#1
so i was going to a friends house today and all of a sudden i see a guitar ina trash pile, so i slam on the brakes, turn around and got it outta the trash. its nothing special, binding is all painted on, (its an acoustic), has a gibson-esque trapezoid tail piece, the dot "inlays" are stickers, So its not the best guitar. Brand is Decca, made in Japan.
I was looking at it lastnight and i realize why they threw it out, it has no bridge, i can see where the bridge was, its slightly discolored there, im debating weather im going to go to a local music store and just buy one to put on it or to just smash it.



opinions? anyone know of this brand?
#3
id smash it... it looks like sh!t
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#5
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this is a brand?

what kind of question is that? of course its a brand, just some unknow one ive never heard of
#6
Light it on fire. It'll look cooler.
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lol.. mmm
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#10
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nice job. permabanned.
#11
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nice job. permabanned.


i googled but couldnt find much on it,
and whereabouts in TN are you?
#15
How about giving it to someone who wants to learn to play? Shouldn't be too much for a bridge.


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#16
haha jimtaka def just owned Dgretsch892, way to go jim ppl are ****ing stupid on here sometimes
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#17
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How about giving it to someone who wants to learn to play? Shouldn't be too much for a bridge.


Yeah, maybe even sell it to them for the price of the bridge. That way it won't cost you anything, and it'll be more encouraging for them to play it, since it'll be all set up and ready for them.
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#18
If you are good with guitars you could rebuild it and give it to someone for a present. It'd be a shame to throw it away or burn it, as someone suggested. A guitar is a guitar, no matter the price tag. I still have my first one. Maybe the person who gets it turns out to be the next Hendrix or Paige, you never know.
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#19
Decca was made probably by Teisco in japan, mid 60's most likely. Teisco made a lot of cheap guitars and left them blank so other companies could just slap their own logo on. You can probably find a bridge for it if you have a decent guitar shop in your area that's been around for a while, sometimes they have older parts sitting around from previous junkers or replacements. If nothing else, keep it for a wall hanger...
Hmmm...I wonder what this button does...
#20
Does that thing have frets? I can't really tell from the photos..
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#21
put rockets in the guitar and the outside of the guitar so it flies in the air then let it explode. that would look much cooler than burning and smashing it.
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#22
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nice job. permabanned.



how did I miss this pwnage?

Awesome.

Anywho, to make this a semi-relevant post, I believe a guitar like this uses a floating bridge, and I'm not sure if your local shop would carry it. I'm not sure if its worth special ordering something for a guitar of this quality...even though it pains me to see any instrument destroyed.

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#23
To quote John Hiatt:

"Oh it breaks my heart to see those stars, smashing a perfectly good guitar..."

I say find a bridge for it and get it playing. Like others have said, you could always fix it up and sell it/give it to someone looking to start playing.
#24
Don't hurt it. This is a fine chance to try your hand at crafting a bridge. It's a project. The point of a project is to move forward, not backward. If you insist on destroying it, then send it my way. It's just wrong to intentionally harm a musical instrument.
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#25
its only really worth fixing if the neck is straight. look down the neck and if its bend...screw it. its gonna make great kindling.
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#26
Looking at the picture I notice two things that may be remarkable in this context.
First; this guitar has a tailpiece.
Second; there is no real trace like glue residue and discolouration showing that there has ever been a bridge attached to the top.
This leads me to conclude that this guitar never had one. Instead it sported a bridgepiece stuck underneath the strings, like fiddles have and some archtop guitars. Apparently it got lost when the strings were removed (it is not in the soundcase by any coincidence?) No big problem. It's a very uncomplicated part that can easily be made by cutting and sanding a raw blank of an ordinary ivorite bridge piece. Making one out of bone would even be better.
In any case; don't distroy it. If you don't want to do mend it yourself, send it to Chad48309.
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#27
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Second; there is no trace of a bridge, nor any marking or colouration showing that there has ever been a bridge attached to the top.
This leads me to conclude that this guitar never had one. Instead it sported a bridgepiece stuck underneath the strings, like fiddles have and some archtop guitars.

I couldn't see any reminants of a bridge either, but the OP says that he can tell where the bridge used to be.
#28
Yeah. Petty the picture is not clearer. Maybe a slight discolouration is visible on it, but certainly not the moonscape one would see if a glued bridge was ripped off there.
#29
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Yeah. Petty the picture is not clearer. Maybe a slight discolouration is visible on it, but certainly not the moonscape one would see if a glued bridge was ripped off there.

A floating bridge can leave a discolored mark with age. My mandolin has a VERY clear mark. Even discolored (or worn) marks can be seen on a violin.
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