"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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Post by s_mcsleazy » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:49 am

i really dislike lots of that colourful 60's artwork. it's the 60's version of those guys who cover themselves in tribal tattoos.
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Post by mcatano » Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:17 am

Truly can't wait for someone to buy that amazing psych strat and send it to MJT or whatever for a relic refin.

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Post by Mechanical Birds » Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:20 am

hverlind wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:35 am
This modded Jag doesn't look half bad...

https://reverb.com/item/35889845-fender ... _sold=true

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I know I say it a lot but ffs this is criminal. I don’t think anybody could say with any validity that a Bigsby is better than the Offset Vibrato. I know personal preferences, with guitars or anything else on earth, are subjective, but in every measurable way a Bigsby is a huge step down (pun not intended). The limited range of movement in strumming motion, the ease or difficulty of setting up/restringing, the range in pitch manipulation, etc. is all just better with the Offset.

Is that an aftermarket neck also? Has the weird blocks they use lately on the CV Jag/TVL Jazzmaster, etc. it’s not the MOST offensive example, but it’s pretty bad. I guess less so if it’s just a partscaster or something, obviously.

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Post by Ceylon » Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:06 am

Mechanical Birds wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:20 am
hverlind wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:35 am
This modded Jag doesn't look half bad...

https://reverb.com/item/35889845-fender ... _sold=true

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Is that an aftermarket neck also? Has the weird blocks they use lately on the CV Jag/TVL Jazzmaster, etc. it’s not the MOST offensive example, but it’s pretty bad. I guess less so if it’s just a partscaster or something, obviously.
My first thought was that it might be one of those first edition VM Jaguars that came stock with dual humbuckers, a hardtail and a Strat jack.
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Post by Pacafeliz » Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:54 am

...apparently/supposedly 1966 Gibson Melody Maker

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Although... it's so ugly it's almost cool again. I mean, for half the price (€700) I would get it and rock it as is!
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Post by fever606 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:12 am

Someone call The Hague over this war crime... :fp:

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https://reverb.com/item/36081213-fender ... inish-1964

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Post by blunderbuss » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:34 am

OMG WHY
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Post by mgeek » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:43 am

fever606 wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:12 am
Someone call The Hague over this war crime... :fp:

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These ones are the worst. Where if you squint they sorta look like a guitar, but when you focus in on it there's not one bit of it that hasn't been ruined

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Post by s_mcsleazy » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:01 am

fever606 wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:12 am
Someone call The Hague over this war crime... :fp:

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https://reverb.com/item/36081213-fender ... inish-1964
this one comes up every so often, the dude sometimes tries to sell it on facebook saying it's worth like $5k
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Post by s_mcsleazy » Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:41 pm

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Post by higgsblossom » Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:24 pm

Höfner and Hohner are not the same company... oh my, this is really bad...
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Post by spacelordmother » Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:40 am

mgeek wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:42 am
Nope, it looks fully bad! ;D

That decal ...oh god and the strat output plate.... :fp:
Seriously. Strat plate whhhyyyyy :-X
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Post by joeSG100 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:00 pm

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trashed t60, kinda want it

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Post by monsterdonkey » Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:59 pm

That is one way to remove a few pounds of T60 swamp ash.

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Post by bdf83 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:09 am

Got introduced to a guy at work via zoom and he saw the guitars I've got in the background and we got talking. He showed me a picture of his '59 Les Paul Junior single cut that he bought for £95 in the 80s because some hair metal asshole had added a floyd and a high gain humbucker then sprayed it black... I immediately thought of this thread.

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