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Making the old new, and a new guitar!

The old stratolike (Stratocaster Lookalike) guitar is starting to look pretty good.
Jacqui managed to get the old stickers off using some dark magic.  I cleaned the neck, and removed the old machine heads.  I'll keep an eye out for some new ones.

Anyway: looking good so far:

We decided to go on a bit of hunt around wellington for more bits.  We visited several guitar shops in the city and managed to find:

1) A machine head to replace the missing one.  They guy gave it to me for nothing, which was nice :)
2) A Jack cover ( the bit where the cable goes )
3) Pickup covers to brighten the old pickups.
4) A little plastic bit for the pickup selector.

I asked about a new scratch plate, but no-one had one.  One guy said he could order one, but I reckon I'll get one online. These guys specialise in guitar bits, so I guess I can get it from there.

While we were in Music Warehouse, we spotted a pretty good acoustic guitar. I hadn't intended to buy one, but jacqui said - "it'll be your birthday & christmas present for the next 3 years", so I thought, cool!.  I've been meaning to get a decent acoustic guitar for years.  So, we picked out a rather nice Takamine G Series.  I tried a few, but this one seemed to feel the nicest (from an electric player's perspective).  

Pretty cool:


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