3 thoughts: 1. I wonder if he ever considered making a styrofoam Gibson Les Paul. A lot of people complain that Les Pauls are too heavy! 2. Interestingly, a darker sounding Telecaster! 3. I wonder what the styrofoam Tele would look like when relic'd. I bet large pieces would fall out. Maybe even become double-cutaway like a Tele that McCartney once had; made for a righty, the double cutaway made it more playable for a lefty like Paul.
(Now I should find that picture of Paul's double cutaway Telecaster!)
I just got finished building a Bigsby hardtail strat. And I was picturing on what John's strat would look like today if he installed a Bigsby on it. I cut the pickguard to give it another unique flair. I got rid of the jack plate and added one like on a bass. I also reliced it a little bit to give it an older vintage look. One thing occurred to me regarding John's Ric325 with the Bigsby that John put on there. I don't think he ever used it!! lol I don't remember any songs, from the Hamburg days that he did. And I haven't seen any pics of him using it! So maybe he just added it cause he thought it looked kool while he was on stage, which it does, and makes it unique to any other Ric back then!
My Bigsby strat…..
John must have loved that tailpiece he had one added to a Tele he had!!