Yes, Gather round...It's everyone's favorite guitar, The lovable Swinger.
Recently bought this refinned body.
My original plan was to restore the body and use a 24" scale neck. I Initially thought the red was original and it just had black overspray, but further investigation shows a white basecoat under the red (which Fender didn't use on Swingers) and only wood underneath that. Sad to say the Original paint is long long gone.
Oh well, Time to take apart and get the Citristrip going.
The body has some original parts on it. The original pearloid pickguard is covered in many layers of thick paint and clear top coat. Don't know how I'll get down to the pearloid, the CitrStrip people said the remover would eat (melt) plastic. So I asked for some advice and tried a little pinesol w/o much luck. However, I am putting that aside for now, am concentrating on the body first. Stay tuned.