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Discussion in 'The Custom Shop' started by BrianB, Nov 18, 2013.
Much better look now.
I like the faux binding job and the sunburst, pretty nice.
Looks really sharp, nice job.
man, this thing looks killer. super job
Awesome thread... I like the idea of using the orginial hardware, but taking off the gold... can't wait to see her finished.
Here's my '92 I redone a few years ago. Didn't bother with a new headstock veneer or re-shoot. I just oiled her up. Mine was black, too. Not the best wood under that goop.
great job looks awesome!! cant wait to see the finished pics
Thanks! Rolling the tape over the edge to make it multi dimensional really makes it pop. If this thing ever needs a fret job....
Thanks! I liked the idea too...it didn't work out entirely as I envisioned though. When all was said and done, only the pickups and jack plate were reused.
Looks sharp! From what I've read, due to the fact they got so many orders for Studios during this period (early '90's), they were forced to use some of the good wood (supply/demand). So, the tops under the black are hit and miss. I've seen a few stripped down (online) and two piece center seam plain tops with no major visual issues were under the black. I can't look at one now without wondering "What's under there?"...
Well, it's been together for a few weeks now, and timing hasn't been on my side... I can't remember when I've been home and the sun was shining. It's hard to get good pix when you leave for work before the sun comes up, and get home after it goes down.
And it snows every weekend... Meh.
The Grovers showed up in the mail. Pickguard bracket too. Time to put this all together and PLAY IT!
One thing I did when I took it down was to save the strings. I did this because they weren't all that old, but they were stretched out, and I thought it might be easier setting the intonation without worrying about strings stretching/settling in as well.
They're still on there... (and it's been a couple weeks...LOL).
As much as I love Klusons on a LP...these look pretty right too. And as more than one person around these parts has said; "If they're good enough for Pagey..."
Here's some love for you "no pickguard" folks...
(More obligatory "on the bed" pix.... Last ones)
Hope ya liked 'em, because the PG is going back on....
And those two "issues" I had? Resolved. That high E isn't hanging on the edge, and the TRC is a bit away from the nut. Happy happy, joy joy.
Now I'm just waiting on the chance to take some good pix for this thread... And to get off my arse and put new strings on. I skipped oiling the fretboard when I strung it up...still need to do that too.
Until then, I'll leave you with two more pix, and wish you all a Happy (and safe) Holiday Season!
Never been a big fan of cherry sunbursts but you've certainly done an beautiful job on that refinish
You do a burst better than some factory Gibson jobs I've seen. Thanks for all the pics.
That was a terrific series of posts. A great job and thanks for sharing. I hope you play the heck out of it!
Nice refin...you went above where some of us would go (making arched pup ring instead of buying them) which was interesting.
Brian - You did a fantastic job!!! Play in good health, my friend
thats what all Gibson Studios should look like...great work!!
I skimmed for pictures, but dang, what a good job you did.
Great work and documentation.