Gibson G-3 Grabber Rebuild

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by davidblane, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. davidblane

    davidblane Guest

    Feb 21, 2017
    St. Louis, MO

    I've a stripped bare Gibson G-3 I'm looking to rebuild. Needs new pickups/hardware/pickguard/etc.

    Anybody have any leads on a pickguard template? Or recommended replacement bridge? Badass, etc? I was thinking putting in some hot Jazz bass pickups, or maybe humbuckers? The neck is a bit twisted, hopefully it can be saved.

    Photos to follow!
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  2. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    Gibson Bass Guitar Pickguards

    Hunting for original parts is the ticket. If you use jazz pickups, make sure you place them carefully at standard (or vintage) jazz locations. May as well get it to sound right.

    Badass is a good replacement but there's Hipshot too.

    Do you have the old bridge? Bridge cover? I'll buy them from you for my G-3. :hyper: