GuitarAttack: This is one of the coolest finishes we've seen on a
Saga. Incredible work! The bar has been raised....
From Greg Gilbert
A SAGA LP Saga
My name is Greg Gilbert. I recently bought a Saga LP as something to do during the cold Ohio Winter months. It is my first one I have built. Needless to say, I would do a few things different if I were to try and build another one.
Anyway, I wanted a Blue burst with the white pickguard. I sanded, and sanded, and sanded some more on the body. I eventually went through the veneer-like layer...the blue looked terrible. Plan two- A checkered flag design.
close inspection of the binding, it for some reason only had two black
in some areas, which made it look like it was masked wrong. I decided to
the entire body, thus covering the binding. The rest of the process went
smoothly. Not being able to leave anything alone, I decided to lose the pickguard
and the "Rhythm/Treble bezel".
The guitar is pretty heavy, feels solid, and sounds great through just my amp. For some reason, running it through a Digi-Tech RP350, it sounds weird, and there is little to no change in sound from one setting to another on the RP350. So, I still need to figure that out, and then it's off to a friend who is going to help me set it up.
Guitar Attack was an inspiration throughout the build,
and now that it is done, I thought I would share it with others on the site
possible. Attached are a few pics.
(Note: We asked Greg about his inspiration -- looks like it was car racing! Look at the awesome detail on the neck!)
PS. I welcome any question(s) you may have. I was
thinking about the guitar awhile ago, and realized I have not even looked at
high the strings are off of the pickups...I literally screwed the neck on,
strung it with the supplied strings, and raced upstairs to see if it would
noise. That was during the Daytona 500, and I have not had the time to mess
with it since then. lol I almost threw the strings away, but figured they
could be sacraficial in setting it up, before installing better strings.
|Incredible job, Greg -- We look forward to the next one!|
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