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|I found this old lady in friends shed. I bought it to save it and back it in life (I am builder of musical instruments). By the way I was searching for it for a long time. Story goes this way: First owner broke headstock ..and gave it to another guy to fix it. That guy decided to build new neck from ash wood...and destroyed old neck while trying to remove fingerboard and pull out trussroad. He also broke fingerbord acros the lineof 2nd and 3rd fret. So he destroed original neck. After bad results with making new neck, he sold guitar to my friend many years ago.... Through the years my friend desambled rest...and lost most.... some were destroed like pickups...or he sold some parts.... I didnt know for all of those actions... Week ago I find out for this story, went to friend and asked if something survived. This photos present survived parts.... including fingerboard (damaged as described but repairable) trusroad is also saved. |
So I am here to ask for help in repairing this baby. I can make most parts ... Have same wood as original was, for neck. Graphite central stripe which goes all the way through the neck I can not find here in my country...but maybe I can use abony wood wich is black color too.
If someone have this guitar maybe cen help me with some measurements....
I need size of pickups.. cause I can wound them and make them same as original but I need dimensions. Also dimensions of pickups frame are needed.
If anyone can help I will be very thankful.
Photo 1 : Condition I found it.
Photo2,3,4 : After cleaning
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|Later, friend who sold me guitar found neck pickup coils and magnetic sticks.... I hope polepieces are original.... but someone can tell me polepieces length and than I'll know for a shore. |
I need to make neck pickup base plate... pickup PCB with trimmers and resistors....
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Location: The Great Pacific Northwest
|Would you be interested in some original parts, or do you just want to build them all for the sake of the project?|
Thank you for your response... I am interesting in some parts that is hard to be made....
Pickguard... and pickup frame are possible to be made... some other parts are harder...
Maybe I would like to buy some of them... but you just tel me what you have and prices...
I have trusrod and original fingerboard...other parts are missing...
All 8 OPamps from PCB are missing...also neckplate , bolts, pickup frame, bridge pickup, some neck pickup parts, tuners, vol. pot, selector switch...
So write to me what you have and prices.. than I will know can I pay those...
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I bought bridge pickup.... and friend has found original neck plate! So guitar now has own serial number....
Pickup suround ..tuners... still missing... volume pot too...selector switch too.... and 8 IC from circuit board missing too....
If anyone has photos or info what is inside the neck please provide...
I found info there are 3 carbon reinforcements... one is visible on the necks back... but I do not know how deep it goes...and where are two others...supose under fingerboard...
I am just trying to make the neck as much close to original one....
All the best Alek
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Edited by DobriDiv 2016-04-19 8:12 AM
Location: The Great Pacific Northwest
So I looked through what I have left.
If interested email me at mileskb at aol dot com and we'll figure out the numbers.
I've got some missing parts...
Still looking for pickup frame... one missing neck bolt ... pickguard...etc
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