"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 » Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:38 am

invisible man wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:52 pm
New Harley Benton JM mangled enough to end up here.
How on earth is it possible that the headstock looks like a MIM Fender from the back, but says "Harley Benton" and has a different shape from the front?
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Post by Ceylon » Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:41 am

higgsblossom wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:38 am
invisible man wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:52 pm
New Harley Benton JM mangled enough to end up here.
How on earth is it possible that the headstock looks like a MIM Fender from the back, but says "Harley Benton" and has a different shape from the front?
Good spot. The tuners are different too.
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Post by simonhpieman » Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:54 pm

SignoftheDragon wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:01 pm
adamrobertt wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:27 pm
invisible man wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:52 pm
New Harley Benton JM mangled enough to end up here. Kinda like the corner of the f the pick guard where it looks like the printed tort was partially lifted off by tape.

https://reverb.com/item/39155752-left-h ... t=39155752
Hahaha that is one of the funnier/sadder ones I've ever seen.

"Not sure why this huge hole is there but it sounds good"
Just his misspelling/misuse of the word "whole" is enough to garner a spot in this thread. Jeez. :fp:
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Post by Mechanical Birds » Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:37 am

rbrcbr wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:17 am
Uhhh...y'all see this yet? Dear lord :fp:


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https://reverb.com/item/39077514-1971-g ... l-standard
Finally a sensible mod in the thread hell yeah backed hard just go ahead and shove the rest of it in the wood hipper and you’ll have yrself a nice little guitar (for the money)

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Post by Pacafeliz » Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:01 am

will wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:57 am
Did someone get your Tele, Pat?

https://reverb.com/item/39377019-1968-f ... barncaster
Oh holy fuck I didn't think I'd see one that bad...
:o
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Post by blimpage » Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:29 pm

Pacafeliz wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:01 am
will wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:57 am
Did someone get your Tele, Pat?

https://reverb.com/item/39377019-1968-f ... barncaster
Oh holy fuck I didn't think I'd see one that bad...
:o
yyyyyyyikes, that headstock looks like it'd need to be replaced entirely. Or encased in a solid block of resin, then re-carved out of that 😬

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Post by Pacafeliz » Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:35 am

...look what nice project I just picked up!
:wtf:

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Dunno if I should use that guard or get a replacement to make it "original" again, even though the holes might still show... 🤔
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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:39 am

Ouch!
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Post by Pacafeliz » Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:01 pm

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Well I still need a short scale neck and some wiring stuff... and a neck shim and a saddle and... :fp:
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Post by Pacafeliz » Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:12 am

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Update: well no, i decided to go the safe way... :blush:
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Post by s_mcsleazy » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:19 am

Pacafeliz wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:12 am
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Update: well no, i decided to go the safe way... :blush:
i'd rock it.

also is that a 70's maple jazzmaster neck that came with it and did you keep it?
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Post by zip73 » Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:37 am

Even with that gaping exposed hole under the vol/tone, it’s an improvement!

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Post by s_mcsleazy » Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:52 am

zip73 wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:37 am
Even with that gaping exposed hole under the vol/tone, it’s an improvement!
i didn't even notice the hole. ya know what would be cool? sending it off to will.

speaking of bronco's, pat, do you still have the broncoblaster? that thing haunted my dreams for a good 2 years
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Post by pad » Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:50 pm

If the deal is good, id see no big nogo imo.
if you want that project. That could be a wonderful guitar!
You should look for routings if youll go for it.. -> maybe gibsonize it? :w00t:

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