Before and after pics 1955 Gretsch 6121 western jet restoration

Discussion in 'Vintage Gretsch Discussion' started by Joe Desperado, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Synchromatic

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    The Motor City
    Very nice resto! Did you treat the leather with any oil or conditioner?
     
  2. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    To-die-for! Great work.
     
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  3. Joe Desperado

    Joe Desperado Electromatic

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    Jun 13, 2019
    Chicago
    Not really. Not yet. I cleaned it with a little paint thinner (mineral spirits) and Naptha to get paint and grime off of it. I plan on treating it with something like Neatsfoot oil.
     
  4. Joe Desperado

    Joe Desperado Electromatic

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    Jun 13, 2019
    Chicago
    Thank you. I am happy with it.

    The pickguard was hacked up and painted black. I repaired a chunk that was cut out near the controls to allow for an extra knob. And it was missing the tip. So I made a new piece from a similar guard and glued it on.
     
  5. Joe Desperado

    Joe Desperado Electromatic

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    Chicago
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  6. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Synchromatic

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    761
    Jan 17, 2015
    The Motor City
    Really nice work!! I would recommend Bick-4 leather cleaner and conditioner. It wont darken the leather and it is better as an oil than neatsfoot.
     
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