Guitar thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by rajflyboy, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. victor441

    victor441 Long timer

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  2. BHW

    BHW Long timer

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    I'd love to have this one in my collection!

    One of my guitar heroes.


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  3. Mtl-Marc

    Mtl-Marc Adventurer

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    Oh yes! Always better, all the time!

    Sound and feel and overall quality.
  4. BigIron

    BigIron Tenured Prof - Leghump U.

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    I played a G&L Tele for about an hour a little while back. Definitely my next purchase, that was a fine guitar.
  5. Nadgett

    Nadgett Been here awhile

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    That'd be Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar. I'd like to have one of his Dual Showmans, and a place big enough to play it in.
  6. ivantheterrible

    ivantheterrible Been here awhile

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    How strange that Dick Dale plays a lefthanded guitar with the strings upside down. Probably learn on a righty, and just liked the ergonomics of the lefty?
  7. BHW

    BHW Long timer

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    It's strange watching him play, and seeing him hitting the upper strings, B + E on his guitar, and hearing those high ringing notes. That should be a "rumble" from most players. :D

    He said he bought a ukulele when he was a kid, and started playing it. It was quite a while, after struggling to make the notes, that he figured out he was playing it upside down. By then it seemed too late to switch.
  8. PullingG's

    PullingG's What?

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    Looks almost exactly like the Squier we bought my son as his first guitar (about same price). He never played it, so years later it became my first guitar as I started lessons. :-)
  9. pachap

    pachap CANNOT RIDE

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    Here is a new family photo. Just scored the Classic 50 earlier this evening. Found in on my local CL and traded a guy my Blues Jr. for it straight up. I got the PRS S2 about 6 weeks ago and it really is an amazing guitar for the price.

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  10. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    An under-appreciated amp for sure. Congrats!
  11. josjor

    josjor Long timer

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    Amen to that. My other favorite is the Classic Delta Blues. Archtops sound great through that big 15" speaker and $650.00 for a new, made in the USA tube amp is a great deal.:deal
  12. pachap

    pachap CANNOT RIDE

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    A Delta Blues will hopefully be my next score. I also want a good semi-hollow to wail on with it. I have tried a few recently, and believe it or not, the best in the price range IMO is the Schecter Corsair. It's amazing how good it sounds and plays. Fit and finish on it is excellent. Hopefully I will be able to pick one up over the summer.
  13. Mister T

    Mister T Waste Mgmt Consult

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    My pride and joy...'51 Gibson J-45 "Jumbo"

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  14. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Beautiful. I really want a J45, after playing a few, and listening to a friend play his '53. :thumb
  15. josjor

    josjor Long timer

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    I've got a friend that's the guitarist in a fairly well known (in bluegrass circles, anyway) band and he plays one of those that he picked up in a pawn shop thirty some years ago for $50.00 or so. Sometimes us bluegrassers can be a bit snobby and have the attitude of "play a Martin or go home" and they'll stick their nose up when they see his old scratched Gibson.

    Then they hear him play and they shut the hell up.:D
  16. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places

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    I know what you mean - my '63 Hummingbird always gets "the look" when I pull her out. But man, does she have tone.

    jdg
  17. BMW Kurt

    BMW Kurt Bluesman

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    Don't take this the wrong way, but sometimes I find bluegrassers to be the "Harley Crowd" of music. You know what I mean. Guitars must be Martin, banjos must be Gibson, mandos must not be only Gibson but F-Model as well.

    I once played a bluegrass gig in Tennessee. I was sitting in for an absent member of a band. I kept noticing that folks were going to my open case and looking at the headstock of my guitar. A fellow later told me they were just making sure I didn't have a Takamine in there. :rolleyes

    Luckily (?) I had my Martin D-28.
  18. The_Commander

    The_Commander The Man.

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    Yeah. Takamine are crap, in Bluegrass circles. Country guys will sing their assess off about America and "American made" while chording the guts out a Japanese guitar. Been meaning to talk to Henry about that.
  19. josjor

    josjor Long timer

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    Agreed. Almost as bad as rockers. If it's not Gibson LP or Fender Strat, you aren't a real guitarist/guitar shop.:D
  20. BMW Kurt

    BMW Kurt Bluesman

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    Yep, I'm not really a brand guy (except BMWs :doh) The headstock emblem adds nothing to the sound and the sound is what is important, right?