My very own gibson shocker

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My very own gibson shocker

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Well, it is what it is.

Had to find a creative way round this fuckery.

Thought about fancy wood plugs and matching mahogony etc etc but quickly came to the reaslisation thats beyond me.

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Cleaned up some pretty nasty frets and finger board gunk

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Please excuse the non matching screws. I have some but could not find the right box...


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So whats the verdict? Shocker or rocker ?

Its solid and it works.
I tried to give it a shape that reflected the aesthetic that was allready in the design.

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Rocker.

I think that going with the 50’s polygonal shape is a master stroke.
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Definitely a rocker, you wouldn't know its not factory!
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jeremyb wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 4:24 pm Definitely a rocker, you wouldn't know its not factory!
When you look at the original Gibson design it’s ahhhh underwhelming.
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StrummersOfThunder wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 3:38 pm Please excuse the non matching screws. I have some but could not find the right box...
Just grab a vivid, I may or may not have done that in the past :rofl:
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I little bit of work by a suitably qualified pro and that thing would be playing a treat. It's gorgeous.

P.S. Them breaking just comes with the territory. Mahogany territory.

I've been lucky with Gibson since the '80s, but the one Les Paul I gave to my nephew broke the day he graduated school and picked it up. Glynn fixed it. The lad did not tell me for years. Must have thought he'd end up with an angry or sad uncle. Not even. Breaking Gibson guitars is a family tradition for him. His dad did it too (an early 70s SG kept breaking on him during the late '80s). :D

I think the best choice for folks who put their Gibson guitar in danger is the Modern series. Lots of them have maple necks. Don't break and tend to stay in tune better (if the wind changes so the ambient temps go up or down by a fair bit, my Gibson guitars go a few cents out of tune -- Oh well. I still love 'em, because of how they sound and make me play).
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Looks fine. Only a bass, innit.

Could always refin the whole thing in a more exciting colour. Sunburst is for boomers. :sarc:

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Starfire wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 5:38 pm Looks fine. Only a bass, innit.

Could always refin the whole thing in a more exciting colour. Sunburst is for boomers. :sarc:
It's for Gen X too. Sad the younger gens often have such bad taste. Oh well. :P

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Aquila Rossa wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 5:46 pm
Starfire wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 5:38 pm Looks fine. Only a bass, innit.

Could always refin the whole thing in a more exciting colour. Sunburst is for boomers. :sarc:
It's for Gen X too. Sad the younger gens often have such bad taste. Oh well. :P
If I'm honest, I've been looking at buying an acoustic and wishing there were more in sunburst instead of just a plain old spruce or cedar top. Which is about as boomer as it's possible to get. :shifty:

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Re: My very own gibson shocker

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Nope. Not yet but you're on the right track. Do it again in white or whatever is there already and cut the neckward side to match the curve of the pickguard.
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