CC#15 'cosmetic changes' (PIC HEAVY)

richp

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OK, I got my CC#15 about a month ago (it's my first aged Gibson) and I notice the aging wasn't 'complete'. Some of the parts looked brand new, the volume and tone knobs were just as shiny as could be. The tuner keys weren't aged at all etc.. I decided to change out a few parts & share the results w/ you guys. Here's what I changed and the vendor I used:

Rolled Truss Rod Cover (Wizz)
Aged P'up Rings (Wizz)
Aged Tuners (RS guitar works)
Aged toggle nut (RS guitar works)

And now, the pics:

Rolled TRC
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Aged P'up Rings
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Aged Tuners (the one on the right is the RS Guitar works)
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Aged toggle nut (this was really tough to photograph)
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Pickup ring comparison, stockers still mounted.
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richp

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Thanks TSpoon.. A couple more parts and I'll 'done'.. (yeah right)
 

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Nice upgrades...looks great and killer cc15. Go listen to Rufus Huff and down a cold one (if you partake) and blast away on that one!!
 

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nice job, nice pictures too.

I always wonder why Gibson doesn't care about the aging details on their top shelf and top $$ aged guitars. The Beast is a hacked up guitar. Mine came with all shiny PUP covers, tuners, even the tailpiece. I took care of the nickel parts right away with hot vinegar fumes. Another example the Shanks. Aged to death and grovers that look like chrome. Easy fix too, but I would have preferred that from the factory
 

richp

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Exactly Sharky, just got on nerves, so I fixed it!
 

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Looks great Rich, Nice improvements :cheers:
 

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Another example the Shanks. Aged to death and grovers that look like chrome. Easy fix too, but I would have preferred that from the factory

What is the easy fix for the Shanks Grovers? I would love for mine to be more aged.
 

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