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#763626
1967 Corvette which is in structurally sound condition. It's had a fairly thick poly refinish (I'd say quite a while ago) and has a combination of original and replacement parts.

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Tuners are original, but slip a bit. I have 2 sets of Wilkinson open-back tuners with butterbean buttons that I may be able to part with (because I couldn't find a 2+4 set).
Pickups are Japanese made HiLo Trons- Neck pickup sounds good, but I don't like the bridge one- it's quite shrill. I think I have a spare Jap Filtertron that I could include- will have to have a dig in my parts drawer.
Bridge is from a Teisco- I can include a stainless steel Gretsch Bar bridge and a temporary base-plate.
Tailpiece is original.
Not sure about electronics, but 2 knobs are original and one is a replacement.
Pick guard is original and has been modified for a neck humbucker.
Frets are like toothpicks but the board is nice and thick.

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It had a really weird (and horrible) neck shape, probably out of the factory, which was thick at the nut and thin at the middle, which I had Mr Glynn reshape into a soft V. This required glueing a new strip of Mahogany to the neck in order to give it the correct thickness all the way down. The back of the neck has been lightly shellacked.
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My plan was to strip it back and refinish it as a Silver Duke (Like this):
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Or even a Princess:
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It's definitely got the bones of something really cool, but I just don't have the time to do what needs doing and would end up sinking a whole lot more cash into it. If you've got the skills and inclination for a refinish and refret, it'd be well worth it.

Just want to cut my losses and move on, so I'm open all offers in the ballpark of $1.1k. I'm more likely to accept an offer if quick cash is involved.

$750 - throat slashed, blood everywhere

Note- this has had a headstock break somewhere in its past, but it's structurally sound
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BY Bg
#763629
oh mate, I really hate you at the moment. I'd love that but - impending uk trip and shit :( else I'd snap your hand off.
#763705
sizzlingbadger wrote:aarrrhhhhh!!! never any money when this stuff comes up. Credit Card facilities ?


you could probably rig something up using trademe and the paynow facility - just have to price in the fee it would cost the seller
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BY bender
#763709
sizzlingbadger wrote:PayPal works well :winky:

But I'm not sure I even have room on the card at present. Maybe a nice old Tele will pop up next time when I have some money.


I have Paypal. Paypal is good. So yes, credit card facilities available.
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#763714
Clanger wrote:Great looking guitar. Wonder how much glynn would refret it for? Bends up to pitch would be a struggle by the looks.


Yeah, a refret and a Filtertron in the bridge position will turn this into a monster. Opportunity for a rad finish too.