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Post by Westbone on Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:44 am

Had this for a good while, just hanging around in full view. Only noticed the other day that something was  different.
Know what it is??



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Re: Not the norm.

Post by Meadows on Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:02 am

Side and centre neck position markers?
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Post by westcoaster on Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:33 pm

Looks like those dot markers are 'after market'. I would have expected them to match the side markers otherwise.
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Post by Westbone on Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:26 am

Meadows wrote:Side and centre neck position markers?
Takes a man that owns one... Cool

The dot markers are 7 mm, quite large, seem to have been installed prior to the fingerboard being machined as they follow the radius perfectly with no witness marks of an aftermarket installation.


Who knows what they got up to at the factory?? 
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Post by corsair on Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:02 am

Could have been a customer request, perhaps?

Looks a little ..... busy, doesn't it!

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Re: Not the norm.

Post by Meadows on Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:02 am

Hey Damian

I had one of those turn up too, don't know the history but it had a prestige series label on the back too No 192



It came on an Alder wood body, possibly using up what parts were available?

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Talking of not the norm, see anything different with the neck on this old Futurama CW?

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Post by Barry on Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:35 am

Strange, and not at all attractive.

Doesn't make a lot of sense to me to wrap around like that since the reason for them in the first place is to read the marker from the edge!

If it was a custom job, maybe the buyer was vision impaired or summit?

p.s. Please don't tell me they also glow in the dark!

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Post by Westbone on Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:52 pm

Strange eh, well that's 2 necks the same. Snap!

Can't see your other pics Si.

Here's a 'normal' neck which looks a lot less busy.

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Post by Meadows on Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:04 pm

Thanks Damian, will try again.



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Post by Westbone on Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:17 pm

Marker at the 10th
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Post by Meadows on Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:59 pm

Westbone wrote:Marker at the 10th
Spot on, first one I've come across. Guess it might throw you if you were just handed the guitar to play in a gig  Rolling Eyes
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Post by Barry on Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:36 pm

Metric guitar.  Razz

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Post by Westbone on Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:36 am

Meadows wrote:Thanks Damian, will try again.


Had a few mods on that one Simon. Sound good? they usually do.. Smile
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Post by Meadows on Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:28 pm

Westbone wrote:
Meadows wrote:Thanks Damian, will try again.


Had a few mods on that one Simon. Sound good? they usually do.. Smile

Yes, but not by me, I bought it already Frankensteined. At the top end, Sperzel locking tuners. On the plate, only the middle pup is original (shame), the bridge is a Duncan and the neck unknown but super rich, all balance really well output wise and offer a good pallet.

The jack plate had been moved, the volume pot taps the bridge and there is a five way toggle. The switch in the old jack position engages the humbucker in any position.

The standard of work is very good (luthier), and overall, a great gigging machine that is lighter than my Prestige Corsairs. 

If your passing, pop by and give her a run  Smile
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Post by Westbone on Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:51 pm

Sound a like a good combination of pups.

Was up in Rushden/Stoke Bruerne last week but that was a spare of the moment thing.
Will give you a shout if passing up your way Simon.
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Post by Meadows on Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:33 pm

Westbone wrote:Sound a like a good combination of pups.

Was up in Rushden/Stoke Bruerne last week but that was a spare of the moment thing.
Will give you a shout if passing up your way Simon.
Excellent, be great to touch base
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