1960s Gibson PB250 Hardware (Chrome)
One piece flange
Sullivan "Historic" Rim
Stull JLS 12 flathead tone ring (Nickel Plated)
Older "Broken in" REMO head
Will replace upon request
Original PB250 resonator and hardware
Changed from single to double rod.
Orig. Multi-ply rim and flathead ring avl.
RB250 neck by Ron Coleman
Die cast stamp shown here
Neck fitted, sealer coat applied, orig. 3 point resonator mounts
One additional Co-rod than the PB 250 was equipped with.
All fitting is good, will disassemble for finish
Rim tint added
Neck tint added, bindings tinted to match vintage resonator
Color match is good
Now for final clear coats
Neck buffed and frets dressed
5th peg installed
Setup on Modern 60's "PRESTO" branded tailpiece
It is heavier, and adjustable, a good tailpice from that era.
Grover inserted bridge for the tester.
I prefer the tone of these vintage plastic heads. Plastic also
changes properties over time and anyone that has broken an old
plastic head in half knows they SNAP.
GHS mediums to break it in, furnished by www.bedfordbanjoshop.com
All Gotoh tuners with cream buttons, furnished by Bob Smakula
Now it will set a week before any real adjustments, the new neck
must settle in and get used to tension.
Its a nice flat neck, just the perfect amount of relief and it
already sounds HUGE.
I have high hopes.
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