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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-03-2004, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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J-Custom SC 3120 NT (photos inside)

I bought this guitar on ebay but didn't get it yet from the seller.

I'd like to know if anybody owns this guitar and if it's a good choice (I've already got RG1880 from Brent).



Neck 3pc Maple
Neck Type Ultra
Neck Thickness 20.0*22.0 AT1F*12F
Neck width 43.0mm at nut 56.0mm at 21F
Neck Joint AANJ
Neck Inlay No
Neck Binding Ivory 1-ply
Fretboard Ebony
Neck, radius 305mm
Scale (mm/inch) 638 / 25.1
Fret Wire SBB214-195
Fret # 22
Fret # Standard
Inlay Abalone oval at f-12T
Binding Ivory 1-ply
Body Wood Mahogany 41.5mm
Top Black Walnut
Body Binding 1.5mm R Edge
Hardware Color Gold
Bridge Bone
CB-2
Pickguard No
Pickup: Config H-H
Pickup, neck Super58
Pickup, middle No
Pickup, bridge Super58
Pickup Color Gold Covered
Pickup Mount Ring
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-03-2004, 08:06 AM
 
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Hi! I don't own one of those, but I've tried two of them, the only two to come to Norway. And I must say, those are great guitars! Very good tone IMO, and very nice to play. Don't know how much you had to give for it, they've been hard to sell in Norway, so one has been down to $2300 by todays exchange rate, which is very cheap, all things considered. Enjoy!
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Is it just me or is one tuning peg missing?
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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-03-2004, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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Is it just me or is one tuning peg missing?
I had noticed that, but it seems something is missing....
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post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-03-2004, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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Maybe is turned inside...

they say on the advert it's new, except a little 2mm scratch...

It comes from a german store, which seems to be reliable, so I guess we just can't see it on the pick, but I hope it's not missing !
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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-03-2004, 08:16 AM
 
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Let's hope it's hiding in the hairy carpet.
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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-03-2004, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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Let's hope it's hiding in the hairy carpet.


the one one the other side is hardly visible...

maybe they blured the photo...

hum, hope this one is in real good shape !

I didn't pay it very much (far less than 2300$) so i hope it's a good deal however (even if I have to buy some new tuning pegs)
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post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-03-2004, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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yes , i think it's hidden by the carpet

when you watch the pic very closely, you can see the shape of the missing tuning peg, as if it was under the carpet...

It's a bit strange but anyway, i just hope it's here
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post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-03-2004, 08:34 AM
 
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I'm not 100% sure on this, but I'm pretty sure the switch cover was made of wood as well. The one in the pic is black and most likely plastic. I think I remember that one thing I liked about the guitar was the many wooden details... Maybe someone can shed some light on this?
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post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-03-2004, 08:37 AM
 
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Very intersting model...congrats on the purchase. Will be a good thing to rescue this from the clutches of blue Chewbacca.
Greg
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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-03-2004, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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they say on this site the switch come frome the SC 620, so it must be made of plastic, and the knobs are : AF900:SONoKELIN (don't know what it means)

I wished it was made made of wood, but I guess it's not...

I don't know how they could have changed that anyway...

But i really hope you are right and this is all made of wood !

I'll tell you that within less than 15 days I Think !
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Cool guitar, but the binding on the body is awful.
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Cool guitar, but the binding on the body is awful.
I think the same, but maybe is it due to the photo taken with flash: it enhances contrasts, look at the ebony board, it's not black on the photo...

I think the body is darker and the inaly is not so bright...

I hope so
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post #14 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-04-2004, 08:50 AM
 
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it could be just me but:

1. the body binding seems to be on the front of the body instead of around the edges?

2. the top tuning peg maybe hidden under the carpet, but the bottom one? it seems not there at all.
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it could be just me but:

1. the body binding seems to be on the front of the body instead of around the edges?

2. the top tuning peg maybe hidden under the carpet, but the bottom one? it seems not there at all.

for the first i think it's intensional (you can like or not )
for the second one, I think it's just hidden
they say in the advert it's new, and the shop is relaible (2100 votes for, 0 against on ebay), so i trust them !
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