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 #136889  by augustwest1
 Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:34 am
Here are a few photos of Phil's most recent work. I'm a happy camper!!

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 #136890  by rugger
 Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:46 am
Looks nice.

What's up with the additional screws in the switch plate? The small brass ones look normal, but then there are two pan heads that are not counter sunk.

john in san diego
 #136897  by TI4-1009
 Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:29 am
Sure looks like Phil has upped the ante. I thought mine looked nice from two years ago- this is a whole 'nother level. Beautiful.
 #136906  by tcsned
 Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:21 pm
beautiful guitar you've got there!! post some clips if you can.
 #136911  by Stella Bloo
 Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:12 pm
Enjoy, I have had my Phiga Tiger for two years and I still love it and it is a guitar for a lifetime. My only issues was he did not hook up the OBEL correctly and I live in a small Florida town where nobody knows anything about it to rewire, so it has not been operational from the start. Other than that I love playing it.

I love it so much that (and I can't believe I am typing this), I am considering ordering a Wolf from him. Have you seen those? They look great too!

Congrats!
 #137953  by timblor
 Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:26 am
Stella Bloo wrote:Enjoy, I have had my Phiga Tiger for two years and I still love it and it is a guitar for a lifetime. My only issues was he did not hook up the OBEL correctly and I live in a small Florida town where nobody knows anything about it to rewire, so it has not been operational from the start. Other than that I love playing it.

I love it so much that (and I can't believe I am typing this), I am considering ordering a Wolf from him. Have you seen those? They look great too!

Congrats!
Wald electronics has a wiring schematic for the Tiger OBEL. I wired a Warmoth body using that diagram and even for someone who doesn't know much about electronics, and not very good at soldering, it worked. You might want to take a look at the diagram and see if you can track down the problem.

http://www.wald-electronics.com/tiger.html

I also know that Phil Gawen stands by his work and would probably do the repair if you went to the effort of sending it back. Of course, that means being without a guitar for a while...

T
 #138023  by tatittle
 Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:45 pm
Sweet. Ebony too. I noticed he seems to use a lot of Rosewood fretboards, wonder if ebony is expensive now or something. Big tone difference often. Nothing beats an ebony FB feel wise in my opinion.

Im guessing the larger screws attach to the actual switch and the smaller ones are for the brass cover plate.
OBEL's are really not complicated, it is easily in the teach yourself level of skill, no EEG required for sure :P
It is definitely an easy fix if you are motivated to spend a few hours doing homework. Take pics folks here will help.