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Dot neck turns block :: 1982 Gibson SG R1

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Dot neck turns block :: 1982 Gibson SG R1

Dot neck turns block :: 1982 Gibson SG R1

A rare Gibson SG R1 in for new frets, but not before converting the dot fingerboard inlays to blocks.  These block inlays were deceivingly difficult to position. If they are off just a little bit they look odd big time.  The blocks will be flushed up with the board before a custom script inlay goes in the twelfth fret.  Below is a quick video on inlaying the blocks.

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1983 Ibanez AM-255 Artist :: neck finish repairs, inlay replacement and set up

1983 Ibanez AM-255 Artist :: neck finish repairs, inlay replacement and set up.  The face of the headstock was badly scratched so it was wet sanded and buffed back out.  The barrel of the neck was covered with dents and dings that were distracting to the player’s left thumb.  These dings were filled, leveled, wet sanded and buffed.  The repairs were not cosmetic, but left the neck feeling smooth again.  The 9th fret’s center faux abalone inlay was partially sanded through in a prior fret job, so it was routed out and a  new abalone inlay cut and installed .

1983 Ibanez AM-255 Artist :: neck finish repairs, inlay replacement and set up.

The face of the headstock was badly scratched so it was wet sanded and buffed back out.  The barrel of the neck was covered with dents and dings that were distracting to the player’s left thumb.  These dings were filled, leveled, wet sanded and buffed.  The repairs were not cosmetic, but left the neck feeling smooth again.  The 9th fret’s center faux abalone inlay was partially sanded through in a prior fret job, so it was routed out and a new abalone inlay cut and installed.

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