My SG arrived yesterday,I unpacked it, took a few Photos, and tore it apart. The first thing I noticed was that the Bridge saddle grooves were too wide for the thinner strings, and typically the frets were all over the place. I removed all of the internals except the selector switch and the jack socket. I haven't replaced ay of the nuts on any of my chibsons yet (working towards that soon). When I tried to fit the neck and middle pups I noticed the holes were a bit tight and the pups wouldn't sit level with the strings, Ive had this problem before, and I fixed it by milling/routing the pup holes, I support the body on an angle so the pups have room to tilt and very carefully start taking out mahogany. Incidentally, when you rout the body in this way, you can easily see the construction and materials used on your guitar. Once that was done, I fitted the neck (SD '59) and middle (SD '59 Custom/Hybrid) pups and routed the wires. I fitted new Pots (Gotoh, Japanese made) and started soldering. I tried to order most of the parts in advance but the mail system in Australia tends to collapse around Xmas, especially here in the West. Ive been waiting over a month for a bridge to arrive, Oh Well. I replaced the truss rod cover with a Vertical 'custom' design, Which looks great on the very tidy headstock. I dressed the frets, Which took about 2 hours, and now Im waiting for the Bridge (TonePros) and Planet Waves Autotrim Tuners to arrive. While I was writing this the tailpiece and bridge pup (SD JB) arrived and were fitted. A pet peeve of mine is when the scratchplate/Cavity cover screw holes aren't countersunk properly, and you have to be careful when rectifying this that you don't go too far, as I have in the past. So its just the bridge, the tuners, and eventually the nut needed to finish off a really sexy looking 24 fret SG. The Neck and Middle Pups were originally fitted to my 59 LP, but were not really what I wanted. I replaced them with a SD JB/Jazz combo from an Epiphone Sheraton 2 which I am now selling to finance my growing Chinese guitar habit.
Thanks for listening
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