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Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by slippin slider, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. slippin slider

    slippin slider Tele-Afflicted

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    It seems that Gibson tryed to hit the tele/strat market with the Marauders.
    The two pick up model ( which I had ) was possibly the tele pretender.
    I fell for the L.P. special body and the V headstock. The neck was a 4 bolt.
    I finally found the body and neck that I can afford to use for the project.

    So I hope this the proper forum
     

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    also check tele home depot or luthiers corner on MLPF.
    was just a blink away from buying a gibson marauder, but the thing was heavy and the design all in all cruder than a les paul (i could not quite integrate the unique mix of influences at the time)
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    looking forward to what you come up with (-;
    b.
     
  3. slippin slider

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    Thank for the encouragement.
    Think: les paul jr, P90 bridge Firebird neck
    All mahogany neck/body.
     
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    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity

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    I had a Gibson Marauder for about 3 months back in about 1978.
    Don't remember much about it, but I've never gotten rid of anything I liked.
     
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    That's the nice thing about a frankenfurter build, getting to choose the aspects that are interesting and omitting the disliked qualities. I have seen some obcenely priced 2 pick up maruaders on line
    As P.T. Barnum said ......" what is it worth? Whatever the market will bare." No it was not him maybe it was W.C. Fields? Bobcat Goldwait? I remember, Lawrence Welk when he was asked about the 58 Edsel.
     
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    w.c.field said something about never allowing kids before the camera or even on the set, because they would steal the show every time (-;

    on the marauder, its a fresh new idea relatively spoken, having built each of the major three i will keep it in mind for the future.

    h.
     
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    Miley must have been listening.
     
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    Who's Miley?

    I wonder about jaguar pick ups or jazzmasters.
    Any body have thought on how those p.u. differ from tele or strat pick ups.
     
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    shes trying to figure that out her own self..

    i made this jag/jazz style body out of alder and it could have ended up as just another strat with a j./j. outline,,,.this would not do so i got into new and odd pickup combinations..

    too expensive for me just now, but have a look for inspiration:
    jamie builds all the stuff that i have not even thought about in 30 years.

    the creamery.co.uk
     
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    hemingway Friend of Leo's

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    My first electric guitar, back in around 1979, was a cheap Marauder copy, I think it was a Melody. i got it for £85 almost new, and I was prouder of it than anything else I've ever owned.

    It had a truly horrible maroon poly finish, a single coil at the bridge and a humbucker in the neck. I had no idea about guitars in those days. I just thought I looked cool with it in front of the mirror.

    I left it somewhere about 20 years ago as it had outlived its usefulness. I can't say I'd like it back, but it would be nice to see it again just to say hello.
     
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    The marauder that I had the 2 pick up not the 3 pick up. It the finish like the photo that I posted
    My impression was Gibson said there cheap guitar don't make it look to nice
    I do believe that some attention to softening the edges a tummy cut, no pick guard.
    These details attended to with a transparent finish that complement the mahogany body.
    I get finishing light wood both, dark woods elude my conceptual continuity.
    I will say this for Gibson the got the colors right red and brown look great on those l.p. jrs
     
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