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Westone Thunder 1-T Rebuild pt 6…Finally finished!

I can’t believe that last update on this subject was December 31st 2008! Sorry for the massive time lag, in truth the guitar was finished months ago but I had been busy writing on so many other subjects I just forgot to tie this subject up. In the last post I alluded to the wiring […]

Westone Thunder 1-T Rebuild pt 5…Rebuilding

Now the body has been sanded and polished out, I can begin the rebuild, using a selection of old and new parts. First thing to go back on was the neck. When I got the guitar it only had 2 screws holding it in place, instead of the 4 it should have.I managed to find […]

Westone Thunder 1-T Rebuild pt 4…Painting

As I said in part 3, I have decided on a Volvo car colour for the body, a dark blueish grey metallic colour from an aerosol can.  ( I can’t remember the colour name!) I bought grey primer, 2 cans of blue and 2 cans of clear lacquer from my local Halford car parts shop […]

Westone Thunder 1-T Rebuild pt 3…Analysis and Rebuild

I stripped the guitar down into its remaining component parts, as mentioned in the second part of this article. Most of the damaged parts were then assesed and either thrown out (like the pick up rings) or attempts were made to salvage them. The bridge was very grungy and rusty…the saddles were stuck tight, needing […]

Westone Thunder 1-T Rebuild pt 2…The Damage

The guitar arrived safely, although frankly if it had been kicked to my house from 200 miles away the damage wouldn’t have been much worse! I unpacked it and before any stripping down, I took a few photos and got a basic overview of what needs doing. It’s a pretty extensive list…the issues are as […]

Westone Thunder 1-T Rebuild pt 1…The Background

Many years ago I built a guitar from scratch, making my own body and using a Stratocaster copy neck. It played ok, and was “of its time” but after that initial flurry of sawdust and bad wiring I didn’t really dabble in guitars apart from changing the odd pickup and general maintenance. Over the years […]