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Articles by John Brown

‘62 Fender Strat Neck Chiropractic Adjustment

March 11, 2010
Gently working the bow out of an otherwise pristine ''62 Fender neck
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Tidying Up a 1971 Gibson SG

February 11, 2010
A nice SG needs a few touch-ups to be back to gigging condition
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A Tubular Sounding 1966 Gibson ES 335TD

January 14, 2010
A great looking 1966 ES 335TD needs a little help with its sound.
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Spray and Bake: Minor Restoration on a Taylor 814C

December 17, 2009
Fixing light wear on a Taylor acoustic requires precision
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1933 National Duolian Resonator, Part 2

July 22, 2009
John continues his restoration of a 1933 National Duolian Resonator by finishing up on the headstock and repairing the fretboard.
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1933 National Duolian Resonator Repair

June 17, 2009
A rare resonator with a broken headstock, cracked fingerboard and corroded steel body
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Black-Lighting a ’59 Fender Telecaster Neck

May 20, 2009
John Brown employs a black light to identify a refinished headstock, and help restore it to its original finish
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1966 Gibson L4C Clean Up

April 21, 2009
A 1966 Gibson L4C is great condition, other than a layer of dust and grime.
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1966 Martin D12-35 Neck Heel Restore

March 17, 2009
John Brown whips a ''66 D12-35 neck into shape
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Restoration Information

February 16, 2009
A guide to helpful books on restoration and vintage guitars
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1963 Fender Jazzmaster: Formulating Its True Identity

January 15, 2009
A ''63 Jazzmaster comes in for a refinish
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Rewinding a 1971 Fender Jazz Pickup

December 16, 2008
John Brown does some rewinding on a classic 1971 J Bass pickup
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Where Are My Tuner Bushings?

November 11, 2008
Have you ever found yourself at a gig and you break a string on stage? You hand the guitar to your tech, he restrings it, and when you get
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Weathering the Dry Season

October 13, 2008
I hope you all had a very nice summer doing all the things you enjoy this time of year. Here in Minnesota it’s beginning to really feel like fall. The
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A Pot Cleaning Miracle!

September 9, 2008
Another segment in our ongoing series of "Restoring of an Original." This month we tackle restoring a potentiometer''s performance.
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