This vintage Hondo was brought into the workshop after the current owner picked it up very cheap second hand.
It certainly was in a state, with the main issue being a very poorly fitted replacement nut. Also sadly someone has badly removed the Hondo logo, presumably to try and pass the guitar off as another guitar.
The pickups had fallen apart when the new owner tried cleaning them, and the body had a lot of scuff and scratch marks
The old nut had been shimmed up with various thickness of plastic, this all had to be removed before the new nut was hand cut and shaped out of bone, to an exact fittment on the guitar. The nut was then stained to match in with the rest of the aged plastic.
With the new nut fitted, the guitar was set up, new pickups fitted, replacing the old broken ones along with a rewire. The guitar was given a detail clean and the body was given a polish before the customer collected his new purchase!
Hi, I'm Lewis, Ive been repairing guitars since 2004, I learnt my craft at Totnes School of Guitar Making!