Go for it!!!
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.
Go for it!!!
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.
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.
Last edited by olddawg; 02-17-2017 at 09:22 AM.
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