Finally bought a C58 after all these years

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Finally bought a C58 after all these years

Postby (JETGLOW) » Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:12 pm

I could have had one at any time...for some reason I just bought one finally. I'm happy with it and its exactly what I wanted. I will be modding it with the B5, Bowtie and Burns knobs over the next few days. It a 2009 model...

One thing that surprised me is that I thought the Tuners said Ric-Tite, but these have nothing on them...not complaining, but when did they stop that or is this a "one off" since it was one of the last to be made. It was made the 43rd week of 2009.
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Re: Finally bought a C58 after all these years

Postby (JETGLOW) » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:54 pm

John Hall was very nice to answer my question on this and I hope he does not mind that I quote him on it...

"Grover objected to the Ric-Tite and since we knew we were going to use this on a wider range of guitars eliminated it. We also changed the sourcing of the keys from Gotoh in Japan to Shcaller in Germany."

.....so there you have it
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Re: Finally bought a C58 after all these years

Postby (glen_l) » Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:47 pm

Good bit of info thanks
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Re: Finally bought a C58 after all these years

Postby (Laservampire) » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:26 pm

Going to look at a mint, un-modded jetglo 325c58 tonight.

AU$3250 (US$2430) and comes with a (not installed) Bigsby B5. Good price?
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Re: Finally bought a C58 after all these years

Postby (jdogric12) » Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:46 pm

Welcome! I think that's what they tend to go for in the US, so that may indeed be a totally decent price.
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Re: Finally bought a C58 after all these years

Postby (Laservampire) » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:26 pm

jdogric12 wrote:Welcome! I think that's what they tend to go for in the US, so that may indeed be a totally decent price.


Thanks for the welcome! :)

In fact is was NOT a decent price, the guitar didn't have more than 10 minutes play time on it, however the neck was at such an angle that a decent action was literally impossible without a neck reset. The relief was good, and the bridge was touching the mounting plate, so there was nowhere else for adjustment!

The guy seemed pretty miffed when I pointed this out too....
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Re: Finally bought a C58 after all these years

Postby (jps) » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:42 pm

Laservampire wrote:...the neck was at such an angle that a decent action was literally impossible without a neck reset. The relief was good, and the bridge was touching the mounting plate, so there was nowhere else for adjustment!

The guy seemed pretty miffed when I pointed this out too....

Was he miffed at you for having pointed that out to him? :mrgreen:
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Re: Finally bought a C58 after all these years

Postby (Laservampire) » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:48 am

jps wrote:
Laservampire wrote:...the neck was at such an angle that a decent action was literally impossible without a neck reset. The relief was good, and the bridge was touching the mounting plate, so there was nowhere else for adjustment!

The guy seemed pretty miffed when I pointed this out too....

Was he miffed at you for having pointed that out to him? :mrgreen:


I think he was miffed that I knew enough about things as to not drop $3k on his faulty guitar. It's not like he had no idea, his 325c64 had a great action!
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