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post #6331 of 6540
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Looks great. You're building quite the stable there.
post #6332 of 6540
nice!
post #6333 of 6540
Thanks. When I first picked it up, it's clear it had been neglected for a long time. Tarnish on a lot of the hardware, dust and debris caked on the finish, and a hefty dose of cigarettes wafting off of it. Never the less, while I squatted on the curb in the parking lot (the joys of Craigslist), even with it barely in tune I could tell it was a player. Just so smooth and despite the neglect, the action and neck relief was still damn near perfect. I was still able to talk him down off his asking price though, so icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I had to spend an hour or two polishing the body and scrubbing all the hardware, but besides some minor buckle rash on the back, it could almost pass as new.

Time to sell off this LP Studio of mine now. Not sure if I want to go for a SG next for some downtuned stoner rock or a small bodied mahogany acoustic for finger plucking.
post #6334 of 6540
I have found that the very best guitar polish is several hand rubbed coats of NuFinish car wax. It is easy to apply, cleans up the finish and leaves a nice high gloss shine. I've used this on numerous vintage guitars from 50's Fenders and Gibsons to brand new custom shop editions. Just keep it away from strings.
post #6335 of 6540
I use nufinish for everything shiny except for actual cars.
post #6336 of 6540
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I have found that the very best guitar polish is several hand rubbed coats of NuFinish car wax. It is easy to apply, cleans up the finish and leaves a nice high gloss shine. I've used this on numerous vintage guitars from 50's Fenders and Gibsons to brand new custom shop editions. Just keep it away from strings.

I have found virtuoso cleaner and polish to be the best. YMMV.
post #6337 of 6540
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I use nufinish for everything shiny except for actual cars.

Does it work well on shoes?
post #6338 of 6540
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I have found virtuoso cleaner and polish to be the best. YMMV.

Virtuoso is a very good cleaner and light polish but shorter term for gloss.I like it for old Martins and used every few months. But, if you want long lasting high gloss, as in years of gloss, NuFinish it baby.
post #6339 of 6540
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post #6340 of 6540
Maybe just a tad high in price, but looks clean
post #6341 of 6540

is that the one with the mid-range boost/active circuit?
post #6342 of 6540
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is that the one with the mid-range boost/active circuit?

I think so...those "personality cards?"
post #6343 of 6540
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I think so...those "personality cards?"

Wait..those are chips that change the wiring circuit? Is that what's going on there? Or are they different active boost options?

Either way it's pretty cool. Not massively useful, but still cool.
post #6344 of 6540
I don't love that weird metallic sunburst. Can't you find a Strat with a nice, normal sunburst?
post #6345 of 6540

if the git requires a card to operate, i would not ("standard"?)

 

so it looks like it's a removable analog hub so you can get different wiring configs on demand... still not sure if it requires one to operate or if there's a bypass if you forget your pack of cards... iirc the deluxe uses noiseless pickups? that would be a deal breaker for me but if you like the switching mods (i guess you can choose your cap values as well) and the rest of the package why not? the burst wouldn't bother me, and i do prefer the maple neck. 

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