The M88 „Jive Bomber“ Partsrite had been built from left over parts from 1984–90, and its greatest asset was the multibinding Mark VIII 1984 neck. When I got the chance to get a beaten up and abused Mark VIII body, the decision to part out the „Jive Bomber“ to restore an Mark VIII was easy.
After filling many holes and routings and an endless curing time for some layers of black nitro lacquer I had one of the best Mosrites I’ve ever played, very lightweight, perfectly balanced, with great pickups (neck and bridge: 1990, middle: 1971), the genius three microswitch pickup- and tone control and a wide and flat neck with one of the prettiest bindings ever made. If you ever find one of the around 150 1984 Mark VIIIs built, buy it!
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