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johnboy
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Username: johnboy

Post Number: 3
Registered: 9-2011
Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 1:54 pm:   Edit Post

Can anyone help me solve this mystery?

Headstock
Front
Side
Back of Headstock
Inside Electronics
Logo
Neck
Back
Full Back
Full Front
artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1596
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 2:16 pm:   Edit Post

What a beautiful mystery that is!
johnboy
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 9-2011
Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 5:15 pm:   Edit Post

Here's another picture for you guys.
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edwin
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Username: edwin

Post Number: 1051
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 7:01 pm:   Edit Post

How many frets on that? Any hint of a serial number?

Cool guitar, the wood is beautiful!
cozmik_cowboy
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Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1093
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 7:11 pm:   Edit Post

pant lust drool want

Peter
johnboy
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 9-2011
Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 5:46 am:   Edit Post

27 frets / No trace of a serial number anywhere
mica
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Post Number: 7494
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 11:54 am:   Edit Post

Did you look under the pickup or bridgeblock? The original pickup may have had a number cast in the bottom. Do you have the original pickup?

From the pictures, the only thing I can tell you about the woods is that the front of the peghead looks like Flame Birch, the back of the peghead and the core look like Zebrawood.

I'll take a guess on the neck as Mahogany, Purpleheart and Maple, but the top and back are really hard to tell with the little pictures - they could be lots of things, Walnut, Koa, even Purpleheart or Vermilion (yes - they do brown out that much, especially with oil finish).

Have you measured the scale length (nut to 12th fret, then doubled)?

Nice scalloped nut.
811952
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Username: 811952

Post Number: 2047
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 12:05 pm:   Edit Post

Pretty!

At first glance, it sure reminds me of Rick Turner's work post-Alembic.

What a neat instrument!

John
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4962
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 12:58 pm:   Edit Post

Old #10 also has 27 frets, but the logo on this "peanut guitar" looks newer.

Bill, tgo
pace
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Username: pace

Post Number: 790
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 2:09 pm:   Edit Post

1) Accent laminates between the top/back and the body core~ Are there any other examples of this practice in 1-20 serial # range?

2) Pinstripe laminates in the neck~ Dittos.... ?!?!?

3) Single pickup, passive electronics..... Mica's comment suggests that the pup is not original, perhaps the rout isn't either...Did Rick ever wind a single coil hot enough for this application, trapazoidial or otherwise? Also, what is the need for the cavities leading into the neck?
dela217
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Username: dela217

Post Number: 1093
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 4:42 pm:   Edit Post

I have serial number 16 and mine has pinstripe maple laminates in the neck. Just sayin'.

I love the core on that one. Zebrawood perhaps?
edwin
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Username: edwin

Post Number: 1056
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 5:01 pm:   Edit Post

Anymore pix of #16? There's only one in the showcase thread and it doesn't show the neck pinstripes, etc.

To get back to this (and other peanut guitars), how are the ergonomics? How is the balance? If it were a bass, I'd imagine some serious neck dive.

I'm also wondering what the tone might be like. If this wasn't the original pickup (and I would kind of be surprised if it was), I wonder if the original was active. Ah, to be a fly on the wall back in the day.
johnboy
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Username: johnboy

Post Number: 6
Registered: 9-2011
Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 6:30 pm:   Edit Post

I have no doubt about this being the original pickup. It has a piece of stiff insulation glued to the back of it and I would'nt want to rip it off to look for a number. Both of the holes in the pickup base are drilled off center leading me to believe that it was'nt replaced. It does'nt look like anything has been altered in any way. The body is mostly chambered, perhaps to keep the weight down. Ohmite pots. Is that what they used back then?
gtrguy
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Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 403
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2011 - 9:58 am:   Edit Post

That pickup kinda has that DiMarzio humbucker look, like on an old BC Rich. What a cool guitar!

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