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Just Did Something Financially Irresponsible. And I couldn't be happier. Frankenstein Guitar.

#21 User is offline   TomG76 

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 06:35 AM

View PostMurph, on 30 June 2018 - 04:22 AM, said:

I agree. 100 %.

Now, I DON'T believe in destroying a guitar onstage just to try to look cool and because I'm a millionaire.

I would probably rather give it to a 9 year old kid without a chance of ever affording one.

But a working musician customizing a tool to make it work better for him/her.

Heck yea.


I could not agree with this more! I feel physically in pain when I see footage of anybody smashing up a guitar. Customising an instrument so that it plays better? Whole different ball game.

Funnily enough I am looking for a J-50 and suspect Iíll want a narrower neck!
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Posted 01 July 2018 - 07:35 AM

I agree to some extend ... though some cheap chinese guitars really deserve this kind of happy end
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Posted 01 July 2018 - 05:52 PM

Look at the back of this J45 in photo number 7:



https://reverb.com/i...5-1955-sunburst



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Posted 01 July 2018 - 05:59 PM

 BluesKing777, on 01 July 2018 - 05:52 PM, said:

Look at the back of this J45 in photo number 7:



https://reverb.com/i...5-1955-sunburst

What happened? Quite a "reset".

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1974 Martin D-28
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2008 Martin 000-18 Norman Blake
2013 Martin 00-DB Jeff Tweedy
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Posted 01 July 2018 - 06:14 PM

Interesting rescue potential in the marginally acceptable cost range.
I may not be good lookin', but at least I ain't got no money.
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Posted 02 July 2018 - 02:15 PM

 jedzep, on 01 July 2018 - 06:14 PM, said:

Interesting rescue potential in the marginally acceptable cost range.



May have been a decent guitar before he "worked" on it? He drilled a hole to steam the neck off and then just tore it off. Frets are terrible; random lengths, super glue all over the fretboard, ends aren't dressed and I highly doubt that they are level. Look at the sides of the dovetail, one side looks reasonably tight the other "close enuf", lol. What a botched up mess! I wouldn't touch it.
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Posted 02 July 2018 - 05:59 PM

View PostBluesKing777, on 01 July 2018 - 05:52 PM, said:

Look at the back of this J45 in photo number 7:



https://reverb.com/i...5-1955-sunburst



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Ha ha, the back of the neck join looks like I did it! Or the fear of doing that stops me....

My guess, it will need at least a new neck, or it will get a cover up job.



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Posted 02 July 2018 - 07:57 PM

 BluesKing777, on 02 July 2018 - 05:59 PM, said:

Ha ha, the back of the neck join looks like I did it! Or the fear of doing that stops me....

My guess, it will need at least a new neck, or it will get a cover up job.



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I do have a slightly shaved 1948 neck lying around. 😀

This post has been edited by bayoubengal1954: 02 July 2018 - 07:58 PM

1974 Martin D-28
"Frankenstein" 1948 Gibson J-50 Body/1938 L-00 Neck
1945 Epiphone Triumph Archtop
2008 Martin 000-18 Norman Blake
2013 Martin 00-DB Jeff Tweedy
2010 Larrivee Forum IV (00 All Mahogany 12 Fretter))
1972 Guild Killdeer F112-6 Part Deux (Name Created by adorshki on LTG)
2016 Halcyon NL-00 Lutz/Walnut
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Posted 02 July 2018 - 08:09 PM

View Postbayoubengal1954, on 02 July 2018 - 07:57 PM, said:

I do have a slightly shaved 1948 neck lying around. ��



You could put that neck on it and do some repairs, sell it?

Professionally would be good! [mellow]


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This post has been edited by BluesKing777: 02 July 2018 - 08:09 PM

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