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  1. cornjulio

    Happy Birthday Mike

    A bit late to the party but...Happy Birthday, Mike!!!!
  2. Several years ago I bought an "all original" 1965 Lake Placid Blue Jaguar from R N R. When it arrived and I unpacked it, I realised that the guitar case was partly open and the headstock was sticking out. One of the tuners was bent but otherwise there appeared to be no damage to the guitar. I still thought it weird that there should be space in the box for the case to pop open (I as always told to pack everything as tight as possible so the guitar can't move). On closer inspection I realised that all pickguard screws on the Jag were golden, like... shiny and brand new looking golden. Surely these were not the original 1965 screws? I decided to call R N R and explain about the screws. They said: "Oh, we forgot about the screws!"πŸ˜‚ To this day I wonder if they forgot to mention them in their description or if they had meant to change them before selling the guitar. They said: "How many do you need, will send them to you". I asked them where they would get the screws from? They said: "Oh...we'll just take them of another guitar"πŸ€£πŸ˜‚. I counted all screws around the pickguard and they did send the exact amount I had counted. Upon replacing the screws I realised I had forgotten the hidden one underneath the mute. πŸ™„πŸ˜‚....Serves me right. Ended up buying another one the same year at Guitar Center Boston and the guys were really great about everything and the item , a 1966 Jag, was exactly as described. Man, I'm just not cut out for all that vintage dealing. It's probably a good thing I don't have any money lying around these days. That blue Special does look awefully nice thoughπŸ€”πŸ˜œ P.S. If anyone is in the need of golden Fender pickguard screws I might still have them lying around somewhere...
  3. Hiya, a friend of mine (seriously, it's not me πŸ™ƒ) is looking for a vintage Dean V, USA made. Anyone have any suggestions? I don't know much about Dean guitars and CITES might be a problem here. Any hints/ leads appreciated!
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    Never seen one of these before

    Pretty cool in a blue metal kind of way. I like!
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    Sweetness in Sweden - #0077 lands!

    Unbelievably sweet! Man...there's too much temptation out there. I couldn't possibly order another one....or could I πŸ€”
  7. I believe the person selling it is/ was a forum member....
  8. Hi everyone, I'm selling some gear. I put two guitars up on reverb: - 1975 Fender Telecaster Custom (sunburst, all original with the exception of shielded electronics): EUR 2800,- plus shipping obo - and a beautiful 1966 Fender Jaguar in Candy Apple Red (all original except tremolo arm): EUR 4200,- plus shipping obo Both are terrific guitars. Here's a link in case anyone's interested: https://reverb.com/uk/shop/cornjulios-gear-depot Thanks!
  9. I know. I had two jaguars and this is the better one. The neck has a great feel to it and the frets are like new. If there's no takers I won't complain about keeping it πŸ™‚
  10. Bump. Just to clarify that this is my own gear I'm selling. Thanks!
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    I can't reveal much at the moment but that much I know: 6 strings, 2 humbuckers, maple top (that I got to choose last year in April when I was visiting the Shishkov Empire) matching headstock and Mike is already on it .I've got proof (and no, it's not a lefty :-) .....Thank you Trish, for the pictures!!!
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    Went to the beach yesterday but forgot to take my guitar (and trunks, nevermind). So I decided to take a couple of pictures of V80 in the garden today. The top is just stunning.
  13. looks vaguely familiar me thinks. Wouldn't dare to comment on the price 😜
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    #73 has landed

    soooo good! love the top and finish. how did you get Mike to build another UltimateπŸ˜ƒπŸ»?
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    @kizanski very juicy! You secretly a PS wizard? Wish I had thought of that πŸ˜‚
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    It's a stunning instrument. I kind of forgot what's it's like to play a brand new guitar but I guess I never played one of this quality before anyway. I got myself a brand new Les Paul Standard in '92 which I still have and it's a fine guitar and I tried quite a few different used/ vintage guitars, mostly Gibson, Fender, Hamer but this one is in a league of its own. Quite tempted to let most of the others go πŸ™„ The bridge PU of the V is splittable which I find very fascinating (this was inspired by playing a 1975 Fender Tele Custom). I absolutely love the maple top which I got to choose when I went to visit the Shishkov family last year. It has a really beefy neck which feels fab. Fantastic paint job on the V in terms of the burst which reminds me very much of @cmatthes Ultimate (which we did use as a reference πŸ˜€).
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    I do like Shishko-V ... I’m currently calling it V80 for want of a better name...
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    I see 😏 I better deliver then....all photos by Trish...
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    The V has landed!!! First picture here. I'm overwhelmed by it! It's a stunning guitar, plays incredibly well...I can't wait to take it to a rehearsal or recording session... Trish send me some pictures just now and I'll post a few more later.... It's blueburst btw and NOT oceanburst as I had said in another post before...
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    one more picture... that's all I've got for now... (all done by Trish) the picture was sent this morning and is insanely hot!!!
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    I'm a visual artist and I had made some linocuts recently on which the main inlay is based. I was talking to Mike about the idea of having some custom inlays and together we worked something out. It's a bit of a theme here with the head of a cat, a figure I that had featured in my work before and the little fishbones as inlays combined with an oceanburst finish (the colourlooks darker in the pictures more like Chris' Ultimate which was my first choice in terms of the paint job) on the guitar.
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    Almost there....I'm completely blown away. Thanks for the pictures Trish! @Northfield Mike, this is pure magic!!!
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    I'm sure I said....

    I'm sure I said "V" when I spoke to Mike on the phone. Nevermind, I might just order the whole alphabet 😜
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    Simply stunning. I'd be lost on that neck thoughπŸ˜‚ Brilliant idea to go for a 25.5 scale. I wish I had thought of that. Then again I can't wait to see #80 finished which will probably be the best guitar I'll ever own.