Do it yourself ???
When I have a "new" Egmond, I always look first what job I can do myself. When I decide to work on it with my own skills, These are the things I do then:
* Get off the neck.
* Unscrew all the parts from the body. I leave the PU's on the body.
* Clean everything with a lightly wet cloth.
* Polish all with a domestic polish ( Jif/Cif or so). Use a lightly wet cloth for this.
* Clean again with a lightly wet cloth.
* Polish all the chrome parts ( e.g. Starglans)
* Use a white furniture wax to make her shine.
* Putl all the parts on the guitar again.
* Set the neck ( if possible) after putting on the strings.
* Finally have fun with it by playing her or putting on the wall.
A professional restoration
working on my Caledonie ES 57 de Luxe
There are Egmonds I like so much, I had them restored by a professional
Aart unfortinatly suddenly died in sept. 2007. I still miss his personality and skills. He repaired and built ( Artnos ) guitars. All my special Egmonds were done by him. I wanted everything original. At the pictures above you can see how he worked. Really all things were looked at and if needed repaired. Nothing was impossible for him and I got back a shiny and very playable Egmond. Aart always said: "I liked doing it Wim."
Aart in his studio/shop in Vlissingen