The work included sorting the wiring, fitting new locking machineheads, hand making a custom trussrod cover along with recrowning and hand polishing the frets!
A template was cut for the new cover, hiding the unwanted holes plus in the style of an 80’s guitar. We used plastic from a used scratchplate to match in with the wear on the ages headstock.
The new hand cut cover made and fitted!
The old machineheads had worn through years of use and had become unreliable. The new machineheads were locking Hipshot tuners supplied by BTN Music
The new ones fitted, the great thing about theses machineheads is the unique mounting plate, which doesn’t involve drilling and more holes and actually hides most of the worn original ones!
The new machineheads finished the headstock!
After the recrown, most of the fretwear was removed but the level of the frets remained untouched. After the hand polish the frets were restored to a high shine.
With all the work complete, the guitar was setup and ready to gig!