Bringing back an SA-15

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Bringing back an SA-15

Unread post by Al_D » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:09 am

I was lucky enough to get my hands on an SA-15 a few weeks ago along with some other broken guitars. I didn't know what I had until I started doing some Internet research and founds these forums. My intention is to get it back up and running while keeping it as original as possible.

The body has it's fair share of knicks and scratches but I think it's still beautiful. The top is unglued in a couple of places, the pickguard is junk, the tremolo is missing parts (at a minimum) and the pots and pickup switch probably need to be replaced. But the neck is straight, the frets have a lot of life and are quite level and I think the pickups are still good.

I'm looking forward to fixing it up and keeping as much of it original as possible. Wish me luck.
Please excuse the terrible picture quality.
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Re: Bringing back an SA-15

Unread post by Artie » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:30 am

Cool project. Lots of work, but well worth it. Good luck.
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Re: Bringing back an SA-15

Unread post by TheSupposedStringMeister » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:26 am

Nice one. Lots of work but satisfaction guaranteed at the end. I have restored a couple of SA30's from pretty bad to pretty good. The first one was in a worse state than yours, so it is possible.
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