A complete refinish includes:
- sanding off the original finish
- smoothing out dings and scrapes in the wood
- new finish with either gloss, sating, or gloass with satin neck rubout
- repair cracks in fingerboard
- fret mill (or discount on refretting)
- polish bridge and nut
- change to stainless steel screws for bridge intonation and height
- strip coating off bridgeblock and tailpiece and polish
- recoat tailpiece and bridgeblock if desired
- test electronics
- replace any missing screws or inserts
Since these items do not always require replacement, they are not included in a complete refinish:
- tuning keys
Side dots will get polished up with all the sanding and won't be under the finish again.
Right now the shop is booked solid for the next 6 months. We need need 4-5 months to complete the work, so you'll need to book time in advance with me (over the phone is best). I can book the upgrade at the same time, dad's booked 8 months out.
If you already have brass backplates, then hammered ones can be made. The upgrade will turn out better with wood plates, but dad always meets his minimum spec, even with a battery plate in between on PF5 electronics (which he just finished and it came out amazing!).