"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 higgsblossom » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:42 pm

Good lord... https://www.veranda-guitars.de/2017/12/ ... sky-champ/

Why does he hate Fender so much?
"500€? That's the price of a J Mascis Jazzmaster!"

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Post by zenarcade » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:14 pm

higgsblossom wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:42 pm
Good lord... https://www.veranda-guitars.de/2017/12/ ... sky-champ/

Why does he hate Fender so much?
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Post by StevenO » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:28 am

I missed out on the fact that he just RECENTLY did this crap... Ugh.

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Post by higgsblossom » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:53 am

Honestly I think that the amp is worse than the guitar. It doesn’t make it any better... if he wanted to improve a Champ by adding a second speaker, why would he destroy the chassis?
"500€? That's the price of a J Mascis Jazzmaster!"

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Post by mgeek » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:00 pm

higgsblossom wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:53 am
Honestly I think that the amp is worse than the guitar. It doesn’t make it any better... if he wanted to improve a Champ by adding a second speaker, why would he destroy the chassis?
wait is that an OLD champ?

I think the guitar is possibly the worst thing in this thread, on the basis that we can at least tell ourselves the other things were mutilated in the past when there was no particular value to these guitars

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Post by oid » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:57 pm

These things always remind me of the Chapman brothers and their work with the complete set of Goya's 'The Disasters of War,' and the questions they raised.

There are a great number of stock old Jags, there is only one (ugly) old Jag with a Jaguar hood ornament inset into the body. Why is the expression of mass production seen as more valuable than the expression of a single person building upon mass production?
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Post by higgsblossom » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:06 pm

Because it’s ugly. By all standards.

It must be one of the newer Champs, but I still don't get it.
"500€? That's the price of a J Mascis Jazzmaster!"

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Post by cestlamort » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:25 am

mgeek wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:00 pm
higgsblossom wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:53 am
Honestly I think that the amp is worse than the guitar. It doesn’t make it any better... if he wanted to improve a Champ by adding a second speaker, why would he destroy the chassis?
wait is that an OLD champ?

I think the guitar is possibly the worst thing in this thread, on the basis that we can at least tell ourselves the other things were mutilated in the past when there was no particular value to these guitars
"Older" champ, so I'd guess a reissue. (Hardware looks right for that too).
The Jaguar baffles me. Just get a reissue body if you're going to chop stuff up. Parts guitar = parts guitar. Parts guitar + jigsaw = sadness.

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

Post by higgsblossom » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:54 am

cestlamort wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:25 am
Just get a reissue body if you're going to chop stuff up.
It's like saying "I'll carve my name into this ancient statue, it's of no value anymore because the arm has fallen off."
"500€? That's the price of a J Mascis Jazzmaster!"

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Post by torchindy » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:09 pm

Also from a purely craftsmanship perspective he did a real shit job of it. The saw marks are still visible inside the hole, like he didn't even bother to finish sanding it out. Sanding scratches all over the body like a high-school shop class student who hasn't learned to sand with the grain.

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Post by leokula » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:30 am

Guys... but these are "handmade * unique * different"... what's not to love? :-*

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Jaguar > Jazzmaster :)

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Post by leokula » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:32 am

Come on, this is genius...

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Jaguar > Jazzmaster :)

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

Post by Singlebladepickup » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:15 am

leokula wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:32 am
Come on, this is genius...

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It would've been genius if he'd put it where the rhythm switch plate was on the horn. Still would've been immature and not to my taste, but genius all the same.

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Post by leokula » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:18 am

Singlebladepickup wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:15 am
It would've been genius if he'd put it where the rhythm switch plate was on the horn. Still would've been immature and not to my taste, but genius all the same.
Yeah def, but they could have some sort of switch in the little jaguar, if you poked him in the eye you'd activate the rhythm circuit and spin his tail to control volume or tone, that'd be great.
Jaguar > Jazzmaster :)

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

Post by Singlebladepickup » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:46 am

leokula wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:18 am
Singlebladepickup wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:15 am
It would've been genius if he'd put it where the rhythm switch plate was on the horn. Still would've been immature and not to my taste, but genius all the same.
Yeah def, but they could have some sort of switch in the little jaguar, if you poked him in the eye you'd activate the rhythm circuit and spin his tail to control volume or tone, that'd be great.
Yeah but if you're getting interactive with the jaguar you'd have to make it roar somehow, which would require batteries.

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