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SHOW YOUR DISTRESSED FINISHES!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JIO, Nov 5, 2013.


  1. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    A January '65 with some remnants of '64 (clay dots, '64 pots) - one of the last pre-CBS Fenders. (from an eBay auction - no affiliation... actually a pretty decent price - under 6K)

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    The body (black) is an old refin - wouldn't kick it out outta bed for eating crackers... (can I say that Paul?) :)
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  2. Valsmere

    Valsmere Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2018
    southern NJ
    That is Gorgeous!
     
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  3. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    The way the hs looks, heat must have been a big factor. Either played in a hot area of the country or stored in a hot attic for years.
     
  4. Valsmere

    Valsmere Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2018
    southern NJ
    I looked at the ebay listing from what it said is the body is an older refin but the neck and headstock are not. Pickups and pots the listing agent said are original, as well as the hardware, tuners, bridge, control plate, strap buttons. Isn't guaranteeing the pickguard to be original. Saying the case is original but sounds kinda beat up. The seller is based out of Berkeley California. Certainly seems interesting but I couldn't tell because I am a novice as far as what is original or not. From the pictures in the listing they seem right? Not sure though, if any one is interested the auction is active, it is not mine nor do I have any affiliation with the seller.
    Looks cool as heck.
     
  5. That's really nice. The neck looks so smooth, just not enough "o"s in smoooooth. Reasonably executed refins do not disturb be much and a poorly done one can usually be corrected. Keeps a real player within the affordable range for real players. Not this player mind you, but as far as things go it's still reasonably priced. Good to see.
     
  6. Valsmere

    Valsmere Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2018
    southern NJ
    Honestly i was tempeted but being on the other side of tne country not being able to see it in person kinda steers me away. Plus I am just not sure on the pricing? Me being me i would be nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs with the shipping as well
     
  7. A few finds while perusing webby places. 81454844_475247589823710_3514773606074679296_n.jpg 82634368_2726040807475737_2206320353448296448_n.jpg82765878_2726040884142396_8147860918257057792_o.jpg 83028042_10222254333452660_5431340265845555200_o.jpg 82336802_1104659733206158_2035917822332239872_o.jpg 81933659_2453666888218943_2938564942581727232_o.jpg
     
  8. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Very interesting - most likely a new relic'd II but if you have any info I'm all eyes. I say new because the bridge is not original (original's narrower and wouldn't allow for correct intonation), the pg is new (tug-bar holes are in the wrong place for an original, bird too high up on the pg), but.., the body looks legit judging its edge-contours - especially at the bottom edge into the center piece. Looks exactly like my '64 II. And the Gibson Gold would have been a very, very rare one-off custom color if it's legit. This pic is going to make a trip over to the T-bird club for the birders there to have orgasms over. :)
     
  9. That T-bird absolute beauty - original or refin'd!
    If you get an history JIO be sure to link us...!

     
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  10. Yeah, *shrug* can't where any light on that. I don't know T' birds but I do know sexy.
     
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  11. sneha1965

    sneha1965

    Nov 7, 2007
    NOVA
    These are the creation of Vincent van Trigt. Some of the more convincing relic work I’ve seen. Vincent is a master builder at the FCS. If you go to his Instagram, he has video playing these as well.

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  12. sneha1965

    sneha1965

    Nov 7, 2007
    NOVA
    Not a relic but kind of a fun finish none the less.

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  13. Those are all so amazing, just beautiful. But I'm in love with the one that is covered with a 50s diner countertop! OhEmmGee!!
     
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  14. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Pretty retro-kitsch cool. I'm thinking it's one of those 'wrap' jobs, and the neck position-markers are decals.There's a guy in SoCal that specializes in that. It would be a dream job to be employed by the FCS coming up with cool sh*t all day.

    Novak Darkstar/Bi-Sonic - awesome pu's. It's in the '70s mud-bucker location but if any pu can sound good there it would be the Novak.
     
  15. sneha1965

    sneha1965

    Nov 7, 2007
    NOVA
    Yes! Love the Jetson 50's style graphics on that one.
     
  16. sneha1965

    sneha1965

    Nov 7, 2007
    NOVA
    I hear you. Building guitars and basses for a living would be a dream job.
     
  17. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    A TV Jones would work there as well.:thumbsup:
     
  18. sneha1965

    sneha1965

    Nov 7, 2007
    NOVA
    I'd be interested in hearing what a staple Hofner pickup would sound like.
     
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  19. wraub

    wraub

    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    previated devert

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