I'm considering letting my '84 LP Deluxe (weight relieved) go at 6kg. I'm a slender guy in my mid '40s and I've hurt my back quite seriously with it just standing and playing. Now that's going to vary from person to person for sure. But it just means I don't want to play this guitar. Also at...
It's a cool idea. But it's hard to imagine it will happen with all the pressure that a certain un-named, litigious guitar company beginning with G and ending in N has put on this forum.
Pity Henry's book, "Sue Your Business Profitable," has been cancelled.
No. Don't get one. They have a reputation for being massive tone sucks and there's absolutely zero problem with a good old ABR1 bridge with a bigsby.
If you're worried about the mythical tuning problems with Bigsbys, you're looking at the wrong end of the guitar. It's the nut. It's almost...
And don't believe the fanboys who tell you Gibson quality is as it's always been. That's patent nonsense and self-deception. That's another good reason to buy a '90s LP. Yes, there were flaws then. But not in the astonishing abundance of recent years.
My two cents: If you want a Gibson, buy a Gibson. You might get a better guitar from another maker, but it won't satisfy you until you've had your Gibson.
Buying used is not 2nd best. It's first prize. Guitars are not cars. The only time they depreciate is when you take them out of the shop the...
Beautiful SG to start with and I really love the mods you're making. Did you just rub off the headstock decal? Looking forward to seeing it with the ABR1. Can't stand Nashville bridges.
That Trans black though is almost the same colour as my plain mahogany AY sig SG. Maybe just a little less red.
Get a blank 'long nipple' vintage style TRC.
Get pickup covers.
Get an ABR1 bridge that'll drop onto the Nashville posts.
Those would be my moves. Love that it has the '60s deep bevels. Good call on the pickguard.
Really not sure why you're not including the Tokai premium custom. It hits *all* of your specs:
I believe they all have fret-edge binding. Quite a number available used because they've been making these for decades. Only thing is...
The Tokai LS132S is probably the best bang-for-buck LP on the market. Tokai p90s are amazing - so there's no need for a pickup swap. Builds are flawless. Vintage styled with ABR1 bridges. Goldtops so no veneer. No weight relief or chambering yet very reasonable weight. Basically a current LP...
If the issue is your guitar not staying in tune, it's simple. Just fix it. 99.9% of the time it's just a poorly cut nut. Get it sorted by a luthier and you'll have no tuning problems with the bigsby - even if you're using it regularly.
Binding scraping is the most involved process eh? Wonder why the binding on my 2008 AY sig SG looks like it was done by an orangutan on meth then?
All the weird secrecy. I'm sure the people who work there are really great people. But the bottom line is that Henry really dropped the ball...
It's a crapshoot - like people are saying. Don't believe there's anything so special about Memphis guitars that it's a slam dunk. The last recent 335 I played was dead as a doornail in terms of resonance. And the finish looked super plasticky.
I'm sure they put out tons of great guitars. But...
I'd say Gibson historic pickups are closer to PAFs than Tokai MkIIs. There were good pickups - pro quality. Just a little hot and modern for my tastes. The guitar sounded great. But putting good PAF clones into it really took it over the top into classic 'burst territory.
Kinda odd. I got a pretty nice wide bevel TRC from a Korean company (wasn't gonna pay G prices for a piece of plastic) and it dropped in perfectly on my LS150. Dunno if the TRC was slightly differently drilled or whether your headstock was.
Beautiful guitar. Sounds like a real player.