NGD Ngd - Sx Callisto Cus Ds

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    No, I'm still working around to it. I'm swimming or biking some in the long evenings instead of sitting at my work bench. I really like the guitar, but at the same time, I can't wait to completely disassemble it. It'll get hotter 'n hell here soon, and I'll retreat to my cool basement and get busy.
     
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    Partscaster - here's a shot of the pickup cavity on my STD+. Looks like a big thick cap of some species, hopefully maple. I'm not used to working on Les Pauls, but the cap looks real thick to me and the veneer looks real thin. So thin, in fact, that I'm having second thoughts about scotchbriting/steel-wooling some poly off of it - I don't want to burn through the veneer.
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    Here's the pickup and switch cavities. The wiring is really messy, but I can straighten that right out:

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    I've disassembled the guitar at this point and I'm starting on oiling the fretboard first, then doing the most minimal fret level I can do if I determine there is cause to do so.

    I'll post more as I go along. I figure I'll work on the guitar for about an hour an evening for a couple of weeks.
     
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    Partscaster - here's a shot of the pickup cavity on my STD+. Looks like a big thick cap of some species, hopefully maple. I'm not used to working on Les Pauls, but the cap looks real thick to me and the veneer looks real thin. So thin, in fact, that I'm having second thoughts about scotchbriting/steel-wooling some poly off of it - I don't want to burn through the veneer.
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    Here's the pickup and switch cavities. The wiring is really messy, but I can straighten that right out:

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    I've disassembled the guitar at this point and I'm starting on oiling the fretboard first, then doing the most minimal fret level I can do if I determine there is cause to do so.

    I'll post more as I go along. I figure I'll work on the guitar for about an hour an evening for a couple of weeks.
     

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