"Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Discussion of vintage Jazzmasters, Jaguars, Bass VIs, Electric XIIs and any other offset-waist instruments.
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by Kinx » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:39 am

Isn't that a Mory with swapped out neck?
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Post by will » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:39 pm

...so, anybody have a mangled Jaguar body out there?

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Post by s_mcsleazy » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:30 am

will wrote:
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...so, anybody have a mangled Jaguar body out there?

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so this one is an amp related one and many of you know i love my SF twins
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Post by MechaBulletBill » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:09 am

^^ UPS did that to a Peavy i ordered before i knew better about letting eejits ship me things (UPS are a perpetual source of despair)

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Post by s_mcsleazy » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:38 am

MechaBulletBill wrote:
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^^ UPS did that to a Peavy i ordered before i knew better about letting eejits ship me things (UPS are a perpetual source of despair)
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Post by higgsblossom » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:50 am

When you want to do a light relicing job and suddenly realize that poly is not nitro - you just have to use "Vintage" somewhere in the description and someone is going to buy it anyway:
https://www.ebay.de/itm/Vintage-Squier- ... 3879490919

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From the description:
"Der Body sowie Pick Guard wurde von mir zum Vintage Style bearbeitet."
"The body and pick guard was edited by me to vintage style."
"500€? That's the price of a J Mascis Jazzmaster!"

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by will » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:13 pm

Squirrel wrote:
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Alright, I admit it, I'm actually impressed with this one. The conversion was apparently done over 35 years ago which makes it excusable, and whoever did the work did a really neat job of it. Not that it matters much as the neck is going to be on some fuckstain's soooooper-unique Jazzmaster project by next week.

Now I just need to find some decent information about relicing the poly finish to better match the neck.

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Post by will » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:22 pm

Nah.

The Squier body was just keeping the neck occupied while I worked on the Dobro Disaster body. Like a lot of mods I've seen over the years, it looked better in photos than in person. Lots of gaps and glue and a pile of dowels.

I found a donor body that reeked of cigarettes and had a thick finish that would stick to anything that got too close. When it arrived in the mail, it was covered in circles imprinted from the bubble wrap.

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Then I carefully removed the top from the Marlboro body, and got rid of the wrecked top from the early Coronado, being careful not to bust the binding. I needed to use some paint stripper to remove the glue from the inside of the body.

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I sprayed the top black, since I think it looks nice with the black headstock of the neck. Plus I knew I wouldn't be able to match the original sunburst without a ton of sunburst practice. It still needs polishing and assembly.

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Post by Danley » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:37 pm

Cool; is the donor body useable at all still? I’m figuring these were laminate tops - maybe carve one solid as a project? :)
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Post by will » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:13 pm

Danley wrote:
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Cool; is the donor body useable at all still? I’m figuring these were laminate tops - maybe carve one solid as a project? :)
The donor is getting strummed by a dead Marlboro Man in guitar heaven - it kinda got wrecked removing the top without losing any wood.

The top, back, and sides are all ply. The only solid wood is at the neck block, tail block, and a block under the bridge between the top and back.

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Post by 601210 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:02 am

https://reverb.com/item/27077379-relic- ... er-pickups

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So this is the complete opposite of vintage anyways but ffs dragging your $150 guitar behind your truck and adding $20 pickups to it doesn't make it a $420 guitar.

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Post by ThePearDream » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:18 am

601210 wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:02 am
https://reverb.com/item/27077379-relic- ... er-pickups

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So this is the complete opposite of vintage anyways but ffs dragging your $150 guitar behind your truck and adding $20 pickups to it doesn't make it a $420 guitar.
But it has an Orange Drop cap - "the magic ingredient for vintage old school tone"!

What is it with dudes from Georgia and charging crazy amounts for Squiers they've fucked up?

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Post by JVG » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:58 pm

Imagine how great it would sound with TWO orange drop caps, or maybe swapping the string tree for an orange drop.

It’s not the worst relic job i’ve seen, but not the greatest either.

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Post by Danley » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:33 pm

I love how people think you can charge extra for that; when it comes time to sell it resale value is tanked; the market just sees it as ‘poor condition’ no matter how good your story is about the ‘pro luthier’ who did the job. Even people who want that look know it’s not worth any premium to obtain (apart from the most obsessive 0.001% of people.)

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by 601210 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:12 pm

JVG wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:58 pm
Imagine how great it would sound with TWO orange drop caps, or maybe swapping the string tree for an orange drop.

It’s not the worst relic job i’ve seen, but not the greatest either.

J.
Now hear me out here:

Orange drop caps... aged in pure, fresh-squeezed orange juice.

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