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septacycles 04-25-11 09:56 AM


Originally Posted by auchencrow (Post 12549892)
I am surprised a thread like this didn't pop before - It seems MANY C&V'ers have more than one C&V interest - Bikes, Audio, Guns, Guitars - Mandolin!

1917 Gibson F4

Beautiful Mando... I'm an avid mandolin player and guitarist in a bluegrass band... Here is my list of vintage instruments... Gibson F2 Mandolin 1918?, 1974 Ibanez mandolin project, National O style resenator guitar from 1930s (need restoration), 1960s Yamaha guitar FG-??? first guitar... still sound great. Not vintage... but my gig mandolin is a Eastman 815 with a k&k pickup.

Here are a few link to albums with pictures... of instruments I own or have recently sold.

National Resonator Guitar
http://s969.photobucket.com/albums/a...t=DSC04833.jpg


Orpheum Tenor Banjo, Gibson 12 string, Gibson Heritage Guitar
http://s969.photobucket.com/albums/a...Tenor%20Banjo/

S.S. Stewart American Princess Open Back Banjo
http://s969.photobucket.com/albums/a...ewart%20Banjo/

I hunt instrument like I hunt bikes... cool vintage instruments are harder for me to find than c&v bikes

jimmuller 04-25-11 10:03 AM


Originally Posted by septacycles (Post 12553057)
Beautiful Mando... I'm an avid mandolin player and guitarist in a bluegrass band...

Cool stuff. Would we recognize your band's name?

There is som impressive traditional iron in this thread!

Auchen, do you play that lovely F4 much?

septacycles 04-25-11 10:05 AM

auchencrow... we've got the same taste... Mandolins and Resonator guitars....

I've sold off all my vintage banjos and some of the other guitars to pay for a restoration of a National O style from the 1930s...

Wish list... Gibson Mandola, new electric guitar... torn between Fender Telecaster or that thick gibson sound... I'll have one of each some day.

septacycles 04-25-11 10:08 AM

Only if your from Northern Colorado... Band is Blue Grama Bluegrass... blue grama is the state grass of colorado. We have a few track from our first record from about 3 years ago... www.myspace.com/bluegramabluegrass


septacycles 04-25-11 10:10 AM

Our lineup has changed and we're a lot better now... working on recording another album in June... we're a solid local to regional bluegrass band but I'm not quitting my day job... although I'm the only one in the band with a full time job.

Zaphod Beeblebrox 04-25-11 10:14 AM

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Here's my '53 Guild archtop.
Everything's Original as far as I know... it needs the bindings re-done, they're a mess.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=199323

ColonelJLloyd 04-25-11 10:36 AM

^ I want an archtop from that era. Love that sound.

Zaphod Beeblebrox 04-25-11 10:54 AM

Its fairly quiet compared to anything with a big circular sound hole, but the tone is wonderful :thumb:

also dunno if you call it vibrato or tremelo, but that flying trapeze bridge is hinged and makes some cool sounds if you push on it a little


I'd really like a vintage Resonator...and a Dobro....and a Pedal Steel.

20grit 04-25-11 10:56 AM


Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd (Post 12553237)
^ I want an archtop from that era. Love that sound.

Go for a 30's Kalamazoo KG-31. They're Gibson made with out some of the nicer things in life like truss rods and the like. Their tone is awesome though, the deep V profile of the neck is one that people find strange at first but all fall in love with afterwards. Aside from that Gibson L-50's are nice guitars. They're carved and not pressed like the L-48. Otherwise, one can always spring for more expensive in the Gibson line up. The old Epiphone (pre-gibson) archtops are fantastic, but they're pricey.

I'll try to post a pic of my Kalamazoo tonight. It's been great other than I let it dry out in my first college apartment and ended up with a massive humidity crack. It's been repaired, but there's a loose brace from a previous owner's blunder that plagues the instrument. And by plagues I mean... Have you ever played guitar under a ceiling fan? That's what the loose brace sounds like. It's like a built in tremolo.

ColonelJLloyd 04-25-11 11:02 AM

I long for pre-Gibson Epis, but you're right, they're pricey. One of these days I'm gonna get an Epi Electar Zephyr 8-string lap steel.

I've been warned by players way better than me about pedal steels, ZB. I've been convinced not to even attempt it. I ain't smart enough for that machine!

auchencrow 04-25-11 01:16 PM


Originally Posted by septacycles (Post 12553091)
auchencrow - we've got the same taste... Mandolins and Resonator guitars....

Septacycles – I have very broad tastes in fretted musical instruments ( I love them ALL!)



Originally Posted by septacycles (Post 12553091)
Wish list... Gibson Mandola, new electric guitar... torn between Fender Telecaster or that thick gibson sound... I'll have one of each some day.
[/B]

“…have one of each some day…” = best solution, but why stop at one? ;)

mkeller234 04-25-11 04:04 PM

There are to many really nice guitars in this thread. This one is a little bit embarrassing, but it qualifies I suppose.

