Competition Time.

Compo time.
See who can spot the most number of issues/problems/mistakes or reasons not to shell out £35 BIN price for it.
Prizes will be awarded by Mike..





:lol:
Happy hunting...

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Oh well, if you're going to pinch my spots and add them to your total, we'd all better shut up :lol: . Shall we just combine and add to the list as people chime in? See if we hit 30.

good idea, you show me yours first.. :lol:

Shall do, but not at 2:20am Friday :) Await the weekend.

Are you still on continental time??, your time stamp shows 1.30am :lol:

Odd, that. I've switched my watch back, of course but could've sworn it said 02:20. HST, I do allow myself red wine on Friday and Saturday nights...

OK, in the words of Gilbert and Sullivan, I've got a little list. With only a photo, I'm a bit unsure about a couple of spots and have put a ' :?: ' on them. Add to the list or subtract any you think are wrong.

1) Ply body
2) Ronseal refinish
3) Missing tailpiece screw(s) :?:
4) Broken off (not just missing) whammy bar :?:
5) Ground wire running on body surface (nice)
6) Bridge missing
7) String missing
8] Oversized replacement screw near p'up selector
9) Missing scratchplate screws (I count eight)
16) Scratchplate damage near neck join
17) Both p'ups are sunken (bet they won't adjust on those screws and springs)
19) Four-bolt neckplate doesn't fit the dimensions
20) Ghastly "birch" neck
21) High E tuner missing its bushing
22) Two machine heads missing
24) Both string guides shot and need replacing
26) Truss rod cover missing
27) Looks like the truss rod itself is missing :?:
28] Nut missing

Once those items are sorted, might be a nice guitar. Unless you guys can see something else?

OK, ive added a few to your list, missing truss rod was well spotted, heres mine added to yours:
1) Ply body
2) Ronseal refinish
3) Missing tailpiece screw(s) Question
4) Broken off (not just missing) whammy bar Question
5) Ground wire running on body surface (nice)
6) Bridge missing
7) String missing
8] Oversized replacement screw near p'up selector
9) Missing scratchplate screws (I count eight)
16) Scratchplate damage near neck join
17) Both p'ups are sunken (bet they won't adjust on those screws and springs)
19) Four-bolt neckplate doesn't fit the dimensions
20) Ghastly "birch" neck
21) High E tuner missing its bushing
22) Two machine heads missing
24) Both string guides shot and need replacing
26) Truss rod cover missing
27) Looks like the truss rod itself is missing Question
28] Nut missing

29] Scratch plate is not the original, and does not fit the contours.
30] 2 screws missing on the PUP selector switches.
31] The strings that remain need replacing!!

Cant be sure but i think this is a good guess section....

1] Frets have seen more life than a London Black Taxi cab.
2] The Vol and Tone pots are off of a cheap Strat copy.
3] with all that plywood and glue it weighs a ton and a half.
4] Has the tonal range of a Brick.

any more?

Aaargh. I spotted, but forgot to include, the two missing selector area screws. I might disagree with your third about the weight. Ply bodies are actually quite lightweight, certainly less dense than ash. No doubt about what it does to the tone, though. An old ply bass of mine has a string-thru-body bridge. Absolutely pointless.

I can only go on what ive played, my old mate John had a Welsh (yes as in from the Welsh valleys) Marlin, that was 'Solid' ply and weighed a tone, maybe it was Oak ply?

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'Solid' ply and weighed a tone

Freudian slip :) . Marlins were awful. I remember trying to convince some dad in a shop that a used, nice nick, proper wood guitar was money better spent on his sprog than a new Marlin. He listened ("I can tell you're a proper musician" type comments) then went ahead and bought the Marlin. Just like the bloke at Malaga back in the days of duty free; listening to me telling him the good riojas worth buying but, after 10 mins advice, said "well, you can't go wrong with a Blue Nun can you?" and bought a couple of bottles of the piss.

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