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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:11 pm 
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I was on ebay tonight. I think I found a 1985 D plate Baretta project. It has been refinished. It is missing the Floyd Rose and original pickup.
I kind of like the finish and might keep it.
I have been looking at these pictures and the body looks like my 1984 body. The pickup ring looks correct. The neck and tuners look correct for 1985. For $175.00 I had to grab it. RIGHT?
What do you folks think? I think it might be a real 1985.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:21 pm 
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I was hovering on the BIN.
Looks all there. Could be original paint is still intact under the garbage.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:28 pm 
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Cool project. Can't wait to see what you do with it. Nice price too.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:29 pm 
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I kind of like the paint.
It gives homage to EVH guitars without being an exact copy.
I will see how it looks up close when I get it. I wonder how you could strip it without damaging the original finish underneath. If the original finish is still there?
Dangit. I will have to buy another Duncan 78, and another Floyd Rose.

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85 Striker 100ST Blk (1st E. Guitar)
88 Nightswan Sparkle BL
90 ProAxe Std CR
87 Ripley Blk
89 Sustainer Blk
84 Baretta BLK
84 Baretta CR
85 Baretta CR
86 Baretta Cream
86 Focus 1000 Blk


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:46 pm 
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HECK YEAH!
Just checked my parts hoard. I found an original, early 80's, small script, black, Floyd Rose.
I also just found a new in the box Duncan JB Reverse Zebra. I forgot I bought a few of these for future projects.
I forgot I had this stuff laying around. LOL.
It should be a fun/fast project.
I will have to check the neck, and body, for identifying marks, also the pot #'s when it arrives.

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85 Striker 100ST Blk (1st E. Guitar)
88 Nightswan Sparkle BL
90 ProAxe Std CR
87 Ripley Blk
89 Sustainer Blk
84 Baretta BLK
84 Baretta CR
85 Baretta CR
86 Baretta Cream
86 Focus 1000 Blk


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:24 pm 
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I thought trannys came with early E plates but who knows, maybe some were on a D.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:00 am 
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nice score! Damn, how did I miss that?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:46 am 
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Very nice score, kongratz :headbang :thumbs .

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:06 am 
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Nitro thinner won't damage the original polyester finish, but it may be able to remove the stuff used afterwards.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:00 pm 
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Nitro thinner won't damage the original polyester finish, but it may be able to remove the stuff used afterwards.

Could be a fun little "treasure hunt" to see what's underneath... might get lucky like that time I bought a beat-up Warlock for 20 bucks and found a JB in it.

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Classic II red Tele
Ferrington red Tele
81 Pioneer Bass
various Foci
various pieces parts...
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Ed Sheeran Sig Martin LX1E, 1st ed.
Billie Joe Armstrong Gibson LP Jr, 1st year


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