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    Interesting project to say the least... an old butchered SG Jr?

    So... I've had this carcass laying around a couple of decades. Believe it or not, it MAY be an early 60s SG Jr that got really busted up and someone tried to fix. No serial numbers, but I got it for $20 with the pickup, hardware and Badass bridge in around 1983. The neck itself seems to have nearly zero fret wear and is straight. I recently acquired a mahogany body from an Epiphone G-400. I'm planning to cut the neck off of the beast and glue it on the G-400 body. It's a shame the G-400 mahogany is not the old growth tight grained stuff that is still left on the beast. Since there are no serial numbers it's pretty much worthless. I figured if I put the two together at least I would have a functional instrument. To bad the G-400 has a poly finish. I just wanted to ask the community if there is any reason why I shouldn't do this. I have $20 invested. All I need to put into it is time and glue. If it turns ok, I might even eventually put they wrap around/Badass bridge on it as well. Any comments, tips, opinion, and advice are welcome.

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    Go for it!!!

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    How about you just use the other body fore a splice on prostesous so you don't have to reset the neck.
    Then veneer it with birds eye or bubinga or gold top it or all that.

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    Here's mine

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    Oh it's much to messed up with different wood and contours for that. And it has bondo all over it! The best I can hope for is to cut a nice block out of it to fit the neck pocket. The original set for the old guitar is much smaller. That's one of the reasons I know it's a trashed vintage piece. If it had serial numbers I would put a correct restoration body on it.
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