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NVGD - Players 1963 SG

sikoniko

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Hello,

A few weeks back I asked about making a trade, which I decided to follow-through on. I've had the guitar a couple weeks now and have been re-assembling some of the parts.

Basically, someone bought the guitar, took all the parts off to sell, and sold the body with mostly re-issue parts. I got a great deal of a price because of that. I had a few parts to put on it, and I acquired a couple parts. There are still a few details I can do in the future.

She has a perfect neck shape and fantastic tone and playability. Could use some attention to the nut and a fret-dressing from the 7th fret down to the nut. she has also had a repair from having a bigsby at one time.

She didn't have a vintage maestro, so I decided to play around with a nod to Eric Clapton's the fool. This guitar has some recognizable influences from his, but I have no plans on having the guitar painted...

Here she is...
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Electronics-wise, I put pots in her that I had and are dated 44th week of '62 w/ '50s bumble bee caps.
She has Seth Lover PAF's (they sound great!).
Vintage-modified Maestro
'50s ABR-1.
'50s TRC
'60s Pat Pend Grovers

The next items I would like to get for her are some original knobs and original pickup rings.

Thanks for looking.
 

Cream Fan

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Dan, that tailpiece looks really good on there. Glad I had an extra one. I'll also bet that guitar sounds really snappy now. Maybe you could now call this the "Fool-ish" SG. ;-) You also have most of the parts that count. A real set of Patent numbers would be nice someday, too.
 

sikoniko

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Dan, that tailpiece looks really good on there. Glad I had an extra one. I'll also bet that guitar sounds really snappy now. Maybe you could now call this the "Fool-ish" SG. ;-) You also have most of the parts that count. A real set of Patent numbers would be nice someday, too.

Glad to see you are here! I like that... it's my 'fool-ish' SG. lol.

took the guitar to jam night last night. she played and sounded great! Also took it by to show a couple friends and they all loved it. I think the neck shape and size got the most comments. I feel like I slid into this by luck.
 

Mark Kane

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Very cool guitar!! How is it for dead spots up the neck?
 

sikoniko

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Very cool guitar!! How is it for dead spots up the neck?

no noticeable dead spots but quite a few divits from the 5th fret to the nut. Chips thinks a dressing would be preferable over a re-fret at this point.
 

Mark Kane

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When a guitar has divots like that one you can pretty much be sure it's a good one. they don't get the hell played out of them like that without making a bunch of joyous noise!! :salude
 

sikoniko

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When a guitar has divots like that one you can pretty much be sure it's a good one. they don't get the hell played out of them like that without making a bunch of joyous noise!! :salude

ya. the back of the neck was worn to the wood. someone has but a coat of clear over it. probably for the best.

It's really a shame the guitar was gutted, but I'm very happy with it.
 

latestarter

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not sure if I made it sound like it was, but its not a re-fin. The wood, finish, pickguard, and electronics covers are original to the guitar.
I assumed it was original. it's a nice and vibrant red and it seems in good condition.
 
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