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DrBGood

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First Gibson since my first guitar 50 years ago.

About a year ago, I bought a Marshall Origin 20w head for $450 Canadian. Last month, adding a home made 2X10 ($200) cab to the head, I did a straight trade for a Fender Super-Sonic 22 combo. The guy REALLY wanted that Marshall. Now I give the Super-Sonic in exchange for that nice Studio, again straight trade. So the GIbson cost me $650 and I might sell the Bigsby for $100 = $550 Gibson. I'm stoked !

Here it is when I got it. All dressed up with a massive B7 Bigsby. It was heavy, really badly set upped and dirty. Case stunk that Gibson vanilla stink, so did the LP.

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The case spent some time airing out.

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Good thing I didn't try it with a strap, could have had a bad surprise ! I doweled the ¼" hole.

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I hate Tele knobs on a Les Paul. They got replaced by silver top hats, what else.

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Ordered a tailpiece to replace the wiggle stick. Fret polished, fretboard deDNAded and oiled new 9-42 strings on, action and relief adjusted, back of neck finish dulled (Scotch Brite), it just needs intonation tweaked a bit. It's a good player and its tone is dark, dark as its color, I like that.

Here are a few glamour shots in the fading outside light.

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Go Nigel Go

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You know, that may not be the vaunted "3A flamed top", but that is a pretty grain and a nice looking axe. Screw the cork sniffing, I like that guitar. I'm sure you will give it a good set up and make it play like a 5 grand custom and that's all that counts. I'd be proud to add that one to my stable. :dude:
 

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I like that finish, Gibson Studio and Tribute are not cheap guitars.
 

Von Trapp

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Man, that's a nice looking guitar! Grain like that looks SO much better than those prissy flame tops. That pic with the hanging case is priceless, I'm not sure why, but I laughed. Points as well for losing that ugly whatever it was. Slick, that's what that guitar is.
 


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