This lovely and very rare Burns Artist bass was brought into the workshop for a restoration.
They only made approximately 200 of this model, being over 40 years old, made this bass a very rare instrument indeed.
It's original finish had been stripped back sometime in it's life, but with all vintage instruments, less is more when it comes to repair work, as the years of wear give the instrument it's character and also the original parts preserve the value of the instrument.
The fingerboard was extremely dry, as you can see from the colour difference once the lemon oil had been applied. The bridge also needed attention, it was seized from rust and misshapen, more than likely had taken the force of being dropped at some point.
A couple of photos showing the process of the new bone zero nut being cut and filed to shape, as the original was missing.
Once the bass was reassembled, it was restrung and setup before being ready for the customer to collect!
Hi, I'm Lewis, Ive been repairing guitars since 2004, I learnt my craft at Totnes School of Guitar Making!