This guitar has ‘74 or ‘75 T-tops from a Custom that were originally gold, but wore down to the nickel. It still sounds like a quiet Fender, but better!
The pickups give clarity and sparkle, along with a slightly thicker tone, but never stray far from being a Fender-like sound.
If you look closely, it’s not a mis-matched top. At the center seam, things line up pretty well. It’s just what happens when you carve away a quarter inch of material on either side. However, it is representative of a list of known bursts where the flame wasn’t up to par with their expensive...
I am fortunate enough to live close by to Greg.
It was already there to get it's clean bill of health.
He suggested not to do anything too.
Well now. You’re not going to get a more qualified opinion than his.
Thanks! I worked hard for this and am relieved to be in complete metabolic remission at this time. It was a long six months, but even six months after my last infusion, I’m still not 100%. Fortunately, I realize it takes time for the body to recover from the beating it took. I’m happy for the...
Started this past fall as a “I finished chemo” guitar, it’s finally assembled and playing! I went with a shell pink body and a maple boatneck profile (1”, like a Broadcaster) quartersawn neck, Callaham hardware and an unopened set of T-Tops from a ‘74 Les Paul Custom. The wiring, although...
Mainly, I had some birch on hand. Also, the plywood is more stable long term, less likely to shift or move over time. I’ve built speaker cabinets of pine because I like the warmer sound vs birch plywood, and it’s a bit lighter. The weight difference in a head shell is not so important.
No, it’s homemade. To be fair, I had access to a router, used 3/4” baltic birch, and have tolexed a few things before. It was made to fit on top of a 2x10 open back cabinet, or 1965a Marshall 4x10 (about 24”?), and was a fun project.