"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 BoringPostcards » Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:40 am

crianlarich wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:54 pm
Somebody pulled everything from this guitar, endpin, saddle and nut, machines, even frets and zerofret, damaging the fretboard. (which got me interested in the first place because of unusual "skunk stripe" inlays. If I ever hit the mods/building page, it will show up there)
What a waste, it's been a real nice neck! Back is distinctly arched and rather fine bookmatched maple, but it is split, what must have caused this mess. Am salvaging this as well.

Anyone ever seen another AOU (or is it a cyrillic DOU)?

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Joey Ace wrote:
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This (heel) happens frequently while steaming óut a neck, and isn't a big deal. Gotta make things worse before making them better, as Jerry Rose says. (bridge plate off course is another story; I suppose it isn't a Hauser or Torres?)
I tossed one of those over the fence behind Spirit of Newfoundland dinner theater on Cathedral, after we screeched in Bourdain. RIP He was a good man. We told him forget those big fakes out there n stay here. He said it sounded fantastic. Fucking cleaners... Never trust municipal city hallers.
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by crianlarich » Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:26 pm

Ich weiß.
Erst die Monotonie von dem Ganzen bringt die Leute zum Tanzen.

"next week, I'm going to steam out the neck of my beloved Yamaha" (that I got at a shop called "Himmelreich") Been thinking that for 15 years.
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by supersonicjazzmaster » Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:25 am

It starts... when it begins.
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by Pacafeliz » Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:06 am

supersonicjazzmaster wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:25 am
...take a look at the headstock...

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Vintage-1966-Mo ... Sw49tf80gB

Shit happens. Don't think someone did this on purpose. Must've been in the water or something and it separated. Bummer. It's cool but way too expensive!🥺
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

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

Post by will » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:52 am

...plus Mosrite quality control wasn't always the best. It probably got wet or was around a lot of changes in temperature over the years. Too bad the missing chunk isn't in the case!

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

Post by cestlamort » Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:17 pm

Use a time machine to prevent this.

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Also: does it come with square or round useless buttons?

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

Post by will » Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:21 pm

...it looks like a Squier Affinity Mustang - modify with reckless abandon!

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

Post by s_mcsleazy » Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:13 pm

will wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:21 pm
...it looks like a Squier Affinity Mustang - modify with reckless abandon!
it is. ive modded up enough of these to know the telltale signs
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by bdf83 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:15 am

The trend for cyberpunk steampunk whatever the hell that is can get in the sea. Guitars don't have cogs, pistons, wheels, flux capacitors or any of that shit to function so what's the point of adding it?

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

Post by Ceylon » Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:45 am

I mean, that is so obviously a Back to the Future-guitar made on a cheap mod platform that I'd imagine it was used for like a Halloween-gig along with a Marty McFly or Doc Brown-costume, and it's only being sold on either because the joke is now played out or to upgrade to something with a Floyd that does the Van Halen-thing better.
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by surfin_bird » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:22 am

cestlamort wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:17 pm
Use a time machine to prevent this.

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Also: does it come with square or round useless buttons?
:fp: Hmmm... I understand the novelty. I would love to have it, I would love to make it, I would hate to buy it.
I definitely have a few "themed" guitars in my mind and I guess being vintage correct or replicating an artist's guitar is just as nerdy as building something like this.

As a "prop" I like it a lot. It actually looks convincing. And I can easily see a band playing at a comicon type event playing it.
But as a guitar it's probably not that good and the parts... probably consist of €50 at a thrift shop and a €100,- squier. So it seems like the price reflects the time spent on this monster. But it's hard to sell "time" on a item no-one asks for. I work in film and it even seems high for the time a propmaker would've put into this. Aanddd I do feel that as soon as a guitar as this gets sold it ends up in that strat/tele nightmare that is being sold by the brand vintage. A guitar like this is cool if you made it, not if you bought it.

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

Post by Sauerkraut » Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:06 am

That one doesn't really deserve to be in this thread, imo. Like the style or not, it was really well done. It's just a Squier too, so who cares anyway?
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by Mechanical Birds » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:39 am

cestlamort wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:17 pm
Use a time machine to prevent this.

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Also: does it come with square or round useless buttons?
Nah this is the most out of place post for this thread we’ve had yet. It’s beautiful Ricky

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

Post by will » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:41 am

surfin_bird wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:22 am
I work in film and it even seems high for the time a propmaker would've put into this.
Ha! I used to work as a propmaker, so I appreciated that this doesn't look like it was stuck together with hot glue while a director was yelling at the propmaker to hurry up.

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