Tony Iommi's SG Build / Updated 02-01

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by SG Lou, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. bloosman1

    bloosman1 Active Member

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    You are a master Lou!
     
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    Hammer Well-Known Member

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    Damn, I wish I had a tenth of your skill. That is utter badassery right there.
     
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    I can hardly wait to see it with the hardware on...

    ...and I bet you can hardly wait for TI's reaction when he gets it. :thumb:
     
  4. SG Lou

    SG Lou Moderator Staff Member

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    If all goes well I'll buff it tomorrow and start assembling it :thumb:

    I also got a LP Headstock restoration I'm doing so my hands are full. This LP was in a fire and the upper portion of the headstock got burnt pretty bad.
    Gibson quoted the guy $2500 to repair but being the serial number was burned away they will not authenticate it as being a real LP.

    Once I get up to the painting process I'll start a thread on the repair :dude:
     
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    2500 and Gibson won't call it an official LP? Man I am glad they have guys like you around.

    My dream....have a SG made, but with the neck-through body design originally intended.
     
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    Hammer Well-Known Member

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    I just noticed all the Batmobiles. :thumb:
     
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  7. SG Lou

    SG Lou Moderator Staff Member

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    That can be done ! :wave: :naughty: :naughty: :naughty: :naughty: :naughty:
     
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    Yes and there are several things stopping it. Money..Money..Money..and the fact that I've fallen in love with your work, but also have a buddy (with whom I also play gigs with) right here in town that builds great instruments....so even when I save up the bucks, which maker do I choose? The local that does great work or the guy on the web that does great work...for first class artists.

    In one way, Lou, I'm glad I don't have the bucks yet! Of course in an ideal world, I'd commission one from you and one from my friend...P90s and humbuckers!

    Ah, wishful thinking:thumb:
     
  9. SG Lou

    SG Lou Moderator Staff Member

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    Updated 03-15

    It's ALMOST finished.

    In between doing the LP headstock restoration I was able to:
    Wet sand and polish out the SG, wire it, fit the tuners and bridge.

    Still left to do: Cut the nut and final adjustments.

    POLL: Do you guys think the pointy tip of the pick guard a little too much?

    I was thinking of rounding it off just a tad !

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    Gorgeous..and I'd leave the pickguard as is, it balances the bigger upper horn.

    Guys on another thread about neck-diving SG's should notice the strap button placement.
     
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    I like the look of the pickguard, it looks sharp. (ba-dum-bum!)

    But seriously, folks, It looks awesome.
     
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    I think the guitar looks great!!! If I were going to make any changes, I might consider shaving down the pickguard between the pickups a bit so it doesn't look quite so thick right there. Either way, it is a real beauty.
     
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    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    Agree

    Lou, I agree with Refugee on this. You sure know the little details it takes to make a fine instrument.
     
  14. shwantz34

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    Wow !!

    Your work is awsome. Thank you to share your experience with us.
     
  15. SG Lou

    SG Lou Moderator Staff Member

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    bump for the new members
     

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