MIJ Fender Precision Bass Gets a New Nut and Setup

Lisa’s marvelous Fender P-Bass needed attention.  Some of the open notes were dead, and the electronics needed some attention.  Could the Unbrokenstring Crew sort it all out? I just love the pale yellow finish.  Except for a string, everything is here.   Yes, it really is Made In Japan.  Back in the day, ‘made in…

The Korean Squire ‘Blackout Strat’ Build

Matt’s unicorn was to again own a Blackout Strat like the one from his youth.  Could the Unbrokenstring Crew make an equal-or-better unicorn? The body is a Korean Fender Strat with genuine wear.  The new neck is in superb shape.  This will be the basis for a cool project, particularly since modern parts are available…

Rickenbacker Rick-O-Sound Bass Repair

Craig is a Ric Man.  This beautiful blue bass in only one of his many Rics.  This one has problems with getting both pickups to work.  Could the Unbrokenstring Crew get all this sorted out? This instrument plays beautifully and has no real discernable setup issues.  However, the wiring seems to be amiss!   More…

Warmoth FrankenCaster: It Lives!

This offset-waist project guitar is playable and is actually very cool.  The owner had ‘gotten in over his head’ and broken a few screws and buggered a few others.  Could the Unbrokenstring Crew whip this instrument into shape again? The easy part is to install gold Gibson speed knobs on the controls.  There are a…

Epiphone Dot Gets a Customized Bigsby Tremolo

Matt with My Twilight Pilot lusted for a black Epiphone Dot with a Bigsby tremolo assembly. Could the Unbrokenstring Crew rise to the occasion and make it happen? It don’t get mo’ prettier than this!   The Bigsby needs a small modification, so that the tremolo bar can swing over the strings.  Here, the Bigsby…

Gibson Les Paul De-ghetto-izing and Rewiring

Quyen found this 2013 Les Paul Custom Lite on Craigslist, and purchased it from a church musician.  The instrument was everything he wanted, except the controls were not the traditional Les Paul controls that he was familiar with.  Could the Unbrokenstring Crew make the control configuration a little less ‘ghetto’?  Let’s see what we can…