Original SB1 body and later models

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Original SB1 body and later models

Postby b-bottom » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:03 am

Hey everyone. Are the original SB1 body style (not split P) the same size as the later ones? Thanks!
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Re: Original SB1 body and later models

Postby Ken Baker » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:20 pm

The original SB-1 and SB-2, with the single coil pickup(s), is a bit smaller than its split humbucker cousins. Slightly tighter waist and about an inch narrower at the lower bout. Those older originals were also slab bodied.

Edited to correct the above. The lower bout of the older SB-1 is about an inch narrower than the later models.

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Re: Original SB1 body and later models

Postby b-bottom » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:27 pm

Ken Baker wrote:The original SB-1 and SB-2, with the single coil pickup(s), is a bit smaller than its split humbucker cousins. Slightly tighter waist and about an inch narrower at the lower bout. Those older originals were also slab bodied.

More info here. Note to everyone: Please be mindful of GGJaguar's image ownership and don't grab his images. Linking to his site is okay. Thanks.

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Thanks for the info! One more question, would the three bolt necks from the late 80's early 90's SB-2's fit one of the old SB1 bodies?
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Re: Original SB1 body and later models

Postby Ken Baker » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:24 pm

b-bottom wrote:Thanks for the info! One more question, would the three bolt necks from the late 80's early 90's SB-2's fit one of the old SB1 bodies?
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Possibly. There was a little bit of variability from neck to neck back then and they were all hand fit. You can probably get a later 3 bolt neck to fit with some judicious use of sandpaper.

Note that I corrected my response above. The lower bout of the older SB-1 is about an inch narrower than the later SB-1/SB-2.

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Re: Original SB1 body and later models

Postby b-bottom » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:28 pm

Thank you for all of the info!!
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