Updated! Gibson SG Tribute - Diamondback Body + Vortex Neck


Now 100% done! Custom pickguard, truss rod cover, and toggle switch plate finally all came in!!!!  :headbang:

Final updated details at the blog: https://steggostudios.blogspot.com/2022/01/p90-sg-custom-build-finally-finished.html


I'm calling this one 90% done - but waiting for some bits and decisions. Warmoth Diamondback body, Vortex neck. Fralin P90s, Ratio Tuners, and Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys. StewMac Golden Age SG pots, though rewired with a Les Paul toggle to fit through the body.

Waiting on: custom truss rod cover, custom toggle switch plate - and I'm trying to decide whether I want to do a Gibson SG standard pick guard - then I have to figure out maker's mark and serial number.

Diamondback Options:

  • Solid mahogany construction (as that's what Gibson uses for the SG)
  • Right handed (because I am...)
  • Neck P90 Rout
  • Bridge P90 Rout
  • Controls set up in SG configuration
  • Bridge and Stop Tailpiece Routs
  • Studs for Bridge and Tailpiece pre-installed

Vortex Options:

  • Maple shaft and headstock
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
  • 12" Radius
  • 22 Nickel Frets
  • Abalone dot inlays (went with the green of the body)
  • Abalone side dots (went with the abalone dot inlays - naturally)

...but enough of that - here's a 90% finished photo:


I've posted the construction details so far on my (entirely personal, non-commercial, very unofficial, low traffic) blog: https://steggostudios.blogspot.com/2021/11/gibson-sg-with-p-90-tribute-custom-build.html