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1965 Gibson SG Jr: Two P90's are three times Better Than One.

Results were predictable: A big increase in output along with a wider range of tone. All parts are vintage Gibson style, and pickups are wired "uncoupled " for total control. With some new frets and leveling, she's so easy to play (and sweet to hear) that you just don't want to stop.

Click here to view the Pickup Mod on this 1965 Gibson SG Junior

Electronics Mod on 1998 Les Paul Studio

1998 Gibson Les Paul Studio
Standard Configuration
1998 Les Paul Studio
A Sonic Arsenal at your Fingertips

A CAE Unity Gain Buffer was installed to loop the external Effects Pedals in and out of the guitar's volume and tone controls through a second output jack. The toggle switch will disconnect the Loop if pure guitar sound is desired. The two DiMarzio DP104's replace the original Gibson humbuckers, and a single coil DiMarzio DP111 was added in the middle position. The push-pull volume control provides coil-splitting, and a 5-way 4 pole rotary switch mimics the Strat type pickup selection.

See mod details here.

Modifications and Vintage Values

If you are considering modifying a "vintage" guitar or bass, be aware that the modification may have some effect on the instrument's value. Strictly speaking, a vintage instrument is one that has not been changed in any way, with the possible exception of the strings.
The primary factor in determining the value of a vintage guitar or bass is CONDITION. Another important factor is it's POPULARITY. You may have an extremely rare instrument in pristine condition, but if it is not widely admired, it may not be worth much. This is quite simple if the owner is strictly an investor.
But if you are a musician, you likely want something more from your guitar than maximum market value. You want to play the thing and swim in it's delicious tone. SO PLAY IT! If playability is lessened by structural damage or functional flaws that you want repaired, you have to ask yourself, "What is more important, the playing experience or maximum possible profit?" It is possible that an unobtrusive repair would increase the value of the instrument to musicians like yourself.
This is not an exact science. To a musician/collector, a worn and faded finish can increase it's desirability as a "relic", while an investor may prefer a guitar in mint condition. When an instrument is on the market, it's value is determined by the parties involved.

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