This super killer, previously refinished '51 Gibson SJ is back in the shop for a pickup swap. The old Fishman was giving the player trouble so he supplied a JJB Electronics pickup for me to install for him. These pickups are pretty much identical to the K&K Pure Mini's. Check the video below for the install.
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A walnut slope shoulder dread in for a new bone nut, saddle and bridge pins. The player had attempted to remove the original finished-in nut himself and ended up damaging the finish so we opted to touch up around the nut. The guitar was also amplified with a K&K Pure Mini installation on the bridge plate.
It's been a mini run of early vintage Gibson archtops in the shop lately, and by a run I mean two (see the 1957 Gibson ES-175). This L-7 is in for new frets, new tuners and a K&K acoustic pickup.
You can really see Gibson's early banjo styling carried over in the headstock and fingerboard inlays.
Below is a quick video breaking down the guitar and pulling the frets.
Harp guitar pickup install :: 2015 Carruth Harp Guitar "Thumbelina" [6.4 lbs]
Ken Bonfield stopped by the shop last night to have a K&K pickup installed in his new Alan Carruth harp guitar. This is an incredible instrument. The neck and upper harp are both detachable from the main body and fold into a small custom case for travel.
Video was shot of this pickup installation along with some minor neck angle tweaks and featured on the vlog.