Vintage Maestro experts

Discussion in 'Epiphone Guitars' started by Jlott, Aug 23, 2021.

  1. Jlott

    Jlott New Member

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    I have a 1965 Coronet and the Maestro vibrato seems frozen. Not sure it's ever worked properly for me. Seems to bend the note up a bit. Pushing down is completely frozen and doesn't really do anything. Is there any way to fix these old vibratos or should I be looking for a replacement? It's the Coronet in the photo and that Maestro type.
    Thanks,
    Jeff
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    IGRocker Well-Known Member

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    You should be able to take it apart and clean it up. Put it in a Tupperware container filled with some PB Blaster or other “free all” spray. Double check and make sure nothing obvious is binding or jammed.
     
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    IGRocker Well-Known Member

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    Also, I’m not familiar with this particular vibrato, but there is probably a clip on the shaft running through the mounting bracket. You could remove that and lightly tap the shaft out with a brass drift.
     

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