Corvus Guitar Works - guitar build/repair, Cambs

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  • OnparOnpar Frets: 260
    Corvus did a great job setting up my Epi Les Paul Custom. Plays like a dream now. Highly recommended.
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  • CorvusCorvus Frets: 2163
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    Thanks a lot chaps!
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  • CorvusCorvus Frets: 2163
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    Guitarmangler's Kiesel refretted, Evo Gold in 6000 size. The action ended up below 1mm at the high E, and unexpectedly it changed tonally - I thought the bass strings were kind of deadish in response and the pickups average, but it's clearer, sounds good. GM says more sustain and acoustic volume too.
    The board was quite lightish but darkened up a treat


    One of the old frets for size ref : ) Btw the ends are nipped not yet rounded!


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  • CorvusCorvus Frets: 2163
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    A quick update, not least to say thanks to @digitalscream for the name change, I know these things are a PITA so cheers Lee.

    So far things have been quite slow build-wise, but should have funds soon to do some good wood & hardware shopping. Also should be putting 4-5 up for sale in the nearish future.

    Words are dull so have some pics. First, my boy was stuck 200 miles away for his 21st, we just got him down here and I gave him my Hofner. I've had it since the late 80s, it was already 41 yrs old when he was born. Just had a neck reset, should last him a while yet I hope! It's been all over the place sand somehow isn't too battered.



    Random pics just for colour -






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  • webrthomsonwebrthomson Frets: 763
    Corvus said:





    ^ that is just superb!
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  • CorvusCorvus Frets: 2163
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    Thanks!
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  • CorvusCorvus Frets: 2163
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    Blimey it's been a while updating this. Mainly though RIP Melvyn Hiscock. His book and a mate's badgering got me started and doubtless loads of others.
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  • CorvusCorvus Frets: 2163
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    And some pics for lightening up


    Another one of these ...

    ... is underway
    Might leave the top natural, it's just in thin sealer coat here but with wet coat on it looks pretty nice I think. Hard to fight off the temptation to colour it though


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  • TheMarlinTheMarlin Frets: 5083
    Beautiful work Bill!!
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  • RolandRoland Frets: 5741
    Corvus said:

    Might leave the top natural, ... Hard to fight off the temptation to colour it though


    Natural is good
    Known here as Old Misery Guts or the Big Bad Classified's Sheriff. Also guitarist with  https://www.undercoversband.com/.
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  • CorvusCorvus Frets: 2163
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    Cheers both, natural top it will be.
    Hi Paul, hope all's well!
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  • CorvusCorvus Frets: 2163
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    Been slack updating but service/mods have been coming in so builds and the rest have slowed up.
    Missed off a couple of the Teles that've been through a fair while back, @ThePrettyDamned nice Thinline and one with TVJs and more orange than an actual orange.
    Apologies for poor phone pics taken by a poor photographer..


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  • CorvusCorvus Frets: 2163
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    And a custom-spec neck for @SnazzyGeezer ;, the neck is flamed but doesn't show at all (phone pics again), it'll show itself when lacquered


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  • CorvusCorvus Frets: 2163
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    Just because I really like ageing hardware, a bridge with metric comp'd saddles altered to take vintage fat-head screws

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  • CorvusCorvus Frets: 2163
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    And a new harness install and refret in 6000 size for @BluesyDave on his rather lovely CIJ Tele, sounds great too





    ^^that shadow's not my hand, honest!
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  • CorvusCorvus Frets: 2163
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    And a few SG's have passed through, including this foxy thing of @digitalkettle's

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  • BluesyDaveBluesyDave Frets: 377
    Excellent fret job from Bill on my MIJ Tele Special.  The guitar plays and feels great.  Can thoroughly recommend Bill's services and the Jescar 6000 frets.  The new harness came from 'Charles Guitars', standard 3 way switch and CTS pots.

    Many thanks Bill.
    No Darling....I've had that ages.
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  • Great work from Corvus on my thinline, plays great and sounds great. Also, thoroughly nice bloke! 
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  • CorvusCorvus Frets: 2163
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    *blush*
    cheers Paul!
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  • CorvusCorvus Frets: 2163
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    Blackguard-ish Tele done



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