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A restoration job taking out newly fitted pots on this 1961 Gibson 335 and putting back the original Centralab pots that were in the case, really fiddly job ….like putting a ship in a bottle x 5!
This guitar needed a fret dress as the owner was having fret buzz from the fourth fret to around the eighth. The fret pictured had to be taken out and reinserted because the tang wasn’t making contact with the fingerboard.
This guitar had an unsecured bridge which had lifted right off so I re-glued it, drilled a hole and inserted a small bolt with a nut on it and two small ones in the bridge slot. I finished the surface will rosewood pieces to hide the fixing. It is mega strong now!
I repaired the original machine head on this guitar as the support on the shaft had come away. Keen to keep it in as close to original spec as possible so I made a new support by modifying an old one from another guitar.
This guitar was in Hendrix’s possession the longest and was used for recording all his UK releases and albums, it can be heard on those famous opening chords on ‘All Along The Watchtower’ and can be seen on You Tube where Hendrix is playing a version of the Elvis hit Hound Dog! The guitar will…
As used in 1993 in the New Power Generation Act 1 & 2 Tour. Managed to review this guitar prior to auction at Bonhams Knightsbridge. An interesting guitar from a build point of view….. This guitar will feature in a forthcoming FF book.