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bigbossman 08-11-11 10:30 PM

What do you call a musician without a girlfriend?



Homeless......

lostarchitect 08-11-11 11:04 PM

One of my great regrets in life was selling my 1978 Gibson V2. I was in college. I was doing stupid things. It bums me out just to think about it. It was very much like this one, and in dead mint condition.

http://liveassets.rationalpathinc.ne...a5wy1tu_so.jpg

ColonelJLloyd 08-12-11 06:38 AM

Ouch. Yes, that would be regrettable.

lostarchitect 08-12-11 07:41 AM

Yeah, I pretty much want to slap my 18 year old self in the face when I think about it.

20grit 08-12-11 07:47 AM

I've always wanted to play a V2. The pickups just fascinate the hell out of me. I'm always a huge fan of cutting back corners on laminated wood; Gibson did that one right.

lostarchitect 08-12-11 07:55 AM

It was really beautiful. I think the plys were walnut and cherry. All the hardware was gold. A really special guitar. And it played so easy! Man. Now I'm bummed out. At around the same time I also sold an 80's Ovation Legend, which I also regret mightily. Looked about like this:

http://www.adirondackguitar.com/acco...9LX_CCB_sm.jpg

ScottRyder 08-12-11 08:05 AM

A good friend of mine, Clark Quin, has been producing a monthly calendar featuring guitars he's photographed. While they're maybe not all C&V there are some real beauties here:

http://www.clarkquinphoto.com/CalendarGuitar/

Scott

la traviata 08-12-11 08:09 AM

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picked up this beaut two days ago, turn of the century german trade fiddle. Bought from the grandson of the original owner. Replaced the the bridge, cleaned the fingerboard, put on a new set of strings and she sings again!

fender1 08-12-11 09:25 AM


Originally Posted by lostarchitect (Post 13071599)
One of my great regrets in life was selling my 1978 Gibson V2. I was in college. I was doing stupid things. It bums me out just to think about it. It was very much like this one, and in dead mint condition.

http://liveassets.rationalpathinc.ne...a5wy1tu_so.jpg

Well if it makes you feel any better, I passed on buying one of those used, in great shape for $350. I remeber saying it looked like something that someone would play in a Molly Hatchet cover band......

lostarchitect 08-12-11 09:52 AM


Originally Posted by fender1 (Post 13072959)
Well if it makes you feel any better, I passed on buying one of those used, in great shape for $350. I remeber saying it looked like something that someone would play in a Molly Hatchet cover band......

But that's part of why it's so awesome! :D

Anyway, that was an excellent price if the guitar was in good shape. I've seen them go for over a thousand. And, man, looks aside, mine played amazingly.

bigbossman 08-30-11 11:28 AM

So...... I decided to follow my natural instincts, and switched to southpaw. I fished a clean left handed MIM Stratocaster off of CL, and am progressing slowly but steadily. I just started taking lessons at the local guitar shop and the instructor has me doing some very beneficial drills, switching between chords while counting out the measures. I'm getting pretty good with moving through A, D, E, and E7. Just strumming and switching to a count....... it seems to be working pretty well, and I'm having fun with it. :)

In case anyone's interested, here are a few pics of my lowly MIM strat:

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/P1000823.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/P1000824.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/P1000826.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/P1000827.jpg

rhm 08-30-11 11:41 AM

:thumb: but I think you should get an old Vox guitar. They were made in Italy.

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On the Kinks' first American tour Dave's guitar, a Harmony Meteor or somethign like that, was stolen. He was really bummed out. So their manager took him to a music store and told him to pick out something. Wow. If someone took you into a music store in 1965 and told you to pick a guitar, what would you chose?

Here's what Dave got:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._5571845_n.jpg

20grit 08-30-11 11:50 AM

Tough Call RHM....

I would have likely walked out with an ES-335 though. I like the ES-330. I love Pelham blue Melody makers. But getting down to it... yeah... the 335.

jimmuller 08-30-11 12:23 PM


Originally Posted by bigbossman (Post 13154124)
So...... I decided to follow my natural instincts, and switched to southpaw. I fished a clean left handed MIM Stratocaster off of CL,

Ooh, nice classic appearance. Good looking guitar. Play away!

bigbossman 08-30-11 12:39 PM


Originally Posted by jimmuller (Post 13154387)
Ooh, nice classic appearance. Good looking guitar. Play away!

