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Fender DG 60 - Rescued from Wimpy's Pawn Shop

I think this must have been a demo instrument somewhere, but it ended up in a pawn shop in Azusa, CA, and I just felt like it deserved something better. I refretted it, put in a piezo pickup and pre-amp, and polished it up nice. Sold it to someone on the internet who gave it to his daughter for her birthday.

Fender DG-60 Rescue Complete! | January 15, 2017

The Fender DG-60 rescue is now complete. In this post I get the saddle and nut mounted, the body clean and polished, and the strings on and done. At this point, the auction is done and the guitar is sold to a happy musician. Thanks for following along.

The Acoustic Gets Some Electrics | January 14, 2017

The Fender DG-60 is a great guitar. Best guitar ever? No, of course not. But it’s got good action, great tone and feels good in your hands. So why cut holes in it? Well, mostly because I’ve never done it before, but a little bit because I think putting a pickup, and a preamp with a 5-band equalizer into it makes it, if not better, at least a more versatile guitar. So let’s take a look.

Fret Replacement and Fretboard Spruce-Up | January 8, 2017

This very reasonable acoustic gets upgraded with new frets, some TLC for the fretboard itself, and a proper fret dressing. The attention transforms the fretboard from very reasonable to reasonably awesome.

Introducing the Fender DG-60 Rescue Project | October 1, 2016

It’s time to start a new Rescue project, and I found one that I’m really excited about. I picked up a Fender DG-60 at a Wimpey’s Pawn Shop in Azusa, CA that was in danger of being abandoned to the scrap heap. You know I never like to see a good instrument die, and when I picked this one up, I couldn’t help but see its potential.