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 Post Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:39 am 
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Someone drilled a whole in my 1970s rickenbacker neck and inserted a jewel. Why and who?


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 Post subject: Re: Jewel in neck
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:43 am 
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Do you know who the owner was before you owned it?

I'd start with asking them....

People do weird stuff eh?


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 Post subject: Re: Jewel in neck
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:14 pm 
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A whole what?


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 Post subject: Re: Jewel in neck
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:14 pm 
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Someone drilled a hole (not whole) in the neck of my Rickenbacker over50years ago. It was my husbands who recently passed away and I do not know who the original owner was. He may have got it from a pawnshop in Seattle.


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 Post subject: Re: Jewel in neck
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:51 pm 
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Schumontkd wrote:
Someone drilled a whole in my 1970s rickenbacker neck and inserted a jewel. Why and who?


How do you expect us to solve that riddle? :mrgreen: Hire a PI

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 Post subject: Re: Jewel in neck
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:56 pm 
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Where is this jewel?
On the fretboard?
On the edge of the fretboard?
On the headstock?

I saw a guitar many years back where the owner drilled out all of the side-marker dots and replaced them with cubic zirconiums which he left sticking out just a hair higher than flush so they would be able to catch some light around the edges.

The intent was to make the dots easier to see on a dimly lit stage.
I seem to recall the guy said they worked not too bad for that.
Never saw that again.


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 Post subject: Re: Jewel in neck
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:07 am 
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Beckelman wrote:
Do you know who the owner was before you owned it?

I'd start with asking them....

People do weird stuff eh?


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 Post subject: Re: Jewel in neck
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:10 am 
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BMW-KTM wrote:
Where is this jewel?
On the fretboard?
On the edge of the fretboard?
On the headstock?

I saw a guitar many years back where the owner drilled out all of the side-marker dots and replaced them with cubic zirconiums which he left sticking out just a hair higher than flush so they would be able to catch some light around the edges.

The intent was to make the dots easier to see on a dimly lit stage.
I seem to recall the guy said they worked not too bad for that.
Never saw that again.

The jewel is big and in the headstock


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 Post subject: Re: Jewel in neck
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:13 am 
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Schumontkd wrote:
Beckelman wrote:
Do you know who the owner was before you owned it?

I'd start with asking them....

People do weird stuff eh?

Yes I guess they do. It is in the headstock and is big. It is a 381 autumn glo.no idea who the owner was 50 years ago


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 Post subject: Re: Jewel in neck
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:47 am 
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Why don't you post a photo of it here. If it looks good, you might just start a trend. If it looks bad, you would need an expert, like Paul Wilczynski, to fix it.


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