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Post by punkyjam67 Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:53 pm

Not entirely sure what would possess anyone to do this in the first place, but if you've got a spare Speccy neck knocking around, then this could be a bit of a bargain... Smile

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Post by Barry Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:15 pm

Dude looks like he was using it as a 3 string guitar, a la Seasick Steve. BUT, you do that with a piece of cr@p guitar, not a powerhouse Spectrum!! And you don't de-fret the thing.
What a bloody shame. Still, the body seems unmolested. Neutral

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Post by The Don Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:43 am

Presumably the remedial work to restore the frets would be do-able for someone with the right skills.

Is the bridge/tremolo just filthy ?
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Post by Barry Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:02 am

The Don wrote:Presumably the remedial work to restore the frets would be do-able for someone with the right skills.

Is the bridge/tremolo just filthy ?
Yeah, the bridge looks grungy. Should scrub up OK.

If the frets have been unceremoniously "ripped" out of the board and the kerfs filled in (with what??) that makes it a tougher operation than simply inserting a new set of teeth. Depending on how things were removed, there's no guarantee as to whether the wood is solid enough to hold the new fret tangs. Might get by with jumbo frets if yer lucky.  Neutral

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Post by Westbone Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:54 pm

A stones throw from me. Might have a punt.
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Post by Sgt. Vimes Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:30 pm

Sarge is punting, oh yes he is!
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Post by Westbone Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:38 pm

Go nice with the blue burst one.. Laughing 
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Post by Adey Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:10 am

I had my eye on that one too. Slightly over my budget in the end. Oh well, next time...
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Post by Sgt. Vimes Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:18 am

So I guess it WILL look good with the blue burst one afterall!   Very Happy 
I made the mistake of bidding all in too early, which tied up my cash so I couldn't get the concord 3 in blue!  Live and never learn eh!
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Post by Westbone Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:13 am

The guitar will be sold on. Only really interested in the case.

Yours for your bid if you want?
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Post by Sgt. Vimes Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:21 am

Without the case?..I'll pass, unless you want the case for £20  Very Happy
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Post by Westbone Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:24 am

No prob. I'll just stick some frets in and then we'll see... Cool
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Post by Adey Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:18 pm

I quite fancied the case too, but still interested in the guitar.

PM'd you...
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Post by Westbone Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:20 am

Luckily the filler is pretty softish. Some kind of putty.
A quick profile sand to get the worst off. Frets soon.... Smile

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Post by Westbone Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:32 am

Hour later.
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Even managed to save the edge.
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Post by Sgt. Vimes Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:45 pm

Very nicely indeedly! 
Job well done.
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Post by grogg Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:36 pm

Nice fast turnaround, the case looks pretty minty.
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Post by Barry Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:42 pm

Excellent news!
Couldn't tell from the original pix just what was done to the fret kerf.
You done good Damian!

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Post by Westbone Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:57 am

Worked out better than I thought. The putty was easy to remove.

These Alder bodied Speccy III's with this trem make the 45's sound very good. Much clearer sounding but still with plenty of guts.

A fine guitar.. Smile
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Post by punkyjam67 Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:31 am

Very, very sweet job there Damian Smile
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Post by Westbone Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:53 am

Thank you.

Sounded real crap without frets, dull!.. Evil or Very Mad

The guy had been playing it with a bow hence the rosin all over the bridge.

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Post by Barry Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:36 pm

It was that last pic that gave me The Willies, looked like it was really buggered up. Happy to hear that it wasn't! BASS - Fretless GUITAR (not bass!) on UK eBay... Toothless_smile

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Post by The Chad Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:36 am

Great save Damian.  What size frets, med jumbo?
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