This Fender Stratocaster was brought in as the lacquer on it's headstock had started to lift and peal after it had been in storage!
It needed a complete refinish to the front and back of the headstock, with replacement decals. Along with this, it's frets needed a hand polish to clean off all the oxidation that occurred on them while it wasn't being used.
The first step in the repair is to strip the hardware, then sand back the old finish
Photos showing the headstock under various lights, the top two photos are before the lacquer has been cut back and polished to a smooth finish. Once done, the hardware is refitted and the guitar can be restrung.
Hi, I'm Lewis, Ive been repairing guitars since 2004, I learnt my craft at Totnes School of Guitar Making!