Looking to have pickups filled and p90 routed

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aroomstudios
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Looking to have pickups filled and p90 routed

Post by aroomstudios » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:31 am

A few months I saw a post here. Someone had a Burny that had humbuckers that was filled then routed for p90s. I just searched for 20 minutes or so and cannot find it.

Anyways, I have a FGN 20E Les Paul I am looking to have the same thing done on.

I am in Southern California USA. Anyone here have any ideas on where to start to look for someone to do this type of work? I mean almost any Luther can do the work. But my guy has done them before. Like filling a temolo Les Paul block to a regular ABR1 type setup. He fills the guitar. Then gives it to his finish guy. But he says if direct sun you can see the fill line. The post I saw here was perfect. Like perfect. Though I want to say it was in the EU or something.

Well, I am wondering it is probably better to look for a guitar builder to do this type of work then your regular set up Luther. Anyone have any tips on where to start looking?

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Re: Looking to have pickups filled and p90 routed

Post by mdvineng » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:02 am

isn't this the perfect opportunity to buy another guitar :D
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Re: Looking to have pickups filled and p90 routed

Post by aroomstudios » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:39 pm

I just bought this guitar for that reason. I own 4 of the FGN 20E guitars. They are great guitars. Much better than the $3500 USD custom Gibsons. Anyways, I contacted Tokai to make me one very similar this one. It is not going to be exactly but it would run around $3000 USD or so with the p90s in it. Anyways, I just got the 20E from Buyee for around $700 including SH. Plus maybe $500 or so for the work to be done puts me at $1,200 vs the Tokai price of $3,000 or so. Also, the FGN 20E is exactly what I am looking for. The Tokai might be close or a little different. So, I figure this is the best way to do this.

I did end up ordering a Gold Top LS1 R4 from Tokai a few weeks ago. But this one has been on the list for a year or so with the p90s. Then I came across a smoking deal the other day on Buyee and could not turn it away.

BTW here is the 20E

https://mi.fujigen.co.jp/collection/ser ... c_nls.html

Mine are 2011 to 2013 models. Those models do not have the sharp point the one above has.I think they started doing the point in 2016 or so.

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Re: Looking to have pickups filled and p90 routed

Post by mdvineng » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:51 am

Always been a fan of Fujigen since I bought 2 Elites. Those 20e are beautiful. Hopefully the work done will be better than your expectations and be a real sound pleasure.
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