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King Turd: '65 Johnny Smith Butchered Into GuitOrgan

S a m

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Here ya go -- read all about it.

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Bear in mind that the GuitOrgan worked by slicing each fret into six pieces, each hard-wired into the synthoid unit. So it's likely that the neck itself has internal routing to accommodate all the wiring.

That means anybody thinking about a restoration will have to deal with holes in the top, back, rims and neck along with new hardware. Or of course you could just replace the top, back, neck, rims and hardware . . . with another guitar.
 

fatneck

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Again, steam the neck off if you don't like the synth. When those same synth parts are in a $300 piece of junk MIJ Kessel copy, the guitar is worth up to $2000. Because they are in a $12,000 60'S Gibson body, it's somehow worth less?

Also, what did you think was inside the body?
 

VamboRool

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Didn't realize Sam's post linked to the Reverb listing. If there is a wire running from each fret segment to then circuit board, that means that there is a bundle of 120 wires running thru the neck. That's a pretty big rout to fit them in. To me, the value is in the organ parts and the case. The guitar has been screwed with too much (top, back, sides, neck and no hardware) to have any value at all.
 

fatneck

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Someone bought it. Look for it to flipped a couple more times for profit over the next few years.
 

marshall1987

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As former First Lady Nancy Reagan was fond of saying......"just say NO to drugs." :tri:peace
 

El Gringo

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Wow , in a most bad way . What a sin to destroy an Archtop guitar like that . As someone once told me a long time ago why not just take a no name something versus a Gibson Johnny Smith which is just wrong . Now all i can see doing with the travesty is tossing into the fireplace .
 
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