Gibson Les Paul Studio Shred Rebuild

  I am a sucker for projects.  And I’m a sucker for Gibson guitars.  So I saw this black Les Paul at a local guitar store, looked at the price tag, and asked what was wrong with it.  Broken headstock? This 2012 Gibson Les Paul Studio Shred, sporting a Floyd Rose tremolo system, has a…

Gibson GA-30 Amp Refurb

My father found this amp in a pawn shop in Enid, Oklahoma around 1969.  A high school buddy and I had a guitar duet act, and to support us, he was renting Kustom amplifiers to use as PA systems for our gigs.  I think my father purchased this amp as a way to cut his…

Teflon Coated Guitar Stand

A few guitar brands, Gibson, for instance, uses nitrocellulose lacquer to finish their guitars. This finish may be easily marred by just touching other objects, particularly when the finish is less than a year old.  In this project, I wanted to explore alternatives to surgical tubing used on inexpensive guitar stands, with an eye towards protecting…