Just some pron - 1967 Lafayette 99-9107WX...

Discussion of vintage Jazzmasters, Jaguars, Bass VIs, Electric XIIs and any other offset-waist instruments.
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Just some pron - 1967 Lafayette 99-9107WX...

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:00 am

Sheltering from the heat, dodging a bit of work I'm supposed to be doing & browsing guitars brought me to this beauty...

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Definitely in the very offset department :)
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Post by CorporateDisguise » Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:24 am

Oh man! That body shape is freaking amazing!

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Post by LVC » Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:40 am

CorporateDisguise wrote:
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:24 am
Oh man! That body shape is freaking amazing!
Ditto. Actually, everything about this guitar looks freaking amazing!
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Post by fuzzjunkie » Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:21 am

CorporateDisguise wrote:
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:24 am
Oh man! That body shape is freaking amazing!
It’s got a Jazz Bass vibe. I wish Leo had built an offset Strat type guitar in ‘64-66 with this body shape or using it instead of using the Jazzmaster body shape for the XII. Or even the Mustang. I’d probably play a Mustang if it had this shape.

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Post by jthomas » Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:39 am

OMFG! What a beauty. My first guitar ever was a $29 Lafayette guitar when I was about 14 or 15. It was so cool at the time, but also mostly unplayable because I knew absolutely nothing about setting up a guitar. Thanks for the pics and memories.

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Post by CorporateDisguise » Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:51 pm

Damn, that fretboard looks like it is totally flat.

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Post by smjenkins » Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:48 pm

Seriously. Just how flat is that fretboard?

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Post by Kent » Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:43 am

I had one of these under the "Zen-On" name.

Positives:

Looks awesome
Sounds great

Negatives:

Everything else.
Played like ass. The neck would be too thick for Hendrix to get his hands around.
Shit frets.
Cheap EVERYTHING:

The above refers to the one that I owned.

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Post by Strango » Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:52 am

I like the rocker switches, as I get older I start forgetting what everything does. ;D

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Post by zhivago » Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:18 am

Love it! :-*

Especially the "Solo" switch...hit that and it's time to bring the heat! 8)
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