Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Dexter.Sinister, Feb 11, 2015.
Care to guess?
My guess is SG or Duo Jet.
A guitar with a picture of Public Enemy on the front? Flavor Flav signature model?
Case looks older than PE or RATM. Artwork could be late 60s early 70s. Even Chicago or CTA cut political protest tunes back then. Some sort of late 60s\early 70s Gibson?
Getting warmer. Older.
SG Special or Jr with vibrola.
Possibly 70s LP Deluxe.
How about now?
Vintage LP or SG Junior?
Vintage melody maker?
Well let me just say this is no closet queen, and has been modified by the current owner back long ago to fit his preferences, which coincide with mine.
Not a MM. Older than me. Lots of road time.
Electronics all original...
Come on guys, that's not an SG case!
We has a winner!!! (Ifn ya meant maybe a Junior.)
Sorta kinda. Road dog, gig pig, shaved a hair on the neck, stripped and refinned, Grovers, new knobs, badass bridge, but old wood, original frets, original Pup and harness. A player. I loves me some players. My Strat is a player, too.
Lead foil shielding added with the refin by the former owner in the 70s...
No closet queen, but a badass macine.
Mojoaxe tailpiece swap coming shortly. What should I do for knobs?
That looks cool. Grippy enough for the requisite pinky volume swells? I ride my knobs like mule. Hmm..that's sounds kinda wrong..
I've always liked '60's style Tele knobs, like Keith Richards and Joe Perry have on theirs.
I had a stripped '59 just like yours for a while. It even had gld speed knobs on it when I got it.
Is that the original guard or a repro? I love the Greven Tor-Tois sheets but would need to find a luthier with better knife skills than me to cut it down. The Mojoaxe Jr tortie guard looks pretty cool.
To me, that is the most perfectly designed guitar ever made.. Congrats..!
Paul Reed Smith agrees with you.
I have over the years oscillated between one pickup and multi-pickup guitars. I love Juniors and Esquires and have had my share of beater guitars with shorted neck pups. I find I play more and tweak less with fewer options. Tone controls, volume controls and the occasional pedal round out the palette, but one pup is just fine.
Some say the neck pup influences how long a plucked string rings out. I've never measured it, but my single pup guitars have always had a "something" quality about them that just felt and sounded right. I have typically moved them on in the haze of "bettering" a great rig and subsequently missed the one pup axes.
Weird that way.
If any of youse guys have my old Kelley Snakehead (I sent it to Texas, IIRC, to pay rent after my divorce), I'd love to talk to you.
Tone report to follow after we play it out a bit. I love old wood. I love single pup guitars. I love road dogs. Therefore...