Hello all, I've sent my SB-1000 for a restoration to a luthier in Korea. I thought I'd start a thread to document the progress. I wish I was able to do all the work myself but I decided to take it a pro (MD Custom Shop in Seoul). Here's the story on the bass. It's a 1983 Aria Pro II SB-1000 that came to me in wretched condition. The neck was warped and basically unplayable and the electronics and original pickup were long gone. Worst of all, someone decided to route the body to accommodate P/J pickups. So I decided to have it re-fretted and refinished in black. Here are some before pictures: And here are the first batch of progress pictures. The bass has been de-fretted, the finish stripped, and the rogue P/J routing has been filled. I will of course post updates as they become available! Thanks!