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    Got a killer deal on this from Sweetwater, due to a couple finish issues and a personal request for an even lower price...so I jumped. I can't wait to hear the chorus of "NO" when I post the progress pix of what I plan on doing to it. Let's just say that I don't care for Joe Bonamassa, natural finishes, or poly finishes, and to me, it's nothing but an affordable way into a '50s style V body with nicer specs than the Epi '58 Korina model.

    It'll be my first V. I have wanted one for a while...but I was picky about specs. It had to be '50s style, but they are few and far between, and expensive. The Epi '58 Korina wasn't quite nice enough for what I wanted (I have played several over the years, and was never impressed by them). This one has everything I want...except the finish...but it's not so nice and expensive that I mind doing some major mods to it.

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    Last edited by ItsaBass; 08-02-2019, 10:51 AM.
    Originally posted by LesStrat
    Yogi Berra was correct.
    Originally posted by JOLLY
    I do a few chord things, some crappy lead stuff, and then some rhythm stuff.

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    Lemme guess....seafoam green!

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    • #3
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      Carry on with the mods. I am curious how this will turn out. I've always had a thing for V's but never owned one. Now I want a Dean V.

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        Originally posted by SlyFoxx View Post
        Lemme guess....seafoam green!
        No, nothing pastel or otherwise stereotypically '50s looking. I will say that it is not a classic Fender or Gibson color...but my backup idea is Inca Silver (not silver burst – just silver).
        Originally posted by LesStrat
        Yogi Berra was correct.
        Originally posted by JOLLY
        I do a few chord things, some crappy lead stuff, and then some rhythm stuff.

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        • #5
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          Awesome. Suggest this finish/mod combo

          Originally posted by King Buzzo
          I love when people come up to me and say “Your guitar sound was better on Stoner Witch, when you used a Les Paul. “...I used a Fender Mustang reissue on that, dumbass!

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          • #6
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            Cool, I played a few but could not get with that Joe B neck profile. Other than pickups and neck profile I didn't find any significant difference between the '58 and the Joe B.

            Guitar Mag is doing a nitro/parts upgrade, looking forward to seeing what you do


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            https://guitar.com/guides/diy-worksh...spec-part-two/
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            • #7
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              Originally posted by Wattage View Post
              Cool, I played a few but could not get with that Joe B neck profile. Other than pickups and neck profile I didn't find any significant difference between the '58 and the Joe B.

              Guitar Mag is doing a nitro/parts upgrade, looking forward to seeing what you do


              https://guitar.com/guides/diy-worksh...spec-part-one/

              https://guitar.com/guides/diy-worksh...spec-part-two/
              The neck profile is better than the '58 to my taste, and the guitar includes a hard case that looks a lot better than the typical V cases you see nowadays. And I got it for only $100 more than a new '58. I didn't know a magazine was doing that project, but it'll probably be pretty similar to what I end up doing to it. If I like the pickups, they will stay. If not, Seths or DiMarzios. But I will definitely go VTT with the controls, instead of the stock VVT. Thanks for the links.

              The '58 actually has the more vintage accurate headstock, as the Amos version has a scarf joint. But my paint is going to be opaque anyhow.
              Last edited by ItsaBass; 08-02-2019, 06:16 PM.
              Originally posted by LesStrat
              Yogi Berra was correct.
              Originally posted by JOLLY
              I do a few chord things, some crappy lead stuff, and then some rhythm stuff.

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              • #8
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                How do you plan to get around the friction pad when you do the refin?
                If I only had a dollar for every song I've sung
                every time I had to play while people sat there drunk,

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                  Something fluorescent perhaps
                  EHD
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                    Originally posted by Chistopher View Post
                    How do you plan to get around the friction pad when you do the refin?
                    I'm pulling everything off, and reinstalling it, or different/better versions of it, after the refin.

                    What I do will really be very similar to what the guy did in the articles that Wattage linked me to, right down to the replacement dots, skinnier frets, 3-hole to 2-hole truss cover conversion, rimless ferrules, and true ABR-1 conversion with possibly relocated posts for better intonation adjustment range. I was actually kind of surprised, and very pleased, that he nailed nearly every darned thing I wanted to do to the guitar. Now I know it can be done and I'm not crazy or alone for wanting to take this approach. The main difference is that I won't be doing any fake aging on the guitar; I'll be going for a factory fresh finish...and it certainly won't be the typical clear finish that I dislike so much.

                    Stripping poly is no fun, even on a Fender style guitar. It'll definitely not be an easy project, nor will it be a cheap one. But I can't think of a cheaper way to get the V I want (including my own labor in the cost of that cheapness).
                    Originally posted by LesStrat
                    Yogi Berra was correct.
                    Originally posted by JOLLY
                    I do a few chord things, some crappy lead stuff, and then some rhythm stuff.

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                      Dove has wings of buzzard
                      And buzzard, of dove



                      I was there when it happened, so I guess I oughta know.

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by ItsaBass View Post
                        I'm pulling everything off, and reinstalling it, or different/better versions of it, after the refin.

                        What I do will really be very similar to what the guy did in the articles that Wattage linked me to, right down to the replacement dots, skinnier frets, 3-hole to 2-hole truss cover conversion, rimless ferrules, and true ABR-1 conversion with possibly relocated posts for better intonation adjustment range. I was actually kind of surprised, and very pleased, that he nailed nearly every darned thing I wanted to do to the guitar. Now I know it can be done and I'm not crazy or alone for wanting to take this approach. The main difference is that I won't be doing any fake aging on the guitar; I'll be going for a factory fresh finish...and it certainly won't be the typical clear finish that I dislike so much.

                        Stripping poly is no fun, even on a Fender style guitar. It'll definitely not be an easy project, nor will it be a cheap one. But I can't think of a cheaper way to get the V I want (including my own labor in the cost of that cheapness).
                        Are you thinkin of a satin or matte finish?

                        Dove has wings of buzzard
                        And buzzard, of dove



                        I was there when it happened, so I guess I oughta know.

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by texred View Post
                          Are you thinkin of a satin or matte finish?
                          It will be glossy. Plans for the finish are still not complete. I am requesting a few quotes (RS Guitar Works, MJT, Brian Monty, Gord Miller, etc.), and also looking into getting myself a real paint gun and doing it myself. Plus I am still deciding if I want the color in a standard non-metallic, or a three-stage metallic. Also considering other colors, one of which is that insane looking new Mazda metallic red.
                          Last edited by ItsaBass; 08-03-2019, 09:01 AM.
                          Originally posted by LesStrat
                          Yogi Berra was correct.
                          Originally posted by JOLLY
                          I do a few chord things, some crappy lead stuff, and then some rhythm stuff.

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                          • #14
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                            I think that guitar loos awesome the way it is. The only thing I would change is the white plastic guard for the output jack to a black one for a more complete look.



                            ;>)/
                            sigpic Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess. - Oscar Wilde

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                            • #15
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                              I didn't want to refin the headstock so this was workaround for the truss cover screws. The screw closest to the nut is glued into the cover and I clipped off the exposed threads

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                              www.instagram.com/kamikazechoir
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