My new 2001-2002 Epiphone SG E-series Bully guitar after clean-up and re-string. How I got it for $35 is in part one.
One of the dirtiest instruments I’ve ever worked on, it took me about two hours with wet and then dry teeshirt cloth followed by microfiber cloth and instrument polish to clean it.
From the web: The Epiphone Bully (2001 – 2002) was an SG style electric with a 24.75″ scale length bolt-on maple neck.
The neck had a slim taper profile and “super-slide” satin finish, rosewood fingerboard and dot inlays topped off with the E-Series Dovewing headstock.
Pickups were two open coil humbuckers controlled by single volume and tone controls and a 3-way selector switch. Finish options were black, blood stain red or bruise purple.
I tightened the machine heads with socket wrench and small Phillips head screwdriver. Note embedded dirt and grime.
This pic of the neck pocket shows the 7-layer plywood comprising the body. Light and dark layers alternate.
I compared my Silvertone Stratocaster clone to this Bully. The humbuckers tend to give it a warmer tone than my ‘hotrodded’ strat, with it’s ‘vintage’ pickups and massive after-market brass tremolo block.
The plywood beauty of the Bully.
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