Tiny Boy!

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Jupiter, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

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    One of the perks of working in a high school is that lots of kids leave stuff behind when they graduate, and sometimes it’s music gear. Case in point: the Tiny Boy:

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    And yeah, that’s really its name.

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    It has some issues, not the least of which is the nut, which is not only plastic, but HOLLOW plastic.

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    Tuners are mighty scruddy and a couple of mounting screws are missing.

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    There’s a little crack where the heel meets the body, which makes me wonder if it gets bigger under string tension...

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    And there are lots of random dings, which maybe I don’t care about. Soft plastic saddle with gouges that will also need replacing.

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    So the primary mission is just to get this playable in time for a trip to Okinawa in mid-March. I’m pretty confident it’s gonna sound like ca-ca anyway :lol: but if it sounds a bit like a guitar, it’ll be good enough to drag to the beach and mess with on the tour bus, and it’s definitely small enough to lug along.
     
  2. Chunkocaster

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    Looks like it will make a fun little player when fitted with a couple bucks worth of china bone nut and saddle and a set of 12's or 13's.

    Is it short scale? Hard to tell in pics.
     
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  3. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

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    Looks to be about a Gibby LP scale. Whole thing is about 84mm/33in. Even has a little gig bag!
     
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    Subscribed!
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  5. stormsedge

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    That is cool! Looks like a fun project!
     
  6. Freeman Keller

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    Yeah, I think it will sound like crap but looks to be a great travel guitar. You might even consider throwing a pickup in it, you can do a lot to make a bad guitar sound better.

    And if nothing else, give it back to someone in your high school who needs a guitar.
     
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    Wow. That name is almost a major faux pas in Japan.

    Anyway, cool looking little instrument.
     
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