- Apr 15, 2018
- Reaction score
- Basque Country
Cool!This is my '69 Standard. I could not deal with the Lyre going out of tune, even though I loved the look of it. I made a nice little stainless steel tailpiece that uses all the original holes in the body, and Lyre cover. Being a machinist forever has it's benefits. Granted, I did this around '95.
I also made some heavy duty studs that are longer than the normal Gibson studs for the Nashville bridge. I couldn't deal with the neck angle constantly pulling the little 6-32 threaded rods over under the ABR-1 bridge. It's stable now, and sounds killer. I've been playing it this way over twenty years.
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Can never have too many P90sWell, I started with this bare bones SGJ
Gave it a gloss lacquer overspray.
Then routed it for P90's, added a full pickguard to hide the overlapping routs, and tossed on a Bigsby B7 & roller bridge.
But I wasn't done yet. Ended up routing a bit more and added another P90 along with a 5 ply pickguard.
And there we have it. A gloss finish SGJ with a trio of Lollar P90's and a Bigsby.