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Well new old cheap crappy guitar day. :D I bought this Marlin SG copy off a guy at work. It's been hanging around his house for longer than he can remember. No idea what year it is just that is made in Japan. It needs some loving but really just a good cleaning, set up, new strings to make it playable and maybe a new nut(it's broken on the end). The body is cheap plywood and I'm not sure what the neck is but it feels pretty nice. It has a really strange crappy bridge on it that has no adjustment for the intonation, also the tail peice is some weird trem(no arm for it though). The pickups just have on and off switches and they are single coils under what looks to be about a p90 sized cover. It should be a fun project that I didn't pay much for and it came with a hard case. Oh and it's missing some inlays on the neck too!!



 

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that is freaky...I have NEVER ever seen a guitar like that...wow


should be a sweet project man, good luck!!! It will definately rock when completed.
 

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Dig that pickguard. Sort of like the Telecaster Deluxe.
 
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It originally sold through Eaton's.
My mother bought me that exact
model back in '73 (it was my first
electric). That's a nice catch Rumble_b.
Brings back memories for me. She'll
hum like a bastard though.
 

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Well I spent the night cleaning it up and getting the years of gunk off it. I just put it back together(minus the wiring) and strung it up. Still needs some truss rod tweaks and a new nut, but it plays a lot better than I was expecting. I haven't really heard the p/u's yet. I just plugged it in for a sec when I got home to see if it worked(all good but one tone pot). I couldn't really play it in the shape the guitar and strings were in. I'll fix it all up over the next few weeks. Should end being a half decent guitar to have around. The bridge is umm, different. Hard to explain, it has a weird TOM style bridge that I had to replace the posts on already(just machine screws) because the ones on it stuck up a inch above the bridge. The trem has two small springs under the plate, it has vey little movemnet forward but you can pull back pretty good. The pickups are also very wierd. The screws on the top just hold on the covers!! Inside it has a single coil and wierd piece of metal that sticks out of the cover. Classic body shape but a strange guitar. I like it!
 

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It originally sold through Eaton's.
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I remember them well. Wanted one of those.
Good catch!!!! Betcha' it's got a swampy vibe. Love to play that in open G through a small low powered amp just cranked with a touch of tremelo and a fat glass slide. Oh my Lord!!!!
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Hmmmm glass slide right beside the keyboard, 5 watt tube amp just behind me, oh whats that to my left??? A tremelo pedal?!?! When I get the p/u's wired back up all give that setup a go.
 

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that looks like a fun guitar to work on.. a friend of mine has a similar one.. i think he siad it was from the early 70's... has a nice warm sound I found!
 
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