A neck-through early 80's Japanese Yamaha PJ (note the reverse P pickup) in for a neck strip and refinished with Tung oil. There is some nice birdseye figure in this neck that didn't really show until I stripped the thick poly and started to apply the oil. During the setup I found many uneven frets so a level, crown and polish was required to get the action super low for this player. With older guitars, often the screws are an odd assortment of non-originals. This was missing a few pickup screws that needed to be replaced with the proper metric ones. The bridge pickup even had a coarse wood screw holding it in place. Thankfully the pickup threads were not damaged (somehow) and cleanly accepted a new screw. The side-mounted output jack plate also fell victim to the random screw swapping so I replaced them all with a matching quartet.
Viewing entries tagged