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Old 04-16-12, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by David Newton
Once again, not Vintage, but "Vintage-style".
It is a Size-1 in White Pine, which is an unusual material, but turned out so good I'm keeping it for myself, which is what I intended all along.


That is a beautiful guitar David. So pure and simple.

I'm curious as to the sound though - is it like cedar or ?
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy
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...I think I'll wait for my hand to heal.
How did you hurt it?
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Originally Posted by auchencrow
How did you hurt it?
I got it caught in a freight elevator. It's one of the old elevators VERY much like this-




You manually pull the top down, and the bottom comes up. The doors probably weigh around 400 pounds or so; so you pull down with all your weight.

I was outside the elevator closing the doors- on that pic above- there's no handle on the outside door either. My left hand slipped off the upper door, came down and hit the bottom door and that pulled my hand up to where the the doors slammed together... on my hand.

It was sheer awesome. I invented some really cool words.


I did restring my Jazz Bass tonight. A friend donated a set of TI flats to me in return for a Goodwill find laptop bag to use as a gig bag. I haven't restrung any of my basses in at least 4-5 years, but my Jazz is usually run with 45-105 and these are probably 40-100 or so. Gotta do a little neck adjustment and stuff.



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I'm curious as to the sound though - is it like cedar or ?
More like European Spruce.
It has a "piano-like" tone, with a long, rumbling bass, and very sensitive trebles. Amazing really.
It isn't a guitar to play in a jam, more of a solo guitar, finger-style only.
Size 1 is truly a parlor guitar, though it was a large guitar when it was introduced in the late 1800's.
The wood was from my late dad's carving stash, and wanted to memorialize him in my work.
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'65 Epiphone Coronet.
One P-90, "Silver-Fox" finish. (A most curious name for dark green).

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Those Coronets can sound really wonderful. I would bet it was another color entirely in 1965. Gibson used a lot of non-lightfast Aniline dyes in their finishes, and the clear coats yellow amazingly.
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I am in the process of finishing this build up. Waiting for a different pyramid bridge w/ narrower spacing. I put a 'Sinker Redwood ' top on it & I'm anxious to hear what it sounds like....


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some beautiful guitars on here. i dont play but my brother does. i will never forget him coming home from the air force to find out that i had sold his gibson les paul custom. he was not happy. i had no ideal what it was. i thought it was just a regular guitar that he wouldnt miss. i was wrong.many many years ago.
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i will never forget him coming home from the air force to find out that i had sold his gibson les paul custom. he was not happy. i had no ideal what it was. i thought it was just a regular guitar that he wouldnt miss.
Yikes, that's reason for Treason...
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Originally Posted by sloar
some beautiful guitars on here. i dont play but my brother does. i will never forget him coming home from the air force to find out that i had sold his gibson les paul custom. he was not happy. i had no ideal what it was. i thought it was just a regular guitar that he wouldnt miss. i was wrong.many many years ago.
How do you know he still plays? - Has he spoken with you since?
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Very nice work, Lugnut.
My buddy has been trying to talk me into building one myself, but I am afraid it would be a lot more economical just to buy a $10,000 luthier-built custom guitar since my first 150 builds wouldn't approach the level of craftsmanship on the ones I've seen here.
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Originally Posted by auchencrow
I am afraid it would be a lot more economical just to buy a $10,000 luthier-built custom guitar since my first 150 builds wouldn't approach the level of craftsmanship on the ones I've seen here.
Just go for it...

I been building Strat & Tele clones for almost 20 years now, but intent was to eventually get into doing acoustics. I 1st started on those about 7 seven years ago, but life & $ got complicated in the household, so I shelved it till the beginning of this year when I completed my 1st after letting it sit partially done for all that time. I was a good learning experience, and although I made my share of boo-boo's, the guitar turned out to be killer sounding. In fact, stunning for a OM! I've put it up against my Martin's & Colling's & they are quite humbled...! I'm working on a few now. John Hall (Tippie) of Blues Creek Guitars has been a tremendous help in getting to this point...

