servicemans guitar? anyone?

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servicemans guitar? anyone?

Post by dain » Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:52 am

hey i found these pics on flickr.  pretty sure they're serviceman.  anyone know this guitar?
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Post by fullerplast » Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:55 am

There was a white one like that on eBay a few years ago... I can tell by the block markers and zero fret. I've never seen a serviceman's like that. We talked about it at the time and pretty much decided it's probably 70s MIJ lawsuit era.

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Post by ohm-men » Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:56 pm

Well the "vietnam" erea servicemen guitars are pretty well known... cheap made copies...but interesting.
Although some even lacked a tussrodd, wrong Pat. Pend No...phony neck plate screws, etc, etc...most were produced in small shops back then.
I never saw a Jag or JM in person, but I did restore a" serviceman's" P-Bass a few years back and the overall quality wast just plain awfull....but it sure was a looker!!!
they are a nice niche in the off-set copy history... but parts are not interchangeble with the real thing or the MIJ/CIJ Fender version.
I always kind of thought about them as fake rolex watches.... :D
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