- Vintage Top Carve
- Exclusive Nitro Refinish
- Vintage Patina
- Restamp Serial Number
- Vintage Neck Profile
- Hide Glue Neck Re-Set
- Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard
- Royalite Binding
- Cellulose Nitrate Inlays
- 6/6 Nylon Nut
- Fret Dress / Pro Setup
- DELUXE Post-2013
- DELUXE Pre-2013
Note On Deluxe Packages – In 2013 Gibson started using hide glue for the neck joint. So we offer a simplified Deluxe Makeover at a lower price for these 2013 and later Historics that leaves out the hot hide glue neck reset necessary on earlier guitars. All the other steps in our Deluxe package are included.
Please read the following regarding our un-plasticized lacquer –
We have gone to great lengths to bring you the most authentic un-plasticized nitrocellulose lacquer giving the guitar the same vintage properties and aging characteristics of a real 1950’s Gibson guitar.
Un-plasticized lacquer is very hard and brittle by nature, which can cause it to chip and weather check very easily on its own. Every aspect of our process has been intentionally implemented to promote the natural aging and wear associated with a Makeover that is emulating the look and feel of a 60 year old instrument. This lacquer will continue to age and weather check on its own well after it leaves our shop.
Adding plasticizer to prevent weather checking, or producing factory perfect NOS finishes has never been this company’s vision, ever.
Weather checking will sometimes start on its own before it leaves the shop or can happen in the cargo hold of an airplane at 35,000 ft. during shipping, where the air is near freezing. We have no control over this. We will do everything we can to accommodate the wishes of our customers but please remember that this lacquer is specifically designed to act in this way.