"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 will » Fri May 14, 2021 9:45 am

23 frets - clearly better than a Jaguar or Jazzmaster. ...though not quite as awesome as a Jackson.

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Post by Highnumbers » Fri May 14, 2021 5:00 pm

Ceylon wrote:
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.
Yep, definitely a Serviceman Jaguar.

I'd LMAO if those were a pair of PAFs or hell, even T-Top humbuckers. I'm not willing to drive three hours and find out.

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Post by X-Ray Spex » Fri May 14, 2021 11:10 pm

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....
I don't even think they're drawn on, it looks like they're cut out of the actual fretboard :fp:
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Post by tune_link » Sat May 15, 2021 8:10 am

X-Ray Spex wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 11:10 pm
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....
I don't even think they're drawn on, it looks like they're cut out of the actual fretboard :fp:
Oh shiiiiiiiiiiiii.... :-X :k

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Post by whitewatersky » Wed May 19, 2021 6:00 pm

"One of a kind..."

I can't believe this shape hasn't caught on..... :?

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Post by marqueemoon » Wed May 19, 2021 6:07 pm

This needs a wee tuxedo jacket.

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Post by Ceylon » Thu May 20, 2021 6:24 am

It's neat enough as a travel guitar but it sort of defeats the purpose that it still comes in a full size Strat case.
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Post by Liquitone » Tue May 25, 2021 6:00 am

With that bridge so high and close to the trems tailpiece on that Framus wouldn't that make the strings pitch up when bending down? Also the breakangle being on the back of the bridge instead of the rollersaddles looks like a not too well thought out plan.

edit; the breakangle problem wouldn't have happened if the bridge was the right way around, seeing it was specifically designed to make room for the strings.

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Post by will » Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:37 am

I've been curious about late-50's Carvins lately, so I picked up a neck on eBay when the seller accepted my offer.

What could be hiding under those circles?

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why, three different wood screws, of course!

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...and if anyone has a junky Bigsby or an old Carvin AP-6 (or other) pickup laying around let me know!

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Post by SWFC68 » Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:19 pm

There goes your sustain.. :D

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Post by will » Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:13 pm

All of the ideas here aren't bad. ...plus the neck looks like oak, so maybe this started out as a kitchen table?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/154475070492

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

Post by Wucan » Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:40 pm

"let me strip the finish of this Mexican Fender, swap the electronics and call it a custom shop guitar"

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/rds/ms ... 81274.html

"Selling my rare beloved and customized mim CS strat. It was once a limited edition gold sparkle but I removed the finish to make it breath and increase resonance (and looks a little less obnoxious). It has been refinished with a penetrating finishing oil to bring out the beauty of the natural grain. I swapped the bridge pickup for a porter S90 single coil style p90 that can sound soft and very fat and nasty [...]"

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

Post by higgsblossom » Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:56 am

This guitar is currently selling for nearly $2500 on reverb
Yes, but with a beautiful gold sparkle and all original :fp:
"500€? That's the price of a J Mascis Jazzmaster!"

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