Butchered '74 Musicmaster

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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by Tumtrah » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:05 am

s_mcsleazy wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:57 am
ya know. this is going to be an unpopular opinion but might be a good idea to do something like this.
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the guitar is never going to be fully stock again so maybe have some fun with it
Looks great with the Vibrato, but I go for Duo Sonic conversion.

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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by s_mcsleazy » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:08 pm

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:17 pm
Ha ha.
I'm responsible for the mods on that.
thank you. this guitar has been living in my head rent free since then.
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'Are you trying to seduce me Mrs Robinson? Or do you just want me to solder a couple of resistors into your Muff?'

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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by AWSchmit » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:21 pm

Great job so far! Looking forward to where it goes from here.
I finally finish building a guitar, go to play it, and then remember, "oh yeah, that's right. I suck at playing... Why did I build another guitar again?"

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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by Con-Tiki! » Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:21 am

Tumtrah wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:05 am
s_mcsleazy wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:57 am
ya know. this is going to be an unpopular opinion but might be a good idea to do something like this.
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the guitar is never going to be fully stock again so maybe have some fun with it
Looks great with the Vibrato, but I go for Duo Sonic conversion.
first off, nice repair on that body. I would have probably shopped for a used one, and slapped it together.

secondly, this black MM makes me miserable.
Of the 100 or so guitars I've owned, my long gone '78 musicmaster is the one i miss most.
(Christopher, also)
I've been to one World's Fair, a picnic, and a rodeo, and that's the stupidest thing i ever heard come out a pair of headphones.

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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by Tumtrah » Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:48 am

Filling and sanding...
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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by Amon 7.L » Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:05 pm

Looking great.
I can't wait to see the next progresses :w00t:

Since you mentioned you're going to restore the original colour AND a yellowed top coat, can you also take shoots of the blue prior the ageing process?

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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by Tumtrah » Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:27 am

Amon 7.L wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:05 pm
Looking great.
I can't wait to see the next progresses :w00t:

Since you mentioned you're going to restore the original colour AND a yellowed top coat, can you also take shoots of the blue prior the ageing process?
Thanks!
Hopefully I don't forget to take pics from restoring progress. That happens frequently when I am working on something. :wacko:

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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by Tumtrah » Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:42 am

Unfortunately the chinese pickguard for my mustang building fits not the MM body, so I had to shape a pickguard template using the old beat up PG as a template and copying the bridge PU hole and switches from the chinese PG. Luckily a have a blank with matching colour of the old one.
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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by garyptaszek » Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:43 am

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:17 pm
Ha ha.
I'm responsible for the mods on that.
I have that picture saved on my iPad, I didn’t know you were behind it! It’s a favourite of mine.

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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by garyptaszek » Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:44 am

Tumtrah wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:48 am
Filling and sanding...
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Great work. I had a musicmaster project once that I had to sell before I completed it, so I’m thoroughly invested in this thread

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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by algeriet » Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:17 am

Tumtrah wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:48 am
Filling and sanding...
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Ouff, this reeks of potential!

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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by Tumtrah » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:45 am

Pickguard finished!
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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by Amon 7.L » Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:01 am

Yes!! It's coming along!! :w00t:
Neat work.
Please keep it coming!

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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by Tumtrah » Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:06 am

Thanks, so far I'm optimistic and happy.

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Re: Butchered '74 Musicmaster

Post by Tumtrah » Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:10 am

Due to low temperatures here in Germany I do spraying in a friends workshop. Today I applied first coat of filler.
I think I have to do 2 or 3 coats with in between sanding.
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