ANTI-RELIC: Post Your Restored or Like-New Guitars

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by icr, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. Slevin

    Slevin Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,549
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2015
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    This is my 96 Hamer with not a scratch on her

    [​IMG]
     
    3of5, Porfirio, primal and 5 others like this.
  2. zztomato

    zztomato Supporting Member

    Messages:
    11,283
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2008
    Location:
    Ottawa, Canada
    Jdstrat, primal, stanshall and 2 others like this.
  3. BillTrantos

    BillTrantos Member

    Messages:
    256
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2018
    Location:
    Athens, Greece
    Love that you bought back the guitar, hope your dad can see/feel this somehow. Great job on the restoration too, it looks absolutely stunning.
     
    Jdstrat likes this.
  4. Peteyvee

    Peteyvee Premium Platinum Member

    Messages:
    56,000
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010
    Location:
    Just East of Venice Beach
    Great White once opened for us when they still called themselves Dante Fox. Their bass player was beating his bass and his beat to crap SVT with a chain when his amp cut out. First thing he does is start to plug into the house PA. Um no, we need that PA for our set. So me and our bass player Jimmy walk over to him and ask how we can help.

    he looks at Jimmy and says "Can I borrow your amp?" Jimmy had a pristine SVT and two 8x10s in beautiful shape, he says "No you can't. But let's see what's going on with yours." I'm already looking and I find the speaker cable hanging on by a thread. I said "I think I found the problem. We need a speaker cable and probably a mains fuse." Jimmy asks the guy if he has a spare cable or fuse. of course he doesn't.

    So he gets a cable and a fuse and says to the clown "this is a loan. You can keep the fuse, but I want my cable back. Understand?" The guys says Yes and thank you. They finish their set, I grab my cab and see the guy trying to steal Jimmy's SVT! I yell out, Jimmy (he's about 6'3", 220 and built like a linebacker which is what he played in college) takes off after this skinny junkie, grabs him and walks back in the club with a junkie in one hand and his SVT in the other. The guy has this stupid chain he was beating his equipment with in his hand.

    I said "What do you think you're going to do with that chain?" and he dropped it. Jimmy let him go and he ran out of the club without his own amp. The other guys in his took it with them.

    Moral of the story? Don't beat your gear with chains or you might get your ass kicked...
     
  5. RodR

    RodR Member

    Messages:
    577
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2014
    Location:
    Down the coast of M-E-X-I-C-O
    My 1987 PRS Standard

     
    Jdstrat likes this.
  6. motokev

    motokev Member

    Messages:
    3,734
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2006
    Location:
    Utah
    Two Warmoth Guitars that I love.

    -Mahogany, Fender Blacktop Hum, Wilkensen, 50s neck, stainless, locking tuners
    -Alder, Gilmour EMGs, 50s neck, fixed bridge, vintage tuners.

    The brown one never goes out of tune

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2020
    Jdstrat likes this.
  7. bojocatkite

    bojocatkite Member

    Messages:
    362
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2017
    Is it a flat top like a Les Paul special ?
     
  8. Jdstrat

    Jdstrat Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,801
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2011
    Location:
    Grinnell, Iowa
    Are those Fender Blacktop pickups in the mahogany? I have a set of those in a loaded pickguard—need to build a guitar around them.
     
  9. gtrdave

    gtrdave Member

    Messages:
    4,894
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2012
    Location:
    The Small Wonder
    [​IMG]

    My 1986 ESP 400 Series. My wife, then girlfriend, bought it for me new back when we celebrated our first year of dating. It's been through a ton of changes over the years and seen too many pickups to count, but a couple of years ago I set out to return it to a modified stock form. I got a new single ply pickguard, installed the Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups and removed the all of the black hardware I installed, including the Gotoh tuners I put in back in the early '90s, opting for a new set of Gotoh vintage locking tuners.
    It's had one refret several years ago and now plays and sounds better than it ever has.
     
    Porfirio and Jdstrat like this.
  10. motokev

    motokev Member

    Messages:
    3,734
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2006
    Location:
    Utah
    yes, they are....
     
    Jdstrat likes this.
  11. Raimonds

    Raimonds Member

    Messages:
    65
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2014
    Location:
    Latvia
    Before she was badly reliced

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Then I de-reliced her with new face (top):

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Jdstrat

    Jdstrat Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,801
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2011
    Location:
    Grinnell, Iowa
    That's an incredible top! What's the story of this guitar?
     
    Raimonds likes this.
  13. Raimonds

    Raimonds Member

    Messages:
    65
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2014
    Location:
    Latvia
    She was born in 80s as black 12 string, then someone thought it would be good to paint her white. The top was damaged, repaired with epoxy. I got her to repair and decided to go with zebrano for top, it took some time get rid of white paint, and then usual routine - cut top to size, glue, finish and voila - she will be played for 30 more years :)
     
    Jdstrat and johnsav like this.
  14. pirateflynn

    pirateflynn Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,414
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2005
    Location:
    The River Bottom, CA.
    Here's my 1968 Ovation Hurricane.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Jdstrat likes this.
  15. danelectro

    danelectro Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,961
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Location:
    Ohio
    1962 ES-330:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    1961 Melody Maker:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2020
    Slevin and Jdstrat like this.
  16. icr

    icr Member

    Messages:
    2,635
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2013
    Not sure if the pictures show, but this is the guitar from the first post. A 1974 now converted to mostly 1969 specs.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  17. icr

    icr Member

    Messages:
    2,635
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2013

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice