This is my latest ‘salvaged’ guitar project - a Gibson SG-2 from the early seventies which had been through the mill. Someone had filled in the neck pickup and there had also been problems with the bridge and stop tail posts, all four holes had been drilled out and filled with doweling. There were also chunks filled in the control cavity and in the bridge pickup route. Nothing was original on the guitar, except perhaps the strap buttons. The whole thing had then been painted black and passed off as a Jr, but the black paint had started to crack and come away, so all in all it looked a state. I sanded it down, and as there had already been so much alteration to the woodwork, I decided to give it a side output jack. As a nod to my favourite guitarist, John Cipollina, I sculpted a full batwing pickguard, which is mounted on small grommets similar to the raised pickguard of the original SG-1s and SG-2s. Surprisingly, despite the bridge posts being slightly out of alignment it plays and holds tune reallly well, and though it's essentially the same guitar as my (all original) SG-1, the neck feels nicer to play. I installed a Bill Lawrence L-100 pickup, which I think looks and sounds killer, and it is splitable to give a wider range of tone s. I created a new control cavity cover and put in a kill switch. Very happy with the result.