Another interesting project....Supro Lexington 1968.

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Another interesting project....Supro Lexington 1968.

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Here's another one I found today. It needs a lot of work but will be fun nonetheless.
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1968 Supro Lexington. Needs two pickups, pickguard, bridge and trem. I'm probably not going to aim for back to original because the right parts could be impossible to find. This one will probably become a quirky player.
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Loving these finds man. Not generally my style of guitar, but super interesting and high cool factor. Thanks for sharing!
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made a pickguard, installed a P90. Need to locate a selector switch but otherwise most the works been done. Used a Teisco style anchor point for the strings because the correct Hagstrom trem is way too expensive for what it adds. I'm thinking of making an interwebs thing focussed on 'junk' guitars that are fun, old guitars made usable now. Would this work? They would almost always be sub $500 usd guitars made in the 40s to 70s. I like cool old weird shit with usable parts if that's any inclination of my intentions!!!
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kdawg2a wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 7:00 am IMG_20230524_143348.jpg made a pickguard, installed a P90. Need to locate a selector switch but otherwise most the works been done. Used a Teisco style anchor point for the strings because the correct Hagstrom trem is way too expensive for what it adds. I'm thinking of making an interwebs thing focussed on 'junk' guitars that are fun, old guitars made usable now. Would this work? They would almost always be sub $500 usd guitars made in the 40s to 70s. I like cool old weird shit with usable parts if that's any inclination of my intentions!!!
Particularly in a market the size of the USA, it could be a brilliant interwebz site.

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Slowy wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 7:04 am
kdawg2a wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 7:00 am IMG_20230524_143348.jpg made a pickguard, installed a P90. Need to locate a selector switch but otherwise most the works been done. Used a Teisco style anchor point for the strings because the correct Hagstrom trem is way too expensive for what it adds. I'm thinking of making an interwebs thing focussed on 'junk' guitars that are fun, old guitars made usable now. Would this work? They would almost always be sub $500 usd guitars made in the 40s to 70s. I like cool old weird shit with usable parts if that's any inclination of my intentions!!!
Particularly in a market the size of the USA, it could be a brilliant interwebz site.

DO IT!!!!!!!! :thumbup:
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Dude that pickguard looks killer on it, great job!!
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jeremyb wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 8:25 am Dude that pickguard looks killer on it, great job!!
Thanks bro! Don't look too closely, there's still some work to be done!!!
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Slowy wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 7:04 am
kdawg2a wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 7:00 am IMG_20230524_143348.jpg made a pickguard, installed a P90. Need to locate a selector switch but otherwise most the works been done. Used a Teisco style anchor point for the strings because the correct Hagstrom trem is way too expensive for what it adds. I'm thinking of making an interwebs thing focussed on 'junk' guitars that are fun, old guitars made usable now. Would this work? They would almost always be sub $500 usd guitars made in the 40s to 70s. I like cool old weird shit with usable parts if that's any inclination of my intentions!!!
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I reckon if you're gonna do the interwebz you should be creating vids of your process for tiktok / instagram etc and build a following that way, costs you nothing and will engage the largest audience!
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