Ibanez JSM 100 with repaired finish damage and wiring enhancements
Despite the excellent care taken of this gorgeous semihollowbody Ibanez, it had sustained a deep fingernail sized gouge deep into the wood of the neck, a half inch finish dent in the front, and numerous small dings on the headstock.
The owner wanted to make the damage disappear as much as possible. He also wanted to add circuitry to maintain treble while turning down the volume, and also allow one pickup to still stay active when the other's volume was all the way off and the pickup selector switch was in the middle position. Gold straploks were also requested.
First the strings were removed, and corrosion was cleaned off the gold hardware. One hopeless screw was replaced. Straploks were installed. Custom bypass and shock-resistant capacitors were added and volume wiring changed for single-pickup use when switched for both. Then the damaged areas of the front and neck were cleaned and filled. The neck filler was stained, then both areas were laquered multiple times, sanded flush and polished. The headstock dings were filled. Strings were installed, the guitar was set up and tested. All pictures taken after the work was finished.