(Feel free to talk me out of it)
The 53/57 is now “correct“ from ball end to string wind, except for the stud bushings, in her now is inch long RetroSpec bushings.
But when I got the 50s studs, they came with the original 1 1/4 bushings, I planned on leaving them out, but they keep whispering...
How do you guys like em?
I usually use the Gotoh Magnums, but they don’t come in nickel, so I’m thinking about the Grovers.
Is it me, or do they stick out farther from the ears of the headstock than regular Milk Bottles?
Went with Wolfetone vintage white butyrate Timberwolf bridge/Marshallhead neck.
Swapped the steel wheels to brass.
Put on an early 60s wired ABR, it’s chrome, but it’s not glaringly different from the nickel tail.
I’m still flirting with the idea of Grovers.
A few months ago, I was perusing the Internet at 2am in bed, while my wife was asleep. I stumbled on a Pat# purple wire that read 9.1k, I scooped it up in my shopping cart, and then hesitated, decided against it, and went to bed.
Next morning, I woke up and said “F-it! I’m buying it!”.
I’m bored, so....
Never gigged, all original.
Its some kinda BoozyBurst
Got the case and cert.
Will trade for another Historic, straight up for a slimmer necked R8, an R9 or a bigger necked R0.
I might even be interested in a Kemper +$$$$.
Whatcha got ?
I’ve a 2002 all mahogany Custom, it is DARK sounding, the darkest sounding Les Paul I’ve ever owned.
Now 2002 is long before aluminum tailpieces and steel studs were on Historics, ya think it’s worth putting em on?