2002 Gibson ES-333 [8.4 lbs] :: intermittent pickup & broken tuners
The neck pickup was cutting in and out on this hollowbody so that usually means you have fish the electronics out through the f-hole or pickup rout to clean / repair. To my surprise I found an access cover in the back! This is the first Gibson hollowbody with an access panel to come across my bench. As much as I don't like the idea of them on hollows, it makes resoldering this broken neck pickup lead and cleaning the pots much, much easier. The bass-side tuners were also previously repaired by someone supergluing the covers. This is always a temporary fix and the time had come to replace them. Tuning is now much more stable with a new set of tuners.