Here at MayosMusic, in addition to offering great guitar, bass, ukulele, banjo and autoharp lessons, we are also a complete luthier service that includes guitar/bass, all string instruments plus amplifier, studio, stage, sound reinforcement and guitar effect electronics repairs/restorations.
Below are some (partial) pictures of the repair and restoration of a USA Fender Stratocaster electric guitar. The guitar came in with intermittent electrical problems (scratchy pots, cutting in-out jack and 5-way switch) plus hum and hiss problems. Also, tuning, intonation and action problems. Because the owner is a recording and performing musician, the Strat was completely shielded to eliminate hiss and hum noise.Note: The owner chose to keep the original single coil pick-ups.
The Strat was completely torn down, work done: Frets dressed and polished, body cleaned/polished, all metal and plastic parts were cleaned and polished, complete shielding, special tremelo set-up, complete action set-up and intonation.
Sorry I have no Before or After Photos
These pictures show the work in progress: Body cleaned/polished and shielded, complete pick-gaurd shielded with electronics chemically cleaned and ready for reassembly (note the braded wire to jack = less hiss and hum).
The headstock shows the polished neck, tuning keys and string trees - again, ready for final assembly & set-up