Butchered '74 Musicmaster

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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by s_mcsleazy » Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:12 pm

did they route it with a butter knife?
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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by Tumtrah » Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:14 am

Amon 7.L wrote: โ†‘
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:46 am
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If all of this wasn't a solution looking for a problem, I don't know what is. The bridge in particular.

I will never get people chopping off top horns either... Do people WANT their guitars to be neck heavy and unbalanced?
No- but he reallyreallyreally wanted an SG apparently.
A logical explanation to such a little horn & deeper cutaway would be the carving being done to flip the guitar for a left-handed player and allow a better reach to the higher register.
Any trace of a plugged strap button on the lower horn?

I'm gonna follow this project with sheer interest, I love restorations :?
There is no hole or trace from a plugged strap button on the lower horn. Former and first owner isn't a lefty.

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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by ohm-men » Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:15 am

I don't know if you've seen the "UnVOXed Jazzmaster" thread here.
This body reminds me a bit of the above, but far less worse.
Depending on your woodworker's skills, i'd say this body can be saved, should you want to.
I don't think it's in a too bad shape. The oversanding is not a bog problem if you repaint it. The missing horn can be recreated from a nice slab of Alder or whatever the original body was made of.

Also there is another thread here on a rescued Mustang, simelar process as the VOXMaster.
I think the owner of this guitar, recreated a new body from 2 butchered Mustang/MusicMaster bodies.

So, I'd see there is hope for this one!

One thing is for sure, they did crazy stuff in the 70's...

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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by Tumtrah » Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:04 am

Yes, the Un-Voxing Jazzmaster restoration thread is great!

I will recreate the upper horn and fill the crude routings and holes. Due to the fact that I often play in bridge pickup position, I'll do a Duo Sonic conversion.

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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by Tumtrah » Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:35 am

Made some progress...
Had to remove more material from the upper horn to recreate it and to have a little bit side grain surface to glue in the neck pocket area. Additional dowels will help to give a good glue joint, due to the fact that bonding end grain isn't solid . Cleaned and filled the routing and made some plugs.
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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by Zork » Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:49 am

Oh, wow, that looks very good.

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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by ohm-men » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:59 am

:-* YES!!! That's exellent work!!!
I just love it when a plan comes together!

Great wood working skills! Duo Sonic is a perhaps nicer then a MM. It's always nice to have a bridge pu. :)
I wonder, was that "middle" P-90 pick ups something old? It looked the part (Althouhg not on the MM)

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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by Amon 7.L » Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:19 am

Phenomenal work on the top horn! You've got mad skill, sir!! :w00t:

I'm with ohm-men on this, Duo Sonic is much nicer than a MM. On the subject, are you going to put a Toronado bridge with tele-barrel saddles or you've got other plans on your table?

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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by Pacafeliz » Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:32 am

Whoa!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by Bradley-Jazz » Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:41 am

What a great job! I think I would have gone for two pickups as well (not that I could do that woodworking!!)

Is that the original blue paint in the cavities? What colour are you going to go for?
Stop me if you think you've heard this one before....

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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by Tumtrah » Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:51 am

Thank you all for the nice comments!
Bradley-Jazz wrote: โ†‘
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:41 am
What a great job! I think I would have gone for two pickups as well (not that I could do that woodworking!!)

Is that the original blue paint in the cavities? What colour are you going to go for?
Yes, that blue paint is the original colour and I will keep it. Additional I'll spray a slightly yellowed top coat to turn it somewhat greenish.
Amon 7.L wrote: โ†‘
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Phenomenal work on the top horn! You've got mad skill, sir!! :w00t:

I'm with ohm-men on this, Duo Sonic is much nicer than a MM. On the subject, are you going to put a Toronado bridge with tele-barrel saddles or you've got other plans on your table?
The original bridge plate is existing, so I try to get threaded bridge saddles or build them from threaded steel.
ohm-men wrote: โ†‘
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:59 am
:-* YES!!! That's exellent work!!!
I just love it when a plan comes together!

Great wood working skills! Duo Sonic is a perhaps nicer then a MM. It's always nice to have a bridge pu. :)
I wonder, was that "middle" P-90 pick ups something old? It looked the part (Althouhg not on the MM)
Middle pickup was a mid 60's Gibson P90. Sadly the former owner wanted it back.

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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by MatthewK » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:02 pm

Glorious work!

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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by s_mcsleazy » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:57 am

ya know. this is going to be an unpopular opinion but might be a good idea to do something like this.
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the guitar is never going to be fully stock again so maybe have some fun with it
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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by CROSS_guitars » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:17 pm

Ha ha.
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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by soggy mittens » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:57 pm

I remember that one, best MM ever... do it!!!
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