I found this 1936 Gibson EH-150 on ebay a while back and have been slowly restoring it. I got it for next to nothing, most likely because it had no hardware and no pickup. Tracking down original parts would be difficult and expensive. It struck me as a worthwhile project to test out building a Charlie Christian style pickup and milling the hardware from scratch. I was lucky enough to find replica knobs from Fake 58.
My good friend Gene Warner was kind enough to record a little sample (you don’t want to hear me play it!)EH-150.mp3
For more photos of the restoration click here.
For photos of the pickup construction click here.