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 I wanted to share my Rehab Bace Guitar Project that was left for junk in my brother's barn... I didn't even know the Off-Topic Lounge exsisted until a week ago. (I've been a member for about 5 years). This realization and inspiration by another member lead me to want this project finished so here it is hanging on my wall.

I simply disassembled it, stripped it back to the original metalflake blue, (which was the toughest part). Trying to protect the original finsh took patience. I polished the wood grain, keys, and I touched up some battle scares with some Testors Sapphire blue, not a perfect match but I can live with it. 

I've included some before photos, Thanks for looking. Have a great day.?

P.S. Now all I need is an amplifier and teach myself the theme to Seinfeild! ???

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That certainly made a difference. I'll bet it plays better as well. Here is my current state of gear. My Martin D18 is not in the pic since I posted this to a Metal guitar player forum. But you get the idea.

Some of this stuff I've owned for 3 decades or more.

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Great save!

I have rehabbed quite a few over the years.

A bass for my oldest son that he pulled out of a dumpster, an old 70's Harmony that the original owner was going to smash up on stage in their show. Traded him a newer cheap Harmony Strat knock off for it. One of my Twin sons has that one and there were several others including a Domino bass I rebuilt for a guy that was the bassist in the band my twin sons were in at the time. That one was a wiring nightmare!

Right now I have a kit bass guitar waiting to be built.

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7 hours ago, Dragline said:

That certainly made a difference.

Thanks.

Those are some nice guitars! My brother, when he was in highschool...(in 1989) built a Gibson Explorer style guitar in wood shop. Each student had the opportunity to choose their own projects. He designed it like the Explorer... I always liked that design. 

5 hours ago, OldTrucker said:

Great save!

I have rehabbed quite a few over the years

Thanks... I've had a couple Harmonys myself...

One of my favorite guitars, it wasn't as popular but I always like the sound of it... it's a 1965 Kay Electric Special... My Cousin still has it...

Thanks again for the nice comments from everyone...

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20 hours ago, Dragline said:

That certainly made a difference. I'll bet it plays better as well. Here is my current state of gear. My Martin D18 is not in the pic since I posted this to a Metal guitar player forum. But you get the idea.

Some of this stuff I've owned for 3 decades or more.

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Is that a Jackson Warrior hiding there behind the Explorer?

i'm typically a Superstrat guy, and not big on pointy guitars, but those have always been on my list.

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Sweet bass save!

I recently added a new to my stable much to my wife's disliking. A new Charvel Pro-mod in "Shell pink".  I have an original Charvel 375 deluxe in desert crackle that I love and an original model 2 that is getting some airbrush work done at the moment.

Please excuse the mess... the Hobby room has been in a state of "reorganization" for a few months.

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I did get a new floor rack finally, just haven't found a good place to put it yet!

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I really want one of those San Dimas Charvels in a big way and that shell pink is somehow manly enough. I bet that thing is fierce.

 

 

You have good eye there Dan. It's the WRXMG Warrior. So it sits just under USA made Jackson's and above the J32 and other Asian made Jackson's. It's a great guitar that suffered from a Floyd Rose Special. I did the upgrades to it and now it's a proper thrash machine.

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3 hours ago, Dragline said:

 

You have good eye there Dan. It's the WRXMG Warrior. So it sits just under USA made Jackson's and above the J32 and other Asian made Jackson's. It's a great guitar that suffered from a Floyd Rose Special. I did the upgrades to it and now it's a proper thrash machine.

I had an X Series Rhoads that was awesome. Silver with black bevels, hardtail. Had horrible tuners though, and never stayed in tune. Should have just upgraded and kept it. :(

 

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Back in the Sixties over here in the UK there was a company named Burns who made really nice solid guitars. Most of the rock  groups at the time started abandoning them for Fenders and Gibsons from the USA as they were perceived to be more trendy at the time. I played drums at the time, and stuck to my Premier set that I just loved,  but the 2 guitarists in my group exchanged their Hofner Verithin and Framus Bass for a Gibson Les Paul and an Epiphone Bass.

Oddly enough I was flicking TV channels one evening recently to see 50 to 60 years on a Burns Vibra Tone being played by a lead guitarist in a current pop group.

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Well, if this is becoming a gear thread...

Here are my triplets.

The one in the middle I bought new in 1989. Now quite modified, but still plays like a dream.

The one of the left is a mint condish, bone stock case queen I found about 4 years ago.

The one on the right I found on Kijiji a year or so ago. It was rough, but I got it for a steal. Over the past few weeks I've been getting it back to fighting form. Repaired/replaced most of the electronics, rebuilt and blocked the bridge, installed a new nut, and reglued the fretboard, and gave it a good cleaning and setup.  

I've only ever seen three of these in the wild. And they're all mine! Must find more...

 

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Wow! those are some Awesome guitars! 

A quick reminder to everyone... I headed up the Cannonball Run Community build this year and I'm reaching out to you for support... I would really appreciate it (if you haven't done so Already) Please take a moment, Look over the builds, and Please vote for your favorite Cannonballer! We really do need everyone's support for the voting! THANK YOU FOR VOTING! we appreciate it!

In memory of Van Halen... David Lee Roth singing ? "Everybody wants some!' ? "How bout you!"

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