well in the last 7 or so years it appears to me to have yellowed more than the first 30.
it does spend a lot of time in its case when not being actively played.
It’s still not bad though. I should get an updated photo.
Mine is an 84 with the stock flip out winders and Gibson branded Khaler tremolo.
If I could go back in time I would not have ordered it with the tremolo, but it is a bit unique. Great stock Shaws in that thing.
I am very confused by the “Dorothy” restoration. Did they drill into the top to add a different type bridge? Yikes!
I’m sure it’s more playable, but the top was something that survived without much damage.
Until I tried a DynaComp I wasn’t finding a compressor that worked for me. Turns out I wanted something less transparent. A Dynacomp can almost sound like a light overdrive but with better sustain.
I never pair it with distortion.
It all depends on the neck angle for me (which varies widely). If it’s low I raise the stop bar. If it’s high I would deck and top wrap. I have one that has an extremely low neck angle and there is no way I could top wrap it with the bar decked.
He probably measured your action before the truss rod adjustment. To restore the action after the change the bridge would have to come up. That puts the bridge pickup a tiny bit further away from the strings than before.
I probably could have built it myself, but I hadn’t done it before or applied tweed, so I payed someone to do it. It’s All pine and finger joints. It’s no heavier than the smaller original cabinet. I think it was plywood. You can hear how more resonant the new one is just by tapping the sides...