It’s Alive !!

Bringing your older offset back to life.
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It’s Alive !!

Post by Scout » Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:03 pm

I rescued a ‘60’s Malibu neck from the dumpster and mated it to this Conrad Japanese original body for a crossbred Japanese/american offset. The neck is a wee bit skinny and the pickups are low fi but with all three on it has a distinct sound.
It’s Alive, a favorite line from a favorite movie, Young Frankenstein, who else has a Frankenguitar to share ?
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Post by marqueemoon » Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:45 pm

So cool!

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Post by dc » Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:18 pm

Scout wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:03 pm
I rescued a ‘60’s Malibu neck from the dumpster
:w00t: what's the story there????
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Post by Scout » Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:43 pm

I was wiring a vacant house and the new owner had bought it semi full of stuff and was loading a dumpster, of course I was following behind as is my habit and pulled this neck right back out and stashed it for a rainy day.

The main difference I could see between this and an electric neck was that the end was arced to follow an acoustic soundhole radius, otherwise seems to be straight Fender.

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Post by antisymmetric » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:09 pm

Love it! Maximum fun/effort ratio. :-*
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Post by joeSG100 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:00 am

That's amazing

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Post by Rebel_Emperor » Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:23 pm

Really cool! That's kind of a dream, to have a fun 60s Japanese thing with a stable, good neck. Do you know what type of wood the body is made of, or is it clearly some kind of laminate?

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Post by Scout » Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:04 am

I’m not sure off the wood type that they used back then, it’s not light and it could be a one piece body, the grain matches pretty well from front to back. If it’s laminated it may be just two pieces, a front and a back, I didn’t have to remove the pickguard when I assembled it. The neck is a sure upgrade over the average import neck from that era, it’s alot of fun.

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