Wrecked SG

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Wrecked SG

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i originally picked up a couple of guitars with the intention to mod them but they didn’t really need anything else done to them so I traded them out for this. It’s a totally messed up SG (60s Tribute). These are great guitars, 24 fret neck too. I used to have one of these a few years ago (as well as a 50s). The guitar still played great but the person had bought it then immediately did a poor relic job. I think he used a chemical too as some of the lacquer was kinda gummy. It also has gouges and it looked like he’d been playing the drums on the edge of it with a screwdriver shaft. He passed the guitar on to another modder dude and it then went from him to me.

I wanted to get this up and running so I opted for a quick and dirty refin. I steamed out the worst of the dents which went far better than expected (the dents were about a third of the depth of a screwdriver shaft). The top pic is after it was steamed out. The edge felt serrated. Then stripped a load of paint.

It was actually far worse than it looks in real life. Just kinda shitty. I didn’t mind the actual wear just hated the screwdriver madness 😂
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I’ve just finished a strip and refin on an SG - although mine wasn’t a Gibson. I had to sand to get the poly off, and keeping those contours sharp took some concentration.
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That’s the one bonus with nitro, especially thin stuff it comes off easy with a heat gun.
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^that came out lovely.
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It really did.
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That looks really nice! Those dents looked gnarly, what was the initial owner thinking making them?
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I dunno. Apparently it was in mint condition when he got it. He did all that on a few weeks then decided it wasn’t for him 😂