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R6 Jaeger Make Over

Revolver1

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Wilko, I honestly don't know how he stripped it. He didn't say, and I didn't ask, only that he doesn't use a heat gun.

I only posted it because I found it kinda funny.... But if I do find out I'll be sure to let you know.
 

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Thinking about it though, when you say torch I assume you mean like a gas blow torch with a flame?

Looking at the pictures nothing looked burnt or scorched so I wouldn't think it was that.

Hmmmm, don't know.
 

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@Revolver1 I read the first several posts but I'm missing something, other than your R6 seems to have issues with dead spots.

So, I'm wondering, after a whole lot of reading I didn't see where you stated what the end goal for your R6 is aka a laundry list of what you and Florian have agreed to have done to the R6.

Maybe I missed all that?
 

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Thanks for the great R6 journey Revolver............what an epic pictorial story it is, cheers (y)
 

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Wilko, I honestly don't know how he stripped it. He didn't say, and I didn't ask, only that he doesn't use a heat gun.

I only posted it because I found it kinda funny.... But if I do find out I'll be sure to let you know.
I've seen pics of lacquer that He's peeled off. Including in this thread. It's either a heat gun or a propane blowtorch (bernzomatic on this side of the pond).

 

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With the weekend done we're back on with an update.

Florian explained as you can see Gibson currently use these plastic plugs to hold the fret board in place for gluing.

Florian makes a perfect fitting plug from Honduran Mahogany and glues this in place ready for the fret board.

Awesome.









 

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Hey, hey it's Tuesday and we have another update.

This just blows my mind to see how Florian does this, I have great admiration for his skills.

Truss rod removed.









It's really moving along.
 

J T

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Completely apart.

Does Florian make his own guitars?
 

Leftybopper

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The OP made a great decision, that Les Paul is going to be outstanding. My lefty 60th Anniversary R9 got the full Bavarian Makeover a year ago. An already good instrument turned out to be remarkable. Jäger is a master of his craft! I wish you lots of joy with your guitar when it is completed. Enjoy the process!
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Revolver1

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Hey Leftybopper, that's a beautiful looking guitar. Thanks for posting and thanks for the words of encouragement. It really does help to hear them. Just seeing a guitar like yours makes me think yes, this is definitely the right decision.
 

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Completely apart.

Does Florian make his own guitars?
Hi J T

Yes Florian make his own Guitars. The first Model that he make is the beautiful „Propeller“ and the second Model is the „HardCandy“. Florian make also Acoustic Guitars and other Models like the Telecaster. I own two Jäger- Guitars. Beautiful Instruments.

Regards Peter
 
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Revolver1

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And now for something completely different... Wednesdays update.

Filler strip all glued in. It has a bow because of the trussrod channel which is concave.

The filler strip is then sawed flush with a Japanese saw and trimmed with a scraper.

The 4th picture is the Brazilian board.

Florian has a little back story on it that may be of interest. He says -

"It's very dark and very even. Extremely beautiful and rare.
I inherited it from my father, who is a master flutemaker. He got it from my grandfather, who was a carpenter. It's from the 1920's. On the last picture I wanted to show how dark it gets when it's oiled. The oil will darken it even more."

I feel quite honoured that "The Argonaut" should receive such a peice of wood.









 

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Florian also said regarding the Board.

As to the BB: it´s one of the most beautiful and dense BBs I have - out of my private stash. I chose it cause it´s taptones match the taptones of your neck and
because i´s density and evenness will avoid deadspots and wolvetones.


Gotta say I'm pretty stoked about that.
 

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So Wilko, just got through the 20 pages of your restoration thread. Wow, very cool and impressive. You really stuck your neck out and took a chance, I've gotta admire that.

It certainly looks amazing. I think you definitely made the right choices and I'm especially pleased you went with the original top. It looks incredible with loads of character.

Definitely some passionate opinions there.

Way outta my league, hat's off.
 

Revolver1

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So I wanted to ask what you guys think about fret wire?

I have to admit I don't really know allot about it or really have any preference at this point but a decision has to be made and hopefully some of you more knowledgeable on the subject might share your thoughts.

When I was visiting Florian he showed me another guitar that had Jescar 57110 on it and I thought that looked pretty good.

The only thoughts I really have on it is that I think it should have different wire than what was originally on it from the changing the way it resonates angle. It originally had the tall thin stuff on it.

I'd love to know what you guys think?
 
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