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An original '74 Deluxe. More text & pics to follow.

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One pot dated week 2/74, one '73, the others unreadable but seem all original. No major repairs or modifications. The frets are pretty worn and the neck has a slight ski jump at the heel, but I got her set up and adjusted properly regardless so that's not something I'm going to worry about yet. The heel end may need a relevelling and she'll absolutely need new frets later, but that's something for the future because she still plays good and sounds awesome. Those original WRHBs are just bitchin'!

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Just where do the nut cuttings pivot points determine the length of the string between the nut & the bridge?

The nut cuttings here appear to have a tapered profile ?, however outby of the nut

Derek
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An original '74 Deluxe. More text & pics to follow.

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One pot dated week 2/74, one '73, the others unreadable but seem all original. No major repairs or modifications. The frets are pretty worn and the neck has a slight ski jump at the heel, but I got her set up and adjusted properly regardless so that's not something I'm going to worry about yet. The heel end may need a relevelling and she'll absolutely need new frets later, but that's something for the future because she still plays good and sounds awesome. Those original WRHBs are just bitchin'!

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No freaking way man, I also have a '74 Mocha Deluxe!!! :D
Well the neck and the pots on mine are from '73, so it makes it a 73/74...
I knew you were getting a new guitar, probably a Deluxe, so I was waiting for your post ;)
Yours looks exactly the same as mine, includings the pots etc. Only mine has a bit more of relicking on the back which never bothered me.
Congrats, it is a really lovely guitar and those WRHB are trully unique in terms of sound characteristics.

Here is my guitar in the original case
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P.s. body on mine is ash. Is yours maybe alder?
 
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Great find! Looks complete original and really well cared for. Mine was originally mocha/walnut. When I got the old amateur refin sorted I went black but still like the look of these,
 

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length of the string between the nut & the bridge

Yes, noticed this as well. Haven't measured, does intonate properly however. EDIT: went and rechecked, something very funny going on with the 1st pic, see below
 
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msalama

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@derekwarner: someone has indeed handled the nut pretty roughly, but as this pic may show, the nut/string pivot points are still where they ought to be - or at least close enough for adequate intonation. Needs a new nut later though, that's true...

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@derekwarner: someone has indeed handled the nut pretty roughly, but as this pic may show, the nut/string pivot points are still where they ought to be - or at least close enough for adequate intonation. Needs a new nut later though, that's true...

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That is funny. The previous owner really messed up nut on my guitar too. The lines for the strings were cut very low and were quite wide. My luthier made a new nut and now things are as they should be.
 




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