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Need advice for stripping Squier neck

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

  1. ChrisCassisi

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    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

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    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. Luthier Atlanta

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    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

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    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.
  5. Lownote38

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    Put a Fender Logo over it. :D
  6. og61pbass

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    replace the logo,aint nothing wrong with Squier...:p
  7. ChrisCassisi

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    Its a parts bass so I want to leave the headstock blank.
  8. ChrisCassisi

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    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.
  9. ChrisCassisi

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    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.
  10. Hopkins

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    Good Man
  11. Slough Feg Bass

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    get a sharpie and write your name on the headstock.
  12. Luthier Atlanta

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    :bassist:

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