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Old 06-23-19, 09:58 AM
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I'll have to wait a while before posting, I guess. I cannot play any instrument; but my wife, after 50 years of playing classical piano, now has untreatable, Stage 4, Jimmy Page Fever and is learning to play guitar. Her Gibson Les Paul "Studio", bought used (obviously) is IIRC a 2004 model - I guess the cutoff of C&V guitars is even more subjective than C&V bicycles. This topic like likely still be active in ten years, so maybe I'll post a photo then.

I did get involved to the degree of, after buying her a bunch of pedals and a pedal board, to get on the internet and ask how to wire then all up in when sequence. So far, no household fires, so I guess it worked out OK.
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Originally Posted by Igotdibs View Post
Left to right: '74 Gibson ES-335TD, '65 Gibson SG Standard, '56 Gibson Les Paul Special.
I don't often "like" posts (not because I don't like the posts, I just sorta dislike the concept)- but I like your post.

I've played LPs for years, and it's what I like and know... but last year I was instrument shopping, I decided on a new bass- so I went to the store with a pocket full of money- and there were some ES335s just calling my name. When I was a kid, I thought LPs were "old man guitars" and when I was in my 20s I thought 335s were "old man guitars" and now as I listen to things I like the sound of- damn if I don't want a 335.
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2, 1922 Gibson mandolins A style .. 1 F style from Czech builder in a fiberglass case made in Scotland..

And a Carbon fiber mandolin made partially in Rhode Island, and finished in Vermont..
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
I don't often "like" posts (not because I don't like the posts, I just sorta dislike the concept)- but I like your post.

I've played LPs for years, and it's what I like and know... but last year I was instrument shopping, I decided on a new bass- so I went to the store with a pocket full of money- and there were some ES335s just calling my name. When I was a kid, I thought LPs were "old man guitars" and when I was in my 20s I thought 335s were "old man guitars" and now as I listen to things I like the sound of- damn if I don't want a 335.
My 335 is the most fun of any guitar I own... You really should get yourself one!
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Bikes are going into hibernation, so time to dig out the music stuff.

Finally got around to trying out this late 80's Gallien Krueger 400rb II bass head. Found it at a rummage sale for $20 about 5 years ago.

It didn't power up. Turns out it needed a new fuse holder. Noisy controls and needs a recap, but what a glorious tone machine. Works for both electric and upright!


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Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
Bikes are going into hibernation, so time to dig out the music stuff.

Finally got around to trying out this late 80's Gallien Krueger 400rb II bass head. Found it at a rummage sale for $20 about 5 years ago.

It didn't power up. Turns out it needed a new fuse holder. Noisy controls and needs a recap, but what a glorious tone machine. Works for both electric and upright!

One of the greatest bass amps ever created. Worth repairing at the price you paid.
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A few Strats. A couple American Vintage Reissues - a '57 & a '59 - the burst is from '87 and the Sherwood green is of "much later vintage". And a white "recent vintage" Eric Johnson Strat. All are finished in nitrocellulose lacquer. Not really vintage but beautiful to me, anyway.



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Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
Bikes are going into hibernation, so time to dig out the music stuff.

Finally got around to trying out this late 80's Gallien Krueger 400rb II bass head. Found it at a rummage sale for $20 about 5 years ago.

It didn't power up. Turns out it needed a new fuse holder. Noisy controls and needs a recap, but what a glorious tone machine. Works for both electric and upright!
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One of the greatest bass amps ever created. Worth repairing at the price you paid.
I used to use an old 800RB, with the vertical power switch. Loved that amp- if it would have had more of a "dual mono" setup- I'd probably still have it.
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This might be vintage. I found it street side on garbage day on the way to work. Needs a few repairs.
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This might be vintage. I found it street side on garbage day on the way to work. Needs a few repairs.
Looks vintage - Somewhat collectable because of this guy.
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Just did a quick search and it seems this is likely a Univox Hi-Flier Phase four model from around 1977. If the pickups aren't dead I should be able to make a decent player out of it. It does have a crack in the body near the neck pocket but it should glue up okay.
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Originally Posted by Igotdibs View Post
My 335 is the most fun of any guitar I own... You really should get yourself one!
or get yourself a 295 like this elderly gentleman:

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Originally Posted by Hobbiano View Post
A few Strats. A couple American Vintage Reissues - a '57 & a '59 - the burst is from '87 and the Sherwood green is of "much later vintage". And a white "recent vintage" Eric Johnson Strat. All are finished in nitrocellulose lacquer. Not really vintage but beautiful to me, anyway.

