Great eye on catching this guitar. I looked up the guitar on Reverb and noticed the case had “OASIS” stenciled on the top lid. Did you inquire about the guitar’s history by chance? Could it have belonged to one of the guys in that band or was it placed there from an original owner long before? Just curious on that. Would be cool though if one of the guys actually owned it at one point.Hi all, here’s the tale of my latest Burst conversion, which I was very pleased to have landed at an excellent price, sat in plain site yet hidden due to some remarkable twists and turns in its past!
I spend a great deal of my time hunting suitably compromised ‘50s project guitars to restore and ‘Resto mod’, with a particular passion for Burst conversions, but it’s nigh on impossible to find ANYTHING of late, and I was long convinced my luck had run out.
A few weeks ago I was sweeping Reverb as usual when I came across a listing for a refin 1972 ‘58 RI’, wraptail Goldtop, with typical ‘70s features of ‘Gibson’ embossed P90s, squared off ‘70s pantograph logo etc, plus evidence of a previous humbucker conversion and other issues under the very thick gold, and didn’t think much of it: