This ace Telecaster project was recently in the workshop for a full setup, custom wiring for the P90 the owner had fitted, along with a hand fret polish to sort some deep nicks in the frets.
Plus the P90 cavity also had one of it’s edges sorted where the owner had slipped off when routing the scratchplate!
The pickup cavity when it was brought in, you can see the uneven edge of the scratchplate. The cavity and the scratchplate needing sorting on the edge were the router had slipped.
The scratchplate and the cavity were evened out by hand to ensure an even finish as possible. After we’d sorted the uneven scratchplate and painted the cavity to blend in the work with the rest of the guitar.
The Bloodstone Guitarworks handwound P90 could then be correctly fitted and wired up to the guitar.
The customer has brought a pre wired loom from Bloodstone guitars, which allowed reverse phase of the P90 Bloodstone pickup, we thought why stop there so wired in a second push/pull allowing the ‘Dave Gilmour’ wiring option of having the neck pickup on at any time!
The photos below shows one of the nicks in the frets, although it looks small, it massively affects the playablity of the guitar.
After the hand polish, fortunately for the customer the nick wasn’t too deep and so was removed with the fret polish!