And “SG Sunday” rolls very easily and comfortably into “SG Monday”… :D It’s a holiday here in Canada (well at least it is in Ontario anyway…) so NO WORK! What shall I do today. I know: GUITAR STUFF!
1968 Gibson SG Special. You can see it has been modified…a Tune-O-Matic was added and a stop bar tailpiece (I do have the Maestro Vibrola, but I find it the guitar sounds better with a more secure tail piece!).
In the last 44 years someone also replaced the original tuners with Grovers. I have taken the Grovers off and slapped on a set of Allparts Kluson strip tuners. I also have a vintage set of Klusons, and these are period-correct for this instrument, but I find they are not perfect…and they make the guitar harder to keep in tune. The new ones function perfectly and I always have the vintage ones for if/when I sell this guitar!
Now: to find some kind of etching solution to “Relic” the new Allparts tuners (and the new “Nashville” Tune-O-Matic which I also put on to replace a VERY badly functioning ABR-1!). I also bought a correct compensated bridge for it…so I want to get rid of the Tune-O-Matic at some point, but the original holes have been filled (the T-O-M is narrower than the original bridge), and I am not at all experienced with drilling into guitars let alone vintage exiguity! I’ll take it to a pro… :D
Toronto, Canada, August 6, 2012.
(strap by Jaykco http://www.jaykco.com/)