This guitar was another eBay bargain… mostly non-original parts and a cherry sunburst polyurethane finish. Yuck! Gibson’s TV finish is a hard one to do… it’s a challenge to get the proper look to the grain and to capture that distinctive green/yellow/brown hue. Many people have told me that I really nailed it with this […]
About a year ago, I was poking around a local music store and found an early 50’s Gibson neck lying behind the counter. It had a huge rounded profile, Brazilian rosewood board with pearloid dots, and gold silkscreened logo. It was screaming to be made into a Junior. There was just one problem: a Junior […]
Here’s a sneak preview of Brian Ray’s (Paul McCartney group) signature model ’63 SG, which will be available in 2014. Brian chose a rare 60s Epiphone finish called Silver Fox for his signature model…. we did this particular guitar in nitro lacquer and also converted it to a stop tail for Brian. It is quite […]
Here’s an SG special we did for UK rock photographer extraordinaire Ross Halfin.If you have ever looked at a coffee table book on rock, you’ve likely been looking at Ross’ work…..he has also been Led Zep’s official photographer since the 80s. Ross wanted an aged Pelham Blue special similar to the one Lenny Kravitz owns. […]
This is a new custom shop SG standard that we redid in aged Polaris White. It also has a new quartersawn Brazilian board with correct cellulose inlays and a combination of vintage 60s and Montreux parts. Love the 2 pickup SGs in polaris…
Here is an SG/ LP that we restored for Helmuth Sultanow of Edmonton. Why didn’t I take before pictures ?!? …the whole body was dipped in a burgundy fibreglass resin (including part of the fingerboard) and every original part had been robbed off the guitar except for the pickguard. The fibreglass was removed over many […]
This is a custom shop Flying Vee that we redid for Paul Stanley. It has a light amber finish that shows off the korina grain beautifully. It’s difficult to age gold hardware convincingly but I’m pretty happy with how this came out.
Here is a 1964 reverse firebird V project guitar I got from my good friend Brian Fischer of Earcraft Music in New Hampshire. I decided to do this in Inverness Green…one of Gibson’s rarest and coolest custom colors. This is a hard color to photograph, the indoor shots are closest to how the guitar looks […]
Here is one of two custom shop Firebird Vs we recently redid. This one belongs to Paul Stanley of Kiss. Paul wanted aged Golden Mist poly with a small amount of lacquer checking. We also replaced the board and inlays on this guitar. I love this color!