By the way, they didn't stamp the day, just the month and the year.
"13" is the model code for Jazzmaster.
Regarding the speculation that Kubicki farmed out their replacement parts manufacturing (which was their bread & butter; they didn't...
That woodburned "Schecter," on the body, is in an unusual location, for that period, but Van Nuys anomalies certainly do exist.
The "R" prefix is...
It could easily be, as the body and neck were sold, unfinished, and the guitar was probably assembled -and finished- by its original owner....
@Doug Tulloch : It took me HOURS to get to sleep, last night, after I'd discovered that I missed the estate sale of my dreams...
one which I could...
I worked at a Fender dealer, during that time ('87-'91).
Graffiti Yellow was not a standard color for the American Standards, however, Fender was...
Thanks for the reply, 83stratman.
It appears to be regular Fender spacing.
I have noticed some brass bridges, on Kramers of that era, that have...
I acknowledge that a photo would be more helpful than my attempt at a description,
I just received a parstcaster, which seems to have been...
Great as those guitars are, there's such a glut of very well-made guitars being produced today, that it's extremely unlikely that they'd be a...
"The Dream Machine, Hiding in Plain Sight"... incredible!
Birdseyes, as far as the (human) eye can see!
I explained that in Post #7.
Glad that Reverb rectified this, Crshngdstryr!
That's pretty disturbing!
As for the other '63 Jazzmaster (with a similarly corrected pickguard issue), can you really determine what day it was...
The neck appears to be pau ferro.
The number is its serial number, and those were sequential.
The missing number would've been the wood code, and...
That body would look amazing -and different from your '55- in Mary Kaye-style blonde.
Do you have any photos of either of those basses?
I love Stars hardware, pickups, and the few Stars instruments that I've encountered.
"Basslines" would be Seymour Duncans, then.
I'm not sure what you mean by "body relief," though, as Schecter's body contours were identical to...
That was in '65.
Sorry about that! I'll never get it uncluttered enough for new mail, so I just sent you a message, via facebook (to Tidewater Custom Shop).
That head cover sounds like it would fit my Ampeg (minus a couple of inches of height).
If it's still available, I'll take it.
It's a Paul C's/Chandler pickguard.
Steve Lukather had a Schecter Strat that matched that description, perfectly - maybe it was his.
The dealer in question was probably Sam Ash.
I worked there, from '87-'91, and we definitely had at least one of those exact models (possibly a...
And so it does.
Pretty cool Tele, but definitely not what he believes it to be.
@Orion13 : Have the photos disappeared?
I can't get them to display, via that link, and I'd like to see them.