So Detman and Jets60 and a couple other friends are hopefully coming over on Sunday evening. Detman has all his guitars in storage at the moment, so I said he could use one of mine. The thing is that he plays a strat and acoustic is his second choice. Maybe third.
Anyway, on Facebook Market or whatever it's called a Squire Strat came across my feed for $20. I contacted the guy and he said it needed work but the electronics were sound. So I told I'd take it - sight unseen. I met him 10 minutes later and bought a Squire Strat for Detman to play on Sunday night.
It did need work. It was all marked up. Everything that could be loose was. Two strings were missing. But...the neck was straight and the frets were in great shape. This evening I cleaned it thoroughly and tightened up everything that needed it. I oiled the fretboard several times. I polished the frets and the rest of the metal. I scrubbed and scrubbed to get the pickmarks off the pickups. And once everything was scrubbed, oiled, polished, and tightened, I strung it up with some electric strings I found in my string drawer. Each string height is adjustable and three of them were very low and rubbed the pickups. Once I adjusted those, it sounds really good. I'm not much for electrics, but I think I might have fun with this one for a while.
Photos are on my phone. I don't know how to get them on here from there - but it happened. I promise.
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