I've got an idea for my G400....

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  1. AlexEP

    AlexEP Member

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    What do you think? I'm uncertain...

    Do I pass from this one
    mezzo.JPG

    To this one?
    intero.JPG

    PS=Yes, I know I'd have to put more screws ;)
     
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    I did it on my '98 G-400, probably wouldn't do it again but it turned out exactly like I planned it. Pickup leveling can be a challenge. I used foam rubber under them, iirc.
    Here's what I started with:
    1998 epi.JPG

    This was my plan.
    98mod.jpg
    Here's what I ended up with.
    '98 mod front.jpg
     
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  3. Logan

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    If it were me, I would sell it and get one of the new 1966 G-400 PROs with the neck binding.
    [​IMG]
     
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    You can always get the pickguard and do a dry run by setting it on the guitar, take a few steps back and
    just stare at it for a while. If you like it, commit to the mod, if not toss the full guard in a drawer for another project.
     
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  5. AlexEP

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    I've found this producer
    http://www.greasygroove.com/categories.php?cat=26

    Is there any difference from "Full face upgrade" and "G400 1966 Reissue full face" in your opinion? I don't understand
     
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    I see none. Looks like a good fit at the bridge posts, too. I had to bore out the Gibson pickguard I used to accomodate the epi bridge posts.
     
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  7. AlexEP

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    In the meanwhile I called my luthier: he cuts the guards with a cnc machine. I'll post the photo asap
     
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    I too used Gibson pickguards on two of my G400 projects.
    However instead of opening up the bridge post holes, I removed the head of the anchors & countersunk my post anchors for the bridge & tailpiece.


    Biddlin's approach seems much easier in retrospect.
     
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    My 2016 did not come with neck binding.
     
  10. Logan

    Logan Well-Known Member

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    These are more recent. Late 2017 - now.
     
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  11. Feedbacker

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    I have a Greasy Grove full face guard for my G400. I bought the one specified for the G400 but its fitment is pretty poor. I had to file the guard where the neck heel is to get it to line up at the post holes enough to even sit flat, and even then the alignment over the post holes was off by a 1/8" or more. The guard didn't match up well with the lower horn either, so part of it sat above the bevel.

    Would not recommend.
     
  12. Col Mustard

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    too much hassle for too little result IMHO.

    I suggest you look for a good used Epiphone with a full guard, and buy it.
    Keep the other one too. Because they are both good, for different reasons.
    But having two Epiphones is never a bad thing, you could keep one in standard
    and one in DADF#AD and play slide, or put one in a drop tuning with heavy strings
    and keep the other in Standard.

    See what I mean? Make more music and do less futzing with plastic thingies.
     
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  13. AlexEP

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    For this no problem ;)
    Look at www.erispluvia.it , we've nearly ended the 4th album
     

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