Guitar thread

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

  1. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    I can't do hyperactive kid music anymore...the tempo is just too fast for a sluggish old guy. I'm going to have to sit out Poke Salad Annie and Papa's Got a Brand New Bag.
  2. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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  3. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Hey, aren't you the one with the HT-5C? Care to take some pictures and measurements for me? :lol3
  4. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    not me. :dunno
  5. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Ah! it was Dukeryder. I was close! :lol3

    http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18374064&postcount=115

    Anyone going to jump on Guitar Centers Memorial Day sale? Amazing some Gibsons are on sale too!

    • Traditional Pros (all colors) $1699 (15% off)
    • Special Pros (all colors) $849 (15% off)
    • Studio Deluxes (all colors) $1189-$1249 (10-15% off)
  6. Rsoles

    Rsoles Been here awhile

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    My Gibsons. (They don't smell of vanilla or playdoh, they smell of shame and fear!) And no, I didn't put that nasty metal scratchplate on the V, it is now just a bad memory...

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  7. ehatcher

    ehatcher Hello? Is this thing on?

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    My brother (Mark) builds guitars.
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    A recently finished instrument:

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    Mark has built beautiful things all his life: furniture, RC models, kayaks, etc, etc. He has also played guitars all his life, I suppose building guitars was inevitable. Pretty much anything he has ever built has looked "right," but the guitars take it to a whole new level. The two loves of his life joined up into something new.

    Mark has begun a second career building guitars, I suspect he is going to do quite well.



    Eric
  8. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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  9. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places

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    Not only does he build a beautiful guitar, but he has a disgustingly clean shop.

    Is there a website for his guitars?

    jdg
  10. ehatcher

    ehatcher Hello? Is this thing on?

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  11. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    beautiful! :bow
  12. WhatThaFrig

    WhatThaFrig Been here awhile

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    Simply stunning!
  13. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    :nod
  14. chopped58

    chopped58 Long timer

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    :eek1 Wow, beautiful!
  15. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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    Sounds great too.


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  16. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Anyone know anything about Alvarez Guitars? I browsed through a shop yesterday and an old Alverez dreadnought style flat top caught my eye; model 5053. All I could find using google was it was "1970's". Really sweet sounding guitar. I know they weren't high end, but I did like the sound and feel. A little beat up; might make a good traveler. :dunno
  17. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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  18. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    Nice guitars, I've got an Alvarez banjo that's a solid nice playing instrument.
  19. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    I really don't need another flat top. :rofl Hopefully someone will buy it before I get there again. :lol2

    I was surprised by this place; great little shop in the middle of nowhere. If you're ever in Gunnison, CO...

    http://www.castlecreekguitars.com/

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  20. HamboneSlim

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    I bought a new Alvarez Yairi Lexington Drednaught in the early 80's. Played the piss out of it, restored it and sold it on eBay a few years back. New owner loved it and remarked that he couldn't be;ieve anyone would let such a nice guitar go. So I'd say my experience with the guitar was 100% positive.

    Older Alvarez guitars are Martin copies, usually with laminated backs and sides, and solid spruce tops. They were very well made.

    As with any older guitar, you would want to look for fretboard and fret wear, serious impact damage around the neck/body joint and around the headstock scarf joint, as well as damage from the long result of string tension; neck warped or twisted, top bowed, bridge lifted, braces loose.