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I let my dream guitar get away.
Maybe a 60 or 61 Melody maker that just felt better than ANYTHING in my hands.
It was stripped of original finish and serial # and by the time I realized that it would be a perfect candidate for a couple P90s, I had sold it.
I always wanted a Pelham blue SG but the last ones I saw for sale were around 25k. That wasn't going to happen. I saw an original pelham blue sg mm and bought it. I didn't like the pickup and the neck was strange. It had a 1 9/16 nut which I knew about but the rest of the neck was a baseball bat - very weird feeling and playing. The big issue was the neck angle it needed a neck reset. So I decided to have it renecked. My luthier reused the original fret board, truss rod and even frets but the net width is 1 11/16 because binding was added to the existing fret board. The new neck has a 59 profile.
Here's one I'm working on.
It was refinished and routed for humbuckers in the 80's.
Whoever sanded the old finish off sanded huge dips and waves into it and did a pretty shoddy job of routing and plugging holes.
I'm re-plugging holes, sanding the body flat, re-fretting, and refinishing the body in pelham blue. I'm currently undecided on the bridge & tailpiece combo, but it will remain with two humbuckers.