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    Senior Member slowro's Avatar
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    It sticks to a magnet and it didn't scratch easily. I had a sharp screwdriver that barely made a mark on it so it seems it's steel.

    I'm liking bianca so far haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowro View Post
    It sticks to a magnet and it didn't scratch easily. I had a sharp screwdriver that barely made a mark on it so it seems it's steel.

    I'm liking bianca so far haha
    Excellent, thanks for that!

    How about Kara (Kara Zor-El is Supergirl, as in a take on the "Man of Steel" thing)?

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    She looks like a bottle of whiskey, JD in particular... So, maybe Jackie...

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    Senior Member slowro's Avatar
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    Maybe ugly duckling was harsh it should be project retired road warrior!

    I can't get enough of it, I was really hoping for a millcom but hey it sounds great as is. I'm almost getting second thoughts about my project incase it takes away the mojo

    I'm thinking Pauline after Mr Smith haha

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    My 2c...leave her alone, keep the mojo.

    Before I saw mine in person, I had convinced myself that she had enough of an, ahem, nice personality shall we say, that I got a budgetary quote from the PTC for a refin before I even laid a hand on her. I'd end up paying more for a refin that I did for the guitar itself.

    Once I saw that she was in pretty darn nice shape (just a few dings and some lacquer cracks or checking), and heard how good she sounds, I decided it wasn't worth the risk in case it changes something.

    My vote for the name is "Jackie Brown"
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    Congrats! Great score. I used to have an alder CE-24 which sounded and looked fantastic. I just couldn't get along with the Wide-Thin neck. (I'm still on the lookout for a nice CE with a Regular neck...)

    As for names, I'm afraid I can't help you there. But I see you're from Scotland. My family emigrated from Scotland to the US a couple hundred years ago. My family is originally from near Fife. As such, I'm fiercely proud of my Scottish ancestry. I'd like to humbly suggest when it's time for a new finish, that you consider St. Andrew's Cross.
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    Senior Member slowro's Avatar
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    I like the wide thin neck it feels right to my hands

    I would have another alder body in a heartbeat
    I have an amp to trade for another guitar so I am on the hunt already

    I am going to get a friend to photoshop my idea and see how it looks. I would like to keep it quiet until I work out if I am going to go ahead with it

    I am bonding with it quickly

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    If no one has mentioned...haven't seen writing on the trem claw in rear cavity...maybe previous owner info???

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    Senior Member slowro's Avatar
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    I have found stickers on it I'm trying to track them down. I have some concerns it may be stolen. If it is it deserves to be returned to its legal owner. Fingers crossed its not I would be a bit upset having to give her back

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    I've ownedy 93 since 95. Alder body, maple cap, MilCom bridge. Original pickups swapped for DIIs which I don't me with my Black Pearl but love with my Mesa DC3.
    I still have the 5 way but replaced it with a 3 way and tap pull on the tone. Since owning I have refinned the neck twice. Regular profile. I also had gold plated brass pup rings cut to fit and custom ordered numberless speed knobs. 18 years of love at first sting.
    I play my 2004 Jeff Beck strat and think "What a well built guitar".
    Then I pick up my CE and think " what a perfectly built guitar".

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    Senior Member slowro's Avatar
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    I love both of mine, the alder is crisp and I like the light body for a change. I can honestly say I don't intend on selling them ever

    I went into my local police station and gave them the details of the guitar and asked to find out if it has been reported stolen. I think its probably just been forgotten about but I want to make sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CantankerousCarl View Post
    My 2c...leave her alone, keep the mojo.
    My vote for the name is "Jackie Brown"

    Oh, that's a cool one. Nice!

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