1 langtryville 1 month ago I bought a 50's Gibson ES 295 husk. It's been gutted and the finish sanded. I'm not sure what the story is, but I'm excited to have it and rebuild it. I am debating whether to try to restore it (not necessarily with vintage parts), or use it as an opportunity to be creative and build something unique. i had the thought of moving in the direction of a sort of Bigsby style build. Custom pick guard and maybe TK Smith pickups (or possibly a TK in the bridge with a Charlie Christian in the neck). Some folks are really opposed to altering a vintage guitar, which I get, but since this is already so far from stock, it kind of feels like an opportunity to take a classic and be playful... I figure Gretsch players (and I have Gretsches as well!) are always hot rodding their guitars...what do you all think?