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bigtd
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« on: November 17, 2007, 07:32:01 PM »

I have a 000-60 and have decided that I would like the pickguard removed (tortoise that came on it).
I do not want to make an mistake, and would never try this without experienced guidance. Should
I have it done? Thanks for your advice.

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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2007, 01:33:18 AM »

http://www.frets.com/FRETSPages/Luthier/Technique/Guitar/Pickguards/PeelGuard/peelguard.html

You can also do a search. This topic has been throughly covered.
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2007, 09:52:19 AM »

It can easily be done with a hair dryer, lots and lots and lots of patience and some naptha to take up the excess glue.  I've done it numerous times.  But you HAVE TO TAKE YOUR TIME.  If you try and hurry it you will have a disaster on your hands.
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2007, 02:13:33 PM »

Has anyone ever removed or taken the tension off the strings before they apply the heat from the hair dryer?  I didn't but got a little worried toward the end of the process as to what effect the heat, which is quite great, would have on the bridge glue.

 
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2007, 12:40:40 AM »

Nope, but if I were doing this (minor) surgery, I would.  The strings are great heat conductors and go right to the bridge & saddle.
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