2010 Limited Edition G-400

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  1. Six Stringed Demon

    Six Stringed Demon Active Member

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    Hi all.

    I picked up this guitar with the typical neck at body break fully loaded with EMG’s for next to nothing. I planned on stripping the parts and doubling my money. Well, I ended up trying to fix the broken spot and ended up having issues with the neck setting and had to re-break it. The glue didn’t set right and it was knocked over on the stand before it had set and was left there to dry. I assume the dog did it and I didn’t go back into that room for a few days to see the carnage.

    Anyway... I re-broke the neck, sanded the pieces and re-glued it to make it stick. (Keep in mind the body was free on this flip). I found a guy locally that wanted the EMG’s and paid what I bought the guitar for.

    After gluing the neck, I didn’t refinish like I initially set out to do. Instead I left the excess glue on and did a few more mods. First.... my biggest pet peeve with SG’s is the jack location. I put a bolt in the jack hole to close it up and drilled a hole into the edge of the body. Then I made a copper “jack plate” for it. The Guitar had a hole in the top horn that looked like it was started for a strap button, so I finished the hole and popped the strap button on.

    I added some PAF style humbuckers to it and out of all my guitars she gets played the most.

    I’ve had a few SG guitars in the past and couldn’t bond with them for some reason. This one is kind of a junk yard dog that I can’t seem to get rid of. I have had a few offers from guys that have played it and I’ve declined every time. I do side work on guitars and I’m a collector as well; this being both my only Epiphone and only SG.

    Next, I’m going to remove most the finish, paint it black primer, then red primer and a mint primer and add some pinstriping then sand it back to make it look more like a old patina.

    And I’m also adding a new set of pickups (not sure what yet), new wiring/pots and a Bigsby B5 I found used for next to nothing.

    Seeing as how this guitar was going to be thrown away or used as wall art, I’m glad I didn’t do either.
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    Daniel.S Well-Known Member

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    Wow! That’s all I can think of!
    I’ve got one of these in white as well, they’re actually quite good.
     
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    Six Stringed Demon Active Member

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    It does say a lot that out of those guitars, the rough fixed Epiphone gets a better portion of my play time.
     
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    I love that kind of story. I first scrolled down the post to look at the pics and when I saw the picture with the repair, my heart sank a little. But reading on made me see it as a war wound that healed well. You still have that dog ? :rofl:

    And oh ... welcome here. This is one of the best first post I've seen in a long time.
     
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    Thanks DrBGood. Yeah I still have the dog lol!
     
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    Here she is, stripped of her parts. Next step is to work on the paint removal, do some body work then paint... yay!
     
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    That's progress. Keep us posted!
     
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    Tomorrow I’m hoping to strip a significant portion, do most of the body work and hopefully get the paint on. I also have a neck I need to shape the headstock and put some oil on the back for another project....
    gonna be a heck of a day!!
     
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    work in progress...:)
     
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    Stripped, sanded, first coat of red primer and the first step of the finished color.
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    This is the kind of finish I’m trying for...
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    Keep posting!!!!!!
     
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    A coat of Danish oil on the exposed neck... and some minor sanding.
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    I also ordered one of these pickguards in a cream color.

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    Now just wait for parts.
     
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    Before and after....
    And a better representation of the pickguard
     
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    You can't hide that nice patina under a huge piece of plastic ! Fill in the guard holes and give that thing a nice satin lacquer.
     
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    I second this!
     
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    The suspense is building.
     
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    or maybe a clear pickguard?
     

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