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New (to me) guitar day. I just received (via ups) a 1970s Cortez LP copy. Made in the Japanese Matsumoku factory. It’s a nice addition to the stable, and I’m happy to have it.
This guitar is for gigging purposes, so I can have a LP in places I feel less comfortable in. I have a high end LP, but some settings are not safe for that guitar.
I will replace the tuning pegs, and likely the bridge p/u (for coil split) and perhaps the pots, depending on the taper.
Also, the neck is chipped and has a few small dings & scratches. I will be sanding off the finish, steaming out the dings, then sanding the neck to remove about .020”.
Currently the neck measures:
Nut: .914 —- 1.688
7th: .929 —- 1.927
10th: .946 — 2.000
12th: .954 — 2. 044
It’s nut a baseball bat, but it’s not a slim taper either. I have already checked the truss rod, and there’s plenty of room to shave a little off the neck.
And I always wanted a black guitar!