"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 fuzzjunkie » Fri May 07, 2021 5:23 pm

LVC wrote:
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You have to admire the creativity.

Exhibit A:
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Both from the same seller, and apparently both scratchbuilt.
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Post by mgeek » Fri May 07, 2021 11:04 pm

Those are amazing... when luthiery comes out the other side and becomes outsider art.

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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Fri May 07, 2021 11:10 pm

They are cool, in an abstract anti-art kinda way, but tuners facing forwards? Silly!!
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Post by MechaBulletBill » Sat May 08, 2021 5:38 am

looking at those guitars made me high, homeless and dead

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Post by Mechanical Birds » Sun May 09, 2021 11:46 pm

Yeah holy fucking shit it’s like in Alien 4 where Ripley finds a room full of the previously-failed attempts to clone her after splicing her DNA with that of the Xenomorph; all bloated and perpetually suffering and begging for death. Those guys^, if they could, I’m certain would be begging for a similar fate
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by LVC » Mon May 10, 2021 1:28 am

Mechanical Birds wrote:
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Yeah holy fucking shit it’s like in Alien 4 where Ripley finds a room full of the previously-failed attempts to clone her after splicing her DND with that of the Xenomorph; all bloated and perpetually suffering and begging for death. Those guys^, if they could, I’m certain would be begging for a similar fate
That's EXACTLY what came to my mind when I saw these. :-X
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by Zork » Mon May 10, 2021 6:21 am

These were built by someone who has never played a guitar in his/her life, right? They must be completely unplayable and unintonatable. Why do they even exist? ???
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Post by whitewatersky » Mon May 10, 2021 7:53 pm

MechaBulletBill wrote:
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looking at those guitars made me high, homeless and dead
EPIC comment
looking at these while eating kinda made me wanna puke :-X

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

Post by Mechanical Birds » Mon May 10, 2021 8:52 pm

Zork wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 6:21 am
These were built by someone who has never played a guitar in his/her life, right? They must be completely unplayable and unintonatable. Why do they even exist? ???
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by will » Thu May 13, 2021 2:23 pm

It can be a scary world out there for old guitars, but then I saw this picture of the Torquays with a nice old Jazzmaster and felt a bit better.

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...hopefully, they didn't cut it up to turn it into an electric banjo when they became the Monks.


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

Post by X-Ray Spex » Fri May 14, 2021 12:26 am

That body shape and everything else look way off, I don't think this was ever actually a jaguar to begin with.
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by Ceylon » Fri May 14, 2021 12:36 am

I'm absolutely confident that's a Serviceman Jaguar and literally any mod you do to it is bound to be equally an improvement and a waste.
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by tune_link » Fri May 14, 2021 4:23 am

The oddly drawn in Jackson style fret markers.....over the top/in addition to dots...is ....hurting....my...eyes....

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

Post by LVC » Fri May 14, 2021 5:34 am

tune_link wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 4:23 am
The oddly drawn in Jackson style fret markers.....over the top/in addition to dots...is ....hurting....my...eyes....
Looks like sunset over a hilly landscape :D
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