The Sweet 4 September at 14:32 · “Famous Frets” My Gibson ES335 TDC is in this book. Steve Clarke has had access to many “famous” guitars as he does his investigations into the history of how the guitar was produced etc. It is a book for the guitar connoisseur and will fulfil all expectations as Steve…
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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.
Can’t believe I finally managed to get to grips with this iconic guitar and there is so much written and presumed about this guitar and the truth is revealed at last!! This is the guitar that Paul used for the famous Isle of Wight festival in 1970 and the one used for the classic hit All…
Another guitar from the Black Lace duo. This time a Les Paul in a very grubby state as it had lived in Spain for a while without much TLC. Needed a fret dress and general set up and electrics testing.