Lets See All Them Axes

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  1. philo426

    philo426 Super Member

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    Thanks for clearing that up and providing the additional info!
     

     

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  2. James Hart

    James Hart Webguy :: Bassist

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    Spending some time with the guitars my father has been holding hostage since the mid 90s. Even though I'm a bassist, I gigged a couple summers with the Guild playing typical 60s-90s bar rock.

    1968 Guild Starfire V
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    and a 1968 Framus Nashville 6 string Banjo
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    The Guild is as perfect as I remember it... the Framus is still playable, but I need to pull it apart to realign everything... and the head is shot. I had planned on replacing it with a coated head to make it more Banjo sounding
     
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  3. louisjames

    louisjames The "real" Louis James Subscriber

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    Always liked that era Guild. I played a Starfire 3 for years and loved the compact size, light weight and comfortable neck. And while some folks will say the V is just a take off on a Gibson 335 they really are their own instrument with a distinct voice and vibe. Plus the Guild Bigsby doesn't "hurt" either.
     
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  4. James Hart

    James Hart Webguy :: Bassist

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    Definitely a unique voice... I was a bassist 'slumming it' in a bar band on guitar. I used my bass amp and a Boss ME5 with this Guild as my main guitar and my 1961 Fender Jazzmaster as a back up. I got nothing but compliments on tones and gear choices.

    I strung it with a new set of strings after cleaning it up in 1995 and had a spare set in the case before setting it up as a living room display for my Grandmother (it was my Grandfather's before he passed... he bought it from a divorcing friend when it and I was about a year old). My favorite strings... discontinued, reissued and discontinued again since I played it last!!!

    Here is Pop in the early 80s playing with a Banjo group out of Glen Rock NJ
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  5. arts

    arts Super Member

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    So I'm guessing he wasn't the sort to leap up,kick over his chair,dime every knob on his amp and launch into I'm Going Home (Woodstock intro,if you please...) ?
    Bet you could get some instant Alvin with that guitar;)
     
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  6. Bill Ashton

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    Beautiful Guild! I've had a late 90's Starfire-4 for a couple years, swapped a Guild acoustic for it. Sadly, not out of the case much, I seem to be too embedded in acoustic...
     

     

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  7. James Hart

    James Hart Webguy :: Bassist

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    Pop played 2 kinds of geetar... County AND Western :smoke:
    Roy Clark and Chet Atkins were two of his favorites


    He was a Grandpa already when all the hippies went to woodstock :)
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    Thanks... I need a decent acoustic. I've got a 70s Yamaha that plays good but the tone is horrible, one of these days it'll be high enough on the priority list.
     
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  8. marqueemoon

    marqueemoon Gimme indie rock!

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    That Guild is awesome.

    My birds tele got a pickup upgrade (Lindy Fralin Big Singles).

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  9. Eywadude

    Eywadude Lunatic Member

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    I've always wanted a 60's/70's Guild Starfire. They have a great voice all their own. Sort of a mix between a full-sized and a mini humbucker, but with a very focused, more upper-midrange sound with really good "cut" and projection, which makes them great for blues or blues rock. For many years, Buddy Guy's great tone came from a Starfire 4 I believe. I'd love to have a Starfire in my collection.
     
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  10. James Hart

    James Hart Webguy :: Bassist

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    here it is under regular house lights... the other shots were under a florescent. It has gotten some serious love this week... but I am putting it away in the basement again tomorrow. I'll be back in a 5 or 6 weeks for a few days to repair / rebuild the Framus and plan to have a long talk with my mother about getting this back without causing a new rift with the family :(

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  11. CZ4A

    CZ4A Active Member

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    My first guitar, an Ibanez RGAR42MFMT.

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  12. James Hart

    James Hart Webguy :: Bassist

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    my latest purchase, should be here next week...

    30" short scale P Bass clone for my Daughter's first bass :D
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  13. Mr Creosote

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