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> Why Do This To A Guitar?!, it's just cruel... :P
Marcus Lavendell
post May 18 2008, 10:21 PM
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I just bought a second hand guitar, a 1972 Stratocaster.
As always when I get a new guitar I take it down into pieces to make adjustments, but also for cleaning of course smile.gif

And this is what I see when removing the pickguard huh.gif - Basically all the wood has been carved out (and it's definitely not made by a professional)!! Amazingly, this doesn't affect the tone much. I miss a little treble, but that's all. Other than that it sounds great biggrin.gif Just don't know what the guy was thinking when he did this! laugh.gif

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post May 19 2008, 10:15 AM
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I think I have a solution to get the hollow-sound. There's enough room in there for a reverb tank!! wink.gif

I think that picture is already a classic. Sorry it's yours...


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- Marcus Lavendell   Why Do This To A Guitar?!   May 18 2008, 10:21 PM
- - USAMAN   holy crap....that is all   May 18 2008, 10:26 PM
|- - Marcus Lavendell   QUOTE (USAMAN @ May 18 2008, 11:26 PM) ho...   May 18 2008, 10:31 PM
|- - audiopaal   QUOTE (Marcus Lavendell @ May 18 2008, 11...   May 18 2008, 11:15 PM
- - chast   That really doesn't look good When do we he...   May 18 2008, 10:26 PM
- - Bondy   Ohh my god thats amazing i cant believe someone bu...   May 18 2008, 10:28 PM
- - fkalich   QUOTE (Marcus Lavendell @ May 18 2008, 04...   May 18 2008, 10:32 PM
|- - Marcus Lavendell   QUOTE (fkalich @ May 18 2008, 11:32 PM) I...   May 18 2008, 10:43 PM
- - skennington   Thats Insane! But on the brite side, Marcus y...   May 18 2008, 10:33 PM
- - Toni Suominen   Wow, that's like super weird, maybe he just wa...   May 18 2008, 10:35 PM
|- - fkalich   QUOTE (Toni Suominen @ May 18 2008, 04:35...   May 18 2008, 10:39 PM
|- - Marcus Lavendell   QUOTE (Toni Suominen @ May 18 2008, 11:35...   May 18 2008, 10:50 PM
- - fkalich   Ok, I AM THE MC IDEA MAN. Transparent cover, an...   May 18 2008, 10:44 PM
- - Kristofer Dahl   Oh my! Could this be the reason for the more ...   May 18 2008, 10:55 PM
- - Strungout180   It almost makes me want to cry seeing that done to...   May 18 2008, 11:07 PM
|- - fkalich   QUOTE (Strungout180 @ May 18 2008, 05:07 ...   May 18 2008, 11:16 PM
- - Nick325   wow ive seen all the wood around the pickup area g...   May 18 2008, 11:16 PM
|- - Marcus Lavendell   QUOTE (Nick325 @ May 19 2008, 12:16 AM) a...   May 20 2008, 08:21 AM
- - MickeM   Nasty! Seriously, I think someone was trying ...   May 18 2008, 11:26 PM
- - seagull   Yeah, I'm guessing he had the idea that it wou...   May 18 2008, 11:58 PM
- - Hisham Al-Sanea   how much you payed for that Marcus ?. i think you ...   May 19 2008, 09:41 AM
|- - Marcus Lavendell   Well, I'm actually happy with this guitar. Sur...   May 19 2008, 10:39 AM
|- - superize   QUOTE (Marcus Lavendell @ May 19 2008, 11...   May 19 2008, 10:40 AM
|- - Marcus Lavendell   QUOTE (superize @ May 19 2008, 11:40 AM) ...   May 19 2008, 10:53 AM
|- - Kristofer Dahl   QUOTE (Marcus Lavendell @ May 19 2008, 09...   May 19 2008, 10:58 AM
|- - MickeM   QUOTE (Marcus Lavendell @ May 19 2008, 11...   May 20 2008, 08:18 AM
- - superize   Thats just nasty   May 19 2008, 10:36 AM
- - Bogdan Radovic   WOW thats weird stuff!! I never knew such ...   May 19 2008, 10:49 AM
- - OrganisedConfusion   I don't know anybody who would want to do that...   May 19 2008, 11:00 AM
