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Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by englishman, Sep 12, 2018.
ricky wilson had like ten mosrites im reading lol. such a shame he dies so young.
When we saw the B-52s in concert recently, their current guitarist played an Eastwood Mosrite copy.
eastwood are getting a lot of hate on this forum lately haha. b-52's were amazing live with ricky! i gotta fix my mosrite now....
It's a 1965 M-65-3/4. I rescued it as it'd been seriously carved up and left for dead. It's what I'd call a project. Odd holes for switches and such and a Tele type hole for an added bridge pickup. I have all of the original hardware for it, including the chrome single coil pickup. It weighs next to nothing and is a true hollow body. Even has the original chipboard case. Ain't blue, tho.
Sounds like it needs some work and could become blue!
My jet seems to be 3/8" wider than my Epiphone Les Paul. 13"and 13-3/8". Not a huge difference. Are other jets wider?
wow interesting to see them together like that! even though the les paul is lovely i still prefer the gretsch, the les paul looks almost stunted to me. and why is it when you google broken headstock gibson comes up 99.9% of the time? i neve hear the same for gretsch headstocks, must be the angle or are they the same?
Jet necks break off at the body
Gibson headstocks have a couple of problems. First, the 15º is pretty extreme (Gretsch is less but I've never measured it). Second, the one piece construction (see pic below) gives you a weak spot. They used to have a volute strengthening the area under the nut in the 70s but the traditionalists won out and they dropped it. Epiphone has the same problem.
lol that picture of all the broken headstocks!
how do you know i dare to ask?
I have had three gibsons, flying V standard sg and and a sg custom, two fell and the heastocks were a goner! i am too clumsy for gibsons.
Not first hand, just by observing how many have heel repairs or neck resets. I'm talking old one's now, the newer one's are fine.
At least Epi's have a scarf joint. The worst ever is the Firebird headstock!
The Jet edges the LP imo.... but hey... they're both classics... love both!!
Both my 70s Gibsons have the volute
makes complete sense and it looks nicer!
You really have to like choppers to have one, they are not for everyone. I don’t mind a bit of rake, love dirt bikes but I am by no means a big chopper guy. I do not like the handling. That said some of them are just incredible looking!