1965 SG Standard restoration project

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  1. zhivago

    zhivago New Member

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    Great to see her all dressed up! :cool:
     
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  2. kongssund

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    Very nice guitar :)
     
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  3. Bob L

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    Looks great! Is the vibrola from Crazy Parts?
     
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  4. Gahr

    Gahr Well-Known Member

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    Yes, that’s the one.
     
  5. Chuteboxehero

    Chuteboxehero Well-Known Member

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    Great job with this one. How does it sound?
     
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  6. Gahr

    Gahr Well-Known Member

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    Sounds very nice! Nice mids and sweet top end, slightly less bright than my Derek Trucks (which has late 1960s T-Tops installed).
     
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    looks great glad you kept the battle scars.
     
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  8. Gahr

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    I wouldn’t want it any other way!
     
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  9. papagayo

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    Very nice restoration, congratulations,
    You can screw the low thumwheel post using two bolts .
     
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  10. SG John

    SG John Well-Known Member

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    Hope you're enjoying some time to bond with it.

    :cheers:
     
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  11. Gahr

    Gahr Well-Known Member

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    Oh, plenty of time! Only one day at work this week. The only problem is that both my wife and kids are at home as well, so I can’t really turn it up...
     
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    Great work on restoring that one! Have fun playing it!
     
  13. papagayo

    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    Remove the modern knobs ans install a set with smooth top like the Original vintage SG :cheers:

    + heavy knurled Switchcraft washer, Historic switch tip.

    SG Standard TBK 128.jpg
     
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    Gahr Well-Known Member

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    By and by the idea is to collect genuine vintage parts. Right now I have used what I could get to put together a working guitar. In the current situation (temporarily laid off from work because of the corona thing...) I’m not willing (or able...) to spend the money.
     
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  15. Chuteboxehero

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    That guitar looks killer just as it sits now. Hopefully you're back to work soon. Crazy times....
     
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    Crazy indeed. Spent the day today making a bench for my garden out of an old bed...
     
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    Very nice!
    You can slightly age the vibrola for an authentic look.
     
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    I have been thinking about it. I am also considering buying an actual vintage one at one point. We'll see. This guitar is a long term project, really. I just wanted to make it into a playable instrument at first, and in time I'll hopefully find genuine vintage parts for it.
     

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