- - Nighthawk   That's the most amateurish thing I've ever...   May 19 2008, 11:19 AM
- - Bogdan Radovic   Yeah , do a blind test with a poll so we can vote ...   May 19 2008, 11:39 AM
|- - Marcus Lavendell   QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ May 19 2008, 12:3...   May 19 2008, 11:43 AM
- - blindwillie   What the... ! I think he was searching for som...   May 19 2008, 12:57 PM
- - rockztar   looks bad..... but if it sounds good it is good   May 19 2008, 01:50 PM
- - Trond Vold   This reminds me of botched plastic surgery   May 19 2008, 03:08 PM
|- - OrganisedConfusion   QUOTE (Trond Vold @ May 19 2008, 03:08 PM...   May 19 2008, 03:10 PM
- - Canis   They created a word perfect for this kind of thing...   May 19 2008, 03:21 PM
- - Jeff   I'm guessing he had all kinds of different ele...   May 19 2008, 04:11 PM
|- - Marcus Lavendell   ok, here's two (sloppy) recordings! One...   May 19 2008, 06:39 PM
- - Ivan Milenkovic   I would say the guitar one has better sound, clear...   May 19 2008, 07:01 PM
- - Zizi Top   i'd say guitar 1 is the new one .. but they bo...   May 19 2008, 07:04 PM
|- - Hammerin Hank   Maybe that's where he hid his doobies............   May 19 2008, 07:47 PM
- - Hisham Al-Sanea   every one has some special sound the first more tr...   May 19 2008, 10:16 PM
- - Bogdan Radovic   This is a tough choice , at first I liked the seco...   May 19 2008, 10:38 PM
- - JVM   Sounds to me like the first one is the new one, bu...   May 19 2008, 10:51 PM
|- - Marcus Lavendell   ok, I guess it's time to reveal which one it i...   May 20 2008, 07:43 AM
- - PlayAllDay   I say this just shows what a damn fine instrument ...   May 20 2008, 07:53 AM
- - Kristofer Dahl   I prefered number one - because to me it had less ...   May 20 2008, 07:54 AM
|- - Marcus Lavendell   QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ May 20 2008, 08:5...   May 20 2008, 08:16 AM
- - kaznie_NL   Man that looks not good... Well as long as it does...   May 20 2008, 12:18 PM
- - Juan M. Valero   mmm I can't understand anything   May 20 2008, 01:51 PM
- - Scott Gentzen   Used a different pickguard and dug the body out fo...   May 20 2008, 04:34 PM
- - Pi38   Maybe he needed firewood.   May 20 2008, 04:43 PM
- - Toofister   Marcus , I think this was a steal of a deal , the...   May 29 2008, 01:01 AM
|- - Marcus Lavendell   QUOTE (Toofister @ May 29 2008, 02:01 AM)...   May 30 2008, 07:49 AM
- - mattacuk   I was really digging guitar 2 the most !! ...   May 30 2008, 08:26 AM
- - black and white   Smuggling...........maybe this was a storage compa...   May 30 2008, 08:46 AM
|- - Marcus Lavendell   QUOTE (black and white @ May 30 2008, 09...   May 30 2008, 08:59 AM
|- - Kristofer Dahl   QUOTE (Marcus Lavendell @ May 30 2008, 07...   May 30 2008, 09:00 AM
|- - Marcus Lavendell   QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ May 30 2008, 10:0...   May 30 2008, 09:16 AM
|- - Kristofer Dahl   QUOTE (Marcus Lavendell @ May 30 2008, 08...   May 30 2008, 09:24 AM
|- - Col Roberts   QUOTE (Marcus Lavendell @ May 30 2008, 06...   May 30 2008, 09:27 AM
|- - Marcus Lavendell   QUOTE (Col Roberts @ May 30 2008, 10:27 A...   May 30 2008, 10:37 AM
- - mattacuk   I would'nt try to take that guitar on a plane,...   May 30 2008, 10:50 AM
- - BollyRotten   One Word - Savage!! I would take it back...   May 30 2008, 11:37 AM
- - Gerald   Personally I think it adds a bit of character. No...   May 30 2008, 09:09 PM
- - sidewas lightning   Who knows, someone who was either a nutball with a...   Jun 1 2008, 09:34 PM


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