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Rickenbacker 4001 fingerboard finish

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by dougazbass, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. dougazbass

    dougazbass Supporting Member

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    I have a 74 4001 that has a few small chips in the fingerboard finish. I would like to repair this. Does anyone have any experience with this? What is the finish that they use?
  2. maxgrant

    maxgrant Supporting Member

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    My '73 has had chips in the fingerboard for the 25 years I've owned it. Never even considered letting someone muck with it to "fix" that problem.

    Is it cosmetic, or do you think it is affecting the sound?
  3. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

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    You can touch up shall chips with clear nail polish ...

    Big chips you either leave it or refinish it.
  4. dougazbass

    dougazbass Supporting Member

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    Not affecting the sound, just cosmetic. I found out that it is Conversion Varnish. I suppose that the small areas could be sanded and retouched with air brush.
  5. dougazbass

    dougazbass Supporting Member

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    1/4" diameter chip is the largest. Thanks for the input.
  6. JLS

    JLS Supporting Member

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    Disclosures:
    I setup & repair guitars & basses
    Possible CA glue finish repair.

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