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S-300 Redone

#1 User is offline   Aoresteen 

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:04 PM

Back in November I picked up an abused Epiphone S-300. I have now finished her rebuild and man she sounds GREAT!!!

Here's the original post:

http://forum.gibson...._1#entry1045770

Now here's what she looks like:

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Body:

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The bridge is a Hipshot trem model. Only one vol and one tone. That's all I need.

Custom truss rod cover:

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The nut was replace with a bone nut.

The guitar was inspired by SRV's Charley white guitar. The pickups are GFS, the pickguard is by Terrapin Guitars. Terrapin also made the truss rod cover and a replacement back trem cover in red. Of course she has the Hula Girl on back but I put her on heads up so she doesn't get too dizzy like she did on SRV guitar.

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For a plank of plywood she sounds absolutely great!
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#2 User is offline   brad1 

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:22 PM

Dude! What a transformation!
That is a great looking guitar. You should be really proud.

I love that pick guard! [thumbup]

And the Hula chick on the back is just WAY COOL! [thumbup] [thumbup]

Thanks for showing it off!
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:06 PM

Yes, well done. Out of the ordinary, and I like that. Hope she plays as well as she looks.
Ya, that's right....
it's got a big "E"
on the pickguard!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:23 PM

View PostAoresteen, on 07 April 2012 - 03:04 PM, said:

Back in November I picked up an abused Epiphone S-300. I have now finished her rebuild and man she sounds GREAT!!!

Here's the original post:

http://forum.gibson...._1#entry1045770

Now here's what she looks like:

Posted Image

Body:

Posted Image

The bridge is a Hipshot trem model. Only one vol and one tone. That's all I need.

Custom truss rod cover:

Posted Image

The nut was replace with a bone nut.

The guitar was inspired by SRV's Charley white guitar. The pickups are GFS, the pickguard is by Terrapin Guitars. Terrapin also made the truss rod cover and a replacement back trem cover in red. Of course she has the Hula Girl on back but I put her on heads up so she doesn't get too dizzy like she did on SRV guitar.

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For a plank of plywood she sounds absolutely great!


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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:24 PM

View PostAoresteen, on 07 April 2012 - 03:04 PM, said:

Back in November I picked up an abused Epiphone S-300. I have now finished her rebuild and man she sounds GREAT!!!

Here's the original post:

http://forum.gibson...._1#entry1045770

Now here's what she looks like:

Posted Image

Body:

Posted Image

The bridge is a Hipshot trem model. Only one vol and one tone. That's all I need.

Custom truss rod cover:





Wonderful, I just love it!

Posted Image

The nut was replace with a bone nut.

The guitar was inspired by SRV's Charley white guitar. The pickups are GFS, the pickguard is by Terrapin Guitars. Terrapin also made the truss rod cover and a replacement back trem cover in red. Of course she has the Hula Girl on back but I put her on heads up so she doesn't get too dizzy like she did on SRV guitar.

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For a plank of plywood she sounds absolutely great!


Wonderful, I just love her! I've got a Strat with the tube pickups and I am actually playing it now! Just a marvelous job you've done there! Kudos!!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:59 PM

What a wonderful transformation, looks a million dollars, very well done.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:54 AM

Fantastic - great paisley scratchplate and the hula girl is awesome - Posted Image
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