Nvgd 56? Jr

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  1. deadlyweasel

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    0920171628.jpg 0920171628a.jpg 0920171635.jpg 0920171635a.jpg 0920171635b.jpg Well fellas, been waiting on this one for about two and a half weeks, its been a frustrating wait.... The seller decided to wait till after I paid him for it to tell me he was out of town for the next two weeks. Fast forward, it just got here today and its a mixed reaction.... First off it looks like it was played by a coal miner, nothing I could knock back with some elbow grease and virtuoso polish. Next the tuners still work but there are a few that turn super hard, so I threw on a set of kluson I had laying around. P90 is still strong, reads about 8.2 sounds huge. Was refinished and regretted at some point. Now the not so great, it was sold as all original aside from finish, frets and guard. Knobs, bridge and studs are not original harness looks vintage but not sure its original. I can't get the knobs off to check the date codes on the pots. Pup route has soapbar mounting holes and was definitely deepened. I will likely throw on a mojoaxe bridge and studs I have laying around(cheers Dan!) Overall I'm happy with what i got, its gonna get rocked and rolled on stage this weekend. Now on too the fun stuff... Pics!
     
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    Now after a couple hours of cleaning and polishing and new tuners.... Here we are! 0920171826.jpg 0920171826.jpg 0920171929a.jpg
     
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    Ready to rock for now. 0920172031.jpg 0920172032.jpg
     
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    Very cool! Kind of like my new '59. Very old beautiful white re-fin. I don't mind the changed parts and busted headstock, my only wish would be for some repro pointers and knobs. I can't seem to find any at a decent price.
    Congrats!!
     
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    Creamtone!
     
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    Did you buy that from someone in Hot Springs AR?
     
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    I got it from eBay, it did come from AZ just not sure what town.
     
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    HNvintageGD :jam:
     
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    Looks great. I have a 58 Double cut and had a 54 single. Both original tuners SUCKED. Grovers will be a huge improvement. Especially since you will actually PLAY THE THING! I just bought a 52 Goldtop all original with a headstock break. Have been debating a refret. I plan on keeping it forever and it will never have collector value and I gig twice a month. So I think I will go ahead with it. For me its a tool not a collectors item Nice score!, Brian
     
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    It looks like it had grovers on it at one point, my 59' special project is getting grovers so I'm happy to keep this one with the klusons. If I can repair the old tuners and get them working properly ill pop them back on... Likely ill just forget about it and just leave the new ones on.
     
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    That looks fantastic!
    A vintage junior is one of my dream guitars to be sure.

    Wishing you many years of enjoyment and HNGD :thumbs:
     
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    I kind of feel like I paid way too much for my '59 as the headstock break is pretty severe. Do you mind saying what you paid?
    i paid 3k Cdn, with the headstock break, re-fin and pickup route. There are not many players grades available in Canada. The only "bonus" with mine is that the case is a vintage Ess&Ess case which are pretty rare.
     
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    " Was refinished and regretted at some point."

    Freudian slip?

    Is the wear on the neck and back of the body a relic job?
     
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    Hahahahaha *refretted* damn auto correct! I can't really say honestly if it was artificially aged, the fretboard has got some big divots in the wood right at the same spot...it also rubs on that spot in the case, so that could have something to do with it maybe.
     
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    Not a great one but here is a shot from our gig last night, first time out on stage it sounded great! Screenshot_2017-09-24-02-28-48.png
     
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    A little beat up but it is 60 years old. Hard to beat old Juniors. Glad it's getting some play time.
     
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