A modern interpretation of a rare 1935 Bacon & Day Senorita S-6 in for some high frets in the transition over the body. This is the Stefan Grossman signature models. A very beautiful and unique guitar for sure.
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This pickup literally got knocked the fuck out! If you have been following me for a while you will recognize that this is the same blueish green metallic beat-to-hell-and-back SG back for more. It dropped in earlier this week for yet another fix for tonight's New Year's gig. This time the player punched in the bridge pickup at a show! He knocked it so hard that he broke 4 strings and bent the pickup's mounting tab and stripped out the screw. I've been trying to put together one big blog post with all of these repairs and every time I get ready to post it's back in the shop for something new. I've grown to love working on this beast!
This pickup hasn't worked in years and the player decided to let me give it a shot. I got lucky on this one. First thing to check on acoustic pickup issues is the power. A fresh battery didn't solve the issue so I started checking connections with a multimeter set to continuity (beeps when a connection is good). The culprit turned out to be the battery box. All of the connections were good, but their wasn't enough pressure to hold the battery leads up against the contacts in the battery tray. I used some foam to take up the slack and push the battery forward in the tray and voila!
After resolving the pickup issue, here's a quick string-up from the vlog:
This 1960's Aria Barney Kessel is back in for another neck set issue. I re-glued the top to the block a few weeks ago but the plywood neck block decided delaminate through one of the plies. I ended up filling the gap with epoxy in an attempt to stabilize the neck joint (video below). Fingers crossed!
Pre-tour tune up :: 2001 Gibson SG [7.3 lbs]
Jonathon of Tigerman WOAH dropped by to have his SG checked out for an upcoming run down to Nashville, TN. Those who have been following the shop for some time will recognize this well-played workhorse. It's been in for a broken control cavity, broken headstock, broken strap button screws, etc. This time it was in for a high fret. Check out the vlog to see the problem fret addressed.