What's on your work bench?

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Re: What's on your work bench?

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On the bench is this Squier. Here for a tidy up, new strings and setup for a new learner/ owner. Just interested to see what you guys think the timber is. Its an Indo manufactured one and apparently the "S" in the serial means its a Special Run.
Just doesnt look to be the usual basswood alder agathis type woods of cheapo Squiers... Possible mahogany of some description ? Any wisdom to share ?
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I don't know but it looks the same as an old Tokai Strat I used to own. I never got on with it but I sold it to a mate who happily gigged it for 20 years before replacing it with a Suhr.
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Definitely a hardwood.
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Maton is ready for a refret, matchstick frets have to go!

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Big job there mate.
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Timoes wrote: Wed May 01, 2024 6:30 pm Big job there mate.
Half way through, it certainly felt that way! :lol:
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On the dining table workbench

Rounding the fretboard edges, made new bridge base from puriri. Fretboard and frets cleanup and treatment. New strings to go on with setup following.

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Jay wrote: Mon May 06, 2024 12:18 pm On the dining table workbench

Rounding the fretboard edges, made new bridge base from puriri. Fretboard and frets cleanup and treatment. New strings to go on with setup following.


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Nice. You need to draw some eyes on the choko.

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IMOCD wrote: Mon May 06, 2024 1:26 pm
Jay wrote: Mon May 06, 2024 12:18 pm On the dining table workbench

Rounding the fretboard edges, made new bridge base from puriri. Fretboard and frets cleanup and treatment. New strings to go on with setup following.


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Nice. You need to draw some eyes on the choko.
Even better, stick on some googly eyes!

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IMOCD wrote: Mon May 06, 2024 1:26 pm
Jay wrote: Mon May 06, 2024 12:18 pm On the dining table workbench

Rounding the fretboard edges, made new bridge base from puriri. Fretboard and frets cleanup and treatment. New strings to go on with setup following.


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Nice. You need to draw some eyes on the choko.
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Guitar officially 2 gram lighter after Rounding the fretboard. Didn't realise it was growing hair as well

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Fretboard edges 'rolled'. Love the new feeling of this neck...
Amazing what 2 gram material removal can do!

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I installed some 1978 Maxon U1000 pickups in my Greco today (same pickup as Ibanez Super 70), and also changed the wiring to something a bit more interesting.

Instead of the usual vol and tone for each pup like the classic LP setup, I've wired it so now it's:

Volume for neck
Volume for bridge
Master treble cut (bridge tone)
Master bass cut (neck tone)

Surprisingly useful.
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