- Nov 9, 2015
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- Beervana, OR
This is a fascinating story; any updates?
Lots of us collectors and hoarders out there.. cant seem to throw anything out for fear we might need that for a new upcoming build.. or maybe that $ 5.00 part is the reason for a new project.. lol.. good luck to you.. enjoy the process.. sometimes those times going through the hoard can find some wonderful information and insight.. take you time..Thank and thanks for asking.
My uncle was a collector and a hoarder so I had mountains of stuff to go through. Still working on selling off all the stuff and reclaiming my shop before i can get to work on that SG.
Just this weekend I found a box of documents that had all his receipts for gear from the 70's. In there was the fender blender receipt, manual, and pristine wiring schematic...and maybe the warranty card. I still plan on making it work...now more than ever. I just have to get rid of all the other stuff and that is taking a lot of time.
Stay tuned though....I am going to make it work!
It looks pretty well done, but I suspect it could have been done at a later date without actually removing the neck.
Here's some photos of my Junior neck pocket if that might help locate the tenon; it looks like the tenon is the same width as the neck:
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There seriously doesn't seem to be a tenon.... wtf?
Looks like what I'm dealing with so very good to know it is factory. Now just need to find someone that knows what those dang dowels are doing there. Or....If you have a moment please go ahead and pull that neck off and send some pictures of how it goesYour Junior is a pre-1966 model, so it has a completely different heel/tenon design.
There is, it's just under the fretboard and doesn't extend beyond it.
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To the OP: here is a stock 1970 pickup cavity route:
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And a better angle on this modified one:
So the holes are original. Whether they are for dowels or something else though, I don't know.
Looks like what I'm dealing with so very good to know it is factory. Now just need to find someone that knows what those dang dowels are doing there. Or....If you have a moment please go ahead and pull that neck off and send some pictures of how it goes
.. or maybe that $ 5.00 part is the reason for a new project.. lol..
I can give away a $5 part that cost me $20 and still save $$
Certainly the case in many situations. With my uncle he had no cost to store stuff so he stuffed everything to the ceiling...until the city came and cited him for it. Now it cost me $15K to throw away all the junk he wouldn't but on the positive side now I have this relic and components to entertain me. I guess it still didn't cost him.