Monday, December 10, 2012

Ibanez York 628/12 Reloaded

Just found out today all the pics from my July 31 post are missing. Serves me right for hotlinking. Anyhow, here are the latest details and pics, for those of you who are into this kind of thing (like me). The guitar has been partially stripped and refinished. It is currently undergoing the last leg of clear-coating (see last 3 pics), after which it will be hung to dry for as long as possible before final wet-sanding and polishing.

Name / Model No: Ibanez York 628/12
Category: Dreadnought / 12-String Acoustic
Serial No: 75 328
Production Notes: Crafted in Japan circa 1975

Full Length: 43"
Body Dimensons: 19.75" x 16"
Body Depth: 4.5"
Neck Width: 1.75"
Top: Spruce
Back and Sides: Mahogany
Soundhole Rosette: Wood Marquetry
Body Binding: White
Fingerboard: Rosewood / Bound / Abalone-like Block Inlays
Bridge: Rosewood
Tuners: Chrome / Unsealed

Pics and Comments

Front view.

Back view.

Front of headstock.

Back of headstock. Tuners still working okay.

Nut is falling apart. Owner wants it rebuilt.

Serial Number.

Lots of wear, tear, scratches and spots. Seems like a previous owner had this refinished.

Shrunken pickguard. Needs to be replaced.

Extensive damage to the back.

Neck heel / neck seam has come apart. The back has also separated from the sides around the heel area due to loose bottom braces.

Closer view of the damage to the mahogany back.

Binding has not been scraped clean after suspected refinish job.

Finish damage near the end pin.

Nice bridge.

Fixing the split in the neck heel / neck seam.

Inlays at 1st and 3rd frets actually came loose.

Regluing the back to the sides. This resulted with the already cracked and fragile binding disintegrating. Had to replace the binding in the affected area.

Nut rebuilt with baking soda and CA glue. Structurally sound but visually unappealing. Will be replaced.

Spruce top stripped, sanded and restained. Will be sanded further to lighten colour before application of clear coats. 

One pesky bottom brace reglued.

Hung to dry in between clear coats.


YusTech said...

excellent work cikgu,even I wouldn't dare to get into guitar finishing chore.Thumbs up.

bluesguy62 said...

Thank you for your positive and encouraging comments, YusTech. They are much appreciated. Initially, I just wanted to do some touch ups. However, there was so much damage on this guitar that I had no choice but to go all the way. Thanks again.