Unknown, Maybe homemade guitar?!

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  1. johnbaz

    johnbaz TDPRI Member

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    Hi all

    Some years ago I bought this guitar that seems like it's home made although not 100% sure of that!!

    The guitar..

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    Burns Tri Sonic pu's

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    Rangemaster whammy bar..

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    It came in a Selmer lizard skin hardcase and very thin cable with a strange mono jack that is thinner than the standard 1/4", Was told these jacks were used by our phone companies years ago!

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    The 'strange' small jack compared to modern ones, Only the black bakalite one is smaller, It goes in to the guitar socket, The other end is 1/4" to fit the socket of the amp..

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    Anyone have any idea what make it could be or would I be correct in thinking it's home made??

    The only other guitar I can think of that uses three dot markers is Hofner, My President has three dot markers but the centre one is larger dia than on this guitar!


    Cheers, John :)
     
  2. eMGee

    eMGee Friend of Leo's

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    Some similarities to this Hofner bass (as sold by Selmer). A prototype, maybe?
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  3. johnbaz

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    Hmmm!


    A possibility!!

    It does fit the Selmer case perfectly!, It has the same four knob controls for the two PU's laid out the same but is switchable, Both Pickups can be accidentally turned off so that there's no output!!


    Thanks :)
     
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    Pretty cool looking. The neck/body transition does indeed look homemade to me.
     
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    Really cool - and the neck joint looks really comfy!
     
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    Looks cool! How does it play?
     
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    Doesn't half look like someone quickly drew around their mate's Hofner onto a massive plank of wood and went from there. But skilfully!
     
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