Cheapest way into a vintage offset?

Discussion of vintage Jazzmasters, Jaguars, Bass VIs, Electric XIIs and any other offset-waist instruments.
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Re: Cheapest way into a vintage offset?

Post by graceless » Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:50 am

Nice deal on a 1960 but the finish was murdered...prime candidate for a refin IMO. Fair price I'd say

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Re: Cheapest way into a vintage offset?

Post by Highnumbers » Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:03 pm

I wouldn't refinish that ^^ and a lot of that guitar's appeal is in the current finish.

It has character - and that's hard to come by in a refin.

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Re: Cheapest way into a vintage offset?

Post by smjenkins » Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:27 pm

That 1960 sold quickly. I hope it found a loving new home!

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Re: Cheapest way into a vintage offset?

Post by graceless » Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:31 am

Someone took sandpaper to it - that's about as far from character as I can think of! I love some natural wear but eh. I'm on the fence on this one...

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Re: Cheapest way into a vintage offset?

Post by Highnumbers » Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:59 pm

graceless wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:31 am
Someone took sandpaper to it - that's about as far from character as I can think of! I love some natural wear but eh. I'm on the fence on this one...
I didn't say it was original/natural wear. Just that it had character, IMHO.

But I'd rather have weird artificial wear on an original finish guitar (and I think it looks cool) than a refin, any day.

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