A badly disfigured 1970 Gibson SG Melody Maker repaired, refinished an appropriately aged.
Both cutaways had been cut off and reshaped by the original owner in the seventies. The original finish has been stripped off the body, neck and headstock. All it had to accurately identify it and its age, was the serial number.
Lightweight Mahogany cutaways were attached and shaped and bevelled back to the correct appearance. The headstock’s peg holes were plugged and redrilled to the correct size and a thin veneer glued on.
The guitar was finished to a period correct colour and coated with an appropriated tint to match the ambered lacquer of a Gibson Melody Maker from the age period. From multiple images of other Melody Makers, the age and patina were matched to a believable appearance. The logo is also period correct.
The single coil pickup had also been damaged, we wound it to 7.3k to match the output of other SG Melody Makers from that year. The only hardware that was not original were the Gibson deluxe button tuners.