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Candy Stripe GS9, third six-pack o' pix

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:14 pm
by crgfrench
Here is the final set of pix of GS9-485. Hope you enjoyed these.

Bridge of Sighs:
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Output Jack:
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Top Cutaway:
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Case Logo:
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Strap Peg:
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Tuning Peg:
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Re: Candy Stripe GS9, third six-pack o' pix

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:36 pm
by ChrisClark

It's a DayGlo explosion!

It's interesting to note that it's marked as a GS9. Notice the GS9 pickguard [bigger area below the master volume.] but with GS8 wiring. No tone switching. It's got the later Schaller one piece bridge with the brass saddles. These bridges started to appear in 84/85.
It looks like it was intended to be a GS9 and then we wired it as a GS8 to sell it.

Does it have other GS9 features? The GS2-8 guitars wouldn't have these construction 'options'.
- V contour on the back of the neck.
- Craved Body contour on the back?

Love the paint, right off the stage at the Whiskey A Go Go circa 1985.

Thanks for the post.

Re: Candy Stripe GS9, third six-pack o' pix

PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:08 am
by crgfrench

I think you're spot-on, it seems to be a GS9 but with GS8 wiring (no tone switches). The neck does not have a v-contour, it is symmetrical; and the back of the body has slight countouring but nothing very deep.

Thanks for your kind words.