#1
My grandfather left me his guitars and one of them is some kind of strat. It has nothing written on the headstock but it has fender tuners and some kind of fender tremolo system on it i have not seen before. If anybody can help me identify the guitar and/or the tremolo system it would be appreciated.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/70306432@N08/6380393585/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/70306432@N08/6380391277/
#2
cant see the pics;
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#5


If that doesn't work than i am clearly very lost on how to post pics on here.
#7
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If that doesn't work than i am clearly very lost on how to post pics on here.



sorry they are still very tiny pics.

and no headstock shots.

if you have a pic, upload it to "photobucket" free site.

then copy the link here, with (Invalid img) tags around it.

edit: with that said, looking, it might be fender and non fender parts pieced together.
what kind of nut does it have?
Jenneh

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#8
Thanks guys for the help im gonna have to try it again tomorrow and i will get some better pics
#10
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the nut is actually missing


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#14
Probably a Partscaster of some sort.
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#15
That bridge type was used on the Fender Performer. I'm not sure if it ever came standard with a strat. Pics are probably still too small to determine much.
#16
Looks like it has a Roland/ MIDI pickup...

My guess is that it's probably a 'Contemporary' strat (late-80's/ MIJ) that someone sanded the logo off of. I can't recall seeing one of those with the midi pickup, but it could have been added.


Does the locking nut look like this?



[EDIT] more info on the Contemporary Strats here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fender_Contemporary_Stratocaster_Japan
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#17
Your grandfather sounds like he was an interesting guy. What other guitars did he leave you?
#18
Yeah the locking nut does look like that. Thanks guys for all the info.
#19
Wow that will be quite a list.
Epiphone les paul standard, squire telecaster custom, a gibson doubleneck with the top neck being a mandolin, a gibson banjo, some other kind of mandolin , a couple of slide guitars and I think thats it. he was a awesome bluegrass musician
#20
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Wow that will be quite a list.
Epiphone les paul standard, squire telecaster custom, a gibson doubleneck with the top neck being a mandolin, a gibson banjo, some other kind of mandolin , a couple of slide guitars and I think thats it. he was a awesome bluegrass musician

That is friggin' awesome. You have to post a picture of that doubleneck if you can.

That Gibson banjo could be worth a lot.
#22
I only know they're expensive. I sold my banjo (not a Gibson) about a year ago because I just didn't play it any more. But before I did I got some good info about it on this forum:

http://www.banjohangout.org/forum/

Post a picture of it there and someone will know I'm sure.
#24
wow

Craziest double I've ever seen. Is that custom made or can you go out an buy one of those things? That could also be worth a lot.
Last edited by Spud Spudly at Nov 22, 2011,
#25
He was stationed up in alaska in the 50s and he had gibson make it for him. I have seen other ones though so not 100% sure
#26
Wow what Spud said. If it is a custom made Gibson double neck from the 50s you could be in possession of a very valuable instrument, hope you don't sell it though
What?
#28
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Yeah there is no way i would ever sell it.


Good man, some things are worth more than da squilla.
What?
#29
Quote by Spud Spudly
I only know they're expensive. I sold my banjo (not a Gibson) about a year ago because I just didn't play it any more. But before I did I got some good info about it on this forum:

http://www.banjohangout.org/forum/

Post a picture of it there and someone will know I'm sure.


I was taking pictures to post there and found a serial number I missed before. Guitar Center is selling one used in worse condition than mine for $1600. Not bad.
#33
Wooow. Sorry i don't have anything helpful to contribute, but i muse say that double neck is gorgeous. Congrats!
#34
It looks like frets 25 and up on the mandolin side though would be just about useless.
#36
I saw a Gibson mandolin at a garage sale last year. He was asking $4,200.00, which I thought was silly. I could easily be wrong. Again.
#37
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Some of those guitars could be worth a fortune! Congratulations!
Here's a video I saw a while ago of a similar double neck:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZRA1M5TlSk

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