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Variax Transplant

Postby Dave B » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:45 am

Anyone done this?

I've managed to reflash my v300 and get it back into the land of the living which is nice. But even a guitar numpty like me can tell it's not so good to play. So my options are :

1. transplant into a full guitar (Vintage or Pacifica)
2. Just replace the neck (hello Warmoth)
3. full rebuild (hello Warmoth, this arm and this leg)


Anyone done any surgery? all input gratefully accepted..
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Re: Variax Transplant

Postby lukeandrewhill » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:04 am


I looked into this a while back as I am a lefty and they don't do the JTVs left handed. There is a company in Wales that I found on the net that will fit the guts of a Variax into pretty much any guitar you like and were pretty reasonable on prices. I'll try to find you a link to the place, but it took a lot of searching on t'internets to find it last time - might be a job for my lunch break...

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Re: Variax Transplant

Postby zenguitar » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:44 pm

It depends why you find it bad to play Dave. If it really is just the neck that you don't like, then a replacement is by far the easiest and best option.

Warmoth have a shed load of Variax options. And here's a couple of links to Variax 300 transplants. One is a custom build and the other is a guy who has three conversions. The Les Paul is a Vintage, and another is a Pacifica. They do give you a clear idea what is involved in a conversion.

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