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Offline daynwarren

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Bringing an old Fly back to life
« on: November 28, 2018, 03:04:33 PM »
Someone contacted me to request I help them with their Fly, which I am always happy to do.

The owner explained that he had sent his beloved pre-refined Fly off to someone to get a refin, and the painted had done the refin but kept the guitar for months and months, and ultimately had destroyed the original ribbon cables while removing everything to do the paint work. It was a repainted shell and a pile of parts and he wanted me to get it into working condition again.

Given the old electronics were shot, we discussed RMC and Graphtech options, but ultimately he liked the tone and control layout of the original Fly, so that is what we opted for.

After some long searching I was able to round up a complete set of perfectly stock and fully working pre-refined electronics and ribbon cables.

Very worth it in the end, as the guitar sounds amazing, retains its stock electronics, but benefits from a beautiful new red sparkle finish.

I'm so happy I was able to get this guitar back to playing condition as the owner had lost hope and thought he'd never get to play the guitar again.

Here are a couple pics of the guitar:



 

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Offline dspiffy

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Re: Bringing an old Fly back to life
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2018, 03:09:45 PM »
Nicely done!

Personally I prefer the refined electronics, so that's the route I would have gone, but clearly this worked well.

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Offline sybersitizen

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Re: Bringing an old Fly back to life
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2018, 05:08:54 PM »
Is that a little hole next to the bridge?
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Offline daynwarren

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Re: Bringing an old Fly back to life
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2018, 05:29:42 PM »
Is that a little hole next to the bridge?

Yes, it had a Roland GK pickup at one point. Unfortunately the painter did not fill and paint it for him so the hole remains. I asked if he wanted me to do an internal GK install or attach an external one, but he declined as he doesn’t play that stuff anymore.

He will fill the hole himself and use a drop of touch up paint.
 

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Offline TheGrail

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Re: Bringing an old Fly back to life
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2018, 01:07:22 PM »
Looks great, Dayn!
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Offline vjmanzo

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Re: Bringing an old Fly back to life
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2018, 01:21:35 PM »
Great work!
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Offline Big Swifty

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Re: Bringing an old Fly back to life
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2018, 03:17:08 PM »
Beautiful!

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Offline jtees4

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Re: Bringing an old Fly back to life
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2018, 05:40:27 PM »
Really beautiful, love the color!