ear was re glued poorly and must
be dealt with before refinish
This will remove the old
This area is motised out and will be filled
Fully degraded finish will be
replaced with Mohawk
Measuring the Logo for
Ready to strip and repair
All parts ready for finish
Frets pulled,ready to fill divots
Ready to fill divots after a slight
Filled and final leveled
First tint color added, 2 to go
Shadow on peg head as it should be
First tint on rim/reso
After 3rd tint, its all clear
from here on out
All color added, nor for more clear
4 more coats to go, will wet sand
Starting the re fret with 147
Now for some side markers
, 3/32 " white
Curing for final wet sanding
Such an ugly top cut , surely
hacked by someone?
Wankered... but will suffice with a brass top
Steel wool only, now I will hand polish to sheen it
Hardware all cleaned up
16 brackets.......pro vs cons,
ever discussed on the Hanghout?
Now for the tap tuning
The tongue is out, the tuning is
Waiting on MOP
Individual pieces, always
First a sized copy on paper
That's a good close match
The MOP was very close to this.
The pieces have been glued onto an 020 ebony backer board.
Looks good I will trim it close,
sand both sides flat, then dye the cavities
Glued onto peghead, ready to
great MOP cutting job.
Scribed with dentist burr
Blackening the cavity
Inlay set and leveled
Sealed and clear coats going on
Due to the design, 1/2 is all
this thing will want to run, thats with an 020 shim
You might could crank it back another 020 and
get a 9/16 but would lose some heel contact.
Anything else is major heel mods to change angle and height.
It is what it is and plays well at this
bridge and action is good.
Like the old non tip on it
Nut spaced as wide as possible
for the thinner Kala
Camera did not pick up the real
beauty here, some lens
Ok, ready to come to the Turn in