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    Morse 46/50 - Internal pics!

    We don't often see the insides of these guitars - but cleaned up 46/50 before sending it "home" to EBMM for a refret and nut replacement and took some pics.

    I'm not sure the pickguard had EVER been off - and there was sweat/gunk underneath of it - yuck!

    So, check out the attached pics.

    Underneath the 6-bolt neck plate is the classic "locating drill hole" that was used by EBMM back in the day.
    Morse 46/50 - Internal pics!-img_4772-jpg

    Neck is stamped APR 27 1987, while the body is stamped APR 8 1987
    Morse 46/50 - Internal pics!-img_4773-jpg

    Pickups labeled with "blue dot" stickers. And the pickup adjusting screws for the neck pickup are gone, but the springs were stuck to the sides of the pickup via the magnets.
    Morse 46/50 - Internal pics!-img_4774-jpg

    Switch wiring
    Morse 46/50 - Internal pics!-img_4775-jpg

    Control cavity nicely finished
    Morse 46/50 - Internal pics!-img_4776-jpg

    Hope this helps somebody in dating/confirming a Morse at some point - or just satisfies general curiosity!

    Kevin
    Curator of The Morseum

    Top dollar paid for "First 50" Morses!

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    wow cool! the body ha been made on my 12th birthday!
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    I was five! Lol This is very interesting, can't wait to see what the EBMM guys do to her!
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    Since we're speaking of ages here I was about 7 months from being old enough to buy alcohol legally!! Man, if I knew then what I know now! LOL!

    Very cool to see that taken apart Kev! Nice!

    EDIT - I agree with the freek - can't wait to see what the techs at EBMM do to that guitar. Too bad they don't do "work in progress" pics of the process!
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    EBMM is supposed to refret the neck, replace the nut, and confirm the electronics on it works (I've never had strings on it) - and then leave it otherwise untouched.

    It's earned it's battle scars and should keep'em!

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    Thanks for sharing these pics. It should be as good as new before long.

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    The difference between the finish under the neckplate and around it is crazy!
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    i found that very cool...thanks for posting! good luck with it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kestrou View Post
    EBMM is supposed to refret the neck, replace the nut, and confirm the electronics on it works (I've never had strings on it) - and then leave it otherwise untouched.

    It's earned it's battle scars and should keep'em!

    Kevin
    Thanks for the pics.

    I'm dropping my new (used) silhouette special off at EBMM on monday (I live relatively close). They're doing a fret dressing and stuff. While the neck is off, I'm hoping they give it the thorough cleaning it needs.

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    great story and I love seeing a project like this.
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    Very interesting and thanks for posting. I'd venture to say its the first time many of us have seen the guts of a Morse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamminjim View Post
    Very interesting and thanks for posting. I'd venture to say its the first time many of us have seen the guts of a Morse.
    If you want to see intimate pics of several Morse, just check this thread :
    http://forums.ernieball.com/music-ma...-my-morse.html

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    damn so cool!!

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    I have recently taken the neck off three of my guitars - I should post the pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kestrou View Post
    We don't often see the insides of these guitars - but cleaned up 46/50 before sending it "home" to EBMM for a refret and nut replacement and took some pics.

    I'm not sure the pickguard had EVER been off - and there was sweat/gunk underneath of it - yuck!

    So, check out the attached pics.

    Underneath the 6-bolt neck plate is the classic "locating drill hole" that was used by EBMM back in the day.
    Morse 46/50 - Internal pics!-img_4772-jpg

    Neck is stamped APR 27 1987, while the body is stamped APR 8 1987
    Morse 46/50 - Internal pics!-img_4773-jpg

    Pickups labeled with "blue dot" stickers. And the pickup adjusting screws for the neck pickup are gone, but the springs were stuck to the sides of the pickup via the magnets.
    Morse 46/50 - Internal pics!-img_4774-jpg

    Switch wiring
    Morse 46/50 - Internal pics!-img_4775-jpg

    Control cavity nicely finished
    Morse 46/50 - Internal pics!-img_4776-jpg

    Hope this helps somebody in dating/confirming a Morse at some point - or just satisfies general curiosity!

    Kevin
    HI! Newbie here. That thing looks pretty worn out. Better sell it so you can buy a new one. I might be able to help you out.

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