CMI L6S Copy

CMI made in Japan L6S copy. Simple tidy up and different pickups added to make a really nice guitar.. Super fast slim neck. Unlike the Gibson ones this one is made out of Mahogany (should be Maple) but has made a really nice flexible guitar.
DSC_7167DSC_7173DSC_7172Tuners a bit worn out and looseTuners a bit worn out and looseDSC_7170CMI Logo just sprayed on with no lacquer over the topCMI Logo just sprayed on with no lacquer over the topSeveral of the knobs are crackedSeveral of the knobs are crackedClosed top [pickups looked good but sounded limp...Closed top [pickups looked good but sounded limp…Body is fairly good nick but many chips touched up with black paintBody is fairly good nick but many chips touched up with black paintClosed cover pickups sounded pretty muddy...Closed cover pickups sounded pretty muddy…DSC_7179Nicely cut cavitiesNicely cut cavitiesBody is mahogany I believe as is the neckBody is mahogany I believe as is the neckSome touched up chipsSome touched up chipsControl cavity cheap minipots but a good switch!Control cavity cheap minipots but a good switch!Glue had dried out and pickups are microphonic and come apart easitlyGlue had dried out and pickups are microphonic and come apart easitlyNice thick alnico magents, full humbuckers around 10KNice thick alnico magents, full humbuckers around 10KDSC_7183DSC_7194CMI logo came off when the headstock was cleaned!CMI logo came off when the headstock was cleaned!Improved tuners added as originals were a little slack!Improved tuners added as originals were a little slack!Gibson Marauder front pickup added and rear PAF style Alnico pup in the bridgeGibson Marauder front pickup added and rear PAF style Alnico pup in the bridgeDSC_7191Wilkinson birdge used as gives good adjustment of intonation (bridge posts not anglesa as a harmonic bridge was originally used.Wilkinson birdge used as gives good adjustment of intonation (bridge posts not anglesa as a harmonic bridge was originally used.All strung up and sounding great!All strung up and sounding great!I looked at the original pickups again seem quite well made but need potting to remove microphoneyI looked at the original pickups again seem quite well made but need potting to remove microphoneyOK went ahead potted the piciks and tried again.. also installed a Bigsby style Trem looks the part and sound great (good match for the roller bridgeOK went ahead potted the piciks and tried again.. also installed a Bigsby style Trem looks the part and sound great (good match for the roller bridgeHeadstock logo started coming off when cleaning! so took it right offHeadstock logo started coming off when cleaning! so took it right offNow pretty good medium high output pickups on this L6s copy!Now pretty good medium high output pickups on this L6s copy!DSC_7201Happy with this CMI L6S copy restorationHappy with this CMI L6S copy restorationDSC_7203

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