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Remulak
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jesus, didn't know a Coronado 12 existed. Seems like a hell of a lust object, especially with that tailpiece.
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like someone is got the itch for some new gear... lol
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 65 Mustang is the best of the 3 guitars. If it's between the poo stang and the XII I'd def go for the Coronado. Plus if you decide 12 string isn't for you, a second hand Coronado neck isn't going to cost too much and it's a drop in replacement.

If you're really lusting for a 70s poo stang just bide your time, they pop up fairly regularly for decent prices. They're the cheapest ones you can get and rightly so. Bad ones can have any or all of the following: the extreme weight of them (especially for their size), the chewy finish the brittle laquer to the neck. Worst thing that the 70s ever shit out. Obviously they're not ALL shit, but they're def not a guitar to buy without trying out.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright alright haha.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick has it right - there are some great 70s Fenders, but the QC was all over the place. My 73 Mustang is the best one I've ever played, but I understand the quality was still ok at that point.

What's the condition like? If it is still in mint condition after nearly 40 years, there is probably a reason why, it plays like shit.

Its a year younger than me, and I'm definitely showing some natural relicing - a little wear on the neck and laquer thinning.
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickD wrote:

What's the condition like? If it is still in mint condition after nearly 40 years, there is probably a reason why, it plays like shit.


^ That's a really good point.
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not just do a 70's style build, seems like the more obvious answer imo
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

finboy wrote:
Why not just do a 70's style build, seems like the more obvious answer imo


Well that would be a cool idea if someone would make those shortscale maple necks like they said they were in the classifieds. Razz Cool
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Punkacc9 wrote:
Well that would be a cool idea if someone would make those shortscale maple necks


Musikraft make them as do USA Custom Guitars
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And Warmoth.
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which one of you bastards sent me an ebay question asking if you can get teh kurdtz with that 64 mustang? Mad

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fran & paul are some of the original gangstas of the JS days when you'd have to say "phuck"
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At a reasonable price.
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say the option of narrow '70s-style 12th fret dots, vintage radius/frets and one-piece maple construction and the ability to choose your profile for $195 from Musikraft is alright. Don't parted out MIJ necks start around $150-200ish on eBay? You can find cheaper but not like this one, hence the topic at hand... it'll look exactly right.
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which one of you bastards sent me an ebay question asking if you can get teh kurdtz with that 64 mustang? Mad

robertOG wrote:
fran & paul are some of the original gangstas of the JS days when you'd have to say "phuck"
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also think the '65 is worth more. I don't think the tuners lower value that much, especially considering I don't think they have much tonal effect, plus you can get conversion bushings and install tuners that are closer to the original (plus newer tuners work better anyways).

Also, you can get '70s Mustangs cheaper than that one by a couple of hundred, o.k., maybe not quite as clean but close. There was one in the classified not long ago.
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