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ouch look at that butchard neck on ebay

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jeremy

PostPosted: 10/03/2005 at 7:40 PM    Post subject: ouch look at that butchard neck on ebay link

since i dont own a bean nor have i taken one apart. id ask you in the know. does that neck look salvageable? i work in the guitar building fierld and could easily build a body , slap a new fretboard re fret and all that. but the mating point of the body to neck looks mega ****** up. any help would be appreciated. oh and any idea on how high the price may fetch?

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PostPosted: 10/03/2005 at 8:01 PM    Post subject: RE:ouch look at that butchard neck on ebay link

Here is the link that Jeremy is talking about:

http://cgi.ebay.com/TRAVI.....ZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

And yes.. that neck is fried!
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jeremy

PostPosted: 10/03/2005 at 8:05 PM    Post subject: RE:ouch look at that butchard neck on ebay link

so im taking it its a lost cause? i was thinking perhaps a little machining and a new fretboard could yield a usable neck. obvioulsy not in the strictest of Travis bean ways . but whoooooo knows.

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PostPosted: 10/03/2005 at 8:13 PM    Post subject: RE:ouch look at that butchard neck on ebay link

You know.. it may be an interesting project. I would personally look for NOS (New Old Stock) neck. I've seen them once and a while on eBay.

The area where pickups would be mounted.. looks to be drilled out.. she is rough lookin'.

Description said that the stamp is #231, this guitar has never been entered our database.. so don't know anything about the original guitar. Most likley a TB1000S, unless the fret board has been replaced.

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jeremy

PostPosted: 10/03/2005 at 8:21 PM    Post subject: RE:ouch look at that butchard neck on ebay link

agreed, shes a beat up ol girl. like i said i could easily re do the fretboard and re fret it at work on my lunch break, and building a body would be basic. hell im just wondering how hight this sucker will go.

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michael scagnetti

PostPosted: 10/09/2005 at 8:08 PM    Post subject: RE:ouch look at that butchard neck on ebay link

my friend actually is the one who bought this and it looks like it'll be alright.

he's going to remove the wood fretboard and just keep it all aluminum with new frets and all.

obviously there's some other work to do on it but it'll be nice once all the work on it is finished.

oh yeah, it's a tb500 neck.

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jeremy

PostPosted: 10/09/2005 at 11:58 PM    Post subject: RE:ouch look at that butchard neck on ebay link

hell have to build an aluminum fretboard for it, let me tell you fretting an aluminum fingerboard is near impossible withought an fret arbor set up. the metal reflects too much energy back when your just using the standard fretting hammer technique. keep us posted on how it goes!

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michael scagnetti

PostPosted: 10/10/2005 at 9:05 PM    Post subject: RE:ouch look at that butchard neck on ebay link

ok, i was just talking to my friend about the neck and it looks to be pretty easy. the guy who's working on it is the guitarist from new brutalism and if you know anything about them or their equipment, you could see why this would be an easy job. check out the link here and you'll see all the aluminum equipment they built from scratch. the guitars, the heads, the cabinet and all the drum hardware.

http://thermionic.home.mindspring.com/nb/

basically they've said it's easier to put frets in aluminum than wood because of how tedious it is working with wood. just gotta make the grooves and fit in the frets.

i'll definitely let you guys know of the progress though. i'm crossing my fingers that this works out.

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jeremy

PostPosted: 10/10/2005 at 11:25 PM    Post subject: RE:ouch look at that butchard neck on ebay link

itll definatly work out. no doubt about it its just a matter of machining the bottom reciever flat again it wont mount the "proper"bean way but who cares its still a wicked neck.

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michael scagnetti

PostPosted: 10/21/2005 at 7:23 AM    Post subject: RE:ouch look at that butchard neck on ebay (update link

just a little update on the neck.

it's being worked on right now. it seems that even though the pictures looked pretty bad, the neck is really not in such bad shape. there's a lot of cleaning that needs to be done. there's some nasty blue wax shit all over the back of it.

it turns out the fretboard will not have to be redone. i hear it's in very good shape.
my friend is going to build an artist body and shrink it 15% to make it more the 500 body since that's what the neck comes from. the entire process of the frankenbean should take no longer than a couple weeks.

i'll update soon and hopefully with some pictures ;)

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PostPosted: 10/21/2005 at 11:16 AM    Post subject: RE:ouch look at that butchard neck on ebay link

Wow! That sounds great. I figured that neck would be untouchable. Great job!

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abc_d2

PostPosted: 10/27/2005 at 9:03 PM    Post subject: RE:ouch look at that butchard neck on ebay link

scagnetti- you're on here now? awesome-

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michael scagnetti

PostPosted: 10/29/2005 at 7:03 AM    Post subject: RE:ouch look at that butchard neck on ebay link

yep, i just can't get enough of the travis beans.

it would be nice if i had my own, but that day is sure to come.

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thegodfather

PostPosted: 04/22/2006 at 10:14 PM    Post subject: RE:ouch look at that butchard neck on ebay link

Whatever happened with this neck?
just curious.

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michael scagnetti

PostPosted: 04/25/2006 at 5:33 PM    Post subject: RE:ouch look at that butchard neck on ebay link

lol well, it's on a shelf leaning up against the wall on display right now at my friend's house. it's still in the same shape. it hasn't been worked on yet but it will once time permits.

i'll definitely post an update when these guys do the job.

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