Post Number: 4
|Posted on Friday, August 20, 2010 - 2:39 pm: |
I have an old 74 Alembic Guitar, and I want to make it more perty again without doing anything that's a no no for the finish, etc. I'm mostly talking about the wood body as I feel pretty comfortable addressing the metal bits, but all knowing input appreciated!
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Friday, August 20, 2010 - 3:23 pm: |
Aha! Just found the FAQ section which it looks like will cover what I need.....
Post Number: 1218
|Posted on Friday, August 20, 2010 - 4:20 pm: |
Glad you found what you needed. Now WE all need to see some pictures! If you get a chance, open a thread in the showcase section and let us all take a peek at the old beauty.
Post Number: 6
|Posted on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 7:42 am: |
There are some pics of the beast as it is now in the serial # request section under the heading 74 identity crisis guitar from I think last May. Alas, and unfortunately for me, I need to sell it, hence making it pretty. It will be going to the great auction house in the sky within a week or so.
Post Number: 2566
|Posted on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 9:02 am: |
That would be this thread for the identity crisis guitar.
Post Number: 4535
|Posted on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 9:26 am: |
Are you going to offer it here to club members? How much are you looking for?
Post Number: 1332
|Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010 - 5:34 am: |
Damn nice instrument from Alembic's early days.
Finishes that dull off can be restored with a fine polishing paste and buffed with a quality wax polish or Alembic's own liquid polish.
I think an expert evaluation would be needed due to it's age.
Post Number: 1044
|Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 8:03 pm: |
That may be an oil finish on that instrument. The last thing you should put on it is a polishing paste. If it is an oil finish, it would be best to re-oil it. I use Watco on my oil finished basses. I've had the can for decades. A litle goes a long way, I'll probably never run out.
There is probably something better to oil with these days. Mica would know.
Post Number: 1265
|Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 8:29 pm: |
Looks like this is what Mica recommends - http://alembic.com/club/messages/16271/16531.html
Most likely what you had found in the FAQ. Cheers, Art