ES-335

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  1. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    Something I've been working on for a colleague at work...

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    You should have seen the state of it before I started - several years storage in the attic is not a good idea
     
  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Looks good! All shiny and new! The first makes that aspect most obvious! In the other two, the "bed" on which you placed the guitar fascinates me ever so much more. What is it?
     
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    Wow, great 'restoration' job! Love that first pic.
     
  4. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    I thought this one had passed everyone by. If you'd have seen this when I started, you wouldn't have quite believed it was the same guitar - every last metal (nickel) surface was covered in a white & green powdery corrosion, and the frets were black. The wood was OK and just needed a bit of a polish. Just about every part you see has been removed, de-greased by scrubbing with vinegar and polished. It's still not perfect and there are a few bits that would be better off replaced. All the same, I'm happy with the end result, that I'd rather not give it back to Pete (its owner).

    The unusual backdrop was a bit of an after thought. I'd been outside taking shots of it on a rather ugly guitar stand and I wasn't getting anything that looked like much at all. As I was carrying it back into the house, I walked past this low bed of some sort of succulent around 12" high, and the idea of using it to lay the guitar on it came to me. After dumping the guitar stand, this was the end result. In hindsight, it could have played with the angles a bit more, but it looks pretty good. Looking at them now, the wood on the body of #2 & #3 looks a little more washed out than I'd have liked, but not a bad result for a passing thought and around 2 minutes camera work.
     
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    Nice job on restoring the guitar. I like the idea of placing the guitar on this bed of plants. Different, well done!
     
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    i like the 2nd most. at first i was puzzled by the rusty screws in the pickups, but then saw the comment about restoring it. nice work.
     

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