My guitar project is finished

img_0799Hi kids, Az here.

I know I had only just posted about getting a new guitar yesterday but I needed to wait until I got my arse to a guitar shop to buy some strings before I was going to post about this puppy as well. Now this thing is ready to go as well.

What you are seeing here is a Korean made BC Rich Mockingbird NJ Series neck thru guitar. I rescued this gem from a pawn shop advertising it on eBay for stuff all and it was pretty beat up.

See the original pix below.

As you can see (click/press on the pictures to see larger versions), the body work was pretty trashy – and really, the pictures don’t tell the whole story. There were a lot of dings, marks and other crap. The name badge on the headstock was missing too.

In addition to that, I have to say that I just don’t like the look of neck thru’s that aren’t painted where you can see the difference in the body work. The lines are added as a feature as some sort of trendy look. It’s gross. Additionally, I think the wooden finish of guitars looks lame too.

Never fear! I had a vision and hit Buy It Now anyway.

I bought this for the bargain basement price of AUD$300 (with free shipping) and figured I could cover up all the dents and other unpleasurables whilst punking it up at the same time.

Enter AliExpress.

I bought a shitload of black and white stickers where you get 100 in a bag of random whatever stuff. I bought three lots of them for a total of about AUD$20.

Then my daughter and I spent two separate nights covering all of the body work with them, leaving our favourite stickers until last so that they would be on top.

The net result? This. And I’m really happy with it.

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…and before you say it – I know, my floor needs a vacuum.

I finally get to play this thing later today in practice – perhaps I’ll post some vids or something. It hasn’t had strings on it until now.

ROFL – Be careful what you wish for

Hi all, Az here again.

So, you may have seen yesterday’s post – Fifty Shades of BC Rich – an homage to my well documented love of BC Rich guitars.

For shits and giggles, I thought I’d post that photo into a Facebook Group called BC Rich Junkies as I’m sure they would have particularly got a good chuckle out of it.

Well.

Not only did they re-share it a hell of a lot on their own timelines but it spawned a great big conversation. Starting innocently enough about where the photo of all those guitars came from (they figured out it can ultimately be traced back to this guy’s shop – Ed Roman is his name), it turned into a big debate about how Ed Roman’s name is a swear word in that Facebook Group and all these rants about how he allegedly makes counterfeit guitars. Well, as you can imagine, I want nothing to do with a conversation like that.

*shrug* Some people just can’t take a joke and move on I guess.

Not meaning to be political or anything – but if you’re going to have an orange guy running your country, you would think that you would learn to not take yourself so seriously, right?