Upgrade to Vintage “Lemon Drop”
I recently performed a full upgrade on a Vintage Lemon Drop guitar. These guitars are great value for money but obviously at such a low price, some components are going to be less than top quality.
The full list of changes is:
- bone nut
- Sperzel tuners
- Tonepros nickel bridge and tailpiece
- Tonerider Alnico IV pickups
- CTS pots
- Switchcraft switch and jack
- Sprague Orange drop capacitors
As well as a complete rewire in braided wire, fret dress and setup.
The total cost of upgrades including parts was about £370.
The pickups were, of course, wired out of phase. With both pickups on, and the neck volume rolled off slightly, it did the Peter Green sound perfectly.