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Ok! So bare with me... If you're a beginner, there might be a lot of this information that will go over your head but I'll try to sum everything up at the end. I'm going to apologize now for this very wordy post, but this is a nerdy subject so I'm going to go in depth at times.   Quick Answer: There's no such thing as the RIGHT strings.  There's no such thing as the PERFECT strings. After almost 7,000 setups, I've felt/played/heard SO many different brands, sizes, etc. In the end, it's all up to you the player and...

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  Before Pics: First I'll start of with some pics of what the guitar looked like when in came into the shop. The guitar already had the finish removed, pickups swapped, and new knobs. The originals: tuners, wrap-around bridge, switch, output jack, nut and frets. The customer dropped off new tuners that were black and I intended to keep the originals on there because they still felt like they were working. Close up of the body. You can see the pickups aren't really fixed in the cavities correctly.  YIKES! Strings all over! The crack from the high E tuner is...

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Sunland's 48-point Inspection Hey, Erik here! Our detailed 48-point Inspection ensures that each instrument is in factory-fresh condition and ready to play. As a professional technician and luthier, I'm trained in factory specifications and tolerances and years of customer feedback. You can count on the fact that I've looked at every aspect of your guitar or bass, from the input jack to the headstock, the same way I would if I was purchasing a guitar. This inspection is included with  EVERY level of setup and is FREE upon request. Just stop by and let me check it out, no charge until a service adjustment is...

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    What an amazing project!!! This has to be one of my favorite all time guitars I've ever worked on or assembled.  I love working with ash because of the two very different types of wood grain: Very hard and dense vs. soft and porous. The different types allow for these kinds of finishes and believe me when I say I'm going to be trying out a lot of different combinations! Scroll past the links for pics! Here's a link to the How-To Ceruse Finish Video: https://sunlandguitars.com/blogs/at-the-beach-blog/how-to-ceruse-finish-ash-body-telecaster-electric-guitar-with-rubio-monocoat   Here's the links to the products I used: Rubio Monocoat Precolor...

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Here's my step by step how-to create a black and gray ceruse finish on a custom telecaster I finished and assembled for one of my customers.Here's the links to the products I used:Rubio Monocoat Precolor Easy - Intense Black 100mlhttps://buildgreentoday.com/node/2003Rubio Monocoat 2C Oil Plus - Silver Greyhttps://buildgreentoday.com/green-building-supply/rubio-monocoat-2c-oil-plus-silver-greyRubio Part B Only (Accelerator)https://buildgreentoday.com/node/2172The brushes and sponges I used in the video were bought at dollar tree, anything cheap you can get that can just be thrown away. They were really hard to clean.I also recommend using cotton cloth like very used, old t-shirts.Let me know if you have any questions! Click this...

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