Pearly Gates makeover NGD

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Hi everyone

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Andy Stidoms, who formally owned/operated Badmojo Vintage Makeovers is an absolute thief. Do not send this crook your guitar, you WILL NOT get it back. A special place in hell resides for Andy and folks like him.
 
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A STUNNING BEAUTY! The top carve is one of the best I've seen. How is the neck?
Do you know the neck dimensions?
 

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The neck was listed as “59 historic spec” in the spec sheet. Here is a link to the original listing at CME. I believe it may have the Carmelita neck and top carve as those were specs of this run.

Looks like a keeper. Play the hell out of it.
:cheers:
 

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Looks outstanding! Andy does great work. The logo was a really nice touch. Congrats on having it back and going for exactly you wanted!
 

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All I can say is wow! Awesome work and it turned out far better then when it left Gibson.

Congrats! :cheers:
 

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I'm just curious … How were you able to source all those 1950s original parts?
 

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A company in Chicago, Vintage Correct Parts was very helpful in sourcing all of these parts. A few I was able to get through Reverb as well.
 

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I just wanted to drop in and thank the MLP community for being so kind. I appreciate all the love. Working with Eric on this project has been a blast!

Kudos to James at ReWind his PAFs are amazing! If you guys/gals are ever in the market for a killer sounding pickup, I’d give him a call.
 

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I am tempted!
The only thing I am not into to my CC#7 is the factory finish, it just doesn't have that vintage glassy, plasticizer-free type of look. Definitely going to work with Bad Mojo soon:dude:
 

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Eric, that is an ABSOLUTELY amazing guitar! Truly special. Every square inch is jaw dropping.

Kudos to James at ReWind his PAFs are amazing! If you guys/gals are ever in the market for a killer sounding pickup, I’d give him a call.
Thank you very much, Andy. I've been impressed by your work, as well, and this guitar is a perfect example to why!
 

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Dude... this is insane..... it looks amazing. That's a ton of work to it. They did a great job, thanks for sharing!!!

Also, I can just imagine how great the guitar already was before you even got started on the makeover.

I own CME70061 and it's one of the best guitars I've ever played in my life...

 


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