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Timbuck
05-27-2018, 07:55 PM
This is a pic of a 1950's Hofner guitar....I wouldnt be able to get to sleep at night if it was mine..Or am I being too critical.:rolleyes:109287

mikeyb2
05-27-2018, 10:05 PM
I'm finding it difficult to understand how that could possibly happen to such a degree.

ukantor
05-27-2018, 11:33 PM
The guitar would, no doubt, play well and sound just fine, but I agree with you, Ken. I find that type of asymmetry unacceptable.

Michael N.
05-28-2018, 12:33 AM
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It's a 50's Hofner. I have a pic to give you another sleepless night and to fuel your OCD Ken.
The manuscript paper is skew. I know it's off. It would take me less than 5 minutes to remove and align it correctly. I refuse to do that, it's a Torres copy and he had that kind of mojo going on too.
Be at peace with the imperfect world and your sleep will be forever sound.

twokatmew
05-28-2018, 03:09 AM
This is a pic of a 1950's Hofner guitar....I wouldnt be able to get to sleep at night if it was mine..Or am I being too critical.:rolleyes:109287

Ugh. I couldn't bring myself to play that instrument. Not too picky AFAIC. :)

Chopped Liver
05-28-2018, 03:23 AM
That would irritate me, too.

Pete Howlett
05-28-2018, 05:34 AM
And to add to the abomination there is no book match to the ribs!

Hms
05-29-2018, 01:03 AM
That irritates me also.
But which is off centre, the neck or the bookmatch of the back?
I would be concerned that if they take so little care over something so apparent, what about the things you cannot see?
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mikeyb2
05-29-2018, 01:20 AM
That irritates me also.
But which is off centre, the neck or the bookmatch of the back?
I would be concerned that if they take so little care over something so apparent, what about the things you cannot see?
h

If it's the neck, then it would be interesting to see the top and whether the bridge and string plane are centered.

Timbuck
05-29-2018, 05:30 AM
If it's the neck, then it would be interesting to see the top and whether the bridge and string plane are centered.

Here is the top view ..it looks great :) 109327

RPA_Ukuleles
05-29-2018, 05:43 AM
Well that's a simple fix...

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Ukecaster
05-29-2018, 05:55 AM
Well that's a simple fix...

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Is that a zig...or a zag?

Flyfish57
05-29-2018, 06:11 AM
Haha, I bet that back was installed on a Friday afternoon!

mikeyb2
05-29-2018, 06:19 AM
Here is the top view ..it looks great :) 109327

doesn't look bad, but there's a little bit of insurance with a floating bridge to line the strings up with the fretboard.

Pete Howlett
05-29-2018, 01:01 PM
This is wrong on every level isn't it?

stevepetergal
05-29-2018, 05:21 PM
Is that a zig...or a zag?

Uh... it's both.(?)

ChuckBarnett
05-30-2018, 05:41 AM
This is a pic of a 1950's Hofner guitar....I wouldnt be able to get to sleep at night if it was mine..Or am I being too critical.:rolleyes:109287

Makes me feel a whole lot better about my first-timer attempts here! :-) :-)

orangeena
05-31-2018, 04:22 AM
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Doesn't look like either.

UkulelesRcooL
06-05-2018, 11:38 AM
That would drive me nuts.... every time I saw it I would wanna kick my butt all around the block if I did that...
No OCD involved there... its a matter of symmetry..

printer2
06-07-2018, 07:56 AM
Well that's a simple fix...

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Now I want to do one myself. I do hate the pickguard though.

Timbuck
03-11-2019, 04:46 AM
Just dug up this old thread ..cos it turnes out that Stradivrarius made a guitar once and he cocked up the back seam as well,:(
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UkulelesRcooL
03-11-2019, 08:56 AM
Ouch....
I guess there is hope for everyone.....;)

Swamp Yankee
03-11-2019, 03:43 PM
I've seen American made Gibson acoustic guitars that had back seams as poorly aligned as that Hofner.

Pete Howlett
03-11-2019, 03:54 PM
Or the heel cone... you never can tell can you?