eBay, Germany: MK V Neck, Badly Damaged and Vastly Overpriced

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eBay, Germany: MK V Neck, Badly Damaged and Vastly Overpriced

Postby 101Volts » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:29 am

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"needs:

* fingerboard reglued

* fingerboard leveling

* new frets

* new finish"

I may have posted it here before since I think this has been on eBay for 3 years, but if not, this one's nearly $1,000 for a MK V Neck that looks like it sat in a flooded basement for months. Sad end to it and possibly the guitar.

I can tell that it has the truss rod adjustment at the headstock, and it may be post-B1050, since I can't even tell if it had a date stamped on it in the first place. I can't tell the serial number in these pics.

$950 for a water damaged guitar neck. No wonder it's sat on eBay this long. I don't think it's impossible to rescue this one, but that price for what you get is exhorbitant. He'd have trouble getting $500 for it if it wasn't damaged.

- Austin
1966 Ventures II (German Carved, B670,)
1970s "Not a Blues Bender" Body 1,
1970s "Not a Blues Bender" Body 2,
1976 Brass Rail Deluxe #10,
2013 Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI.

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Re: eBay, Germany: MK V Neck, Badly Damaged and Vastly Overpriced

Postby Out of Limits » Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:19 am

With it being in Germany, I knew who the seller would be before I even clicked the link. They have a history of offering trash for ridiculous money. I don't think I've ever heard anything good about them.
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Re: eBay, Germany: MK V Neck, Badly Damaged and Vastly Overpriced

Postby 101Volts » Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:44 am

Oh. I wasn't familiar with them. It seems like they part guitars out a lot.

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1966 Ventures II (German Carved, B670,)
1970s "Not a Blues Bender" Body 1,
1970s "Not a Blues Bender" Body 2,
1976 Brass Rail Deluxe #10,
2013 Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI.

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Re: eBay, Germany: MK V Neck, Badly Damaged and Vastly Overpriced

Postby 101Volts » Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:52 pm

Out of curiosity for this badly damaged neck's serial number, I took the picture and put it in Windows Paint. I then cropped the serial number end, rotated it, and inverted the color so it would be easier to see.

It's B1318, I think.

1: It's a Truss Rod at Headstock model (which started at B900, roughly.)
2: I previously noted it had no dates on the neck heel. (Post-B1050.)
3: It still has the Ventures logo. (Pre-B1506, roughly. Oct 1966 to Mid 1967.)
4: MK Vs don't go past B1700, AFAIK.

The cropped, color inverted photo is easier to tell the digits with; barely, but they are legible.

B1313 was Ink Blue, B1323 was White. I can't tell what B1318 here was without more detail.

- Austin
1966 Ventures II (German Carved, B670,)
1970s "Not a Blues Bender" Body 1,
1970s "Not a Blues Bender" Body 2,
1976 Brass Rail Deluxe #10,
2013 Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI.


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