YOUR Guitar Of The Week, Vol 2

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by Gloveberg, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. wonkenstein

    wonkenstein Squier-holic

    Feb 3, 2017
    NH
    See.... so many examples of what a great instrument can be. Some for exactly what they are, others of what they've become to the players who use them. There is no limit.
     
  2. wonkenstein

    wonkenstein Squier-holic

    Feb 3, 2017
    NH
    Can't imagine how many stories are left in this guitar that nobody has opened up yet! This one was definitely meant to be!
     
  3. wonkenstein

    wonkenstein Squier-holic

    Feb 3, 2017
    NH
    I'll try to be good with updates. Problem is I own several 'once glorious' instruments, all in need of serious time and work to become players again. When I find these instruments, they're pretty much orphaned already - they've been kicked around, beat and modified to the point where nobody will touch them anymore. There's absolutely no collector's value left, there's no way I could afford to pay somebody else to do the work. There's no such thing as a quick flip on something like this which makes me the caretaker ;-)

    My damned day job really gets in the way of getting these guitars done.
     
  4. SquierTap

    SquierTap Squier-holic

    Age:
    39
    Jul 14, 2018
    Nashville, Tn
    Phew, hoss! That's hot! I typically don't get down with the hair metal, but that guitar is beautiful! That thing is sharp! Literally and figuratively!
     
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  5. SquierTap

    SquierTap Squier-holic

    Age:
    39
    Jul 14, 2018
    Nashville, Tn
    Well, boys, I can't hang with the super Strats, but this as close as I can get, lol...
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    I call her my "PrimaVerde" guitar...

    She's a 2012 S.E. that started life as a regular ol' 3 color sunburst (with awful red tort "casino floor" pickguard) that I got off GC's online site for $59...

    Stripped every single part (finish included) and just started replacing stuff to learn how to mod...

    I LOVE the paint job, or lack thereof, lol... It's actually green and black leather dye... I ordered the Tennessee Tri Star "decal" off Amazon, but there was no adhesive on it, so I just used it as a stencil... I may actually burn it in like a cattle brand at some point...
    And the pickups are a work in progress too... I had a SUPER HOT Squier humbucker in the bridge, and even though it WAS loud, it wasn't necessarily good, lol... So currently it has the stock bridge pup from my Epiphone L.P. Special II (MUCH better), a hot rail in the neck, and a regular Strat single coil in the middle... I added the blender mod and I'm currently having phasing issues, but I'll get 'er figured out...
     
  6. mofojar

    mofojar Squier-holic

    Age:
    37
    May 9, 2019
    Calgary, Alberta
    Found another picture of the Jackson!

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    Such a great playing guitar!
     
  7. Best1989

    Best1989 Squier-holic

    Apr 25, 2019
    Arequipa
    I could see those pictures all day, I just love that color.
     
  8. mofojar

    mofojar Squier-holic

    Age:
    37
    May 9, 2019
    Calgary, Alberta
    It's a really nice color and the flame looks fantastic. Pictures don't really do it justice.
     
  9. Wizzer

    Wizzer Squier-holic

    Age:
    47
    Jul 12, 2010
    Scottsdale, AZ
    A recent build. Ash body that's freaking way heavy, metallic red into metallic orange burst. Single-size humbuckers. Custom pickguard that took two tries because I was being careless and trying to watch a hockey game whilst cutting it. 20191222_231440.jpg 20200114_140832.jpg
     
  10. wonkenstein

    wonkenstein Squier-holic

    Feb 3, 2017
    NH
    Super nice! Can you split the coils, too? I'll bet there's no shortage of tones with this one.
     
  11. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier-holic

    I'll follow up with last week, staying with my Ovation acoustics. This is my nicest, and most expensive guitar. It is a 1974 acoustic only 12 string model in sunburst. Like my previous Ovation acoustic I posted this guitar too has taken a ride on a submarine, but this one only made one trip across the Atlantic Ocean. It only made one port visit--Holy Loch, Scotland. So far as I know the rest of its travels remain classified.

     
  12. backporchmusic

    backporchmusic Squier-Nut

    528
    Sep 6, 2014
    Va
    Mine is my #1 right now. Squier VM tele thinline body with Squier CVC tele neck. Only other swap is cheap saddles that are the correct string spacing. Love it.


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  13. rbh32

    rbh32 Squier-Meister

    Age:
    41
    493
    Feb 12, 2018
    Valley, AL
    Awesome!! I did almost the same thing, but with a mini Strat neck!! DB1BC917-BC4C-4384-AC3D-C780CAF857DE.jpeg
     
  14. Gloveberg

    Gloveberg Squier-holic

    Aug 30, 2015
    West Texas
    Some absolutely GREAT looking guitars this week!!

    Not to hijack the thread because I already posted mine but I realized the pictures I took in the house didn't reflect well on the color of my Westone at all so I tried taking some outside. It's called "White Burgundy Burst" with the burgundy in the middle then fading to white outer edges but the white has turned a sort of greenish shade now. Hopefully these are better to see it....lol

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  15. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

    Age:
    50
    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    You can definitely see the burgundy better in these. The original pics it looked like a black faded into white. That a very cool look. Something you don’t see everyday.
     
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  16. Gloveberg

    Gloveberg Squier-holic

    Aug 30, 2015
    West Texas
    The more I looked at the original pictures the less I liked them...lol
     
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  17. jbrowning

    jbrowning Squier-holic

    Age:
    57
    Jan 28, 2019
    colorado springs
    Well, I'm still playing the honey burst standard strat that I posted last week. But as soon as my pick guard and accessories show up I will be working on my 2004 Candy Apple Red Affinity.

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    Jim
     
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  18. wonkenstein

    wonkenstein Squier-holic

    Feb 3, 2017
    NH
    Is that a Babicz bridge I see on that groovy Thinline?
     
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  19. backporchmusic

    backporchmusic Squier-Nut

    528
    Sep 6, 2014
    Va
    No--it's the original bridge plate with some saddles that I got for $8.99 on Amazon..I think Dopro brand?? They came with a bridge plate but it was slightly thinner and not drop-in, so I just used the saddles.
    These higher mass saddles really took some of the 'plink' out of it and gave it more depth. They are also the correct 2 1/16" spread, rather than the 2 1/8" saddles that came with it and were too wide.
     
  20. wonkenstein

    wonkenstein Squier-holic

    Feb 3, 2017
    NH
    Well I saw your post and man, those are a dead ringer for the aluminum cam actuated Babicz full contact bridge saddles. Good for you, bro! It does look like you've got more mechanical mass there.
    That is a very cool Thinline.... bet it sounds open and airy, too!
     
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