This is a 1963 Firebird 3 that needed some serious route repair before it got a aged Polaris White nitro finish.
In spring of 2015 I was commissioned by producer extraordinaire Bob Rock to make a replica of Keith Richard’s handpainted late 50s Les Paul custom. We started the project with an Orville 2 pickup Les Paul custom and converted it to 3 pickup and inlaid a pearl Gibson logo. Next was an aged black nitro […]
This was without a doubt the most difficult repair job I have ever been asked to do. This poor early 50s goldtop had a beautiful flame top but had been routed for a Hagstrom vibrato …in addition the bridge area had been chiseled out to accommodate a full height ABR1 bridge.
Doing repairs of this nature […]
Here is a great guitar… a very early 1953 wrap goldtop that left the factory as an all gold model. Luckily the original finish was in the control cavities and I matched my finish to that. This guitar is very lightweight and features the seldom seen thin ear wrap tailpiece.