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Nashville - Gibson ABR-1 conversion

EFLOW

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I have a problem with Nashville bridge, I hate this bridge. I prefer the Gibson ABR-1.
I made a conversion with the Faber Insert studs , 7mm / 6-32inch and an ABR-1 bridge.
Faber Insert studs are strongly adjusted into the body, the screw shafts and the body make one, perfect for the vibrations and for the sustain.
Read this :

https://www.faberguitar.com/iNsert-...uds-7mm-6-32inch-BRASS-nickel-plated-glossy_1

Faber Insert with Gibson ABR-1,

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Here on my SG Special ,

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EFLOW

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Faber INsert studs and Gibson ABR-1 bridge on my 2012 SG Standard Ltd Edition ebony fingerboard.

With the Faber INsert parts the studs are strongly inserted into the body, the threaded rods and the guitar make only one, same result than a Gibson with a stock ABR-1. More sustain, good vibrations, an awesome upgrade imo.


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gibson-r8

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Some nice axes… I used Philadelphia Luthiers conversion posts on my 75 Custom to convert to ABR.
 

EFLOW

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Some nice axes… I used Philadelphia Luthiers conversion posts on my 75 Custom to convert to ABR.

Philadelphia Luthier conversion parts work, I used this method on my Translcent Ebony SG, I wanted a discret mount with black anchors, they are glued with the conversion posts using Loctite 648 retaining compound high strenght.

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PER-FECT !

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spidey

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I've also done the conversion from Nashville to Faber ABR1 with the inserts on 2 USA Standards. My goal was to make the 2 Les-Pauls look more authentic. They certainly look great and I was also pleasantly surprised how the tone improved with both.
 
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