#1
Well I'm getting a new guitar soon, so I figured I'd spruce up the old one. Its just a beginners Silvertone. Very cheap and bad sounding. I will have pics of it up soon. I took out all the guys besides the trem & the machine heads considering those are the only things I'm leaving on. My goal isn't really to make it sound amazing. Its to make it sound half decent and look good since I wont be playing it. I think I will go on a 100$ budget. Everything will be bought from guitarfetish.com at their dirt cheap prices.

Here is a list of things I will try to do on my guitar.

  • Re-paint body. (Undecided on color. Haven't given it much thought as of yet.)
  • Add new Pups, Knobs, 5 way & wiring. (A cheap 35$ pre-wired Pickguard)
  • Replace Pickguard. (View above)
  • Replace Jackplate.
  • Replace strap buttons.
  • Replace rear tremolo cover.



So there are my plans. The guitar was out of function before I decided to do this so don't bother telling me to not buy the cheap pre-wired Guard. I'm NOT looking for very good pickups, just ones that will work. Its better then nothing, and it really wont be played much. I'm free to other suggestions though. I want to fallow this plan, but some ideas within budget could be good. I'm also open to color suggestions. I would like something more light and sleek. My new Vintage will be a redish more hard color so I want the TOTAL opposite.

Thanks
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#2
paint in off white or cream

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Gibson SG Special - discontinued teal finish
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#3
so ur gonna use guitarfetish.com right?
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#4
Green, bright frigging lime green.
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#5
Yeah, if I have all of what I want included in my budget I will be happy. As for the off-white idea, I like that a lot. Maybe Beige & Gold?

Edit: I just made a design of what I'd like the guitar to look like. Tell me how you like it. I couldn't get anything close to my headstock but you get the idea. Just sanded down. The Tortoise Shell Pickguard set is available for just 38$.

Fixed link: http://img122.imageshack.us/my.php?image=silvertonemodpickp0.png
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Last edited by elekguit at Oct 15, 2007,
#7
Just fixed and tested, should work now bro.
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#9
I'm glad you like it. I really do. I'm just worried about how the headstock will turn out, but it should be bad.
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#12
Bump.

Well I'm pretty much ready. All I have to do is order then put it together. Does anybody have recommendations on how to sand the guitar and paint it?
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