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Need advice for stripping Squier neck

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by ChrisCassisi, Dec 3, 2013.


  1. ChrisCassisi

    ChrisCassisi

    Mar 24, 2011
    San Jose, CA
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    Tone Bastards Cables
    A few months back I picked up a '51 style p bass off of GC's used site for real cheap. The body is a Warmoth swamp ash natural and has a Seymour Duncan pickup. The saleperson said their was no logo on the headstock when I called so I took a gamble and bought it. The body alone was worth twice what I paid. So I recieved the bass and was real impressed with everything. The neck is awesome but I can see what is the outline of the Squier logo still. Kind of looks like a shadow.

    Is there any way I can get this off without having to sand down the headstock? Any sharing of experience/knowledge/technique would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
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    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    It will fade in time, the shadow is caused by the Squier logo blocking light in that area, so the finish slightly yellowed around it.
     
  3. Take a palm sander a lightly sand the face of the head stock with some 220, 320, 600 and then spray it with some lacquer or use Tru-Oil. Don't get crazy with sanding, you might even let it sit in a window sill for a week to get some sun. You could also try some bleach on a Q-Tip and just dab it on the surrounding area.
     
  4. ChrisCassisi

    ChrisCassisi

    Mar 24, 2011
    San Jose, CA
    Disclosures:
    Tone Bastards Cables
    Thanks for the info gentleman. Greatly appreciate it. Will put it a window for a week or 2. If that doesn't work then I will give the other methods a shot. Been contimplating putting a vintage tint to it. Love the look and would take care of my logo problem at the same time.
     
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  6. Lownote38

    Lownote38

    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    Put a Fender Logo over it. :D
     
  7. og61pbass

    og61pbass Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    replace the logo,aint nothing wrong with Squier...:p
     
  8. ChrisCassisi

    ChrisCassisi

    Mar 24, 2011
    San Jose, CA
    Disclosures:
    Tone Bastards Cables
    Its a parts bass so I want to leave the headstock blank.
     
  9. ChrisCassisi

    ChrisCassisi

    Mar 24, 2011
    San Jose, CA
    Disclosures:
    Tone Bastards Cables
    This could easily pass for a Fender neck. It feels real nice but I don't want to make it look like something it is not.
     
  10. ChrisCassisi

    ChrisCassisi

    Mar 24, 2011
    San Jose, CA
    Disclosures:
    Tone Bastards Cables
    You are absolutely right. I have owned some real nice squiers over the years. I don't care about the look or name on the headstock. Its all about feel and tone for me.
     
  11. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Disclosures:
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Good Man
     
  12. get a sharpie and write your name on the headstock.
     
  13. :bassist:
     



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