Weird garage sale sg

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  1. Noclevername

    Noclevername New Member

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    my wife found this at the garage sale and everything about it seems unusual to me, the color, the pickups/switches, the tremelo...couldn’t find anything like it no matter how many searches I tried..I’m guessing some kind of Frankenstein situation but any info would be helpful.
     

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  2. cheshiergrin

    cheshiergrin Active Member

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    looks like a partsengmiester to me, as far as I know there are 2 options, the Pete Townsend approach or rock it.
     
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    Looks like a heavily modified Special.
     
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    It’s too weird to Townshend, and I had no expectation of finding something like this at a garage sale...
     
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    bolt on neck I assume? It's a Frankenson. Someone added the Bigsby and routed out for a 3rd pickup on a G310.
     
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    Thank you all.
    Follow-up question...not knowing much about the set up, as far as the three pickup switches go, each one has 3 options...is that usually to toggle between off, humbucker, and “single coil”? And the two knobs that appear to be missing are tone/volume. I’m not used to so many options.
     
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    Doesn't look like the right hole pattern for a 310, but it's hard to tell from the photo.

    Could be, but it's difficult to know from a photo as it's certainly not a normal SG control layout.

    If you want to know which pickups are active in a circuit plug into an amp and tap the pole pieces with a metal object. If both rows on a HB make noise then they're both active, if only one row it's split and if none then it's out of the circuit.
     
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    Cool find. ;)
     
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    Yep we need better pics. If it's a bolt-on, it's a G-310. Either way, good find.
    How cheap was it ?
     
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    Dot inlays, blank headstock with logo only, batwing, bridge placement indicates a modded G-310. It appears the two controls near the Bigsby were moved from their original location and the holes were filled prior to the refinish.
     
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  11. Noclevername

    Noclevername New Member

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    Yeah, I’ll check out the bolt.
    I couldn’t post most of the pics I took cuz they were two big. Got it for $50...and that included a gig bag and stand.
     
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    For $50 who cares what it is, just rock out with it. :dude:
     
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    wrong headstock for it to matter. play it.
     

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