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Default Lets see those Beater /Junk guitars that you keep around. - 02-29-2008, 03:26 PM

I have a Magnum LP copy Ive had since 1976. It's a bolt neck and looks like a Natural finished LP Custom.
What a mess this thing was. Stock it had absolute crap hardware and p'ups that didnt even have bobbins. The neck pocket had about a 1/16" gap when lined up.
My parents spent $350 for it and the sales guy totally lied and screwed them. For another $150 they could have got a Gibson Standard at the time but this guy swore these were "as good".
The following couple of years we spent another $200 to have proper hardware installed and relocated(original hardware was mounted way off center).
Its still a beater and is inconsistent at times but finally plays and sounds half decent. What a joke this thing was though. And apparently was produced in Japan by Matsuko or Fuji Gen.
It does have a ebony board though. LOL...
  
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Default Re: Lets see those Beater /Junk guitars that you keep around. - 02-29-2008, 05:53 PM

i will have to take a picture later but i have a jay turser strat with rare transparent red.. that is a beater needs some work. but i whip it out once in awhile... will add pictures latter on this eve or tomorrow..
  
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Default Re: Lets see those Beater /Junk guitars that you keep around. - 04-14-2008, 11:30 AM

This is my beaterest guitar. Bought for a Benjamin off a buddy who needed funds to finish a recording. He'd lent it to his son, who "Townshended" it onstage. Several places where bare wood is showing, but with a new nut and new control knobs (he'd put green glow-in-the-dark knobs on it!) it's not bad. He also turned a toploader into a string-through very crudely, with a hand drill (no string ferrules) and a piece of metal for a backplate to secure the string ball-ends.







  
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Default Re: Lets see those Beater /Junk guitars that you keep around. - 04-14-2008, 05:20 PM

^ Now that's a guitar with some "character." Looks awesome
  
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Default Re: Lets see those Beater /Junk guitars that you keep around. - 04-14-2008, 05:46 PM

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^ Now that's a guitar with some "character." Looks awesome
Haha, thanks! That Seymour Duncan mini-humbucker (which is probably worth over half what I paid for the guitar itself) in the neck slot is one rude pickup. Only problem is that it almost totally overpowers the bridge pup. So I either need to open her up and gouge out the body so she sits further from the strings, or find a bridge pickup with more output.

Still a fun guitar to play and I can throw her around with abandon knowing she'll come back for more.
  
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