Friday, 18 February 2011

Guitar Revolution, Make Music not War!

Rebuilding and Refinishing guitars has now become quite a passion of mine, I already owned 3 guitars, but now there are 11 kicking around. Some are in various states of completion from being nice n shiney, to still in bits but Im trying my best to get each one up to full working condition. Who knows, then I might try flogging a few of them on eBay once Im done.

It all started when I bought my Ibanez RG while I was living in Japan, A beautiful pearl white monster that sounded great on the high notes. I posted it home instead of taking it on the plane with me when it was time to go back to Scotland (cause its considerably cheaper) and it survived the 3 month boat journey with no bumps or scrapes. Imagine then my supreme rage when it got horribly chipped and scarred because of the stitching on a cheap gig bag. The zip burst and sent my lovely Ibanez clattering off the ground.

My RG before it got broken

After bouncing off the ground it would never stay in tune, strings wouldnt lock and the chip on the bottom was huge. So it sat in my room for nearly 2 years before I decided to do something about it.
2 months and a lot of elbow greese later and it was back to full working condition (and I think, looking better than ever).

After finishing the Ibanez I refinished my friends Epiphone SG, and fixed a Squier Strat. Now Im stripping down another Squier and a Jim Deacon Strat, while rebuilding a Cort Zenox Z22 and a Greco Strat from 1960!

A picture of the Cort Zenox Z22 im rebuilding, not much more needing done to it, just pickups and electronics. Plan is to use the factory standard Humbuckers from my Yamaha RG on this and get some replacement Dimarzio Evo 2`s for the RG.

Il upload more photos of these as and when I take them, but feel free to send me a message if anyone has any issues with a guitar, if I dont say so myself I know them inside out now.


  1. My guitar got wrecked by a sharktopus. It sounded great too, just like a blender..

  2. Hey, How did you do that awesome design on the RG? wood burn? paint? something else? Thanks, Brian -