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Parting out old or interesting guitars on auction sites

xpatico

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Hey All, (Intentionally ambiguous)
Just ran across a listing for a really cool old guitar body/neck combo(set neck) for auction. I have been looking for something like it as a project for some months. Upon further looking came across a list of components obviously stripped from the original guitar. It really pissed me off having to bid on a dozen different auctions where in another circumstance could have bid on just one item. Anyone else run into this problem? How do you manage?
Rob
 

treeofpain

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It's not a problem.

Someone had a guitar and figured out that they would make more money parting it out than selling it as a unit. And they were willing to do the extra work of disassembling it and running all of those auctions to get the extra money.

I don't see a problem as long as it is not some rare item. Even then, they own it and can do what they like.
 

Hecube

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It depends on how you approach it.

I found last year a '59 Gibson Melody Maker body on eBay. It was obvious the seller had stripped it and was selling it piece by piece. I just bought the body and built myself an awesome hot-rod.

 

raymeedc

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It depends on how you approach it.

I found last year a '59 Gibson Melody Maker body on eBay. It was obvious the seller had stripped it and was selling it piece by piece. I just bought the body and built myself an awesome hot-rod.

My kind of guitar..... great job. What brand is the chrome P90?
 

kenneth

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Hey All, (Intentionally ambiguous)
Just ran across a listing for a really cool old guitar body/neck combo(set neck) for auction. I have been looking for something like it as a project for some months. Upon further looking came across a list of components obviously stripped from the original guitar. It really pissed me off having to bid on a dozen different auctions where in another circumstance could have bid on just one item. Anyone else run into this problem? How do you manage?
Rob
Yeah, this bugs me too. I just decide if it is worth it to me to bid on all the parts separately, and so far the answer has been "NO". Then I go about my day as normal, and my coffee still tastes the same as before.
 

tylerfreak

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Simple, contact the seller, tell him that you are interested in the whole and ask him what kind of deal he could do on the lot.

Good luck
 

Hecube

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That's what I was wondering about. Can you tell me where I might find those covers?
You wouldn't believe the quest I had with this cover. I absolutely wanted a metallic P90 cover (not chromed plastic). I searched high and low and finally settled for a plastic chrome cover which I bought from Greasy Groove (http://www.greasygroove.com/proddetail.php?prod=0923-PU-P-C-P-MI).

A few days after I made the order, I actually found a manufacturer in Germany who makes real metal P90 covers... :bonk

I stayed with the plastic cover anyway (for the time being).

Here's the link for the german manufacturer:

wait... I lost it...
 






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