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David Ball

North Carolina High Country
Post  Posted 12 Feb 2023 1:09 pm    
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I finally finished up a guitar with a pair of Shane's Bigsby repro pickups. They're really nice. The guitar is chambered sapele with a padauk top. That's what I had in the shop...

Anyway, I put my version of Paul Bigsby's face on the peghead. I'm a good example of why some tattoo artists refuse to do portraits!.


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Tim Toberer

Nebraska, USA
Post  Posted 13 Feb 2023 6:37 am    
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Cool guitar! Those pickups are a nice touch, I am sure they sound great.
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Andy DePaule

Saigon, Viet Nam & Springfield, Oregon
Post  Posted 13 Feb 2023 7:46 pm     Kool Bigsby copy
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Kool Bigsby copy.
Nice work David.
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Carl Mesrobian

Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Post  Posted 15 May 2024 9:04 am    
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Chris Lucker wrote:
I have to ask here.
Is this little circle joke because the pickups “appear correct”? Sorry, not worth the time following this to get the quote exact.
Why not just reproduce all the details of a First generation, second generation, or third generation Bigsby pickup already available. Except by the schmucks who bury the truth with their guesses.

Are you willing to share the first, second, or third generation information that you refer to? If that is already shared, then my apologies!

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