Thoughts on this 1966 MkV finish?

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Thoughts on this 1966 MkV finish?

Postby sumlin » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:38 am

Hi all

Your thoughts on the finish on this 66 MkV?

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I'm guessing a refin from a solid colour as the neck isn't sunburst and that black area is much bigger than it should be. But you might recognise the guitar and know more...

Thanks in advance
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Re: Thoughts on this 1966 MkV finish?

Postby BRRanger » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:41 pm

Saw your post on FB...I kinda like it! It's different!
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Re: Thoughts on this 1966 MkV finish?

Postby 101Volts » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:26 am

This one is B735 which is an early MK V as also evidenced by the truss rod at body end. MK V numbers start shortly before B700 (when the model was re-named from "Ventures II") and the earliest MK V on Max's list with a sunburst neck is B1050. The finish is strange however, it's the only one I've seen like it. Likely to be a refinish.

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Re: Thoughts on this 1966 MkV finish?

Postby sumlin » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:25 am

Update - refinished in 1969 by second owner who bought it with some damage to the original finish...
Brass Rail #43
Acoustic Black Widow #BC1092
MkV #B735
Univox Hi Fliers, Tele Deluxes, Harmony Bobkats

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Re: Thoughts on this 1966 MkV finish?

Postby sumlin » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:26 am

...and I'm nearly there with owning it.
Thinking I may re-refinish to the solid blue from the era. I have some queries about that but I'll raise in another thread...
Brass Rail #43
Acoustic Black Widow #BC1092
MkV #B735
Univox Hi Fliers, Tele Deluxes, Harmony Bobkats


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