Beeswing Mahogany w/ an Italian Spruce top:

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Gorgeous guitar Lugnut. I'm a little partial to OM sized guitars myself, and if your results are comparable to a Collings at this stage, you certainly have arrived insofar as your lutherie skills go.

I do appreciate your encouragement Lugnut, but when I go to the store and silently deliberate whether I'm ever going to use up that extra-large bottle of shampoo, I realize it may not be the most propitious time to embark on a new career like lutherie.

(JK about the shampoo )
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These things are getting to be like bikes. I just ran into 2 MIM Strats last week that were at too good to pass up prices. I now have 4 nice lefties in the house.....

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Originally Posted by bigbossman
These things are getting to be like bikes. I just ran into 2 MIM Strats last week that were at too good to pass up prices. I now have 4 nice lefties in the house.....


Beauties.

My brother played left handed bass in various local rock bands in the 1980s.

Jet black Rickenbackers mainly.
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These things are getting to be like bikes. I just ran into 2 MIM Strats last week that were at too good to pass up prices. I now have 4 nice lefties in the house.....
You are going to have to dump a few bikes to make room.
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FIFY

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Originally Posted by auchencrow
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Cool! Four vintage Rednef guitars!
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+1. Used Mexican Rednef guitars are one of the best values on the market. I really don't see many lefties though. [/IMG]

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My brother collects Stratocasters, and he says the same thing. His best friend Marc (of Travis Bean fame) calls them "player's guitars". He says the MIM ones (especially the earlier ones) are very undervalued but are great playing guitars and so are affordable to those that want a Strat but cannot afford an American one. The Japanese one's have caught on with collectors and have gone way up in value, but the Korean Squiers and the MIM examples are still going for modest sums. He likes them both.

I'm embarrassed to say how much I paid for the latest two (white and black - 1995 and 1998 vintage, respectively), but it was a no-brainer..... especially so as they were left handed. Both were buried in obscure, poorly worded CL ads with poor photo's. I could easily double my money selling either one.
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Wow BBM! That's totally bizarre - The Bike Forum server-gremlins must be trippin'.


Anyway, I was showing off my own Fender Mexi-caster, which I hot-rodded a little bit, with an aftermarket Birdseye neck, Grovers, an ebony board and Dunlop 6140 fretwire; Then I added a Seymour Duncan at the neck; a new anodized guard, strap locks, and blocked the trem with a hunk of rosewood.

- Even with the mods it was a real bargain, because as you implied, the wary eye can still at times snag one of these "for a song".

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Another lefty has followed me home:





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That's totally cool, BBM - even though you have the image reversed -again. ( )

I've always liked the double cutaway thin-bodies: Very classic, and very hip - but even more so because they remind me so much of my Micky Mouse guitar, with the two big "ears".
( It was my very first guitar! )

Here's my '70 ES330tdc, which I acquired many years later:

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330's are the BOMB Auchen. You have the long-neck model...very nice!

I bought a '63 around Y2K. One of the better moves I made on buying guitars B4 prices on 330's started to rise. No regrets...!

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Here's my '70 ES330tdc, which I acquired many years later:

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330's are the BOMB Auchen. You have the long-neck model...very nice!

I bought a '63 around Y2K. One of the better moves I made on buying guitars B4 prices on 330's started to rise. No regrets...!




Thanks Lugnut! You won't get an argument from me in 330's being the "bomb": I've had a love affair with P-90 since about 1967 when I bought my 1st electric.
The prices for used guitars were a WHOLE lot lower then as you know - but somewhere along the line they became "vintage", and prices went crazy. According to the current Blue Book of Electric Guitars, your 330 here is valued at around $3-3.5k, whereas my later long-necked model "only" about $2-2.5k.

Alas - if only I had more money back in the day. . . There were tons of other guitars I could have, and WOULD have bought, that have literally skyrocketed in price: SG-Les Pauls, 50's Tele's and Strats, and many, many more, all hanging on the walls of my local Music establishment and tagged between $50 and $100.
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