Gibson 345 restoration and stereo to mono conversion
Before: Varitone switch with transformers with stereo jack
Customer wanted standard Gibson style mono electronics. Original electronics removed and saved.
Laying out template for new harness
CTS pots, orange drop caps, steel braided vintage style sheilded wire, Switchcraft jack and toggle
Pickups are magnetically out of phase
Flipping magnet polarity
Cleaned, leveled and crowned frets, set-up
New, in-phase, mono electronics!
I left the Varitone for looks only