" Yeah for sure. I’ve got an old mid 60s Gretsch double anniversary that I put a Seymour Duncan Hot rod pickup into. I gave it to our old guitar tech, who is no longer with us. He’s still on the planet but no longer with us. Anyway he gave it to a guy who grabbed a saw and had to rout out a pickup hole on a very thin hollow top body guitar to insert this heavy metal pickup. This was years ago. It ruined the guitar because they cut through the bracing which lost all the resonance of the top.The thing with those guitars is that there are not many of them around. It was like a ’64. I went through a phase where I thought the guitar just wasn’t sounding right and I thought I’ll just put this pickup in. So I got it back and they said, ‘well we had to cut it’. And I’m like ‘OK’. Not only did it devalue the guitar, but it didn’t sound any better. Just that stupid thing of searching for something better."more
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