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How to color a Bigsby?


I want to color a Gretsch branded b6. Not sure whether to have it powder coated of anodized. How much of the bigsby is aluminum? Is the handle aluminum as well? If it’s mostly Alu including the handle, I’d rather have it anodized. And idea?


The handle on that unit is steel. A Duane Eddy handle is aluminum. All the bodies are aluminum.


I would think the roller bar with the pins is steel.


You can achieve quite a good fake anodized look by using an amber tinted laquer. It really does look the part. Don't do the steel parts.


Jack White could answer that question!

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