This Fret King DBC signature series was brought into the workshop, as the customer liked the guitar but wasn't 100% happy with it.
After discussing the guitar with him, it was decided to remove the thick poly lacquer off the back of the neck to a natural feel, with only a light oil finish. As he didn't like the lacquer sticking to his hand while playing.
The guitar also had a faulty side of machineheads, along with a higher than normal action and the customer wasn't convinced he was getting the best tone from the guitar.
The customer also felt that the P90 wasn't giving the best tone as it should on paper. This was solved by upgrading the electronics ( tweaking the resistance load on the circuit) and a rewire, with shortened signal paths and an upgraded capacitor. An old school trick of adjusting the screw pole heights completed the task of getting the pickup to live up to it's potential!
The work was completed by replacing the worn out set of machineheads with a direct replacement sourced from the manufacture, and then a full setup!
Hi, I'm Lewis, Ive been repairing guitars since 2004, I learnt my craft at Totnes School of Guitar Making!