Pickup swap 2013 Gibson to older Epiphone & vice versa – by Basone.
crack repair on oud by Basone
We had the challenge of fabricating a height adjustable nut for this Tenaro, a 12-string tapping instrument.
If your pickups are noisy, shielding with copper tape can help. We also shielded the back cavity on this one, and then soldered ground wires to the bridge. Looks simple but it takes a lot of time – a job badly done can make things worse. NO MORE HUM!!
total restore of 1969 Fender Mustang – body refinishing including masking stripe, complete refret and nut carve
Broken headstock repair. Re glue, neck refinish, tuner install and setup
This 1934 Dobro guitar came to the shop in bad shape. We gave it 2 new carbon fiber truss rods (non-adjust but for extra support), new ebony fingerboard with matching vintage cream binding, a vintage bone nut and brass compensated bridge (both carved from scratch), fixed all the electronics and gave it a setup. No need to refinish it, kept it aged. The customer wanted to add a jewel light to it, so we installed an amber light to match the vintage look, with an on/off switch. The jewel can be easily changed to a green light instead, depending on the mood.
black refinish on Les Paul by Basone
Electronics wiring on Gretsch with faux sound holes, work by Basone
We converted two Fender Squier strats into a double neck guitar, as a prop for a commercial – same one that used the BC Rich “V” that we finished sparkle blue. This double neck is soo much fun, plays great and doesn’t weigh a lot due to the basswood bodies
Bouzouki pickup install and bridge alignment by Basone
This old balalaika was full of cracks, machine heads were crumbling, and needed fretwork bad.. so we installed restoration tuners, fixed it up and gave an affordable refinish.
We installed a 2nd pickup on a lapsteel that we had originally installed the 1st on – Dean Markley pickup, an extra battery
We repaired this oud tat was once broken in 4 pieces, headstock snapped off, real bad.. we put it together nicely and set it up, now feels and plays like new, and the headstock should withstand the different tunings.
Fender Stratocaster repair. Headstock decal and respray, pickup rout, custom pickguard and more
Flying V hacked body rebuild, repaint and restore by Basone
Converting a right handed guitar to left handed, by Basone
TOTAL RESTORE of ’80s Larrivee Flying V. This guitar was broken in 3 pieces – we fully restored it, added an original Larrivee headstock decal, Refretted, refinished + a re-wire and setup with original parts.
headstock was cracked in two pieces, fixed by basone
We did a neck reset on this guitar in order to adjust the neck angle. We also restored the abalone purfling around the front of the body, gave it a new saddle, strings and setup
Scalloped frets, scalloping job by Basone
12 string headstock crack repair. This guy came in from Tofino, was looking to buy a new guitar because he was told somewhere else they couldn’t fix it (or wouldn’t) – they warned him a repair like this would be much more than what the guitar was worth.. so naturally, he brought it to our shop and we fixed it no problem.
this Gibson neck was carved by someone – too thin – so we painstakingly built it up with a hi-qual resin, lots of layers.. after a respray to hide the work, it looks original
Fender Jazz Bass Black gloss body refinish by Basone
White refinish on neck-thru bass – the customer wanted his Ricky white (it was originally cherry sunburst), so we made it happen, plus gave it a new custom cut pickguard, matching trussrod plate base (to make the original stand out), gave it a setup… and voila!
Double neck refinish, added new headstock decal + clearcoat, made new one-piece custom pickguard, double setups and rewire
1911 Vintage Gibson Mandolin repair – We fixed a few major cracks, replaced the fingerboard binding, gave it new tuners, new tortoise pickguard, a cleanup and setup, and finally re-aged it to look more authentic
1975 Guitar headstock re-build, using Mahogany with Ebony veneer. Plus new bone saddle and setup.
Acoustic guitar repair by Basone. Put neck and body back together, gave it a setup, fret dress, restring, polish. Brought it back to life
Custom Pearloid pickguard by Basone
Airline Bass TV Yellow body refinish – We had to fill the old volume holes before paint, now 2 remain! After painting TV yellow, we also upgraded the pickups with 2 active EMG’s and a new 25k wiring job (& switchcraft jack)….Voila
Custom fingerboard inlay by Basone
This Washburn M12 bass had a broken trussrod. We were able to tear off the old fingerboard, install new truss rod, new black gold ebony fingerboard, MOP sidedots and fretmarkers + total refret/dress and setup
Theater Prop guitar, compartment on body created by Basone
Seymour Duncan Antiquity pickup re-wire in-phase and set up
Ukulele pickup install by Basone
Shell Pink Squier Bass guitar refinish! Looks even cooler with tortoise pickguard
Pickup swap with total rewire, push-pull phase install, bridge install with dowel fillings. Work by Basone
New flame Maple neck on this guitar by Basone
Gibson guitars being repaired at Basone shop.
Bullet shell addition to truss rod, by Basone
Headstock re-glue repair, neck refinish, tuner install and setup by Basone
Citar repair. We repaired two nasty holes on this one
This is a cool pickguard wireup we did, nice and organized. Part of a series of upgrades on this strat.
Handcarved bone nut by Basone
Black SG repair, was broken into 3 pieces. We repaired it, refinished, re qired, installed new tuners and set it up.
Airline guitar body black gloss refinish by Basone
Semi hollow Ibanez double-color refinish job – customer wanted top and sides white while keeping the dark brown neck and back
Oud repair and refinish – Fixed crack on the neck heel and back of body. Headstock rebuild – applied new head veneer made of ZEBRA wood, with matching neck joint detail. Re-finished body.
1969 Fender Jaguar Bass total rewire, from active to passive. Work by Basone.
Blue Diamond Sparkle finish on BC Rich “V” guitar
Old Gibson Ripper Bass refret – Customer wanted to keep some of the old fingerboard stains to keep it authentic, so we radiused and clearcoat it to protect it, carved a nice vintage bone nut, gave it a setup and there you have it!