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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 Jun 1 2008, 09:34 PM
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Who knows, someone who was either a nutball with a freaky temper or a guy with some weird notions about what to do with his strat. But if hes crazy why did he remove the pickguard before gutting it? I'm scared to look under mine's pickguard now though... thats scary ohmy.gif . Oh well, man, as long as it sounds good. And you could make a no name strat sound like a 3000 buck guitar. Do you know where you got it from? Have you talked to the guy that owned it last? You could ask him what the heck he was thinking. I'd be a little ticked if I spent my money on that too. Makes me sick, dude, makes me sick. blink.gif


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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
- - MickeM   I think I have a solution to get the hollow-sound....   May 19 2008, 10:15 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


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