Jump to content
Gibson Brands Forums
Sign in to follow this  
gtrplayr1976

74 LP Custom Dilemma... FINISHED...mostly

Recommended Posts

Ok...I have a 74 Custom...just the body when I got it. I'm thinking of swapping out the original bridge studs to post ,and bushing Nashville type......Should I do this ? Keeping in mind it has no other original parts. Is there any advantage to this ?

 

Thanks Folks !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The advantage would be a better bridge and easier adjustability! If the rest of the parts are not original, then a non-original bridge won't make that much difference. A 1974 is nice for sure, but this particular instrument would probably be better off being fixed up to play great and be a daily player! I like collector quality guitars just as much as the next guy, but unless it is something REALLY special, I'd rather have good frets, good intonation and great playability. :D Show us some pics !!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The advantage would be a better bridge and easier adjustability! If the rest of the parts are not original, then a non-original bridge won't make that much difference. A 1974 is nice for sure, but this particular instrument would probably be better off being fixed up to play great and be a daily player! I like collector quality guitars just as much as the next guy, but unless it is something REALLY special, I'd rather have good frets, good intonation and great playability. :D Show us some pics !!!!!

 

 

Yeah this is definitely a player . Not even close to collectible. I'll get some pics posted too.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some people say the ABR's posts going directly into the wood transfers vibrations better. Not sure if there is any truth to this but it does make sense to me. I personally like ABRs more because they look better (Nashvilles are bulky) and they allow you to lower the tailpiece more.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

looking at the pics, when you say origional body, do you mean the neck as well, or has the neck been replaced? if it is, then i would disagree that the guitar has no value as a collectable. maybe still not worth very much, maybe less still with no origional hardware, but it would have some value in that area. it is, after all, a kalamazoo origional. there is not even a kalamazoo factory anymore. the thing about hardware, that can be easily changed, and so one might want to put origional hardware on it at some point.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok...I have a 74 Custom...just the body when I got it. I'm thinking of swapping out the original bridge studs to post ,and bushing Nashville type......Should I do this ? Keeping in mind it has no other original parts. Is there any advantage to this ?

 

Thanks Folks !

 

Hey Bro, Please take the time to read my story on this topic. I was lucky enough to find my year of birth LPC... check it out I hope this helps.

 

Click on this link. http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/57597-urgent-help-needed-please/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

looking at the pics, when you say origional body, do you mean the neck as well, or has the neck been replaced? if it is, then i would disagree that the guitar has no value as a collectable. maybe still not worth very much, maybe less still with no origional hardware, but it would have some value in that area. it is, after all, a kalamazoo origional. there is not even a kalamazoo factory anymore. the thing about hardware, that can be easily changed, and so one might want to put origional hardware on it at some point.

 

 

Yes Neck ,and body are original. I may very well stick with the ABR1. Thanks for the input.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes Neck ,and body are original. I may very well stick with the ABR1. Thanks for the input.

 

Stick with the ABR1.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...