Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster

Discussion in 'Squier Vintage Modified models' started by rtrester, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. rtrester

    rtrester New Member

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    Hey Folks,

    I recently picked up this guitar for next to nothing due to some damage to the neck/frets. I have no experience in damaged guitars, so I'm looking for some expertise here. I'm wondering if I need to source a replacement neck? Have it repaired?

    Can I switch out the neck and strings for standard Jazzmaster parts and play it that way?

    I wasn't really looking for a baritone, but I couldn't pass this up for basically free.

    Thanks!

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  2. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-holic

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    Welcome to the forum....I'd say that neck is completely toast.....and unfortunately no you can't put a regular scale jazzmaster neck on it, the body scale length from neck pocket to bridge is for a 30" scale guitar.....baritone....so it wouldn't intonate at all...

    At this point it's basically worth what the loaded body and tuners are worth so maybe $150-200....a skilled luthier COULD repair it but the labour cost would be more than a new neck....
     
  3. TheKurdtz

    TheKurdtz Squier-holic

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    damn, i wouldn't know what i would do if i was in your shoes...

    you could pull out the bent fret, smooth out the chipped wood and put in a new fret with it (hopefully) not being really bad

    i think i would pick up something like this if the price was right
     
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  4. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-holic

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  5. TheKurdtz

    TheKurdtz Squier-holic

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    can you get a closer picture? i'm actually getting interested in repairs like these now
     
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  6. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-holic

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    You'd have to ask the OP
     
  7. TheKurdtz

    TheKurdtz Squier-holic

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    whoops
     
  8. rtrester

    rtrester New Member

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    The damage does not go through the fretboard, but the gouges are pretty decent. Outside of this the guitar is mint. Never been played, still has plastic on the pickups
     
  9. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-holic

    Mar 23, 2016
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    I think I would attempt a repair on that neck if I was you.
     
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  10. Jmv668

    Jmv668 Squier-Nut

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    Change the fret, use some epoxi in the neck and play!
     
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  11. chimneysweep

    chimneysweep Squier-holic

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    Agree
    Looks like 1 fret to me
    Don’t mind the other damage.