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Kevin Collins
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:02 am:   

I'm wondering exactly what I have. It looks like a les paul but with a carved top. both the body and neck have see through flame. Guitar has overall tan color. Just natural wood color showing through. It has a SET NECK. Top is laminated wood grain finish with white layer around upper section of sides. Guitar is heavy.Fretboard is ebony with pearl trapeziod inlays. Serial#J766076. Headstock is not gibson style but more curvy with shaped cutout style at end. Truss cover says "Professional". At the other end the tailpiece is etched with something like branches or leaves. All hardware is gold color including knobs. Pickups are not original but active EMGs. Also machine heads are locking sperzios. This guitar plays great but string tension seems a bit tight with correct tuning. Is this considered a "copy". What are the correct pickups? Please help!
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:02 am:   


Sounds like you have a plain version of the Randy Scruggs model. If so, then it's not considered a "copy" or "replica". Those are terms reserved for near identical versions of other makers guitars.

To be sure, check out the conversation on the Vintage & Custom Electrics section, entitled: "Definitely Not a Randy Scruggs - but What?"

There's a picture, so you'll be able to tell if the guitar shown is the same as your's.

Hope this helps.
Kevin Collins
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:02 am:   

John, after reading the section you mentioned it appears i indeed do have a randy scruggs model 2671 1st version(I gather this from the fact that my guitar looks like the picture and I have the vine style tailpiece). Also it only weighs about 8 or 9 pounds so is probably not the heavier one. What is the collector value of this guitar. Would it make sense to find some super 70s pickups to put back in, and find some original tuning heads? I have always loved this one as it's the first "real" guitar I've owned. I've had it for about 10 years and gigged and recorded extensively with it. I paid $300 for it but was told after a gig once that it was a bit more valuable. Any help would be appreciated.
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:02 am:   


I've seen good examples of the 2671s with all original parts go in the $600 range.

As far as restoring it, you've got to decide whether you want the guitar to gig with or invest in.

Finding a set of Super 70's isn't going to be that easy, nor cheap. Same goes for "original" tuners.

Actually identifying what are the "correct" pickups and tuners for this guitar might be a problem. Late '76s might have come with "Ibanez" script embossed pups or "Flying Fingers". Could have had "kidney bean" shaped tuners with Ibanez on the back or "Keystone" shaped with stars on the back.

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