Saturday, December 19, 2015

Ibanez GSR200JB Neck Repair & Super Glue Finish

Technical Specs
Manufacturer Part Number: GSR200JB
Date of Manufacture: August 21, 2008   
Body Shape: SR
Color: Jewel Blue (JB)
Body Material: Agathis
Body Finish: Urethane
Scale Length: 34"
Number/Size of Frets: 22, Medium
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 12" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay: Dots
Neck: Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape: GSR4
Nut Width: 1.614"
Bridge/Tailpiece: B10
Number of Pickups: 2
Middle Pickup: POWERSOUND P Single-coil
Bridge Pickup: POWERSOUND J Single-coil
Controls: PhatII EQ, Volume, Tone, Volume

Ibanez GSR200 - Jewel Blue

The neck/headstock scarf joint and part of the fingerboard on this Ibanez GSR200 had come unglued. The only thing holding things together was the truss rod. As the bass had been played in this condition for quite some time, the end of the fingerboard did not line up with the neck any more (lateral displacement). Besides this, both the fingerboard and frets were grimy and in need of lots of TLC.

After prepping the joint, it was reglued and clamped for two days. I also used a small C-clamp to realign the end of the fingerboard with the neck. After unclamping, it was time to clean up excess glue and start sanding down the repaired areas. Finally, the repaired area was refinished with super glue, waxed, and hand polished. While I was at it, I managed to de-grime the fingerboard with naptha (Zippo lighter fluid) and polish the frets with Autosol. That's about it. Thanks for reading, now let's look at some pics.