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Old Hofner resurrection (2nd attempt)

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:02 pm
by Andos
It's taken a long time. I started this without a clue.
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Here's how it arrived
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The neck join
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Not as neat as I was hoping but I had no matching wood and I was scared of losing to much height then
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not having enough room to fit the pickup

and the neck clamping jig
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The bog job on the screw hole - not my finest repair!
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The back and sides had been sanded back to the wood by a previous owner. Through the veneer in a few small patches around the tail and left some deep sanding grooves along the side of the neck. You can also just make out a girls name impressed into the back if you get the light the right way. The name I left in, the sanding marks at the neck I tidied up but didn't try to completely remove as I didn't now much veneer was left and the patches on the tail are there to stay. The front was badly crazed and chipped so I sanded it back to the wood and had a go at spraying my first sunburst - with a spray can as I don't have any spray gear. It's ok from a distance but don't look to closely!


All in all I'm pleased with it. Definitely room for improvement but most importantly -

SHE WILL PLAY AGAIN!

Many thanks to all those who have so willingly offered their help and advice. Without you it would have been kindling by now.

Re: Old Hofner resurrection (2nd attempt)

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:14 am
by Mark McLean
It is great to see the photos. A really exciting restoration. Heaps of mojo in that one now, and it is playable. Nice job!

Re: Old Hofner resurrection (2nd attempt)

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:55 pm
by seeaxe
In the world of vintage motorbikes that would be called an "oily rag" restoration - minimal paint work, just get it clean and running.
Well done. I bet it will sound great.

Re: Old Hofner resurrection (2nd attempt)

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:14 am
by Jonny
nice work!
That guitar rockz