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Old 09-21-2023, 09:08 AM
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Whats the best way of safely removing a pickguard? Run fishing line under it? If its something simple, maybe this is a good candidate to try my hand at and get something correct on there.
They are usually stuck on with double sided tape. A little warmth, not hot from a hair dryer should soften the glue enough to peel it off. A palette knife would be the thing.
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Old 09-23-2023, 04:29 AM
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Never mind, I finally zoomed in enough to see the changing grain lines. I was wrong.
Cool cool, was going to reply on the othe rpost and then read this one, as you noted one side of the neck has a really good match up and lighting hides the join nicely
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Old 09-23-2023, 04:31 AM
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What’s the best way of safely removing a pickguard? Run fishing line under it? If it’s something simple, maybe this is a good candidate to try my hand at and get something correct on there.
I typically lift one corner with a small metal spatula, once its up about an inch, then run some masking tape underneath the pickguard and over the top, this way your pulling on the masking tape rather than the pickguard itself.

Whilst applying a gental lifting process use a small hair dryer or heat gun on warm setting around 40cbetween the pickguard and the top and slowly peel the pickguard off

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Old 09-23-2023, 11:17 AM
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Whats the best way of safely removing a pickguard? Run fishing line under it? If its something simple, maybe this is a good candidate to try my hand at and get something correct on there.
Safest way could be to wick naphtha under the pickguard and then lifting/flossing. Then clean pick guard and replace with new 3M adhesive sheet.
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Old 09-23-2023, 01:20 PM
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There is no scarf joint on the bass side. Enlarge all you like. There is a sanding scratch on the finish pointing to the fretboard just under the first fret that may give that impression, but it doesn't run to the back of the headstock as it would have to do. However there is evidence for an end grain break on the bass side at the inside corner where the headstock and neck barrel meet; it appears that the glue line in that corner was not fully leveled in the half inch or so just above the dart.
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Old 09-24-2023, 12:29 PM
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There is no scarf joint on the bass side. Enlarge all you like. There is a sanding scratch on the finish pointing to the fretboard just under the first fret that may give that impression, but it doesn't run to the back of the headstock as it would have to do. However there is evidence for an end grain break on the bass side at the inside corner where the headstock and neck barrel meet; it appears that the glue line in that corner was not fully leveled in the half inch or so just above the dart.
Bass side does indeed have a scarf joint. As others have said, you can see the grain difference in the original photo, but here it is in different lighting:

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Old 09-24-2023, 01:18 PM
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Thanks. I take it back!
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Old 09-25-2023, 09:10 PM
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I may sound like a broken record, but if OP hasn't had experience doing the fretboard repairs and gluing the lifted edge of the fretboard, and tending to the wandering nut, I suggest the guitar goes to a tech who's done things like this before and OP pays for the work. First-time repair attempts, I've heard from somewhere, have been known to go out of control.
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Old 09-26-2023, 09:41 AM
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The finish cracks look like the ones my Eastman arrived with. It was very cold during shipping and I gave it time in the case to acclimate. This was years ago.
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Old 09-26-2023, 10:16 AM
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The finish cracks look like the ones my Eastman arrived with. It was very cold during shipping and I gave it time in the case to acclimate. This was years ago.
Interesting. Did you try to return it or just live with it? I always wondered if that would have happened to any of my other guitars on the same trip, or if its just the Eastman finish being thick and brittle. I was pretty bummed about it at first, now I think its kinda cool.
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Old 09-26-2023, 11:55 AM
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Bass side does indeed have a scarf joint. As others have said, you can see the grain difference in the original photo, but here it is in different lighting:

This isn't the original photo, this is a different guitar.
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Old 09-26-2023, 11:58 AM
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This isn't the original photo, this is a different guitar.
its all a conspiracy!
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