Tremonti project

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by davegixer, Mar 26, 2018.

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What next.....

  1. Keep it, play it, gig it... it's different

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  2. Use it as fuel to toast marshmallows

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  3. Get the sandpaper and stain out, time to start again....

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  4. Keep it. In its case. And never speak of it again.

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  1. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    I bought this Tremonti SE for a steal a while ago, with a view to either restoring it, refinishing it, or just playing it depending on the actual condition when received.

    When I received it, it was in a bit of a sorry state.
    Someone had tried to give it a satin finish by rubbing it down, unfortunately rubbing through the veneer. So I assume in an effort to recover the mistake, the damage was stained which made it worse as the colour didn't match. It also had a slightly sanded 'satin' neck.
    The aftermarket locking tuners were damaged, it had a PS sticker over a badly painted damaged headstock, a trem block (a block of wood), no trem arm, a Tusq nut, aftermarket knobs (which I actually like) and was fitted with Duncan and Dimarzio pickups and a coil tap to the tone pot.

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  2. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    So I set about the old dog, intending to make him fit to share a stage with his brothers....

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    I'll let you decide how it turned out.:eek:
     
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  3. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    Time to strip it down

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  4. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    Frets levelled, crowned and polished. Fretboard cleaned of all the gunk, and fed.

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  5. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    Right, to the body.
    I sanded a bit of the veneer back to see what the mahogany looked like underneath...

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    And thought it looked decent enough to sacrifice the (ruined) veneer.
    I was aware these were three piece bodies, did I have some nice consistent grain under there?

    Only one way to find out....

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  6. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    Damn you, Photobucket!
     
  7. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    Are the photos not showing?
     
  8. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    Unfortunately, no....ever since Photobucket started doing that "charging you to store photos" deal, they won't show up for people who haven't subscribed to their service. I had to move all my stuff over to imgur.

    This sounds like a super-cool project, though!!!

    Just in case you're wondering, this is what all the photos look like on the page.
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  9. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    Balls. I've never paid for photobucket.
    Any recommendations, and I'll change the photo storage site before I go any further?
     
  10. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    Scrap my question, just noticed you said Imgur, will check it out. Thanks for the nudge. :)
     
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  11. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I think the majority of folks here went to Imgur. Free, and easy to use.
     
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  12. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    Cool, just uploaded them onto Imgur, will edit the posts now.
    Ta.
     
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  13. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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  14. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    Hopefully you can see them now and I haven't completely messed it up!?

    If all's good I'll add more tomorrow.
     
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  15. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    Yes, it looks good.
    Bold project mate.
    Kudos for going for it.
    I like what I see so far.
     
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  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Silver pants make me wanna dance.

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    Gah! Cliffhanger!!!!
     
  17. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Frickin' cool project!
     
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  18. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    Yeah.....no kidding!!! I am curious to see what is next!!
     
  19. deakle

    deakle New Member

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    Nice work!
     
  20. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    You sir are a braver man than me...anxious to see how it turns out! Thanks for sharing the progress!
     
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