Lynchretta Refurb

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Lynchretta Refurb

Post by wizball » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:05 am

So, some of you may remember from the old forum, I acquired this CAR Retta off Tony a couple of years back! I tried to authenticate the story of it once belonging to Mr Scary himself but alas was unsuccessful shrug

Anyways it's always been a real great player, infact I'd go as far to say "my best player" but she's sure is beat to hell, homemade trem recess (why shrug ), loads & I mean loads of dings around the body, a repaired broken headstock (no refin) & a sanded rear of a Tranny neck which feels oh so nice in the hand but has gotten real dirty with the passage of time! So with no authentication of it's provenance I've decided to give it a complete overhaul!

This is her before I start!
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So the plan is to have the trem route filled & the body refinished in gloss black to compliment the maple board Tranny neck (truly a rare find) I've scored for her drool
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The neck has an issue with a Swiss cheese heel & has obviously been on a few guitars previously but it was ridiculously cheap :thumbs
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So the body has been completely stripped & dropped off at my mate's, who's gonna do the repair & refin!

The neck has now had a good clean, frets polished (there is a bit of wear on them but nothing that requires a dress just yet), heel holes filled, hardware fitted.
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It's a genuine Tranny neck but has the later block American scripted logo, there must have been some cos this is deffo a factory finish, just not seen one before :nono

Anyhow that's all for now & it may be some time until I'm able to post the next chapter cos my mate doesn't rush his work :thumbs
'83 Pacer Special, Spiderweb
'85 Retta, Black
'86 Retta, White
'87 Retta, Shattered Glass
'87 Retta, The Fly
'88 Retta, Guitarship
'14 Pacer Classic, white, modded

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Lynchretta Refurb

Post by RBT » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:25 am

Nice work there sir, always nice to see Kramers brought back to the beauties they are! :headbang

Just for my info., when you doweled the heel what type of
adhesive did you use, if any....just curious. Can't wait to see the finished product, as I'm sure you are too. :toast
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Post by sixstring » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:01 pm

The American script was defo near the end of the tranny run.
This might be the first I've seen with a maple board... shrug
My memory sux tho......what? :whistle
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Post by CHATHAMJK » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:24 pm

Nice Guitar.
I see on George's Instagram he is looking for the original
Mr. Scary.

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Post by 80sChris » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:13 pm

Is the maple board separate (like a rosewood tranny) or is it like a one piece neck?

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Post by Harry Biped » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:47 pm

My maple fretboard tranny has the American script too.

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Post by KickstartMyHeart » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:41 am

Very nice, Dave, very nice indeed :toast :thumbs .
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Post by _xxx_ » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:49 am

I don't like how you filled the holes to be honest... those should be doveled properly with wooden dovels.

Other than that it looks nice though :thumbs

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Post by wizball » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:09 am

_xxx_ wrote:I don't like how you filled the holes to be honest... those should be doveled properly with wooden dovels.

Other than that it looks nice though :thumbs
I know what you mean about the dowels, I couldn't be bothered to make some dowels :roll So used this wood filler instead, it's a hard as nails & won't be a problem to redrill when the time comes! Looks shite in the pic but in the flesh it's all flat & even :thumbs
'83 Pacer Special, Spiderweb
'85 Retta, Black
'86 Retta, White
'87 Retta, Shattered Glass
'87 Retta, The Fly
'88 Retta, Guitarship
'14 Pacer Classic, white, modded

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Lynchretta Refurb

Post by wizball » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:09 am

Harry Biped wrote:My maple fretboard tranny has the American script too.

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There ya go, they do exist :roll
'83 Pacer Special, Spiderweb
'85 Retta, Black
'86 Retta, White
'87 Retta, Shattered Glass
'87 Retta, The Fly
'88 Retta, Guitarship
'14 Pacer Classic, white, modded

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