1970s Tribute

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  1. Angry Tele

    Angry Tele Member

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    are these nitro? One source says they are but another says theyre not.

    the body smells like nitro but I put some acetone on it and nothing happened so I dont know what to think.

    Im pretty sure the neck is satin-poly, but I dont know about the body. whatever it is its really thin.
     
  2. Angry Tele

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    I oiled the fretboard today with some boiled linseed oil and it darkened up nicely.

    heres before and after:

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  3. Jonny Rocker

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    Looks really nice indeed.
     
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    All I can think everytime I get into this thread is "I want one of them 70's tribute SG"
     
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    I am also thinking of changing the pickguard of such black SG and also the pickup frames IF I will decide for a black one. Do you know where I can get black frames for mini humbuckers?
     
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    like the after look on that fretboard! Where do you find the boiled linseed oil?
     
  7. koaguilds

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    Lowes, Home Depot, etc... I've read in 1990's and early 2000's Guild Guitar and also Heritage guitar catalogs to use Raw Linseed oil. Not sure of the difference or if it even matters?? I've used Raw with the same results as the OP.
     
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    Raw can take weeks to dry, boiled isn't actually boiled, but is blasted with hot air, which changes the properties of the oil, and that speeds up the drying time.
     
  9. Angry Tele

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    yeah I got a 1 gallon can of this stuff and it will last 50 years. all you need is maybe 1 ounce a year. :dunno:

    I just rubbed it in with my fingers, let it sit for 15 minutes then took the excess off with a rag.

    it does have an odd smell though, but it goes away.
     
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    Just researched the difference between raw and boiled linseed and the consensus is that boiled contains petroleums and DRYING agents which should be avoided. Bob Taylor, Dan Erlewine, Guild Guitars, and Heritage guitars are all stressing using Raw over Boiled. I'd suggest doing your own research to decide which to use. I'm going with Raw. Just putting the info out there.

    Besides, you're only supposed to wipe it on, not pour, let sit a few minutes and thoroughly wipe off. So it won't be thick enough to take weeks to dry. I've had great results with it since about 1986.
     
  12. Angry Tele

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    ha good to know. I dont think they had raw at these places when I last looked.

    baked maple + boiled oil just sounds tasty though.
     
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    LOL - yeah it does sound appetizing! But nowhere near as appetizing as that new 70's tribute of yours. That thing is just classic.
     
  14. Angry Tele

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    ive used it on my squier cvc neck too to darken it up and condish

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    I love the look of that guitar, nice and clean, yet elegant! That neck looks perfect! And the fretboard!
     
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    I've used the boiled variety on fretboards, very sparingly. it needs to dry for several days IMHO, on a stand, not in the case. I put on a light coat with a cue tip, give it a minute or two and wipe it off. It's the kind of thing you only need to do once in a year, and if you skipped a year it wouldn't hurt anything. I actually like the smell, it reminds me of my Uncle's boat. I use lemon oil on fretboards too, and these things don't seem to clash or cause problems.

    Angry Tele's guitar is giving me a severe case of the G.A.S... it's a great look.
     
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    I like the smell too, reminds me of my days as a cricketer.

    It was used to oil the bats, which were made from Willow.

    I'll be testing the boiled variety in a few days, on frets I can't
    reach, probably on a LP.
     
  18. Angry Tele

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    Breaking news!

    Ive had this guitar for about 1 month now and I just love it more everyday. Now, about 1 week after changing srings for the first time the high E started buzzing when played open. Then after a few days it was buzzing all up the neck. I checked the relief with a straight edge and found the neck to be dead straight. The nut looks fine except the high e has sunk down too low, about 1/2mm lower than when I first bought it (it had no buzzing then either). So first I tweaked the truss rod to get a small amount of relief, now the straight edge can wobble just a bit=slight curve which is good.

    Next I made a dam with some painter's tape, took some baking soda with my finger I jammed some into the slot. Blew off the excess, and repeated. The I took some superglue and just touched the slot with the tip twice releasing 2 very small drops. I wiped off the excess and woila! Fixed. I did not have to file.

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    here you can see the 'repair' the little bit of sheen from the glue-cant see it in real life so its all good.
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    Those ar not so bad news... I mean, you had a problem and fixed it.
    Anyway this gets me thinking we should be paying attention on this, maybe your guitar isn't the only one with this issue!
     
  20. Angry Tele

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    yeah, alls well that ends well. Everything is playing fine now, no buzz, slight amount of reilef.
     

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