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Show us your abused/player guitars!

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Fretting out, Sep 12, 2020.

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  1. Fretting out

    Fretting out Poster Extraordinaire

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    Are you a lefty? I didn’t know that if so
     
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    Those strats and this gibson are gorgeous!

    Jazz bass gets an honorable mention
     
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    PLEASE! Show us the back of its neck, I have a unhealthy obsession with neck wear
     
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    I don’t know how it happened with a poly finish but it looks like it’s got curly cable rash on it’s lower bout or it was put on a stove

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  5. Freeman Keller

    Freeman Keller Friend of Leo's

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    I can't show you anything because I don't abuse my guitars.
     
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    Well used, never abused.
     
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    Even though this one does not look like it's abused, it has been my workhorse for over 4 years, and has got plenty of personality.

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    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    yes i am ,its been a challenge to get viable instruments that I like


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    Are you the member with the multiple loaded pickguards for your strat?

    That sunburst strat hanging on the wall looks familiar
     
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  10. PixMix

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    Not abused, but played with love - my '52 AVRI is showing some wear, not very noticeable unless you look from up close. One of the best sounding guitars I have (I had it refretted 2 years ago).

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    Any neck wear yet? I’m curious how these a.v’s are wearing

    I have a 65 jazzmaster neck where the finish is actually wearing like an old fender
     
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    Naaah - it's just mom and grand-dad arguing again . . .:cry:
     
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    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    yes, thats my 78 american that weighs in at 12lbs
     
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    It’s bad enough that they don’t make as many and then They have to go ahead and make the custom ordered? lefty out of a 12 pound slab
     
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    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    look at how thick the body is plus there is no elbow cut , it was designed to compete with les pauls of the day , you know the heavier the more sustain, ( yeah that never happened)
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    but for 40 years old she sure is purdy
     
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    pixeljammer Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    It's strangely beautiful. I hope you don't change it.
     
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    No worries, it's staying the way it is.

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    Here's my Dean Playmate Avalanche that I got for $10 on Craigslist from a mom who just wanted it out of her kid's closet. I leveled/crowned/polished the frets, replaced the saddles with GFS stainless saddles, replaced the tuners with some Grovers that came off a Schecter, installed a tusq nut, and dropped in a used SD Custom 5 and a takeoff Duncan Designed single coil. First attempt at building a pickguard so it's rough.

    I relocated the volume knob because the normal strat position doesn't work with my terrible right hand technique. The 2nd tone knob is actually a bass cut and it is necessary on this guitar. It is really low-frequency heavy for some reason and that bass cut cleans it up a lot.

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    No name strat.....I played this thing for years.
    The duct tape residue has hardened and fused into the guitar... I don't think it's coming off.

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    Believe it or not....the neck is in pretty good shape...but the frets....well...not so much

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    Notice the paper stuffed under the low E in the nut.....I did that in.....85 -87 ??? Been there ever since.

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    For all the abuse this thing took.....not one serious finish crack. Crazy. Nicotine is probably holding some of the parts together.

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