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    70's Strat Authenticity Question

    New and interesting information with the new pictures. Take a look, and tell me what you think. To me, the neck looks fine, but it looks like the pickups and pots are not original to the body (he did not send me a shot of the empty pickup cavity unfortunately). They look new to me (when did...
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    70's Strat Authenticity Question

    Alright, well, I've asked for some additional photos of the innards; we'll see what he says. I'm feeling good enough about it that I'd just make the trade now if I had confidence in my ability to put the neck back on the thing afterward (I've never messed with the three bolt necks and that disc...
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    70's Strat Authenticity Question

    So you think it was refinished? Fake relic or real, post-refin?
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    70's Strat Authenticity Question

    Where are my vintage Fender experts? I just got a trade offer for my JTV-59 Variax - a "70's" Stratocaster. He thinks it's a 1972 neck and a1976 body (weird because right off the bat, the serial number seems to point to 1979). He included all the front pictures (which appear to be at a church)...
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    New (to me) Taylor advice

    I struggle because I don't like the "xx4" size in spruce top at all. Sounds very thin compared to the dreadnaughts I've grown up with. I LOVE the size of the guitar, but I had to discover the secret of darker tonewood to make the xx4 size sound good to me. I did spend an hour with a 224ce-K...
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    New (to me) Taylor advice

    Hey, guys, I'm looking at upgrading to a "professional" acoustic. In front of me, I have two options, neither of which I can play immediately. 1) Taylor 224ce-K DLX. Koa solid top, layered koa back and sides. ES2 pickup system. I can pick this up for $900 and since it's available locally on...
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    Too good to be true? $500 335...

    This showed up on Craigslist today. Text and photos follow. What are your thoughts? Real or fake? Also not discounting the possibility that the owner forgot a 1 in front of the 500 price in the title... Gibson ES 335 TDC ***Needs a New Home*** - $500 From what I understood when I purchased it...
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    Help me with a shopping list! Project Tele Deluxe

    Okay, so I'm thinking of buying a body and neck from a guy on Facebook. It's all beater stuff, probably Squier or worse in a former life, but I figure it would make a great project for me. The neck is a standard Tele-type neck, standard Mexi-style nut, happily equipped with Sperzel locking...
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    SD P-Rails versus "true" P-90's

    Yes, it's mostly like that. The owner got a new pickguard to allow for two single coils instead of two humbuckers, but it's all empty - no guts or hardware besides tuners and strap locks. I don't even think he had the neck bolted on. I've never built a guitar before and was hoping to just...
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    SD P-Rails versus "true" P-90's

    So I stumbled across a project Tele on Facebook Marketplace. It's an empty '72 Deluxe with a custom pickguard (the current owner was going to set it up with traditional single coils, keeping the Les Paul-style controls). Since I was going to have to buy all the guts anyway, I was looking for...
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    Fake Junior double cut or not?

    And see, if he were interested in selling it for less, I'd be on board. But he clammed up immediately when I pointed out that it wasn't legitimate, and I haven't heard from him since, even though I told him I'd still be interested (at a different price point). Now I'm trying to decide if I...
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    Fake Junior double cut or not?

    I came to the forum because enough things looked questionable that I knew it wasn't a modern reissue. I see no reason to take a risk without consulting the experts first!
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    Fake Junior double cut or not?

    He's asking $650, but he's agreed to a trade for my James Tyler JTV-59 Variax, which goes for $700-800 online. I guess my big concern on this piece is that it's a kit guitar that somebody decided to turn into a replica. But it's hard to say. If it were a legit Junior, then it's a student guitar...
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    Fake Junior double cut or not?

    I included the full body of the ad in the OP. It doesn't claim to be anything specifically, though it does mention that it has some 70's elements (did they make a double cut Junior in the seventies?). I'm just trying to determine if it's a legit Gibson.
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    Fake Junior double cut or not?

    I don't know enough about vintage-ish Gibsons. Do you guys see anything here that would concern you? I'm unfamiliar with the shape of the cutaway and the headstock looks weird, but my only experience is with modern Gibsons. Thanks in advance! Body of Craigslist ad: For sale is a Les Paul...


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