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So which one of you ordered this "thing"?

posted Jul 20, 2014 03:21:15 by ChibsonsandMore
Kidding of course, but wow. I've never seen anyone hobble together such an idea. Found it looking through Cathy's gallery of completed guitars this year.


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MichaelWamback said Jul 20, 2014 04:36:51
Obviously, somebody thought this was a great idea. Just plain hideous though.
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sjcrowe6 said Jul 21, 2014 02:05:04
That Bigsby is set way to far back. I doubt that it can even be used.
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skunkherder said Jul 21, 2014 15:50:30
It is probably the only flatish spot for the Chigsby.
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Peter Carter said Oct 22, 2014 11:31:47
You could slice hard boiled Eggs for your sandwiches in the space between the bridge and the Bigsby!
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MichaelWamback said Oct 22, 2014 15:12:06
Actually, moving the Bigsby (or any tailpiece) that far back can be beneficial to the playability of the guitar. It makes the strings longer, which increases their elasticity. It also makes the break angle over the bridge a little less sharp. Both of these factors make bends feel silky smooth.

I have a Tele I built with the Bigsby all the way to the back like that, I love it.

The issue is really the Bigsby they used. It's designed for a Gibson style guitar as a mod. You basically use a conversion plate, that screws into the bushings for the Gibson tailpiece. Then you just bolt the Trem to the plate. Always gives you perfect alignment and doensn't require you to modify the guitar. You can unscrew everything and go back to the original tail if you like. No drilled holes.

My bet is if they had used black hardware instead of chrome, it would have looked a lot better on this guitar.

What gets me are the pickups the guy asked for. Humbucker in the neck, P90 in the bridge and a single coil. I guess it's a tone monster, but damn - you can't fix that level of ugly.
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Rob said Nov 28, 2014 14:31:19
Seems like they had some spare parts lying around the shop that day!
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