DIY Workshop: Gretsch Conversion Part Two

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Our Gretsch conversion project gathers pace as Huw Price separates the fretboard from the neck, strips the headstock veneer and readies the body for the next step… Read part one here… Well, the old Gretsch has dried off and settled down, so it’s time to crack on with the 6120 conversion. The next jobs I have lined up are to separate the fingerboard More...

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By On Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

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