"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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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by Squirrel » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:05 am

^Agree. Altering a '60s guitar in the '70s is understandable, but if it was ruined recently it somehow makes it a thousand times worse. Especially when, judging by the description, the fucking thing didn't even need "restoring" in the first place. :fp: How much do you wanna bet the guy also has a 1957 Chevy which he restored in the '90s with massive panel gaps, a miles-thick paintjob and a Kenwood cassette player chopped into the dashboard? He takes it to classic car shows with a lawn chair and a home-made sign with disposeable camera photos of his car and the Wikipedia entry for "1957 Chevrolet" pinned to it.

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by Mechanical Birds » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:55 pm

kapepper wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:08 am
:fp:

grandpa restores his fender XII
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fender-early-1 ... Swv6Fbr48B
In addition, while in the early stages of restoring the curved periphery of my guitar, I inadvertently caused a sanding fault
(visible in one photo, front lower-left body area) that I did not have the skill to repair. For this reason, I covered the sanding fault with a simulated abalone-inlay Flying Eagle decal, which depicts its princely flight from the dark of night, into the hot desert sun(burst), hunting for prey. ';-)
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Doesn’t seem like a big deal? The guy put a sticker on it, who cares

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Post by offsets4life » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:28 pm

^^
I may be over-reading that pic of the sunburst XII a little too much...

But it looks to me like whatever he used to mask up the edge of the red band pulled a strip of lacquer out of the finish on the front side.
Which his "eagle into sunrise" sticker job hasn't completely hidden.

And are my eyes going bad, or does that look like a squared-off edge on the forearm chamfer at bottom left?

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by leokula » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:37 am

simonhpieman wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:54 am
It's a shame it had to happen this way but this might have just given me a moment of realisation. The Jaguar's top horn does sort of follow the shape of the Jaguar car logo. Was Leo inspired, somehow?
That is definitely the case. Also with others like the Mustang, Cyclone, Toronado and Bronco. Except for the Bronco, all of them had some racing / car themes going on at some point.

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Jaguar > Jazzmaster :)

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Post by tribi9 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:20 am

Well, the Ford Mustang obviously inspired the color scheme..

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Any guitar i may be selling now or in the future will have the right amount of wear, and will not have ever been gigged with.

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Post by aliendawg » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:01 pm

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I think it belongs here
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Post by cestlamort » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:52 am

https://www.fender.com/articles/gear/co ... guar-strat

The good: looks like Fender had been reading OSG for model ideas.

The bad: they were reading this thread.

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Post by aliendawg » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:06 am

exactly... it looks too ugly.

But you know what? I think it looks kinda cool, like those soviet guitars. Plus the new functions are very useful and interesting. You can definetley get a lot of sound out of that guitar
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Post by windmill » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:32 pm

If I see one I am going to buy it

Because there won't anything like it ever again in our lifetime.


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Post by Stoopy » Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:41 am

leokula wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:37 am

That is definitely the case. Also with others like the Mustang, Cyclone, Toronado and Bronco. Except for the Bronco, all of them had some racing / car themes going on at some point.
Come to think of it, the Bronco name might easily fit into the racing / car theme as well, since Ford had their 4WD vehicle of that name that was quite popular for events like the Baja 500, etc. And it would also fit in with 2 of the other 3 names being Ford products (Mustang, Mercury Cyclone).

So.... was Leo maybe a "Ford Guy?"? ;)

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Post by offsets4life » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:42 pm

Stoopy wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:41 am
leokula wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:37 am

That is definitely the case. Also with others like the Mustang, Cyclone, Toronado and Bronco. Except for the Bronco, all of them had some racing / car themes going on at some point.
Come to think of it, the Bronco name might easily fit into the racing / car theme as well, since Ford had their 4WD vehicle of that name that was quite popular for events like the Baja 500, etc. And it would also fit in with 2 of the other 3 names being Ford products (Mustang, Mercury Cyclone).

So.... was Leo maybe a "Ford Guy?"? ;)
Was "Cyclone" a guitar model in Leo's time?
Oldsmobile was a GM brand too...

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Post by leokula » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:53 am

offsets4life wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:42 pm
Was "Cyclone" a guitar model in Leo's time?
Nope... '97.
Jaguar > Jazzmaster :)

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Post by Stoopy » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:30 pm

leokula wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:53 am
offsets4life wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:42 pm
Was "Cyclone" a guitar model in Leo's time?
Nope... '97.
Well so much for the car connection theory then... Merc Cyclones went out of production in the very early 70's. And were only in production for a yer or two while Leo was still around. To be fair they weren't terribly common and not what you'd first come to think of when it comes to musclecars.

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by windmill » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:43 pm

The Cyclone was paired with the Toronado ( ie tornado) when it was released

An atomospheric theme

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by offsets4life » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:11 pm

windmill wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:43 pm
The Cyclone was paired with the Toronado ( ie tornado) when it was released

An atmospheric theme

:)
Aaah, I had wondered what the connection was between those two models of guitar.
All good.

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