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Another Wood Butcher Gone Mad

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassFishingInAmerica, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. BassFishingInAmerica


    Jul 24, 2014
    He's got the neck for sale in a separate auction.
  2. Bozendoka


    Mar 13, 2011

    The mind boggles.
  3. jaybones

    jaybones Banned

    Mar 4, 2015
    Kelleys Island, Ohio
    Not only did he cut the horn of the treble side of the body, he ran the bass side through the same table saw. Hopefully done when this was just a used bass before they became collectable.

    At least the seller knew enough to call him a bum, probably since swear words would have been deleted.
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  4. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    At least it comes in it's own, custom fit body bag. :confused:
    What a shame!
    But I bet if the PG and shield is original and not screwed up, it's probably got to be worth near the $135, yeah? People seem to pay (what I personally deem to be) WAY TOO MUCH for true vintage parts like that.
  5. BassFishingInAmerica


    Jul 24, 2014
    Yeah ... Somebody will pay at least $100 for that pickguard.
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  6. BassFishingInAmerica


    Jul 24, 2014
    I'm not sure if I've seen a worse disaster than this. Putting that leather cover on was just making a bad situation worse. The only thing I can remember that was as bad as this was the guy who glued shag carpet to a vintage bass.
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  7. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    It's lumber now.
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  8. el_Bajo_Verde


    May 18, 2016
    Can't wait for someone to come in and tell us to "put up or shut up" because we didn't buy it :dead:

    I feel like I just witnessed an autopsy without warning
  9. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music.

    May 3, 2009
    N.E Illinois
  10. Just when my faith in humanity was starting to rebound...this.
  11. Aberdumbie


    Jan 22, 2016
    South Carolina
    Yeah but I bet it was mega cool in 1977!
  12. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Hopefully the guy who did that is somewhere where he no longer has access to dangerous tools and his only creative outlet is weaving baskets.
  13. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Meh. In 1964 it was just a bass. If someone did that to a new P bass today nobody would care. Clearly that bass was modded years ago. Probably in the late 60s or early 70s. And back then it would have been like doing it to a 2011 P bass today.

    Sure, it's understandable that you guys wish the 64 body was in tact. But personally attacking a guy who was just getting creative back then is ridiculous. There's no way he would have cut it up had he known it would be worth a stupid amount of money today.
  14. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    No, it wasn't.
  15. Callused Finger

    Callused Finger

    Feb 22, 2007
    New York
    Actually, you'd have to pay me to take it. I'd name it Sniffles and bury it in the backyard.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2016
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  16. Looks screwed up to me. Re shaped, gouged... maybe the center part of the body is usable and someone can attach re cut sections to bring it back to it's correct shape?? Why bother? How brutal.
  17. t-ray


    Jan 9, 2005
    Alabama USA
  18. WTH indeed. . .
  19. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

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