If it’s not “vintage” - Is that Sherwood Green more like the late 80s 7-Up Green? I loved that color.
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It's not vintage--made @2005--but I really need to get a picture of my Gitane D500. in this thread--best finished and aligned entity with that name on it I've ever held in my hands. No relation to the bikes at all.
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If it’s not “vintage” - Is that Sherwood Green more like the late 80s 7-Up Green? I loved that color.
Umm, i had to research that. Apparently, the "7up green was more of a candy green (than Sherwood green metallic) used on some Eric Clapton strats in the late 80's and early 90's like the pictures I found online below:
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On the American Vintage reissues Fender used a thin lacquer finish in colors that were offered at the time. Many were colors used on American automobiles. The Sherwood green metallic was a 1957 Ford color and was a custom color offered by Fender from the late 50's to the early 60's.
I'm not a research librarian though, so this may not be completely accurate. And actually, this is the first time I heard of 7up green. Not the same color though.

Another 7-up green.

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Originally Posted by Hobbiano View Post
Umm, i had to research that. Apparently, the "7up green was more of a candy green (than Sherwood green metallic) used on some Eric Clapton strats in the late 80's and early 90's like the pictures I found online below:
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On the American Vintage reissues Fender used a thin lacquer finish in colors that were offered at the time. Many were colors used on American automobiles. The Sherwood green metallic was a 1957 Ford color and was a custom color offered by Fender from the late 50's to the early 60's.
I'm not a research librarian though, so this may not be completely accurate. And actually, this is the first time I heard of 7up green. Not the same color though.

Another 7-up green.
Memory plays tricks on you...

A friend (damn if I can remember who now- I sent a FB message to the guy I thought it was) had one of those Clapton Strats- I thought those were pretty swanky at the time- I'm not a Strat guy, but I still do- also really dig your Sherwood Green. FWIW- Gibson would paint any of the mid 60s guitars in any of the Dupont car colors- you usually see Firebirds in the one off custom colors.
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Late teens to early 20’s Chicago made “B&J Victoria” branded Regal. Spruce over birch, with a replaced bridge.
Is that a steel string or a nylon/gut string? Looks to be in great shape. I like it.
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I've been meaning to get some pix taken- finally did- but I think I'm going have to redo these.

I haven't bought a "new to me" guitar in a very long time- short story long, I've sorta been looking for an easy to play bass, I was listening to a LOT of the Knack- my secret plan was to find a Guild M85. After doing some research, I found the Starfire II was really similar to the M85- this one was around, I got kind of a deal on it- so in the interest of Chris Hillman, Phil Lesh, Jack Casady and Prescott Niles- my 1973 Guild Starfire II:


1973 Guild Starfire II Headstock by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr


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1973 Guild Starfire II by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr


1973 Guild Starfire II by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr
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or get yourself a 295 like this elderly gentleman:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEocTZ1Babs
Brilliant clip! Gotta watch it all. Maybe post it in the Linda Ronstadt thread.
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Is that a steel string or a nylon/gut string? Looks to be in great shape. I like it.
I suspect it was designed for steel strings, but I’m in no way positive about that since gut strings were still quite common during the time it was built.



Anyhow, I string it with pure nickel wound John Pearce light gauge acoustic (.012 - .054). The guitar is braced very lightly, but handles the steels without undue stress since it’s a relatively short scale length.

If you're interested, I’ll drop the link to the guitar’s original ad from which I purchased it six years ago. The work put into it is described, and there is a sound clip which gives a fairly accurate example of its fundamental tone.

Regal made Victoria parlor guitar

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I suspect it was designed for steel strings, but I’m in no way positive about that since gut strings were still quite common during the time it was built.



Anyhow, I string it with pure nickel wound John Pearce light gauge acoustic (.012 - .054). The guitar is braced very lightly, but handles the steels without undue stress since it’s a relatively short scale length.

If you're interested, I’ll drop the link to the guitar’s original ad from which I purchased it six years ago. The work put into it is described, and there is a sound clip which gives a fairly accurate example of its fundamental tone.

Regal made Victoria parlor guitar
Sounds nice. Is the fingerboard flat or does it have a radius to it? Thanks.
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Left to right: '74 Gibson ES-335TD, '65 Gibson SG Standard, '56 Gibson Les Paul Special.

In addition to these 3 Gibsons, I also have an '85 Les Paul Reissue. Is '85 still considered C&V? Anyway, I think it's kinda cool to have a Gibson from each decade - 50s, 60s, 70s, & 80s.

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Igotdibs I used to spend a lot of time at the old Les Paul Forum- and remember a bunch of stories about the old "pre-historics" from the different eras of the company.

I really like the flame on the lower half- that's beautiful. I've got a 2001 R8- it's really light on the flame- it's gotten a little more pronounced over the years, but it's still very "hide and seek" which I really love.
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