- Nov 29, 2005
- BERKELEY, CA
Yep … deepened the neck pocket on my John ENGLISH ‘Stealth Esquire’ to set the neck farther into the pocket and get the strings closer to the hidden neck and middle pickups!I'm curious to know how many other folks have made mods to their custom shop axes that cannot be undone. I'd love to see some examples if you all have any. I'm guessing responses will range from "it's a tool; make it work for you" through "think of the resale value" to "that's why partscasters exist".
I'm sure pickup swaps are the most common guitar mod, but the original ones can always be swapped back in. I guess refrets would technically fall in this "un-reversible" category, but I view those more as necessary maintenance.
As for me, I just had the mythical B16 Bigsby installed along with a Mastery Bridge. I was reluctant initially and the whole thing was a bit of a....journey, but in the end, I'm really happy with how it plays and feels. It's already turning heads at the first couple of gigs I've used it on. Glad I took the plunge. And, as an added bonus, I now have easy truss rod adjustments thanks to the enormous neck shim.
Worked great … sounds better and plays beautifully!!
Never thought twice about