Antoria “RockStar” Restoration – Customisation

As she came in no stop tail and strange tailpieceAs she came in no stop tail and strange tailpieceFound only one pickup actually working... played OK thoughFound only one pickup actually working… played OK thoughInteresting headstock work with glued on washers as bushes...Interesting headstock work with glued on washers as bushes…DSC_9263Few cracks around fretboard needed fixingFew cracks around fretboard needed fixingDSC_9265DSC_9266Glue all over the place... poor quality tuners...Glue all over the place… poor quality tuners…galvanized wood screws... nicegalvanized wood screws… nice B;acl paint on the edges..B;acl paint on the edges..DSC_9271Finish cracks...Finish cracks…Spinder next inside pickup coverSpinder next inside pickup coverMahogany Block, Good Tenon joint, Maple NeckMahogany Block, Good Tenon joint, Maple NeckTuners coming out!Tuners coming out!Washers to come off, then sand surface down and veneer coverWashers to come off, then sand surface down and veneer coverTintebond on!Tintebond on!Holes filled with hardwood ;-). Notice dowels in original ped holesHoles filled with hardwood ;-). Notice dowels in original ped holesAll neatened up and finished in finishing oil. Not back to original but customised.All neatened up and finished in finishing oil. Not back to original but customised.Avon Logo added.. just looked better than no logoAvon Logo added.. just looked better than no logoGrover Imperials addedGrover Imperials addedHeadstock looks good IMHOHeadstock looks good IMHOBattered but now smooth and clearcoatedBattered but now smooth and clearcoatedFrets levelledFrets levelledStrung up and going!Strung up and going!Tokai PAF in the front and Gotoh 10.5K Dimarzio style in the rearTokai PAF in the front and Gotoh 10.5K Dimarzio style in the rearMIJ Tailpiece addedMIJ Tailpiece addedDSC_9336DSC_9333Lookig pretty good if I do say so myselfLookig pretty good if I do say so myself A Nice Made in Korea late 80s Antoria Rockstar. Most likely made by Samick before they worked for Epiphone. Good build quality but needed some work to get her going again. Not a complete restoration more of a low cost customisation project. She sounds Lovely real jazzy front pickup sound and pure rock from the rear. A keeper ;-)

3 thoughts on “Antoria “RockStar” Restoration – Customisation

  1. Hi mate,

    Where did you get the tailpiece an Bridge from?
    I am doing a custom/fix up on the same guitar.
    All the standard easy to get ES 335 parts do not fit.

    If you could back to me it would be amazing because I am so stuck.

    Tom

    • They are all slightly different from spec. The Bridge has to be the original type the post distance is closer than normal TOM.. I have a spare but with slots cut if you are really stuck. Also a spare tailpiece but would need you to measure yours accurately from center of post to centre..

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