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Mystery guitar

PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:33 pm
by hollywoodmark
Does anyone have, or does anyone know of, a faux ES-335 with the name "DISCOVERY' on the headstock? Someone in another forum said he thought it was made by Antoria, which he says later became Ibanez. I tried to search his info on the 'Net but found nothing.

The reason I ask this is I found this guitar in a pawnshop in very neglected shape. But it seems well-made, the neck is straight, and the pickups work OK. But the pickguard is falling off, and the strings are rusted. I'm tempted to give it a second life. A bit of love, some new strings, and a setup, and it could be a nice box.

Any idea if this thing is worth saving? Thanks.

Re: Mystery guitar

PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:00 am
by Buffalo_Bill
Are you a worthy savior?
It ain't a popular collector item, but do you want that guitar Bro"? 8)
Do you want to be unique, or just another go along to get along, clone? :oops:
Bill

Re: Mystery guitar

PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:50 am
by texas blues
Buffalo_Bill wrote:Are you a worthy savior?
It ain't a popular collector item, but do you want that guitar Bro"? 8)
Do you want to be unique, or just another go along to get along, clone? :oops:
Bill


Lighten up Francis.

Hollywood, if it looks all cool and the gang and it's the right price and you think you can do
something with it, snatch it up. Lots of cats here on this forum go with the unconventional and do real fine. If it speaks to you, do your 'thang!

Re: Mystery guitar

PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:37 am
by leftyguitarman
Any old guitar is worth saving, IMO. Even if I found an old right handed guitar in bad shape, I would consider buying it and fixing it up. If the price is right, of course.

If it's not too much money, I'd buy it and fix it.

Re: Mystery guitar

PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:36 pm
by hollywoodmark
My wife is not going to like your advice, but I sure do. I think I might just stop by that pawnshop, offer the guy $25, and see what happens. Thanks, gents.

Re: Mystery guitar

PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:33 pm
by guitarslim101
If nothing else, it's worth while to pick up beat up old guitars just to get some practice doing different repairs and tech work. It's nice to be able to practice on something that you could bugger without taking too big a hit.

Re: Mystery guitar

PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:30 pm
by NEONMOONY
If nothing else, it's worth while to pick up beat up old guitars just to get some practice doing different repairs and tech work. It's nice to be able to practice on something that you could bugger without taking too big a hit.


Wise words, Slim. The value in beaters and cheapo instruments is that you can learn whether it is repairs, playing style whatever, without a big money hit.

Re: Mystery guitar

PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:01 pm
by Buffalo_Bill
A cheap but well made instrument is a welcome gift. :wink:
I have to stay away from them, like I have to stay away from animal shelters. There's only so much room in my house. :mrgreen:

Re: Mystery guitar

PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:57 pm
by hollywoodmark
Yes, guitars can be like cats. Always room for one more.

Re: Mystery guitar

PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:17 pm
by The Breeze
Have you had a look here:
http://www.sixties-ibanez.com/

Ibanez sixties page/All 60er models

Re: Mystery guitar

PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:26 pm
by The Breeze

Re: Mystery guitar

PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:11 pm
by hollywoodmark
The plot thickens! Thanks, guys.

Re: Mystery guitar

PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:55 pm
by LesFromChicago
hollywoodmark wrote:My wife is not going to like your advice, but I sure do. I think I might just stop by that pawnshop, offer the guy $25, and see what happens. Thanks, gents.



Do you have a car? First you hide the newly purchased guitar in the trunk of the car for a day or 2. If no car, maybe somewhere safe outside the crib, like behind bushes or a garbage container. Then you sneak it into the basement (if you got a basement) for a while,
then some point you sort of blend it into the crowd of your other guitars so she would not hardly notice a newcomer. This only works if you already have at least about 7 guitars amongst which to slip in the new adoptee.

Re: Mystery guitar

PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:05 pm
by maxx england
You're a vile, sneaky, underhanded man. Thank you for that tip.

Re: Mystery guitar

PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:49 am
by leftyguitarman
I don't have a woman to worry about, but when I do, I'll remember that tip.

Note to self: Buy a house with a basement.