I swapped the tuners with new Kluson original replicas. New bone nut as well.
But even more importantly, my luthier replaced the original adjustable saddle with a long bone saddle. Both the saddle and rosewood are all one piece and the whole thing simply pulls out. I also took out all metal hardware and only left those two long screws in, so that the original adjustable saddle can be put back in 2 minutes. Original hardware is included.
As a matter of fact, all of the original and new equipment is included. I like to save original parts and use newer replacement while the guitar is being played. You get the best of both worlds
When all was done, the results were nothing short of astonishing to me. It has gotten deeper, a lot more resonant, dryer and even more Gibson-ish. You will see in the video that I am barely touching the strings and notes just fly out the sound hole. Notes are a lot thicker with harmonics everywhere. And plays like butter. My luthier said and I quote "man, this thing is a beast". Guarantee you will love the tone.
The guitar is in amazingly great condition for 52-year-old Gibson! No cracks or repairs have been done whatsoever. Small scratches and regular play wear, but that's about it. Original frets have been dressed recently. Needs nothing.
The case is not original.
Sorry, no trades at this time. I need cash to help out my dad.
Price is $2700 including shipping and Paypal fees to lower 48
If you would like to go Paypal gift option then the price is $2,600
Video of this exact guitar (played my me)