In the spirit of empirical research (or, as I prefer, “try it and see”), I decided to find out if I could successfully replace a section of damaged rosewood fretboard.
The candidate for surgery was this...https://i.imgur.com/vcLoYmI.jpg
A name long-forgotten by many (and probably all but unknown by t’kids).
Now, I’ve always maintained that the only decent thing about MIK Marlin Sidewinders is the neck - it certainly wasn’t the plywood body, shitty pickups or self-immolating vibrato blocks. To me (anyway!), the neck profile has always suited and they actually feel like a decent piece of solid wood.
However, the hideous giant blobby fish logo at the 12th fret is pretty vile by any measure.https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QjbhqNFe5Tc/U9Z0BTz7B_I/AAAAAAAAFR8/9rmm96Tqx-E/s1600/Marlin+Sidewinder+Advert+1988.JPG
So...Part 2 to follow...
HarrySeven - Intangible Asset Appraiser & Wrecker of Civilisation. Searching for weird guitars - so you don't have to.
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