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@mike I redid my "spare" bass lately, converted it into a fretless with a cheap neck I got online... and I painted the bejeesus out of it. Your sticker is inoffensive at least.

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@pelagikat @mike Thanks, I spent way too much time and money on it though. I only wanted to put a simple neck on it but got very very carried away over the course of a few weeks, popping into Bunnings between lockdowns. It plays pretty well despite the neck being on a weird angle.

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@sjg @pelagikat I honestly have no idea. It was second hand when I bought it from a mate when I was about 16 or 17 and the screws were stripped then, and showed signs of modifications.

It had a "Valencia" sticker on the neck which probably places it as from South Korea between the 1982 and 1987 mark, after a bit of detective work: https://web.archive.org/web/20210416100645/https://valenciaguitars.com/about-valencia-guitars/timeline/

Valencia History - Valencia Guitars

Valencia Guitars was first established in Melbourne Australia in 1972....

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@sjg that is a spectacular paint job, and certainly making me consider painting the hell out of mine.

The sticker just has some degree of sentimental value - I might try to cleanly detach it. It's a paper envelope label type thing though and it's been on there since at least 1997 so I dunno what my chances are.

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@mike and the funny part is I only painted the front. The back of the body is this half-sanded travesty of paint mess, it reminds me of how my grandfather would do his combover with the logic that the view of the back of his head wasn't as important as the front.