So..... I recently started playing around with making some Epi Specials and Juniors into legit playing guitars.
My first project was a black Special II. Paint was all scratched up, the toggle switch was broke off..... and it was sad and lonely. So I adopted the guitar for free from a friend. Project: filled in the neck PUP and toggle switch holes with new wood. Got a blank pick guard and made a Junior style with a jig saw. Also made a wood truss cover with the jig saw. Painted it a reliced yellow and threw in a Guitar Fetish Pro series lipstick pickup and new Pots.
Also pictured is my 1957 Reissue and a NCAA Mizzou Epi.
My second project is a Epi Junior.... equally beat up and I purchased it for $40 on Craigslist. As I started removing paint I found that the body had the engravings for the limited edition Alabama Guitar..... WIERD. Here are some pics.
Has anyone run across this before?
I look forward to learning some stuff from this board. Hope you enjoy the pics.