"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 s_mcsleazy » Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:46 am

rbrcbr wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:42 am
This one was just brought to my attention, powerful, inspiring stuff right there

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https://reverb.com/item/39853836-fender ... uLDT8jkDVI
sometimes i wonder high these folk are when they make the listings. i seen a good condition 60's compstang go for less than that
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:52 am

Ouch!

The hardtail conversion is kinda' cool though.

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Post by smjenkins » Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:43 am

Those knobs are rad too.

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

Post by Pepe Silvia » Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:42 am

10 years later I regret doing this to a AVRI.

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

Post by mgeek » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:08 am

s_mcsleazy wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:46 am
rbrcbr wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:42 am
This one was just brought to my attention, powerful, inspiring stuff right there

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https://reverb.com/item/39853836-fender ... uLDT8jkDVI
sometimes i wonder high these folk are when they make the listings. i seen a good condition 60's compstang go for less than that
"A piece of 60s Fender history modded in the late 70s, 1 previous owner before myself."

Translation: I bought this off some old timer, told them it was a POS worth about $50 for the parts that haven't been ruined or chucked, now I'm sticking it on reverb for more than the price of a clean one because I am totally lacking any shame

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

Post by smjenkins » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:20 am

You monster (kidding).

What pickups are those?

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

Post by simonhpieman » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:36 am

s_mcsleazy wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:46 am
rbrcbr wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:42 am
This one was just brought to my attention, powerful, inspiring stuff right there

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https://reverb.com/item/39853836-fender ... uLDT8jkDVI
sometimes i wonder high these folk are when they make the listings. i seen a good condition 60's compstang go for less than that
That dude literally bought that 2 days ago for maximum $300. I saw the original classified listing.

Go capitalism!! :w00t:

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

Post by cestlamort » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:33 pm

Pepe Silvia wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:42 am
10 years later I regret doing this to a AVRI.

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Seems okay. How much was actually irrevocably changed? Some screw holes for pick guard, plunger for mute? anything else?

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Post by Flurko » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:41 pm

From @notaluthier on Instagram :

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with all the crap removed after he got it :

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An old Regal Le Domino acoustic guitar, probably from the 20s, 'modified' for use as a prop in the movie Alita : Battle Angel

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

Post by Pepe Silvia » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:44 pm

cestlamort wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:33 pm
Pepe Silvia wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:42 am
10 years later I regret doing this to a AVRI.

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Seems okay. How much was actually irrevocably changed? Some screw holes for pick guard, plunger for mute? anything else?
Routed at home for the new pickups. All the original hardware, pickguard and electronics were sold off. I drilled the mute to fit the Mastery just for aesthetics, it was non operational.

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Post by cestlamort » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:58 pm

whoops. I somehow thought this was a JM/Jag mashup. Routing for pickups isn't a big deal, when compared to the really egregious stuff we've witnessed here.

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

Post by Pepe Silvia » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:04 pm

cestlamort wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:58 pm
whoops. I somehow thought this was a JM/Jag mashup. Routing for pickups isn't a big deal, when compared to the really egregious stuff we've witnessed here.
I should have done it to a less desirable guitar.

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

Post by Mechanical Birds » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:42 am

simonhpieman wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:36 am
s_mcsleazy wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:46 am
rbrcbr wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:42 am
This one was just brought to my attention, powerful, inspiring stuff right there

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https://reverb.com/item/39853836-fender ... uLDT8jkDVI
sometimes i wonder high these folk are when they make the listings. i seen a good condition 60's compstang go for less than that
That dude literally bought that 2 days ago for maximum $300. I saw the original classified listing.

Go capitalism!! :w00t:
Messaged him asking if he got it for this amountfrom the original listing I saw and he replied with “nah too much interest” what’s wrong the fuck that means/yeah, ok, I’m sure people were World War Z-ing at this guy’s doorstep driving the price up literally 10x you fuckin jabroni

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

Post by Anthony » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:45 pm

Just been looking on eBay. What on earth is this!

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1966-FENDER- ... SwBG1cxh5G
966 Fender Mustang - made & fired up in the USA:

* alder body - VERY HOT REAL RELIC

* maple neck with CHARCOAL FINGERBOARD - missing some frets & all dots

* all chrome parts are very tarnished

* tuner buttons in melted condition

* broken E string ( can be replaced easily )

* an interesting conversation piece for long winter nights......

* also a great X-mas present....
I think the broken E is the least of its problems!

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

Post by Mechanical Birds » Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:21 am

s_mcsleazy wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:46 am
rbrcbr wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:42 am
This one was just brought to my attention, powerful, inspiring stuff right there

Image

https://reverb.com/item/39853836-fender ... uLDT8jkDVI
sometimes i wonder high these folk are when they make the listings. i seen a good condition 60's compstang go for less than that
He lowered the price to $800 after already lowering it to $1500 lmao

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