59burst said:chappy -
I have the sibling - mine has P90s instead of alnicos. (The photo was taken with flash, so it looks double stained, but it's not - it has a lot of action and depth in natural light.)
The ES-5 originally came with a tune-o-matic bridge, but that was replaced by a previous owner (a GP'er!) with the rosewood bridge. The Gibson P90 pickups were also replaced with Fralin underwound P90s. The intonation seems fine to me. I typically run TI .012 roundwounds on it.chappy said:Beautiful, definitely lost twins here. You're L5 sig is awesome as well. Did you buy a wood bridge for your ES-5 or did it come like that? I've tried to find a wood bridge that's correctly compensated for a plain 3rd but have not come across one yet.
Ah the Czech Futurama, Selmer in Uk ? My dream guitar in late 50's.Crumblebum said:Hi Alain,
No, it's just the fixing. It's not the original tailpiece or bridge. The guitar saw plenty of action during the late 50's early 60's and was 'retired' when I moved 'up' to a Futurama!! I had the REX refurbed about 5 years ago. It's exactly the same as the guitar that Paul McCartney first learned to play on. That one was recently auctioned for £330,000.