I’m in one of my mazes. Where I need to hear every version of a song.

One other thing.

While my guitar gently weeps, is the only song by the Beatles that had an external guitarist.

That being Eric Clapton.

The solo is just amazing.

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With every mistake we mushy surly be learning…

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The Beatles have this emotion that always touches me. For every emotion there is a Beatles song to match.

It’s almost 40 years since John was taken from us.

But just a blink of an eye in the scheme of things.

Also George, it seems just like yesterday.

I have so much emotion invested in the Beatles

They are eternal to me.

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I feel cut off from the universe today. So insulari.

It it’s these times I retreat into something that makes me feel again.

The Beatles.

Like how did they do so much harmonically amazing music for the short period of their recording period.

I need out.

I want the lockdown to end.

I know it’s needed, even I can travel to an empty office.

But I need people. I need out. This thing is fucking with my head.

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Final thoughts. 

Oh and one more thing.

If you polish the paint like one would do a car.

It makes the guitar kinda slippy.

But the cream white acrylic looks beautiful.

Final Guitar bits, And thoughts, 

There's still a few things I need to do with this guitar.

firstly I want to replace the tuners with either grover, or hipshot locking tuners.

As it has a wrap around bridge, I'd like to replace it with something that I can adjust the intonation.

I have to thank the lockdown for this,

I'm playing guitar again, and getting my fingers working again.

Kinda want to form a band.

Other things if people want to do this sorta thing give me a yell as there are some tricky things that can catch you out,

The finished Guitar. 

This is it the finished product.

A LP junior clone with a DiMarzio Double Whammy pickup.

Still need to replace the pots.

Guitar Stuff again 

Here you can see the refinishing process.

Instead of removing the original finish we sanded it back and filled areas that needed. For example as I removed the bridge bushing, some of the original finish cracked and came away.

The other pictures show the body covered in undercoat.

Even more guitar stuff. 

The weird thing is the brand.

Maestro by Gibson.

Epiphone doesn't get this level of treatment.

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One thing I liked about this guitar is that the neck isn't finished. So I can treat it with linseed oil.

One thing you can see is the scarf joint where headstock joins the neck.

While ugly, it's not a bad thing as the change in grain direction means the headstock is stronger,

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Now unfortunately the finish was awful. Firstly it was a sunburst, and I'm not a fan.

Also the finish was awful, it was lumpy in places and had paint runs.

Now thankfully my father was a panel beater, so I cut get him to refinish the guitar.

Next post is all of the pics of the process.

Boring Guitar Stuff 

I'v been working on guitars during the lock down.

I managed to get a weird "Maestro by Gibson" LP Junior clone.

The frets needed work, as the edges were like razor blades. Also the frets were not level.

Managed to get that fixed, with a number of files and a sanding block.

Once that was done. I replaced the hideous pickup with an old DiMarzio Double Whammy DP-150 pickup that I bought as a kid either in the late 80's or early 90's.

Now it sounded good, but the pots for volume and tone are horrible.

So now I'm just waiting for replacement pots, at least I have the capacitors for the tone circuit.

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