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Re-finished my Bender

 
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Matt



Joined: 23 Aug 2006
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Location: St Louis, MO

PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:10 pm    Post subject: Re-finished my Bender Reply with quote

I had my bender body refinished recently and just got it back Friday night. Dropped it off yesterday for a proper setup (I don't have a tuner accurate enough for intonation).

Here's the before and after...





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patdaddy



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW
now, i love blonde/blackguards, but my 2nd favorite is light blue with 1-ply whiteguards, especially in esquire configuration. Only way that could be better is if it had white binding too.
WELL DONE SIR!
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Savalas



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lovely job! I'd have kept her blonde myself too but that's personal (always been a sucker for blondes) you must be pretty happy with the new look ! Wink
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Matt



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

patdaddy wrote:
WOW
now, i love blonde/blackguards, but my 2nd favorite is light blue with 1-ply whiteguards, especially in esquire configuration. Only way that could be better is if it had white binding too.
WELL DONE SIR!


Thanks!

I've never been a fan of the color of that guitar, but it's a great sounding one, so I didn't give up on it.

The factory Fender poly finish is really nasty stuff, it was originally a 52RI. It's got a thin layer of nitro now that should age nicely!
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teleman3726



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Matt
The saddle for the b-string: is that a Callahan?
I'm rebuilding the bender that Gene built me and need to replace the existing saddle b/c the b string gets jammed between the saddle and the screw.
Thanks
Chris
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Matt



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Location: St Louis, MO

PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

teleman3726 wrote:
Hey Matt
The saddle for the b-string: is that a Callahan?
I'm rebuilding the bender that Gene built me and need to replace the existing saddle b/c the b string gets jammed between the saddle and the screw.
Thanks
Chris


Yeah, good eye! It's a Callaham bridge with his "enhanced vintage" saddles. they intonate better than any saddle I've ever had. I had his original compensated saddles on my old bridge...went with the new stuff when I bought this bridge a couple months ago.
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Brian



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice clean job removing the finish and not disturbing the Suede Tex
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Matt



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian wrote:
Nice clean job removing the finish and not disturbing the Suede Tex


Thanks! I was really surprised the painter was able to tape the cavity without disturbing/getting overspray on the Suede Tex.

Really happy with how it turned out. I swear this thing is more resonant than it was with the thick poly finish. It feels like a tuning fork when you thwack a big open E now.
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