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Charlie McDonald


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Post Posted 13 Jun 2018 6:53 am     Reply with quote

It looks like the builder upgraded with a new front neck, which provides for a fulcrum for the B bender. Could that long bolt be a knee-bender?

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Rick Barnhart


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Arizona, USA
Post Posted 13 Jun 2018 7:12 am     Reply with quote

I’ve got a sinking feeling, you’re right.
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Bill Sinclair


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Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Post Posted 13 Jun 2018 7:44 am     Reply with quote

This used to be one of those Valco "Siamese" D6 guitars. I don't remember the model name but it was basically two Supro Comets that they bolted together. Looks like someone made up a new inside (back) neck as an eight string and heavily modified the remaining six string neck. The magnets and cover for the string through pickup are missing - could that even work at all? Oh well, if you're going to do destructive experimentation that probably wasn't the worst choice for a guitar since it was kind a kludge to begin with.
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Noah Miller


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Rocky Hill, CT
Post Posted 13 Jun 2018 8:02 am     Reply with quote

Originally it was a Supro 1450 Twin, but that's indeed a whole new neck
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Mark Eaton


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Sonoma County in The Great State Of Northern California
Post Posted 13 Jun 2018 9:43 am     Reply with quote

The old expression comes to mind here: "He has a face only a mother could love." Wink
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Bill Groner


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QUAKERTOWN, PA
Post Posted 13 Jun 2018 9:46 am     Reply with quote

Mark Eaton wrote:
The old expression comes to mind here: "He has a face only a mother could love." Wink


MAYBE?????? Rolling Eyes
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Ken Pippus


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Lake Oswego, OR
Post Posted 13 Jun 2018 10:25 am     Reply with quote

Mom would have to be "visually impaired."
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David Knutson


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Cowichan Valley, Canada
Post Posted 13 Jun 2018 10:31 am     Reply with quote

I kind of like that it is being "displayed" on a dirty laundry sink. Class all the way. Smile
Do those mechanics work?
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Charlie McDonald


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Post Posted 13 Jun 2018 10:36 am     Reply with quote

It looks like the necks were labeled individually, the heartache neck, etc, then the '&' was added, because this guitar....
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Andy DePaule


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Saigon, Viet Nam & Eugene, Oregon
Post Posted 15 Jun 2018 11:32 pm     On E-Bay Reply with quote

On E-Bay I bet they would describe it as "Rare & Vintage with Custom Modifications"
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Mark Helm


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Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 21 Jun 2018 9:14 am     Supro? Reply with quote

Looks like someone glued two Supros together, but they did make double necks.
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Daniel McKee


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Corinth Mississippi
Post Posted 21 Jun 2018 10:33 am     Reply with quote

Wouldn't it be difficult to use that palm lever since it comes so far back. Considering it works the front neck that would have to be moved by the arm, right?
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John Billings


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Post Posted 21 Jun 2018 11:12 am     Reply with quote

i use my wrist or forearm.
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