We have this aged Firestar Custom from @deimelguitarworks in stock. “This Firestar in color »Venus Fern Green« features the classic Tune-O-Matic/Stoptail bridge custom made by ABM, Berlin. Pickups are an Amber Spirit of 59 bridge, and our special Deimel Sweet90 single coils, which suit so much better to a HB, than any rod magnet Single coils.
The circuit is customized towards 3 pickups. Therefore the switch section from left to right out of the playing position is the following: piezo (on/off), middle PU (on/off), split bridge HB! Being a very versatile circuit with 10! regular sounds, plus additional piezo on all of them, makes up to up to 20 different sounds!
The entire hardware on this one is slightly aged, the body is finished in our »Venus Fern Green« metallic, with a nicely cracked pattern in the nitro top coats!” #copenhagenfineguitars#deimelfirestar#handwoundpickups#electricguitar#guitarsdaily#gear#offsetguitars#guitarsofinstagram#agedguitar#fineguitars#rareguitars
Final result! 🤫 My easy secret recipe; this is how I age my nickel guitar parts (scroll through photos for before-during-after aging shots):
🧰 Materials Required:
•2 pieces of toilet paper
•2 table spoons of salt
•3-4 table spoons of vinegar (apple cider or regular)
•3-4 table spoons of hydrogen peroxide (over the counter disinfectant)
•a bowl and spoon to mix all this in
•something that you can scratch nickel with (sandpaper, a fork, iron wool, etc)
1️⃣ Step 1:
•mix the vinegar, salt and peroxide
2️⃣ Step 2:
•remove strings from the guitar (the cool part is you dont even have to remove the pickups with this method)
3️⃣ Step 3:
•get scratching: use whatever you have to scratch the pickup covers to your preference to make them look aged.
4️⃣ Step 4:
•Dip the Q-Tips in the solution from Step 1 and apply the soaked Q-Tips to 2 pieces of toilet paper. ❗️❗️❗️: Don’t make the paper too soaked as you dont want the liquid seeping into the actual pickup if you decided to not remove the covers.
5️⃣ Step 5:
•Apply the soaked toilet paper pieces to the top of each pickup cover. Use your Q-Tips to press down the paper into the cover. If you don’t do this, the aging may look patchy
6️⃣ Step 6:
Open a window and place the guitar next to it (to help the metal oxidize) for ~15-30minutes (light - medium aged results).
7️⃣ Step 7:
Remove the paper. If it’s still really wet, feel free to use a low-heat airdryer to speed up the process. Enjoy and play!
❗️Disclaimer: this method does not require you to remove the cover from the pickup. If you decide to remove it and soak the cover in the solution, the oxidization happens MUCH quicker. So, check the pickups every minute to not over do it.
🎸 FEATURED GUITAR FACTS:
Made by: Custom Shop, Gibson
Serial No: 9-5564
Weight: 8lb 8oz
Spec: True Historic 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue (made sometime in 2015)
Finish: Aging by Tom Murphy, Vintage Darkburst⬛️🔴🔶🔴⬛️
Location and time: #gibsunday morning in Canada’s capital today