Hey guys, I have been trying to sell my SG Special for about a month and I can't even get $600 w/hard shell case.
Now that Gibson has slashed prices on their SG's I'd be lucky to get $500 for it and at that amount it just doesn't seem worth it to me. So What I have decided is that instead of selling it to buy a Standard, I am going to put p-90's in it and make it a Classic minus the neck binding. I think having a guitar with p-90's and my 61 RI will give me more tonal versatility and a black classic would look pretty sweet. I also need to replace the saddles on it, so I have a few questions for those who have done this before or those who know how.
I know I am going to need a couple of p-90's(I assume the dog ear style(I don't understand how the other style is mounted)) a new pick guard and that I'll need to do some minimal routing to accommodate the new pickups.
So here are the questions I have:
1. Am I correct bout the "dog ear" style?
2. Where can a I get a nice looking pick guard?
3. Do the Nashville style saddles fit an ABR-1 bridge or do I need to buy the entire ABR-1 bridge assembly?
4. Does Anyone know where I could get some of the little metal volume/tone indicators, like those found on the 61 RI, I just think they are nice and would like to put some on my new Classic.
5. Am I crazy? Should I just try and get $500 for my SG and invest another $500 in a new Classic?
To me it makes the most sense to just convert my Special since I've had it for 10 years and I am comfortable with it and know it plays really nicely. The conversion would only cost me about $250 (Can.) and then I have unique black Classic with a HS case... I dunno... like I said it seems to make the most sense to me.
Thanks for all your advice.