Under the Hood of Pre-CBS Offsets... (Vintage Markings)

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Re: Under the Hood of Pre-CBS Offsets... (Vintage Markings)

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:23 am

On it. I happen to have photoshop open atm....

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Post by kosmonautmayhem » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:40 am

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Thanks for the image PJ!

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Post by fullerplast » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:46 am

Freakin' Mell.. she does practically all the work around there for 30 years and doesn't show up for the photo op.

Maybe she was wiring up a JM or something?
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Post by my bloody television » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:06 pm

I was feeling adventurous so I popped off the pickguard of my 1964 CAR Jaguar and lo and behold there are no stamps or signatures :( I guess my guitar isn't very special. It does sound and play incredible though.

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Post by fullerplast » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:28 pm

my bloody television wrote:I was feeling adventurous so I popped off the pickguard of my 1964 CAR Jaguar and lo and behold there are no stamps or signatures I guess my guitar isn't very special. It does sound and play incredible though.
Check under the trem next time you re-string. There's usually a pencil date in there during your timeframe.

Yes, it's special...

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Post by kosmonautmayhem » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:09 pm

+1, post a pic of that excellent Jag anyways!

Markings are probably under the paint most likely. I just finished stripping my 64 and all I found was a letter 'C' between the pickup cavities.

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Post by PJazzmaster » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:44 pm

inside a '62 (source: ebay)... mind the "B"

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Post by Bronco Billy » Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:57 pm

found this on reverb.com

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Post by PJazzmaster » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:15 am

wow!

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Post by sewkid » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:42 am

[quote="fullerplast"]Freakin' Mell.. she does practically all the work around there for 30 years and doesn't show up for the photo op.

Maybe Mell was the one with the camera in her hand.
Some one had to take the picture.
You said "she does practically all the work"

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Post by kosmonautmayhem » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:49 am

Ha! Thats a great point! Mell probably IS behind the cam.

We'll never know until we find a vintage Mell selfie. :D

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Post by PJazzmaster » Sun May 04, 2014 6:05 am

A 1964 Jaguar w/ 'Mell' marking on the back of the control plate (I've never seen this before on a Jag), and we've seen the "B" between the pickups before on other instruments.
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Post by fullerplast » Sat May 10, 2014 5:41 am

I've never seen that either (sig on the control plate) and I've been inside probably 20-30 vintage Jags. That's really cool!
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Post by J0K1 » Wed May 14, 2014 3:23 am

What do you say about this, looks like "p" ?
It is late 59.
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Re: Under the Hood of Pre-CBS Offsets... (Vintage Markings)

Post by fullerplast » Wed May 14, 2014 4:18 am

Yep, looks like a P to me. I wonder who it stood for?

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