#1
Hey all, I just picked up this body at a market today for $5. I plan to get it in working order, but I'm not sure how to fix up the tremolo system (the arm is missing, and a spring I think) and I also have no idea what kind of neck I need to buy. Got any ideas?



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#2
Well, I'm probably wrong but, the trem system looks like some sort of bigsby copy and the neck is a bolt on neck, you need to find out the measurements somehow. Someone else might be able to tell you how to do this properly.
#3
Wow awesome buy! I think you just need a Les Paul type neck for it but be sure to measure the slot, and like the guy above said the trem looks like a Bigsby copy. Have a search on Ebay for Japanese hollowbody guitars from like the 70's, maybe you'l be able to find a pic of one thats fully intact.
#4
Just get a strat-type neck replacement, as long as the heel works the scale length isn't a big deal, it's an adjustable archtop tailpiece.
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#5
Thanks a lot guys!

Also, I noticed that it doesn't have a bridge piece like other similar guitars. There aren't any screw holes there so it looks like it never had one before. Does it need one or will it be fine without one?

Here's a pic of a similar guitar (Epiphone Casino) if you don't know what I mean:

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2. Prince - Smoke on the water
3. White stripes - seven nation army
Last edited by Schnitzel_Man at Aug 19, 2007,
#6
You'll need to buy a bridge too. Those are kind of important for guitars to have.

http://store.guitarfetish.com/arbrandta.html Here's some archtop bridges and tailpieces.
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#7
Ok then, cheers for the link.
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1. Nirvana - smells like teen spirit
2. Prince - Smoke on the water
3. White stripes - seven nation army
#8
By the way, a bridge is 100% essential. It's one of the few things that a guitar needs to function.
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#10
Possibly. There might be more missing from the trem than I thought. I think I'll just buy a whole new tailpiece. Does anybody else have any ideas/suggestions? Any help is appreciated!
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Quote by eggo_boi_15
Arnt the first few things anyone learns on a guitar is

1. Nirvana - smells like teen spirit
2. Prince - Smoke on the water
3. White stripes - seven nation army
#11
A new tailpeice and bridge would probably be the best idea.
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