Can't handle 7's.
- Jul 16, 2008
- Reaction score
- Palm Bay,FL
So I've got a coworker who's asked me to take a look at what is apparently his late father's guitar from back in the day. Complaints are that it won't stay in tune and the output jack connection is intermittent.
Looking over it the tuners are decrepit and one tuning knob actually crumbled when tuning back up to pitch. The nut looks to have been replaced at some point(poorly that is),the strings are so high at the nut that fretting on the first couple frets pushes the notes sharp. The frets which were skinny little guys to begin with are about big toe nail thickness in height off the fretboard. Also it doesn't appear to have a truss rod and the 2nd pickguard without the controls covers a completely empty cavity "A lotta peope don't know this man, but you can hide your weed in here".
There are a lot of paint chips and superficial stuff like what appears to be off white house paint splatter on some parts of the body. I figure I'll file the nut to a reasonable height and clean up the hardware, replace pots and jack, touch up the chipping a bit more then give it a good clean and polish. It's got a really cool mojo to it and great resonance.
Anyway if anyone has any idea what it is I'd love to know.