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16th June 2020

Tasty Gibsons!

This 1966 Gibson Hummingbird came in for a K&K pickup system to be fitted. As part of the process we fitted a replacement Tusq saddle and added a full contact shim between the saddle and bottom of the rout for improved pickup response. These K&K pickups are a very good choice and work well with these types of bridges.

The Gibson Tom Murphy custom shop '59 Les Paul came to have the tuner holes reamed to accept aged Grover tuners and to have a Bigsby fitted which is Vibramate mounted to save drilling holes on the body.

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Gibson Hummingbird 1966 © 2020 Guitar Angel
Gibson Hummingbird 1966 © 2020 Guitar Angel
Gibson Tom Murphy custom shop '59 Les Paul © 2020 Guitar Angel
Gibson Tom Murphy custom shop '59 Les Paul © 2020 Guitar Angel

6th June 2020

Hohner Jack bass makeover

This Jack bass came in for a complete makeover which included stripping and refinishing in Arctic white nitro with the thru neck and body centre stained as a feature. We added the band logo as custom made waterslide decals beneath the final clear coats. A service to the electrics and full set up completed the work.

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Hohner The Jack bass © 2020 Guitar Angel
Hohner The Jack bass © 2020 Guitar Angel
Hohner The Jack bass © 2020 Guitar Angel
Hohner The Jack bass © 2020 Guitar Angel

22nd May 2020

Gretsch headstock break

This Lovely Gretsch Rancher had suffered a severe break. Once we'd cleaned up the break and glued the headstock back on we routed to add some strong maple reinforcing tongues. The area was then smoothed with filler paste and painted in a gradated tint followed by top gloss on the entire neck back. We completed the work with a full set up and srvice before returning it to our customer.

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Gretsch Rancher headstock repair © 2020 Guitar Angel
Gretsch Rancher headstock repair © 2020 Guitar Angel
Gretsch Rancher headstock repair © 2020 Guitar Angel
Gretsch Rancher headstock repair © 2020 Guitar Angel

20th April 2020

Nuts and saddles!

This well loved Levin LM26 was suffering from bad fret rattle due to the action being too low, so we made a new intonated bone saddle set up for a left handed player. The Gibson Artisan was in need of a new nut, so we hand carved one from bone.

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Levin LM 26 intonated bone saddle © 2020 Guitar Angel
Levin LM 26 intonated bone saddle © 2020 Guitar Angel
Gibson Artisan New bone nut © 2020 Guitar Angel
Gibson Artisan new bone nut © 2020 Guitar Angel

19th March 2020

Gibson ES335 1967

The finish had been stripped from the front of this 335 many years ago and the top veneer had been sanded through. The owner decided it was time to have the burst reapplied. After disassembly and prepping the front, we applied nitro burst to match the existing finish still present on the back. The burst line was tailored to hide the damaged veneer.

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Gibson ES 335 1967 © 2020 Guitar Angel
Gibson ES 335 1967 © 2020 Guitar Angel
Gibson ES 335 1967 © 2020 Guitar Angel
Gibson ES 335 1967 front refinish © 2020 Guitar Angel

20th February 2020

TV Jones Setzer signature pickups

This Gretsch 6120 and Gretsch jet came in to be fitted with fabulous TV jone Brian Setzer signature pickups.....what an awesome sound! We were also asked to pin the bridge on the 6120 too, to keep it stable. We fitted invisible locating pins. Both were then treated to our comprehensive 10 point set up.

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TV Jones Brian Setzer signature pickups © 2020 Guitar Angel
Bridge pinning mod to Gretsch 6120 © 2020 Guitar Angel
Gretsch 6120, TV Jones Brian Setzer signature pickups © 2020 Guitar Angel
Gretsch jet TV jones Setzer pickups © 2020 Guitar Angel

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