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  1. I think I owe you this guys as an update and as a thank you for all your help!

    Ok, so that was the time when I thought it's time to call someone who knows what he is doing.

    I wanted some swirl finish with a binding, or maybe just oiled. But then I already had the fretboard darkened and I know that somebody on this forum has a swirl prestige s and a 540 neck on it and I didn't wanna be a copy cat.

    So I googled and was looking for shops who would do my request.....not telling you yet.....

    All of them turned me down!!!!!

    Funny, how the ones with the most fancy website and the most pictures, can't fill a center single coil cavity or a binding.

    Definitely everybody turned me down on the binding, they say it can't be done on a thin body like the s, it's too much of a pain in the a.. and it won't look right, too many things can go wrong...blablablablaaa

    I had almost given up hope, when I thought why not look for somebody local and that's when I cam across seufs repair.


    Maybe not the fanciest website, but I have and wanna mention these guys and especially Dave who looked at the guitar and said.....sure, we can fill the single coil and do a binding.

    I even wanted a superthin binding from the top, just like the headstock.

    I opted for a black gloss finish, because I simply love black so much and it will be a nice contrast to the binding.

    Here's what they did.

    If you ever need help on a guitar I can highly recommend those guys, priced reasonably and very nice.[clap] [clap] [clap]

    And then again (I'm sorry) every other shop (I'm not gonna say names though) turned me down for the binding!

    Paint it on....use pin strip tape.....yeah right!?[shifty]

    I once asked here if there ever was a plain black S with a binding and everyone said no, so now there is:





  2. I'm doing 2 HBs, 1 Vol., 1 Tone, 3 way switch.

    It has no numbers on it, so the ones I found weren't very helpful and the diagram that came with the PU's is for a stock Strat switch.



    I hope someone can help me!


    Or does the switch simply get wired like here, just that on my switch all the soldering joints are facing one side, instead of left and right???


  3. Hi,

    I just started to strip my S-series Body yesterday and I think I need some help now, because I have several questions.

    First I used the chemical method and strangely now word was mentioned on the main site to leave the paint on, in the pickup cavities, only in the

    sanding and heat tutorial is it mentioned to leave the paint on in the cavities, because it is a special conductive shielding paint :D :D

    So, well, now that I applied the stripper everywhere, where can I get this special paint to reapply it again???

    I checked stewmac, but I didn't see it.

    Also, now that I have the paint off the body, it seems there is a clear layer or something still on the wood, which didn't get stripped, but in some areas is the wood shining through.

    I applied more stripper, but it won't take it off.....is this normal...do I have to sand that off.....what is this.......?????

    And last but not least, I lost confidence and I am frustrated (I know, barely started and I am already loosing confidence), but I am actually pretty crafty, but the way everything looks right now, I ****ed it all up by just the first step.

    I thought I'm gonna have the body stripped and just the wood and the next thing would be to apply the new paint, but now I stripped the paint in the pickup cavities, where I shouldn't have (maybe somebody should update that in the chemical tutorial so others won't do the same) and then there is still this clear layer on top of it, where in some areas the wood is exposed and it looks just ****ed up and makes me wonder why I didn't simply sand it down in the first place.

    Having said that, does anybody know a place in the Kansas City Area that does refinishing, maybe that's a better way to go, unless somebody can tell me, where I can get the special conductive shielding paint again and how I can get the rest off the body or what that even is....it feels like some hard plastic protective coat or is that the primer...I am so clueless.

    Any help very much appreciated!

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