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Old 03-26-2012, 03:21 PM   #436
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So back a couple of years, my wife (girlfriend at the time) and I were in Sam Ash - she looking for some vocal sheet music for a performance we had booked, and me playing guitars. I got handed a beautiful Ricky 360-12 and started drooling. Unfortunately I didn't have $1500 spare cash so I just enjoyed playing it. The wife comes over and I tell her she has to give this a try (she already owns two acoustic or acoustic-electric 12-string strings and has a preconception of what this is going to feel like). She is amazed. She's doing finger picking, power chords, etc. and really liking it. But, we put it back.

Two days later I give them a call to see if it's still there. It is. I drop in and put down a deposit. Later that afternoon I get a call saying someone else wants to buy the guitar and can I pay the balance or they need to sell it to the guy with cash in hand. I have to give her up

The wife comes home a bit later than usual carrying a rather large Fender looking case and tells me she bought the 360-12 and proceeds to tell me about some asshole who was trying to put it on payments but she got it by offering them cash in full. My response - "Just call me asshole"

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I love that story.....I did the same kind of thing to my wife with a scuplture she wanted....I would not let her buy it told her it was just too expensive and a dust collector. While she was in another store I ran down paid for it and told them to hold it for me and I would be back....and if they saw me again just to tell her it was sold.....we did go back and it was gone....she was so pissed at me it was amazing....I would not let her have it.....long story short when christmas came along and she opened it up she called me an ass and then I got the best hug I ever got.

In our house you are allowed to lie about gifts....it was such fun.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:11 AM   #437
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Does anyone know if there an "ADV" equivalent forum for acoustic guitar folks?

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I just go there for the tabs, but if I was looking for a guitar forum, this would be the place:

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:43 PM   #438
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Does anyone know if there an "ADV" equivalent forum for acoustic guitar folks?

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Mostly electric, but there are sub-forums for acoustic, playing techniques, etc. Probably the best guitar forum out there - http://www.thegearpage.net/board/
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:04 PM   #439
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Does anyone know if there an "ADV" equivalent forum for acoustic guitar folks?

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UG is kind of a be-all end-all, but http://acousticguitarforum.com/ is pretty good for what you're wanting.
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:43 PM   #440
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I just go there for the tabs, but if I was looking for a guitar forum, this would be the place:

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/

You where talking about tabs....have you been to this place.

http://www.songsterr.com/

I love that site.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:21 AM   #441
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Does anyone know if there an "ADV" equivalent forum for acoustic guitar folks?

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Time was, rmmga was the equivalent in quality; get-togethers, collective CDs, great bunch of folks, didn't suffer fools, some classic head explodies, etc. A lot of folks are still there; not sure how it stacks up to those moderne web-based forum thingies, though.

rec.music.makers.guitar.acoustic

http://www.rmmga.org/
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:23 AM   #442
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:44 AM   #443
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I really like my LP Junior but it has a limited sound. I'm sure it's more on my part then the guitar though as some guy's are able to coax a lot of different sounds from a single P-90. My Holy Grail, which is obtainable, is the Traditional in Heritage Cherry Sunburst. Now if I get it I'll either be really disappointed or love it and not have to buy another guitar again. Although if I had yet another $1000 on top of the $1000 I need for the Trad., I could get a 1958 Reissue VOS!
Have you looked at the Guitar Center 1960 "G0" reissue? Those are real nice, and cheap! Well, less expensive than the "R0".
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:04 AM   #445
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:53 AM   #446
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:08 PM   #447
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I got the chance to play a couple of nice guitars recently; Don't laugh, I'm a n00b, and have only played my cheapies. The bad news is, it's like when you own a KLR, and then you take a ride on a KTM 950- it ruins you.

one was a '95 Gibson J200 "jumbo", that a friend offered to sell me for what I thought was a really good price. Somebody buy my drums!
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:35 PM   #448
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:37 PM   #449
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Have you looked at the Guitar Center 1960 "G0" reissue? Those are real nice, and cheap! Well, less expensive than the "R0".
I think $2299 is my limit. I've looked at the GC Trad. Pro a little. It sells for $1999. Has a Burstbucker and a Classic 57 instead of two 57's. I'll probably keep looking or a while longer. I haven't seen the Epiphone 1960 Tribute either. Has everything the Gibson Trad does but was made in China with an Epi body. I've heard it's one of the best values out there and rivals the Gibson's. (Though not as good as the Custom Shop.) The new batch is supposed to arrive by Sept. I think.
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I think $2299 is my limit. I've looked at the GC Trad. Pro a little. It sells for $1999. Has a Burstbucker and a Classic 57 instead of two 57's. I'll probably keep looking or a while longer. I haven't seen the Epiphone 1960 Tribute either. Has everything the Gibson Trad does but was made in China with an Epi body. I've heard it's one of the best values out there and rivals the Gibson's. (Though not as good as the Custom Shop.) The new batch is supposed to arrive by Sept. I think.
Keep an eye on the mylespaul.com classifieds, you can find good R8s for less than your budget. Here's one for $2100 http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/memb...reat-deal.html (No relation to the seller.)
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