Slot Pole Fretless Wunkay on Ebay

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Slot Pole Fretless Wunkay on Ebay

Postby deltafred » Tue May 02, 2017 1:34 am

Hey guys I don't often post over here but my Ebay search for all things G&L just popped up with this -
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1981-G-L-L100 ... SwlndZBy2P

Would I be correct in assuming that it is an ebony board and hog body?

Are there any specific problems that it may have (like ski jump or truss rod bursting through the board)?

I am half tempted to go after it, if I do I will contact the seller with questions dependant upon the advice I get here.

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Re: Slot Pole Fretless Wunkay on Ebay

Postby Ken Baker » Tue May 02, 2017 12:59 pm

deltafred wrote:Would I be correct in assuming that it is an ebony board and hog body?


Hog body - probably. Ebony board - definitely.

Are there any specific problems that it may have (like ski jump or truss rod bursting through the board)?


Both of those can be issues, but can easily be seen in properly taken photos.

Ski jump: Ask the seller to take a photo looking down the neck from the headstock. You should be able to see a little relief over the length of the neck, and that would be normal. However, a relatively sharp bend beginning where the body is located would indicate ski jump.

Trusssrod blowout: Ask him to take two clean pictures: One of the fingerboard that shows the board from the nut to about the second "fret" location and the other at the same location but from the edge of the neck. Any cracks or bumps would indicate a possible blowout.

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Re: Slot Pole Fretless Wunkay on Ebay

Postby deltafred » Tue May 02, 2017 1:24 pm

Thanks Ken, I'm not sure that I will bid for it yet but I am getting more tempted the more I think about it.
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Re: Slot Pole Fretless Wunkay on Ebay

Postby bdgotoh » Tue May 02, 2017 6:08 pm

I'd guess poplar, G&L used it regularly back then and those bands of darker color on the back pics are very typical of poplar.

What's up with the white position markers, I've never seen that on a G&L before.
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Re: Slot Pole Fretless Wunkay on Ebay

Postby dukeplaysbass » Wed May 03, 2017 7:50 am

I agree with Brad, most likely poplar.
And yeah, those fret markers? Is it just a bad angle?
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Re: Slot Pole Fretless Wunkay on Ebay

Postby deltafred » Wed May 03, 2017 10:09 am

Thanks guys. I thought the markers looked a little odd,

I don't need another fretless so will probably pass on this one.
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