I'm just starting kind of a Chibson project.
First off, this is not a proper Chibson as I didn't import it from China (not myself at least), this is actually an eBay (UK) bought Benson.
They're very very cheap, basically the cheapest on eBay for a new guitar.
I suspect this is a Chibsion due to inspection of other guitars you guys have imported and it has exactly the same pros an cons.
First off it looks great!
I'm missing some pictures I don't have on this PC at the moment. Will upload them later on.
Continuing on, as any Chibson, the fretwork is terrible! and the hum is unbearable.
And this is how those frets sound
Now... I was kind of expecting this when buying this guitar and expected it to have as a project, only too bad that I'm new to this country and this is the only guitar I own at the moment.
Now on to work!
I have already gutted it and about to begin shielding while the rest of my fretting tools ship.
Question / opinion on shielding:
Do you guys shield the bridge spring cavity?
I've seen some do it and some not.
In case bridge spring cavity is not clear, I mean the cavity on the back of the guitar where you string tremolo bridges through and the main solder cable is usually attached.
Some last pictures of the gutted guitar:
(you can even see how scared the guitar is)
Thanks for your responses, wish me luck!
Update: Can I get some advice on wiring cable? I'm already getting all electronics (pots et...) new (except pickups sadly) but I have no cable, wouldn't want to reuse the same but not really sure what kind of cable to use, even read somewhere to chop an USB cable since it has 4 cores plus bare.
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