Fender XII 1966 sunburst, tort

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Re: Fender XII 1966 sunburst, tort

Post by kapepper » Sat May 11, 2019 11:51 pm

DaddyDom wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 2:01 pm
I have one just like this and I've never taken anything off it. (Some of you must be screwdriver-happy!)
Maybe I have a drugs-pocket inside mine ... maybe I have your drugs! ;D

Mine is super-transitional as there are screw-holes filled in between/behind the 'F' tuners, where a row of Klusons was going to go. I know the filler is original as it's under the checking.

Totally awesome axes, here's a big pic.
https://www.dominicblaazer.net/copy-of-hammond-l122

That’s a nice one! Looks spectacular. Nice amp :)

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Re: Fender XII 1966 sunburst, tort

Post by CROSS_guitars » Thu May 30, 2019 9:52 pm

I cleaned out the guts with the router.

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I glued in some scraps of Alder I had.

Pretty rough so far but it will start taking shape soon.

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Re: Fender XII 1966? sunburst, tort

Post by Mechanical Birds » Fri May 31, 2019 9:29 am

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 9:29 pm
It's a '66.

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All of these pictures are beautiful - holy shit! I always love the little chunk of guard they cut out for truss access, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen one this messy before, but it looks awesome. That big chunk of rosewood! The figuring on said rosewood! If not for that little bit of buckle rash, this thing would look mint. It’s an awesome guitar, and I hope the owner got a good deal on it and really appreciates it. It sure is pretty.

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Re: Fender XII 1966 sunburst, tort

Post by CROSS_guitars » Fri May 31, 2019 9:07 pm

I have leveled the alder insert and routed it to shape.
Now I need to figure out how to colour match it.
I might use yellow food dye to stain the wood and then paint over it with tinted nitro.

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Re: Fender XII 1966 sunburst, tort

Post by gringopig » Fri May 31, 2019 11:54 pm

You have done an exceptional job so far! Beautiful work.

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Re: Fender XII 1966 sunburst, tort

Post by Trout » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:15 am

Are you going to paint it in the guitar?
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Re: Fender XII 1966 sunburst, tort

Post by CROSS_guitars » Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:49 am

Trout wrote:
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Are you going to paint it in the guitar?
Yep. I'm going to finish it to match the rest of the guitar.

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Re: Fender XII 1966 sunburst, tort

Post by JVG » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:28 am

I love this level of detail, especially on a part of the guitar most people will never see.

Great work! Cant wait to see the final outcome.

Cheers!
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Re: Fender XII 1966 sunburst, tort

Post by CROSS_guitars » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:45 pm

JVG wrote:
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I love this level of detail, especially on a part of the guitar most people will never see.

Great work! Cant wait to see the final outcome.

Cheers!
J.
It's totally worth it on a rare guitar like this.
Plus, it's satisfying correcting past guitar crimes.

Playing a guitar knowing there's significant chizzle damage under the hood, you're always going to be annoyed by it.

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Re: Fender XII 1966 sunburst, tort

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:11 pm

Great work!
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Re: Fender XII 1966 sunburst, tort

Post by VMM » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:55 pm

What a beautiful guitar despite the atrocity under the hood! 50 years from now someone may take the guard off and will wonder about the ornate repair work and what necessitated it! But they might be able to find this thread archived somewhere! Can't wait to see the finished repair.

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Re: Fender XII 1966 sunburst, tort

Post by BoringPostcards » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:08 am

Great job on the repair!
I probably would have left it alone on the account of it being a bit of weight relief.
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Re: Fender XII 1966 sunburst, tort

Post by CROSS_guitars » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:40 pm

BoringPostcards wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:08 am
Great job on the repair!
I probably would have left it alone on the account of it being a bit of weight relief.
It really makes no difference at all. The guitar isn't even particularly heavy.

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Re: Fender XII 1966 sunburst, tort

Post by alexpigment » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:52 am

EDIT: I now see the part where the owner asked you to patch it up (I glossed over the end of that post initially). Anyway, nevermind and good luck!

I’m really confused about why you routed the inside and then put new wood in there. I can’t imagine it being any more valuable now, just less original for seemingly no gain. Hoping to hear your thought process on this decision.

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Re: Fender XII 1966 sunburst, tort

Post by Paul-T » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:00 am

alexpigment wrote:
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I’m really confused about why you routed the inside and then put new wood in there. I can’t imagine it being any more valuable now, just less original for seemingly no gain. Hoping to hear your thought process on this decision.
How so?

The body is produced with a particular shape; the guitar is returned to that shape, therefore more original. The replaced area is admittedly a separate piece of alder - but most of these instruments were produced with bodies of two or even three piece of alder in any case.

The guitar will be more desirable to more people for being closer to the original spec.
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