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Discussion in 'Pre-CBS Strats (before 1966)' started by marrattable, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. marrattable

    marrattable Strat-Talk Member

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    A while agoI bought, privately, a slightly battered strat on the basis that it sounded absolutely fantastic and nails the "little wing" / "Castles made of sand" tone. Truth is the original nut grooves are worn deep, the frets quite worn too, in places and really affecting its playability above 8th fret.
    It needs a new nut and a professional set up; possibly even a re fret. I am nervous about having work done, but it is unavoidable.
    I live in the west midlands, UK, and wonder if any of you can recommend a highly skilled luthier. I don't mind paying a premium price if it becomes the guitar it ought to be. Would be very grateful for any ideas.
     
  2. Paul111s

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    Hi Marrattable and welcome to Strat talk, there is a bloke in Stratford upon Avon called Andy Bunn who people rate. Does guitars for Ocean Colour scene etc so must be pretty good. Never used him myself though, if you do use somebody can you let me know as my Tele custom will need re fretting soon.
    Hope that helps Paul
     
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    Paul111s Former Member

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    . Oh just realised you signed up years ago! Apologies but it still says new member on your profile
     
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    I would recommend Charlie Chandler of CCGX though he's ion the outskirts of London he's one of the best Dave Gilmore and Jeff Beck use him.
     
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    mabley123 Senior Stratmaster

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    I would check this guy first.
     
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    And we all would of course love to see some photos!
     
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    Sure would......
     
  10. marrattable

    marrattable Strat-Talk Member

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    Thanks v much guys, I will post some photos asap, but am a computer fathead and will probably struggle.
     
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    A suggestion- if it's the original nut, it's easy to fill in and recut the string slots to keep the old parts.

    Just use coarse sandpaper and a piece of bone to make some bone dust, fill the slots with it, using small pieces of scotch tape on the sides of the nut as dams to hold the dust flat with the upright sides of the nut, then apply drops of superglue (cyanoacrylate) to the dust-filled slots, let dry, sand smooth, then re-file the slots. Should come out like a new nut-
     
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    gtstratrock Six Strings Down Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Pics or he doesn't have it.:p
     
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    Work on the frets first. The nut may need nothing after a fret level. If the nut had to have work after that, I agree with 56alder.
     
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    Bishops Castle? How is The Three Tuns these days?
     
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    Tee H C Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Pics or it didn't happen. C'mon ... You know the rules :)
     
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    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    There's another thread already open about that guitar. There's no point in discussing it twice, so have a look for the other thread & join in there.
     
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    Can you send me the link of the thread?


    Cheers
     
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  21. marrattable

    marrattable Strat-Talk Member

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    Hi folks.
    Sorry for delay, but after much research I took the 1960 strat to C Peter Allen www.guitartechnical services.co.uk. He is a mountain of knowledge, check out his workshop blog for fascinating detail, great photos a real education. He fitted a new bone nut and filed frets and adjusted the neck, it is now fabulous.
    Will post photos but am computer illiterate. My photos are on my I photo and I use an apple computer. Any easy to understand help with uploading photos from you guys?
    Cheers for all your help and interest.
     

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