Pawn Shop score??

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by jhideout, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. jhideout

    jhideout Member

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    I picked this up the other day at a local pawn shop for $175 out the door.

    It said warmoth neck on the tag...pretty much all the info I had to go on at the time..plus It’s a Hardtail!!! Figured I’d gamble for the price.

    It sounds great, and is really light. The neck is excellent...superb fret work.

    Now that I have it apart it looks like the gamble may have paid off:

    1. The neck is indeed a warmoth

    2. It’s loaded with a 920d pick gaurd with Seymour Duncan SSL-2’s

    3. The body doesn’t appear to be plywood.

    However I still have a few questions:

    1. Can anyone tell me who made the body? Is it also from warmoth.

    2. Does the wood appear to be alder?

    3. From the markings on the neck, I’m assuming it’s a 59 profile with compound radius??

    4. I’ve Never seen a neck with truss rod adjustment on the side of the neck? Is this just a warmoth thing?

    5. Any way to tell if the frets are regular nickel or stainless steel?

    Thanks!

     
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  2. archey

    archey Supporting Member

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    I'd say it was a good deal. Looks like alder to me.
     
  3. Flogger59

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    The side truss rod is a Warmoth thing. The body looks like alder.
     
  4. standard24

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    Great score! I'll bet there's more than $600 in parts there.
     
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  5. sedawkgrep

    sedawkgrep Supporting Member

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    Yeah that’s a hell of a score! Congrats!
     
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  6. jhideout

    jhideout Member

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    Here’s what it looked like before I took it apart

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    You got lucky, good score!
     
  9. Halo of Convenience

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    I think that might be an older MIM body made of alder. Nice score! I'll give you $200 for it right now!:D
     
  10. jhideout

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    Were there any MIM hardtails other than the Robert cray??

    If you look at the picture of the body, there is a ‘w’...not sure if it stands for warmoth...or do they stamp the inside of the neck cavity like they did on the neck itself?
     
  11. Stike

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    Yeah Warmoth bodies have the turtle stamped in the neck pocket. That bar code sticker makes me think it's a Fender of some sort. Nice score.
     
  12. standard24

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    ???? Every MIM Strat I ever had, (many dozens), had three 1/2" holes below the neck & middle pickups.
     
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  13. dmac in SC

    dmac in SC Silver Supporting Member

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    Wish we had dumb pawnshop owners around here
     
  14. MaxTwang

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    side truss rod adjustment would be Warmoth's modern construction dual-action truss rod.

    A Warmoth body should be stamped 'Warmoth' with their logo in the neck pocket.

    Looks like markings on the vintage style saddles, what's the text stamped into the saddles?

    Is this a MIM or Squire body?

    https://www.warmoth.com/Guitar/Necks/SideAdjust.aspx

     
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    wgs1230 Fully Intonatable Silver Supporting Member

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    The "6150" marking on the heel is the fret size - standard nickel/silver.
     
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  17. 83stratman

    83stratman Supporting Member

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    Smoking deal! That looks to be a Fender Robert Cray body to me!
     
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  18. BadgerDave

    BadgerDave Gold Supporting Member

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    Other markings on the neck:

    "59" indicates the Warmoth vintage 59 profile

    "Warmoth Radius is 10" - 16" compound fingerboard radius

    "1.693" is the nut width, approx. 1 11/16"
     
  19. Fitzer

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    That’s a Fender Mexican body. I bet it’s a Cray since it’s hardtail. Solid find
     
  20. Tweedledee

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    That’s a Fender Robert Cray Strat body. Search on Reverb and you’ll see a bunch of them from Stratosphere. Everything matches.

    Great score!
     

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