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New Shitty Old Guitar Day

 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:05 pm    Post subject: New Shitty Old Guitar Day Reply with quote

Avon Rose-Morris Gibson Marauder copy, most likely from the 1970s.
I have a bit of a thing for '70s guitars it seems.



Well it was cheap and feels good, looks cool too.

More pics/gut shots

Neck has scarf joint and a volute.



Headstock edges are a little odd; cut at 90 degrees to the fretboard as opposed to 90 degrees to the headstock face.



Pickups are unusual, they look very much like the actual Gibson pickups.











250k Cosmos branded pots, linear for volume, audio for tone



The cavities



I need to give a little attention to the mounting tabs on the pickups as a few are cracked or have a threaded insert that is loose.
I'll scare the paint with a little polish and if I'm feeling energetic level and dress the frets.
I'll post an update when I'm done.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, I had one of those, and my old friend from down south just picked one up too.

Still desperate to play a real one to see how it sizes up, enjoy it, they're fun little monsters.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks cool. Congrats.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:40 pm    Post subject: Re: New Shitty Old Guitar Day Reply with quote

Addam wrote:
Headstock edges are a little odd; cut at 90 degrees to the fretboard as opposed to 90 degrees to the headstock face.



That's how Gibson used to do banjo and mandolin headstocks back in the early days. It's weird that it was done to your guitar. It's kind of an awkward feature to cut.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:27 pm    Post subject: Re: New Shitty Old Guitar Day Reply with quote

Justin J wrote:
That's how Gibson used to do banjo and mandolin headstocks back in the early days. It's weird that it was done to your guitar. It's kind of an awkward feature to cut.


Not that hard with the router technology in the '70s, loads more difficult when stuff was all done by hand.
Unusual though.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, modern CNC produced guitars have such edge angeles of headstock
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats fucken rad imo
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am jelly, some day I would love to find a marauder
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a Cimar version of this, it looked pretty much identical. Weighed as much as the moon though.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the way they look. I'd imagine these and the actual Gibsons would be shite though.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would imagine the set neck edwards version is great though
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