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A Maestro is a tremelo and I love mine. I like the feel of it better than my Bigsby or Strat tremelo. Yes a Bigsby would fit, but like I said, I like the feel and response of the Masetro a lot more.

 

I also put Grover Vintage Green tuners on my G-400, just for aesthetics cause the originals worked fine. New electronics and Gibson Burstbuckers.

 

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Bangbang wrote:

Thats cool...would a Bigsby fit?

 

You betcha --- the B-5, B-50 or B-500, to be specific. An inconic combination from the Summer of Love era in S.F. --- John Cipollina of Quicksilver, Barry "the Fish" Melton of Country Joe and..., Sam Andrew, James Gurley and Peter Albin of Big Brother and the Holding Company (yep, all three of 'em), Jerry Garcia, Mick Taylor of the Stones --- all used the SG with Bigsby at some point. I put one on my Samick Artist Series SG and it works great!

 

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John Cipollina's Customized SG:

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Bangbang wrote:

Thats cool...would a Bigsby fit?

 

You betcha --- the B-5, B-50 or B-500, to be specific. An inconic combination from the Summer of Love era in S.F. --- John Cipollina of Quicksilver, Barry "the Fish" Melton of Country Joe and..., Sam Andrew, James Gurley and Peter Albin of Big Brother and the Holding Company (yep, all three of 'em), Jerry Garcia, Mick Taylor of the Stones --- all used the SG with Bigsby at some point. I put one on my Samick Artist Series SG and it works great!

 

SamickSG2.jpg

 

John Cipollina's Customized SG:

CipollinaSG.jpg

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OK but it'll cost ya!

http://www.wcrguitar.com/darkburst.html

http://www.tonepros.com/products.htm tail & bridge

http://www.rsguitarworks.net/rsstore/product_info.php?cPath=47_61&products_id=393 vintage upgrade kit with switch and vintage wire

http://www.repairworkshop.co.uk/Buzz%20Feiten%20Tuning%20System.htm

http://www.zzounds.com/item--MUPZSL60

http://www.wdmusic.com/sperzel_reg_3_on_a_30832_prd1.htm

 

Forget the maestro or bigsby if you like to play in tune most of the time! Just my opinion,but I've never played an SG with a maestro that stayed in tune although they are kinda cool!

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Oooh, Idunno... probably strip it, then scrape off that veneer, re-carve the scarfs, re-shape the neck contour, thin the headstock and 'soften' the headstock shape... then refinish in cherry lacquer, install keystone tuners, nickel parts and a pair of Burstbuckers.

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