This lovely Jim Root Signature JR4 Maverick was brought in due to faulty electronics and fret buzzing, after being purchased online from a cash trade-in high street store company.
This was a very rare guitar, they were only made for a limited time as Jim Root decided he didn't like the guitar so he dropped the sponsorship from Maverick.
What made this even more special, is it was serial number 00027, which means it was made on first day of manufacture. Quite possibly one of the first available for purchase , perhaps due to early numbers given to Jim Root or kept by Maverick staff.
These pictures show the process of the precise fret leveling procedure .
The neck is put under tension before the frets are filed, only removing the tops of the high frets until they are all level.
The frets are then recrowned and polished before the fingerboard is lemon oiled once the protective masking tape is removed
When the guitar was unpacked, the customer noticed that the guitar had a strange rattle, and the selector switch didn't work.
As it turned out the guitar had had an aftermarket EMG active pickup fitted incorrectly. The shop he brought it from hadn't properly checked it.
The photos show the guitar before and after the rewire we did in the workshop!