My first guitar teacher had an L-7, and sniffed at Fenders.
I grew up on a ‘61 J-45 that the bridge looked like it was lifting on (for the 20 years I owned it).
Had many guitars over the years. Seen many flaws and fixes.
Still like Gibsons best.
I used lighter fluid and a thumb nail to scrape fingerboard schmutz off my fretboard.
NEVER use Goof Off or anything stronger than lighter fluid’s naphtha dose. The heavier naphtha will eat nitrous finishes!
Lemon oil afterwards is good.
On Maestro’s I put a piece of old credit card under the spring steel, between the face of the guitar and the bend.
This makes the action more compact and stiff, still functional, but other notes don’t vary as much when I bend. Helps the tuning generally too.
In the vintage days the bridge sat...
Thanks! I was a Tele guy for decades, then got hearing aids, and realized my Showman head needed tubes and a bias job!
I like planks.
That particular LP Tribute has SD AlNiCo Pro II Slash pickups in it right now, which gives a nice midrange bump, but the 490’s will be going back in (though they...
I saw/handled the LP Raven at GC Chico, CA
Didn’t buy it though. Already have an HH Special Tribute.
None more black. I didn’t plug it in. Kinda like a LP Special HH, but with TOM & stopbar. No pickguard.
I generally like maple neck tributes, Specials, et al.
But I’m full up presently.
My2019 ‘64 CS w Maestro is a grail type guitar.
It really feels like a sixties guitar. Worth it to me (at the time).
My 2021 ‘61 RI standard w Maestro is very good, and a better value.
That said, my 2021 SG Standard sounds better with its standard 490’s, and the neck is perfect.
What? My brand new USA SG Standard has those Phillips screws! Aargh!!!
Next, you’ll be telling me the automatic transmission in my Ford F-150 is a Mazda!
I’m as “buy American” as anybody, having been US Labor my entire career. I vote with my wallet as much as possible, but things being as they...