Thursday, May 24, 2007

The Disassembly

Last night I went ahead and disassembled my Model 7. Here is a picture of the aftermath:

The only thing I hadn't removed yet at that point was the string ferrules. I got those out this morning by lightly tapping them out from the other side with a small Phillips-head screwdriver. That was easier than I thought. It should be relatively easy to reassemble. Now on to the stripping . . . (of the guitar)

As an aside, when I took it apart I noticed that there once was a pretty decent shielding system in place. At least a good chunk of it was defeated either when the guitar was repainted or the bridge pickup was replaced. I'm going to do some research to see if the shielding was original or added later.

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