Thank you. Personally, I like the aesthetic of an aged honey maple neck and would prefer that over a rosewood fret board. However, used right handed strats are a dime a dozen, but left handed strats don't come along every day - so price and condition rule the day. I can live with it for now. :)

I really want a telecaster. Why? Albert Collins, that's why.

Alexo229 08-30-11 02:30 PM


Originally Posted by bigbossman (Post 12550092)
you probably should have moved the cadaver before you took the picture. :)

That was funny!!!!-:lol:

bigbossman 08-30-11 03:41 PM


Originally Posted by Alexo229 (Post 13155104)
That was funny!!!!-:lol:

Dang.... all the way from the first page. Thanks for noticing!! :)

bigbossman 09-05-11 12:40 PM

Well..... another lefty just happened top plop into my lap. Now I have one in the living room and one in the back office, so I can practice wherever I happen to be sitting. :) I have a feeling these things are going to be like the bikes...... before I know it I'll have 10. :)

Anyway..... A 1980 Japanese Vantage copy of a Les Paul standard, with double humbuckers and a coil tap. I figured for $80 I couldn't get hurt......

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...aulVLP-504.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...aulVLP-503.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...aulVLP-502.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...aulVLP-501.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...-500Spirit.jpg

auchencrow 09-05-11 01:24 PM


Originally Posted by bigbossman (Post 13181459)
Well..... ..... I have a feeling these things are going to be like the bikes...... before I know it I'll have 10. :)
..

Soon you will graduate to more - and more expensive guitars.

- and once you start hawking the on-line auctions for that Pre-war Martin or D'Angelico, you'll realize what expensive really means, and wish you stuck with those cheapo DeRosas, Hetchins, and Confentes!

bigbossman 09-05-11 01:55 PM


Originally Posted by auchencrow (Post 13181665)
Soon you will graduate to more - and more expensive guitars.

- and once you start hawking the on-line auctions for that Pre-war Martin or D'Angelico, you'll realize what expensive really means, and wish you stuck with those cheapo DeRosas, Hetchins, and Confentes!


I'm sure you're right........ but this left-handed thing is going to act as a brake. They just don't pop up too often....... Thank God.

auchencrow 09-05-11 02:19 PM


Originally Posted by bigbossman (Post 13181804)
I'm sure you're right........ but this left-handed thing is going to act as a brake. They just don't pop up too often....... Thank God.

Not a problem. You can buy yourself a '59 burst, and fix it up. ;)

http://www.provide.net/~woodrails/galpics/lp59mod.jpg

(photo courtesy of Drew)

jimmuller 09-05-11 02:53 PM


Originally Posted by bigbossman (Post 13181459)
Well..... another lefty just happened top plop into my lap.

You in a heap o' trouble, boy.

JT Burkard 09-05-11 03:30 PM

Maybe not entirely vintage but:

http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/o...sNGibson-1.jpg

Fender MiM Fat Strat 1996 (60th annv) - Fender MiM Jazz Bass - Epiphone Acoustic fron late 80's

http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/o...teJazzAria.jpg

These are the basses all together. The Fender Jazz again - Fender Precision Lyte from 90's - 1989 Aria Pro II Lefty

http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/o.../Teisco_sm.jpg

This is the real classic - Early 60's (est. 1963-64) Teisco. Its missing the decal on the headstock but from what I found, this is what it appears to be - model unknown.

bigbossman 02-03-12 01:41 PM

And another left handed MIM strat finds a new home. Honest to God, I wasn't looking - it found me. It was an offer I could not refuse. Looks to be mint and never played much. I took it to my guy for a set-up and he said it was good, just needed new strings.

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...P1010930-1.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/P1010934.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/P1010932.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/P1010931.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/P1010935.jpg

20grit 02-03-12 01:55 PM

Now that you have multiple strats, it's time for one to get some lipstick pickups and another to get some Texas specials.


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