guitar collecting

Discussion in 'Community' started by jefhatfield, Sep 22, 2002.

  1. jefhatfield Retired

    jefhatfield

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    i don't know star trek well enough like G5orbust to be able to put myself on the net for any stumper questions,

    and i don't know enough about either of my jobs to put myself out on the net, but i do know vintage guitar collecting...which is a very obscure hobby

    ask away:p
     
  2. krossfyter macrumors 601

    krossfyter

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    do you like my guitar jeff? hah... i know its basic and un original but when i got it wasnt owned by most guitarists out there. i like it. so far i havent found a commercial guitar that looks better in my opinion... to me though. most stuff i see that looks better or awsome to me is custom. ive tried fenders and ibanez but for some reason i like the feel and sound of a les paul. i guess its the warm rich tone it emits. who knows.


    anyways... heres my stumper question...

    whats the exact name of my guitar...style and model and who produces it? not hard im sure... but just checking.
     

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  3. Geetar macrumors regular

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  4. Gaz macrumors regular

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    Hey Jeff,

    I'm thinking about buying a Clapton signature Stat off someone I know and I wondering what you thought of them?

    Cheers

    Gaz
     
  5. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

    jefhatfield

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    your guitar is the epiphone les paul by gibson, a very popular model originated by gibson in 1952

    fenders are the most common and popular electric guitars overall and ibanez seems to be the choice of hard rock and heavy metal users more than any other single brand of electric guitar
     
  6. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

    jefhatfield

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    of 56 guitars i have owned (and i only have one left...esp/ltd viper), i have never come across a max guitar

    where are they from and what is the price point?
     
  7. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

    jefhatfield

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    get it...they are like the regular fender stratocaster, but on steroids;)

    eric clapton helped design this guitar and it has more gain and sustain than the average stratocaster and is best when the bridge is flush to the body as clapton likes so the sustain is the best...some clapton models had a piece of wood in the back inside cavity to help lodge the position of the bridge so it would lay flat against the body allowing for the bridge to be one with the body
     
  8. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    hey J!

    I'm thinking about getting rid of my DeArmond T75 (blue sparkle with bigsby) to purchase an Epiphone Casino.

    I think that would go well with my Ric 360. Whaddya think?

    Or shold I keep the bigsby action?

    I'll also list off my current collection

    DeArmond t75
    Ric 360, fireglo, odd binding job
    1969 Fender Jazz . restored . sexy. will never sell. :D
    1962 Fender P-Bass American Custom Shop reissue (i HATE this bass...)
    1959 Silvertone Hollow Body with Bigbsy and p90 ripoffs. Feedback machine!
    60's reissue Fender jazzmaster

    I had two awesome basses stolen from me awhile ago. Sucks.

    they were a 1995 Ernie Ball Music Man Fretless, natural body with pao ferro fretboard, no lines. Transparent Plexi pickguard and a 1963 Gibson EB-0, 225 style with one bridge pickup. Short Scale. Barky lil' thing.

    Have also gone through and sold two strats (1979 and 1976), a japanese tele reissue, a 1971 Fender Tele bass (barky as well) 60's reissue Jazz Bass (japanese), Ernie Ball music man stingray, black on black with maple fretboard, and a bunch of cheap-o silvertones. I love those lil' badboys.

    oh. And a farfisa, a prophet-5, and an old hammond b3 (no leslie yet) I like organs and keys too. Wanna acquire an old FM keyboard. I also have a TR-909 drum machine floating about.

    Whew.

    Oh. and a 1961 Epiphone acoustic. SEXY lil' blondie, with a nice rosewood fretboard, some nice inlay job.... pretty. but it didnt' survive me knocking it over a few years back-- headstock snapped right off.


    :mad: :mad: :mad:

    Overall though, I love guitars. Wish I had more cash to spend on them. :D
     
  9. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

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    epiphone casinos are great guitars but also quite plentiful, so keep your "bigsby" action, and save up and get the casino, since it will still be there for a long time to come

    the epiphone sheraton is also a great instrument with a jazz like quality but with it's solid center block, it has the ability to roar into high decibel music

    i once found an epiphone coronet (solidbody) while we were clearing out some junk in the music room at school and instead of tossing it, i gave it to a friend of mine who traded it for a common ibanez hollowbody...we didn't know the coronet was rare at the time and no one wanted it since it looked so ugly to us...little did we know, but some lucky sucker probably ended up with this vintage gem

    this was in '82 so we all wanted strat of les paul shapes
     
  10. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    true dat about the casino. I found a few at musician.com or whatever for like, 380 with case. Not a bad price, and in the color i want!

    I might just buy it. The dearmond sounds VERY much like an old Gretsch.

    Which is desirable.

    The coronets are COOL guitars. I played one a while back and FELL IN LOVE.

    It was fairly expensive though, and i'm not a guitarist by trade.... (bass player)

    My friend chris and i had a discussion about the sheraton. He's a luthier and LOVES the construction of those things.

    if you ever need a custom guitar, this guy is the MAN!

    Haha.
     
  11. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

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    i once had a custom acoustic made by a local santa cruz luthier and i had to trade my 1968 telecaster with bigsby, with original case, and two amps to get that acoustic

    generally, i collected cheap guitars and the most expensive instruments i had was a used 1980 gibson les paul custom i paid 550 for, a used 1990 gibson flying v i paid 650 for, and a fender american standard series stratoscaster (1996) i bought new for at guitar center in san jose

    many custom guitars start at 1500-2000 and that is way beyond my price range

    if i had two grand, i would promptly go out and buy the 17" imac...i just saw one for the first time and i could not believe how much larger the 17" lcd looked than the 15" lcd on the standard imac...and with superdrive and g4 processor...hey, with two grand, i am there:D

    also, getting a dual 867 with some extras would also be a nice way to spend two grand;)
     
  12. Geetar macrumors regular

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    Sorry about the delay,jef.
    "Max" guitars don't actually exist in their own right................they're....how to put this......... ..........erm..........."hommages" to the Burst. They're popular with any number of gigging top pros who own but don't always want to tour their _real_ 58-60 LPs. Slash, I believe, is one owner but I don't think Gibson is very happy about the situation.
    Come to Arlington in a few weeks...it's a blast. I'll intro you to the man in question if we can find him and drag him out of the t*tty bars!
     
  13. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

    jefhatfield

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    that's right...slash's main axe is a replica of a gibson, circa 1958-60...why couldn't he just get gibson's replica/reissue of the same thing which would be cheaper?

    but truly being handbuilt, the max is probably better than a gibson factory built reissue...the last time gibsons were built by hand 100 percent was when orville gibson built them himself before he broke out onto his own and went big

    paul reed smith had a handbuilt vibe to his stuff also and many of the players in the know who remember those say the new ones are not quite the same, but that happens to any guitar that has to be built by helpers and with large scale machines

    linda rondstadt's luthier builds his guitars by hand and what tools he uses, he gets exclusively from sears...to prove a point...that it is the talent of the craftsman, not the tools
     

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