"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 Zork » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:53 am

But he runs this ebay shop for years and years. I can't remember ebay without the famous music-outlet-shop. Everytime you see overpriced junk you can be sure it's this guy again. People seem to buy the shit though... :fp:

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Post by higgsblossom » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:06 am

Sauerkraut wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:46 am
+1
* old mahogany = TONE
Without pickups, bridge and strings, there's only one "tone" from that guitar: clonk.

Back in the old days, something like that would've been a "Look what i've found in the trash! Maybe I can make it work again!"-project. Now it's sold as a vintage guitar.
"500€? That's the price of a J Mascis Jazzmaster!"

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Post by will » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:47 am

Now that you can search sold listings on reverb, gems like this fella can be found. Sold 4 years ago for $850.

"Cut to fit in Baldwin case."

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Post by higgsblossom » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:55 am

That's the best reason (Why?) and also the worst thing in this thread.
"500€? That's the price of a J Mascis Jazzmaster!"

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

Post by Mechanical Birds » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:17 am

Zork wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:53 am
But he runs this ebay shop for years and years. I can't remember ebay without the famous music-outlet-shop. Everytime you see overpriced junk you can be sure it's this guy again. People seem to buy the shit though... :fp:
There’s a reverb seller called “The Bonfires Vintage” that posts everything they have for like, significantly more than the most expensive example of said thing. Every once in a while they’ll get a Sunn head and strip off the badge and knobs and try to sell the knobs for like $35 each and the badge for $75 or something insane and then post the amp for like, $1,500 or something. Just the most offensive shit, like the easier it became to find disirable stuff like this the more ridiculous assholes got with pricing, when you’d think it would drive things down, right? If I wanted a Jazzmaster in like 1996 yeah I could probably get one for less than a grand, but that also meant having to find one first which at the time meant guitar magazine ads from shops all over the country and being a hawk at pawn shops wherever you went or whatever. Now I can pretty much find any part/complete guitar from mostly any year of production in about 10 seconds. Either I’m a horrible idiot in economics or this is all super fucking dumb and wrong.

Would again like to just say how much I really fucking hate that reverb shop too. Whoever runs it is a horrible person.

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

Post by Mechanical Birds » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:19 am

will wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:47 am
Now that you can search sold listings on reverb, gems like this fella can be found. Sold 4 years ago for $850.

"Cut to fit in Baldwin case."

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I’ve made a bunch of these posts now but come the fuck on there’s no justifying this ever what the fuck

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Post by mgeek » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:57 am

I scrolled up that from the bottom thinking 'there's nothing wrong with this...' ;D

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Post by flysky578 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:20 pm

will wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:47 am
Now that you can search sold listings on reverb, gems like this fella can be found. Sold 4 years ago for $850.

"Cut to fit in Baldwin case."

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I literally can feel this cut in my body/heart :'(

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Post by higgsblossom » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:43 am

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This kind of belongs here, because why is this in a museum?

It‘s the „first guitar that Kurt Cobain smashed on stage“.
"500€? That's the price of a J Mascis Jazzmaster!"

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Post by ThePearDream » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:52 pm

higgsblossom wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:43 am
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This kind of belongs here, because why is this in a museum?

It‘s the „first guitar that Kurt Cobain smashed on stage“.
will can fix it.

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

Post by PJazzmaster » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:02 pm

ThePearDream wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:52 pm
will can fix it.
:freako: ;D

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Post by cestlamort » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:06 am

The post-war American dream was to have a cool guitar, a cool car, and a house with a swimming pool.
Here's 2 out of 3:

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For sale. (had a Valentine's discount to 2600 so probably room for an offer).

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Post by Zork » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:10 am

This guitar is so unique and looks so damn cool. It really has the potential to become an iconic indie rock legend in the hands of the right player.

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

Post by higgsblossom » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:58 am

PJazzmaster wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:02 pm
ThePearDream wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:52 pm
will can fix it.
:freako: ;D
He just needs another one.
I find it hilarious that the rebellion of Grunge can be musealized like that. I guess people stare at it, thinking “Those were the days *sigh*”. I never understood the whole guitar smashing thing. Especially since it’s not easy to damage a Fender guitar in a way like Kurt.
"500€? That's the price of a J Mascis Jazzmaster!"

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

Post by mcatano » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:06 pm

will wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:47 am
Now that you can search sold listings on reverb, gems like this fella can be found. Sold 4 years ago for $850.

"Cut to fit in Baldwin case."

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Someone got an incredible deal on that, holy cripes.

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