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The last 2 MIM I got, both had the saddles set straight across.
They did not even try, lol
Another great intonation job at MIM factory.
Cool Color Deal @ $499
I knew you were joking (and it was indeed funny), but I though I'd throw my **luthier logic** out there and see if there was any arguments against...
As soon as he does a few Stainless jobs, he will probably find that it actually saves him some bench time over old fashioned frets; because they...
In all seriousness, here was my logic:
The neck did have the knot still in it when it left the factory, so really I'm restoring it back the way...
Hard to say without you actually playing it.
Did you ever play the Triple Tele with the 3 Nocaster pickups? It has a thick neck like that.
I hate ever guesstimating what someone's instrument is worth.
Especially something not seen on the market everyday
Perfect ones fetch 2200,...
I'm dreading that something is wrong with the pickup, like it shorts under vibration at high volume.
It's 6.5k on the bench.
Here she is polished and Rosewood oiled.
Note the knot hole has been filled, for smooth playing. [ATTACH]
After the frets were leveled under tension, they hit the buffing wheel station:
Don't leave regular masking tape on more than 2 hours....
Here she is on the leveling jig (sorry about the messy bench, pics were an afterthought).
You can see the nut slot, no way was that...
It was a knot in the edge of the Rosewood!
It was lost eons ago.
I used some of the fretboard sanding dust, and ended up filling it in.
This was one of the better frets:
It's a bass guitar from the 60s, that was famous for sounding like an upright.
Made in Chicago
I'm a BIG guy. I don't think anyone...
1. Refret in Stainless
2. Make new nut in Bone
3. Make new Pickguard
4. Make new Rosewood Thumb-rest
5. Put body in gas chamber...
G: I can't believe people heatseal guitar parts.
V: Old pickguards especially. They outgas and shrink. They become more brittle and finally...
Guy brings in an old case.
Guy: Hey, bet you don't know what this is! [opens moldy case]
Vid: Moldy, Harmony.....H22? [it's missing the...
I've got a Johnny Marr Jag that I bought because it's got a thick ass neck, bridge from Staytrem, and Bareknuckles from the factory.
Are they still made in Chicago?
Yeah, it's like 3 pianos played at once, and you can hear that they've raised the faders so much that you hear someone shuffling papers and a...
That was the beginning of the golden age of Stratocasters (and low action).
Maybe that 40 second long E Major at the end of "Day In A Life Of", lol