My Teisco Del Ray, ET200 or "tulip" like most people call them:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5261/...74eb0a6b_b.jpg

AngelGendy 04-25-11 04:10 PM

Don't be embarassed she's a beauty, my only strat is a beat up pos Squier and I wouldn't trade her for anything...

auchencrow 04-25-11 04:43 PM

Hey mkeller234 ! It's neat to see one of those in the flesh! - ( There seemed to be one in in every garage band - We used to walk around to check out the other bands making noisey in Joisey on Saturday afternoons.... Some were pretty good and some stunk on ice, but it was always fun! :) )

Zaphod Beeblebrox 04-25-11 04:59 PM


Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd (Post 12553357)
Ive been warned by players way better than me about pedal steels, ZB. I've been convinced not to even attempt it. I ain't smart enough for that machine!

I've got no doubt you're right about that...They certainly look pretty damned complicated to play....I can't even play a B-bender properly let alone all those crazy bars and pedals on a proper Pedal Steel.

I just wanna try a simple cheapo model because I'm not the worst slide player in the world when I use a metal bar like they do for Pedal Steel. Give me a Corcidin bottle though and I'm totally useless.I've seen em on sale in Musicians Fiend for under 300 in the past.


In Highschool and College I was caretaker for a lady friend's Father's '70 Les Paul. It had that sweet Gold-Top metallic lookin finish...*****in guitar. Had to give it back about 5 years ago and I've only got a few pics of it....If I can dig em up I'd love to show it off. I freakin loved that axe.

VonCarlos 04-25-11 05:07 PM

Made these in the early 1980s. Still have them.
See more at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/36693223@N03/

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2479/...c3c_z.jpg?zz=1

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3332/...c01_z.jpg?zz=1

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3641/...7d4_z.jpg?zz=1

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2451/...c2a_z.jpg?zz=1

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3322/...fc1_z.jpg?zz=1

thinktubes 04-25-11 06:30 PM

Here's a couple:

Mid-60's Epiphone 12-sting Texan
Old Harmony? archtop (my mom bought it at a garage sale for $2 when I was a kid - it plays great!)
1991 Gibson SG special (not really vintage)
Mid-60's Hagstrom II
84 Fender Precision (made in Japan)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/172/4...219283ba5a.jpg

And how about some amps?

1966 Fender Showman
1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/146/4...137df48ca4.jpg

fender1 04-25-11 08:17 PM

Here are mine & my wife's:

1972 Fender Jazz Bass (Mine)
[IMG]http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...425_201619.jpg[/IMG]

2002 Gibson Les Paul Standard (wife's; gift from me)
[IMG]http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...425_201730.jpg[/IMG]

1989 Gibson SG Custom (wife's; gift from me)
[IMG]http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...425_201836.jpg[/IMG]

This SG is an odd duck. It is painted a Fender color, Burgundy Mist and the head stock is stamped SEC (which I think means factory second)

tcpasley 04-25-11 08:21 PM

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1951 D-28. Pardon my lame photography chops.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=199434

With an instrument like this, it's a shame I'm not a better guitar player (more of a mandolin player).

tcpasley

Reduce, Reuse, Rebicycle

coz52 04-25-11 08:55 PM


Originally Posted by auchencrow (Post 12552916)
That's a pretty nice hunk of Alder you have there, coz ! :love:
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/a...TMC_6298-1.jpg

Thank you. It used to be my "work" guitar. Now I can't risk letting it out of the house.

ColonelJLloyd 04-26-11 07:33 AM

That's some pretty fancy work there, VonCarlos. Very nice.

seenoweevil 04-26-11 08:08 AM


Originally Posted by coz52 (Post 12556080)
Thank you. It used to be my "work" guitar. Now I can't risk letting it out of the house.

I played in a band with a guitar player that played a REAL '58 Les Paul. He wouldn't play it in bars , but took it to festivals and such. Guys all the time coming up to him and telling him what a sweet '58 replica he had! He'd just grin and thank them. Remember, they are made to be played!

seenoweevil 04-26-11 08:24 AM

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1957 vintage Karl with 1956 vintage Kay C-1. Yes, it's plywood(but it's MY plywood!), but that's a Brazilian Rosewood fretboard with matching tailpiece.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=199508



http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=199509

rhm 04-26-11 08:33 AM


Originally Posted by seenoweevil (Post 12557661)
1957 vintage Karl with 1956 vintage Kay C-1. Yes, it's plywood(but it's MY plywood!), but that's a Brazilian Rosewood fretboard with matching tailpiece.

That's a nice bass! If you have any doubt about it, I'll show you mine, both the one I bought new in 1984 and the one I took out of a dumpster a few years ago.

20grit 04-26-11 08:33 AM

Nothing wrong at all with a Kay. I've been hunting for one recently.


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