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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2018, 09:47:42 AM »
I'd say it would be quite possible especially if you consider a solid finish refin.
I think that would be a shame.
For me the real challenge would be to restore it as close to it's original state as possible.

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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2018, 09:55:45 AM »
    Seller has been all over asking about this bass. It's a pretty sad case,  I'd love a crack at it but shipping would kill it for me.
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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2018, 12:03:20 AM »
    Seller has been all over asking about this bass. It's a pretty sad case,  I'd love a crack at it but shipping would kill it for me.
Has it been for sale for long?

I'm putting my ex-hackjob-now-restored 1974 Fender P for sale locally to finance this, don't use it anyway.
Maybe he's interested in trading too.

Has the seller indicated neck issues or something during his asking around?

For the record, I'm going sunburst and keeping the finish original (where possible) if I get this project going.
I like the idea of being challenged to blend original and new wood and finish.
A skilled violin maker have a workshop three houses down the street where I live, he's got experience in ageing/blending finish new/old.

Could be fun! Could be horror :sad: Hope to find out wether or not it was a TB2 or 4.

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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2018, 12:42:27 AM »
If I'm not mistaken it's the neighbour of the seller who's been all over the Internet about this bass.
That guy has mentioned a not so well executed headstock repair.

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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #34 on: February 02, 2018, 06:07:25 PM »
It can EASILY be restored...and worth it...Damn...

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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2018, 12:44:11 AM »
It's allready spoken for :)

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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2018, 07:25:20 AM »
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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #37 on: February 03, 2018, 08:46:20 AM »
It's allready spoken for :)

Congrats. You'll have plenty of work to do, hope it turns out to be worth your efforts.

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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2018, 09:42:25 AM »
Congrats. You'll have plenty of work to do, hope it turns out to be worth your efforts.
Not quite there yet, scheduled to make the trip on Monday. But I got a message that someone came today to look. So for all I know it´s gone when I get there, kind of difficult to arrange when the guy selling it has nothing to do with the selling :P
As Rob noted, it is the neighbour of the owner who have listed it and does the talking. I´ll let you know as soon as I know more.

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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #39 on: February 03, 2018, 11:33:00 AM »
Hope you'll get it. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #40 on: February 03, 2018, 03:40:34 PM »
I hope it's still there for you.

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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #41 on: February 06, 2018, 11:54:41 PM »
Gone >:(

Got a message Sunday, that it was still available. I was scheduled to pick it up on Wednesday, so I arranged with train, hotel and re-scheduling all amp deliveries/repairs in my workshop, since they promised to hold it.

Yesterday I got a message that his 'neighbour' (the owner) accidentally sold it. What a mess >:(

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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #42 on: February 06, 2018, 11:56:30 PM »
That is rather impolite of mr. Neighbour!  >:(

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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #43 on: February 07, 2018, 12:43:48 AM »
That's sad news.  :sad:

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Re: '64 Thunderbird, (Sensitive viewers BEWARE!)
« Reply #44 on: February 07, 2018, 12:45:03 PM »
Sorry you didn't get it.