60’s Gibson Melody Maker Restoration

This is one of the more recent restoration projects done at Bluebond guitars. A long time student at our music school brought in a beat up 1960s Gibson melody makers. Somebody had painted it and made a total mess of the guitar. We stripped the guitar down and repaired many imperfections in the wood, and then decided to paint it Pelham blue. We sprayed a nitrocellulose lacquer with a vintage amber Topcoat to give it just a touch of green. The customer wanted it to look like it has aged like a real 60s Pelham blue guitar. We finished it off with a clear nitrocellulose finish and custom cut a pick guard to fit a mini hum bucker and a Lollar staple P90. We added a B5 Bigsby tremolo and some vintage police on tuners to finish off the project. This guitar went from a basket case to an amazing playing and an amazing looking instrument.

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