We had a nice Charvel SD-2 ST come in the other day for a little check over and set up. The guitar was in a pretty good state when it arrived but still found a few things that needed doing!
So first thing's first we starting stripping it down to start the cleaning. Trying to turn the tail piece's height adjuster ended up turning the entire stud with it!
With the owner's blessing we decided to swap out the bridge with a new black coloured version and made sure everything was secure and in good working order!
After the bridge was dealt with with moved onto cleaning up the neck and frets.
This is the back of the neck as it arrived to us. It had a lot of built up grime and felt very "sticky" so we gave it a light progressive sand and then finished it with some Danish Oil.
Next up was the fretboard! The frets and fretboard were in pretty good condition but still worth giving them both a clean up and a polish to the frets.
We decided to swap out the jack with a higher quality replacement and fitted a new mounting plate as well.
So with all this done it was time for a big overall clean, polish and set up. Not a major job but a small service can go a long way to making a second hand instrument feel like a brand new one!
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All the best,
Mike & Martin