The ProLine arrived, after 5 hrs work on it I’m thrilled

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by radd, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. mschafft

    mschafft Synchromatic

    Jan 19, 2017
    Pretty much my dream Jet!
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2020
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  2. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    Beautiful, congrats!
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  3. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Beautiful guitar Radd . Congrats and enjoy that beauty
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  4. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Congratulations and thanks for sharing the info. I have a set of micromesh pads which i used to take the finish down on a sticky neck, but it never occured to me to use them on hardware. What was the coarsest pad grade that you used first?
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  5. LA Miles

    LA Miles Country Gent

    Dec 6, 2012

    Where were ya when I needed ya - had that exact git fs on here at a fair price in mint condition for quite awhile and not one bite.

    Glad it worked out for you!!
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  6. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Love it
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  7. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    What a beauty, and a great way to bond with it, restoring the metal finish by hand. Congratulations, enjoy it!
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  8. Zeek

    Zeek Synchromatic

    May 29, 2016
    Illinos USA
    Very nice, Congrads
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  9. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Thanks for the review and welcome to the 6228 club! I love mine.

    Sometimes it all comes down to timing and money. It was for me when yours was for sale.
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  10. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
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  11. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Pretty cool geet,congrats!
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  12. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    great job :)
    to remove the oxidation exactly what did you do.
    Micro mesh pads ok - anything else applied?
  13. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Had to look again. That's a stunning guitar.

    Nice score, NICE clean up project.
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  14. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    That's a very cool score radd, and the cleanup makes it look like new, just as you said!
  15. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Looks great, especially with the application of all that elbow grease.
  16. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz

    I was planning on using a metal or chrome polish, or even Semichrome polish, I have from motorcycle days but I elected not to because it came out so good and I really did not want to deal with the goop around the pickups or the bridge screws.

    I started with 1800 and finished up with the 12000

    I also kept the pads clean and damp but not wet when working on the pickups.

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  17. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    Congrats, that is truly beautiful! I particularly like the natural back in general & the grain & color on this one is awesome.

    I kinda like the patina on the before pics but you did a great job restoring the plating it to new.
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