Bass or firewood?
I was given this some time ago and thought it was more art than instument.
What do you make of it?
No sign of bridge/tail piece. Must have been a floating bridge.
Fender? Not in this reality!
I can feel a block running up the centre of the guitar through this hole. There is a hole for a pickup wire to the recess and on to the socket but no sign of controls.
The neck has been sanded.
Is this a high school project or a retail model?
Restore/finish, make into artwork, sell or burn? :hiding:
Is the fender logo just a sticker ?
It appears to be a float on transfer or decal.
Lots of that kinda stuff floats around the Philippines. May not have a truss rod, i dont see any evidence that it ever had a bridge.
If you like it, take it to a builder and see if they can finish it, and if its worth it (if theres no truss rod, its firewood!).
Looks like someone played it at some point. Where's the hardware?
Looks from the nut and frets like there were string on it at some point. Could be a cool project, if it has a trussrod that is.
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Well, one way or another it's had strings on it. You can tell by looking at the zero and first frets. It also looks like it's had tuners bolted onto the headstock before, because of the indentations around the holes.
Also, it doesn't have a truss rod. There's no opening for it at the headstock end or at the heel of the neck, and it's a set neck construction so the neck couldn't be removed to access the rod. So it IS firewood, unfortunately.
Maybe it's from the future...
Judging by how narrow the neck is at the heel it almost looks like a banjo or tenor guitar. I can't really tell what the scale is and the nut does look like it had thick strings but I've seen wide nut slots on other guitars with zero frets. Kinda looks like a maton guitar body style (Australian company) but they haven't been around that long and wouldn't have made something like this.
Looks like a wall hanging to me.
Pull the pickguard to check for a trussrod access.
Looks like firewood to me with faked fender decal added.
Cool body shape though...
83cm or 32.5 inch scale, 5cm fretboard at 12th fret and 4cm at the nut, scratch plate 0.7mm thick and shows signs of having been glued on, no sign of a truss rod.
Toronto is a long throw from Scotland!
I could use the neck for another of my acoustic basses. Google "kick ass'd bass" top two should be my youtube vids.
I don't know, it looks like it could be a nice retro-style reconstruction project.
If you have old parts, would be tempted to string up with used bridge, tuners, strings and see what the neck does.
How would you use the neck in as project? Looks built in.
The more I look the more I see interesting features.
This bass has not been chucked together.
Under the scratch plate is dried glue and one small hole for pickup wire and 2 screw holes for pickup. There where several small slotted brass screws for the pickup and holding the recess cover.
As for the project.
If (very big if) I cut the body away it could become part of a bass like this. The one pictured is my 3rd Kickass'd bass and is in this video.
As for the pyromaniacs out there, let's hear your suggestions for it's viking funeral. The folk outfit I work with might appreciate a Hendrix style end but the "Folk Police" would have an apoplectic fit and banish me from the Realm of Folkyness for ever. :hiding: (not my first crime in their eyes)
I actually really love the body shape. Shipping to Darwin is a bit silly, but could you email me a trace of the body?
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