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The one that got away: should I?

 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:06 pm    Post subject: The one that got away: should I? Reply with quote

I played around on an Intermark Cipher a few months back at the Chicago Music Exchange and fell in love, but my employment situation at the time was such that I could not responsibly think of buying it. Naturally, by the time I did get a real job, it was gone. But here's another one. I may or may not get over that residual feeling of irresponsibility in time to bid; it's pretty well conditioned by now. But if I do, should I be put off by that finish crack, which the seller assures me is not a wood crack?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do it, life's too short.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bah. Got outbid. The hunt continues.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mixtape wrote:
Bah. Got outbid. The hunt continues.


Bummer isn't it. I missed out on a chair like this by a small margin



Man I was bummed. But I was already into it for more than I was really able/willing to pay. Ebay is simultaneously the best and worst thing ever to happen to the consumer market.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.ebay.com/itm/c-1965-Intermark-Cipher-Ranger-vintage-Japanese-Guitar-Bizarre-Jaguar-Cool/131348872447?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27538%26meid%3D32e7d401fab949c09d5a4ed9d189de4d%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D11353%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D251712447076
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

brainfur wrote:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/c-1965-Intermark-Cipher-Ranger-vintage-Japanese-Guitar-Bizarre-Jaguar-Cool/131348872447?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27538%26meid%3D32e7d401fab949c09d5a4ed9d189de4d%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D11353%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D251712447076


Thanks. I've been watching that one, but I'm still trying to decide whether I should hold out for a less butchered one with the original switches. At the end of the day I'm a player and not a collector, and it's a decent looking fix, but... mojo. I dunno, now that I've got Intermarks on the brain again I might just do it.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude, just find one and buy it. They're cheap enough .
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Point taken. Boughted.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snap.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mixtape wrote:
Point taken. Boughted.
worthless without pics
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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worthless without pics


It hasn't even shipped yet. Here are a couple from the original listing, though.




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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, right, I should have thought of that. I checked the listing and read the description; as you say, butchered a bit but it's for playing. Are you planning to put a roller bridge on it?

I have a cracked-neck-and-butchered Eko Cobra that has a Tune-o-matic style bridge so they did put them on some budget guitars back in the 60s.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like there were susposed to be two toggle switches where the sliders are patched in. I see the switches on ebay every now and then. Maybe someone here has some. You should unscrew the switches that are on the makeshift plate and see what it looks like underneath. They may have done it without putting holes in the guard. If you ever want to get it back to original and get some toggles to put in it let me know and I will help you out with a new pickguard if it is necessary. I have a soft spot for intermark ciphers. especially the one with the blood drop pickguard.




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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoa... what the hell am I looking at?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doxastic wrote:
Whoa... what the hell am I looking at?


Beauty itself.

That's awesome of you, cur. The seller explained in the listing that they patched it up the best they could with the slide switches after some clown routed it for a Tele switch. I'll open it up and post some pics once I get it to see if it's salvageable. I'd love to see the stock switches back in there someday. A new guard would probably cover a multitude of sins.

No plans for the bridge yet. I'll play it for a while with the TOM first and see how I get on with it.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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mixtape wrote:
NickS wrote:
worthless without pics


It hasn't even shipped yet. Here are a couple from the original listing, though.






That's a cool looking guitar, very nice. I like the look of the sliders to the switches I'd leave it as is.
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