deets #4 (part one) removing old binding

guitar #4 will be a les paul with a maple neck. this is some pretty fashion forward stuff. right now it's an embarrassment. but i'm going to tell you what's going to happen here. i've decided to try and discover how to install new binding. i have no clue what's going on.

first step is to sand through the lacquer and get to the binding. then i took a box cutter to this piece and scored a line along the bottom of the binding. then use whatever you can to get this crap off. i used the box cutter and a chisel and it was a big pain in the ass, so i'm sure there's a tool that would work much better. slowly, i sat and whittled this binding off and watched 6th grade jeopardy and wheel of fortune and then that spilled over to the bachelorette.

i just hope she finds love this time. you know that asshole really screwed her over last season. these new guys seem o.k. though. she eliminated all the losers that she liked just because they were cute and now things are getting real. although you never know!

so here's the whole thing stripped. as you can see, some asshole tried to engrave some kind of 'coat of arms' foolishness into the headstock.

i don't know who that guy is, but he's in for a rude awakening. that thing is so out of here!