Yeah, I knew there are reasons that I only do this for a hobby. I didn't know that this was one of them but it certainly is now.
Well done. . .
The owner probably also trashes a set of strings halfway through the first set. I knew that guy. He could play my guitar for 5 minutes and new strings were toast.
He asked me to help him with one of his axes. The lacquer on the back of the neck was more like gel than a hard surface. He hadn't rotted the frets, yet, but there was some green around them. Can't remember what I did for it but I kept it for a long time and it was a lot better after gassing off his sweat, untouched by human hands.
An unfortunate accident of body chemistry. He should have picked better parents.
What the hell is in those fretboard zits? Is that Turtle wax?
I don't know but I had to fret dress this sucker today which included step one.... which was to clamp each and every fret firmly just to squeeze out the tone jam/snot so that the glue had something to grab onto.... Might not have been so bad if the stuff was not green in color - it was enough to make me miss my lunch....
Reminds me of Cheech and Chong....
and so on and so forth....
The green color looks like the verdigris on the Statue of Liberty. Maybe the fret slots need to be cleaned with Brasso. ;-)