Disclaimer: guitar gore ahead, please scroll at your own discretion. I'll go easy on you and post the cupcakes first. I do setups/repairs/upgrades/rewiring on the side, so naturally, I pick up a few personal guitars that I have the ambition of fixing up for myself. Well, today, I received two more, and decided to finish one I've been sitting on for a looooong time. This is my Kramer Focus 4000 that was given to me forever ago by a bandmember, and say in a closet for years. The only thing I have left to do, is wire up a ground and add a dummy neck pup (probably going to be a cheapo I have laying in the parts bin). Its going to be bridge pup only, with a killswitch in place of a volume control. Im also going to give the fretboard some love, because the scalloping job didnt do the rosewood any favors. So far I've installed: Mighty Mite Licensed OFR Seymour Duncan SH4 Killswitch Gotoh tuners Locking nut (bouncing around the parts bin, unsure of brand) And like I said, Im going to clean it up, specifically the fretboard, and throw a dummy humbucker in the neck position. Ive recently become obsessed with this style of one trick ponies, and considering it will never leave my room, its going to be a metal machine. OOF Next up is a Korean made Samick acoustic. Picked it up for free. Oiled the bridge and fretboard as they were super dry. Pretty obvious what Im going to do to it. As far as specs go, itll be a bone nut and Chrome Grover tuners. Nooooow for the fun part. You know those guitars that should really just be firewood? This guitar has some history. Passed through many hands, ended up in the hands of the guitarist from "Of Montreal", which is whom my drummer picked it up from many many moons ago. Tonight he gave it to me, so I had something to wrench on (as if I dont have enough work). Im not even going to post the processes Ill be going through to get this thing playable, as most will be obvious, specifically, regluing the headstock. But Im going to read a few passages out of the necrinomicon, and bring it back from the dead. Ill let the pictures do the talking... Ill update this thread periodically, as Ill be finishing the Kramer tonight, and will start working on the Gibson tomorrow. The Acoustic will take no time whatsoever, but Ill be excited to have a new one to jam on.