1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by HorseyBoy » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:50 pm

Gorgeous neck and fretboard, Jim.
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by Jim Goad » Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:53 pm

Bridge post relocated. This was the one job that was making me fucking sweat. It had to be perfect to within less than a millimetre due to the tight tolerances between the Badass Bridge and Tonepros Studs. I don’t have access to a drill press right now either.
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by squarewave » Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:35 pm

Awesome work mate. Bridge covers up most of the dowel.
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by Jim Goad » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:35 am

Yeah. Even if the dowel is visible through the final nitro finish, the Leo Quan will hide it.
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by HorseyBoy » Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:26 am

^ Those Badass bridges hide almost everything!
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by Jim Goad » Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:57 pm

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Sanding done and grain filler applied. Need to leave it overnight and will hopefully get it fine sanded and first coat of sanding sealer on tomorrow.
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by Jim Goad » Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:30 pm

Colour test on some scrap pine. I’m going to shoot an extra coat of blue and 2 extra coats of tinted clear because I want deeper, more green Finish.
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by Spook » Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:05 pm

That is gonna look awesome !
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by skelt101 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:50 pm

Jim Goad wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:30 pm
Colour test on some scrap pine. I’m going to shoot an extra coat of blue and 2 extra coats of tinted clear because I want deeper, more green Finish.

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Pelham Blue? That’ll add a bit of class to the rough and tumble attitude of the Junior! :tu:
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by Jim Goad » Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:15 pm

Yeah, Pelham Blue. 1 more sanding sealer coat and I’ll be ready to spray nitro when we get a couple of days dry enough. Weather forecast isn’t good for the next week or so though. I’ll finish cutting the new nut and do a fret dress while the weather’s damp.
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