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1953. Other than the Bigsby and the bridge, it's all original including the case.
I have been seriously thinking of gifting it to my niece-in-law. She's a 15 year old burgeoning jazz guitarist. I've already given her all my guitar books and transcription books. A small library...lol...no exaggeration...50 years of books. When I was learning I had crap guitars and always thought the reason it was so hard was because the pros had these magic guitars that were so easy to play. She deserves a "lifetime" guitar because she's quite serious about it. And I rarely play it any more. It shouldn't sit idle.
The “screw” is a mark from when I stab it with a screw driver while working on it and cut my hand so it lost it and stabbed it, was having some issues at the time to say the least, the rest of it was just hard playing, by both me and a previous owner, at one time o was in 3 different bands and either had jam nights, practices, rehearsals or gigs just about every single night.What happened to this LP? ..is that a screw between the pickups? Looks like it seen some serious action
I read up and figured out something similar. I use an eraser as a wedge. While it works better, there is no way you can say this is not a design problem.@mikebat @Cornholio and others. Changing strings is not too difficult. I use needle nose pliers to bend the ball end of the string into kind of a J shape, place it on the pin, and then slide in a Gretsch foam wedge to hold it in place. Do this string to string - easy deal.
Gretsch String Change Buddy for Bigsby Equipped Guitars 9197540000 | Darren Riley's Guitar & Amp Shop | ReverbGretsch String Change Buddy is a very handy foam wedge that is inserted under the Bigsby to hold the ball end of the strings in place while restringing. Simply place the ball end of the string onto the Bigsby, slip the String Change Buddy under the string bar to hold it in place, and you can then...reverb.com
These are the absolute worst people on TGP, narcissists whose need to show off obliterates any sensitivity towards the feelings of others. If someone starts a 'should I put a Bigsby on my guitar' thread, fine, say your piece but a NGD thread is for someone to share their enthusiasm for a new toy, not spark a robust debate about whether it's any good. Hating Bigsbys is fine, behaving like a jerk isn't.
Anyway... Bigsbys. They're all right, aren't they? I may have one or two in the ranks...
holy crap ! yesss !!!!