Gear


#281

My new crush

https://hussanddalton.com/acoustics/oo-sp/


#282

They are in my town. I’ve known quite a few of their builders over the years. But the company keeps a low profile. Unmarked dumpy little building/factory, no dealers in town or near it.


#283

That’s lovely. I like the body shape.


#284

ah cool! I figure moving to VA (some day…) might be cool to get something local. I’ve seen really nice things about this company. Super boutique, so it’ll cost quite the penny. I have a long list of parlor guitars I’m eying. Guitar shopping is always so fun :slight_smile:


#285

My husband got a Bigsby.


#286

It’s somewhat stressful installing them, but I have those on most of my guitars. I like to shimmer.


#287

This fit in pretty easily. We got a Vibramate string spoiler to make life easier. Between this and his ebow he’s pretty much over the moon.


#288

I used a Vibramate on my Gibson SG, and it caused the paint/finish around the bridge posts (where it mounts) to crack off in a little doughnut shaped circle. Never again. Could just be the style of mount and the flat top of the guitar, who knows.

Here’s my latest joy:


#289

I can see how that can happen. His clears everything and just sits on the pins of the Bigsby. Never realized how pretty they are.


#290

They are Cadillackian.


#291

Most famous LP Bigsby


#292

I like this pic better


#293

Pretty much where the idea came from. We were watching Way Down in a Rust Bucket and he goes “maybe I need a Bigsby” we saw how easy they are to install and boom.


#294

Bigsby used to be here in Kalamazoo as well. It was housed in a small block building on the south end of town. I always enjoyed seeing the large Bigsby logo on the front of the building when I drove by. It has been gone for decades now, but I wish I had taken a photo or two of the building before they left.


#295

This has been sitting in the closet for years. Pulled it out, did some fretwork, cleaned it up and gave it new strings and it’s a great sounding, great playing guitar.


#296

Very cool, never seen anything like that.


#297

Today in history (2017), I was using a rat file to get tuning machines into the mini strat neck I bought for my Squire Tele. They did not have the same machines in them and the mini was neck only.


#298

Did it actually intonate properly when you mounted it?


#299

I had to adjust the rod quite a bit over two days, but yes, it plays perfectly.


#300

I’ve been considering putting together a parts-caster guitar.