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Sustain block Special “Juniorized”

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No I don’t have one, but I want one. I guess I have GAS again. 

Ive seen in the past where people have taken beat up or modified sustain block Specials and have turned them into Juniors. Anybody selling one of those?  I don’t feel like taking on a project but i’d buy a finished one. 

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Bueller...Bueller...is this thing on??

Well, I've seen at least two of these on this board, one very recently (but I can't find the thread now)...so I know they exist, perhaps nobody wants to part with one.

I'd settle for a beater or project sustain block Special.  I honestly can't bring myself to modify one that is worth preserving.  I just want to fill the neck pickup hole and refinish in a solid color.  I don't even want the original bridge pickup, I have a different pickup in mind.

So again, if anyone has a project Special that they want to part with, I'm looking...

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I like the way you think. I’ve often thought of converting a special into a junior at times as well. Good luck in your search. 

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4 minutes ago, Travis said:

I like the way you think. I’ve often thought of converting a special into a junior at times as well. Good luck in your search. 

I just wish I could find one to start the project with.  15 years ago I was buying and selling these things for $500 bucks.  Now a decent one is pushing 2 grand and beaters with whammy's on them are almost a grand.  

BTW, you don't meet too many people from Oswego!  I have family there, will be there for Xmas...

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Not too many out there that I know of ... those of us that have them prob are not likely to part with them ...

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1 minute ago, Len said:

Not too many out there that I know of ... those of us that have them prob are not likely to part with them ...

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Ummm, yeah, LIKE THAT!

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Rich F did the same too!

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20 minutes ago, 0054 said:

Rich F did the same too!

Yes he did and if I could put RichF's and Len's together that would be it.  I like the bright non-bound solid color of RichF's, but I like the sustain block and the single volume control of Len's.  The only question is do I want one bad enough to mess up a perfectly good (and expensive) sustain block Special.  I guess I could get a Kahler-ized one and convert it but even those are expensive and finding a sustain block bridge is like finding hen's teeth.

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59 minutes ago, jginsj said:

BTW, you don't meet too many people from Oswego!  I have family there, will be there for Xmas...

Cool!  Let me know if you want to grab a beer when you’re in town. 

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Don’t know how much you’re wanting to spend. But this one satisfies a few criteria. It’s kahlerized with replacement pickups. Would be a great candidate for a fill job and refin. 

No affiliation...

https://reverb.com/item/19499698-1980-hamer-usa-special

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I'll say this, tone control is really helpful. My Shishkov has it in first selector position... and it really makes a diff, the non tone selectors are excellent too, but the tone really gives variety...

 

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I have one in the works....

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On 9/28/2019 at 6:38 AM, kizanski said:

Stop screwing around.

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Ebony, Spruce and Sustainblock! WINNER ;) 

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20 minutes ago, bubs_42 said:

Ebony, Spruce and Sustainblock! WINNER ;) 

This is what I'm saying!!

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1 hour ago, kizanski said:

This is what I'm saying!!

I'd buy it, but nobody wants any of my stuff. 

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54 minutes ago, bubs_42 said:

I'd buy it, but nobody wants any of my stuff. 

That's not supposed to be my problem.

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I know it’s not the same, but I’ve been really happy with my precision guitar kit les Paul dc jr/special.  You can customize what you want and it’s made of quality wood.  They’re made in British Columbia not overseas.   You’d just need to source a sustain block bridge.  For my next one I’m gonna ask if they’ll move the whole neck/fretboard and bridge placement more into the body like a hamer  instead of a Gibson  

 

 

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You know, noone seems interested in my graphic special that i have listed for sale. Might be a cool junior.....

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And i am not pushing the sale here. Sorry if seems so. I am thinking i could have a cool junior, to heck with the lack of interest!  And an extra pickup lying about. 

 

Though a p90 would be more my thing in this situation. 

 

Hmmmmm.....

 

what would it cost to do it and refinish it?  Any guess?

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2 hours ago, stedge said:

You know, noone seems interested in my graphic special that i have listed for sale. Might be a cool junior.....

2 hours ago, stedge said:

And i am not pushing the sale here. Sorry if seems so. I am thinking i could have a cool junior, to heck with the lack of interest!  And an extra pickup lying about. 

 

Though a p90 would be more my thing in this situation. 

 

Hmmmmm.....

 

what would it cost to do it and refinish it?  Any guess?

Someone save that guitar.  🤣

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On 9/27/2019 at 7:08 PM, Len said:

Not too many out there that I know of ... those of us that have them prob are not likely to part with them ...

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Damn you, Len.  Murkat did that one justice.

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Btw what about a prototype pickup?  A better looking (opinion only) sustainblock “special prototype.”

 

And color?

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19 hours ago, stedge said:

You know, noone seems interested in my graphic special that i have listed for sale. Might be a cool junior.....

I'm one button-push away from talking to you about that one but it would be pretty painful to modify and refin that thing, it's pretty cool and a part of Hamer history as it is (assuming that's a factory graphic finish?)

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