Discussion in 'Musical Instruments' started by Ross6860, Jul 13, 2017.
Either of these two partscasters.
I don't know if it's ok to post these here so, mods please advise or delete as necessary. I don't have a pic posting site currently but here is the 335 in action.
I think it would be my AM-50.
I'd have to keep one acoustic and one electric. 1960-something J45:
...and I'll be buried with my '68 Tele.
Bryce - - just amazing. I'm actually on the hunt for another J45 and your Tele is simply TITS!!! Amp ain't so shabby either!
Nice stuff there. The Tele is wonderful.
These sure do have "the sound"...there's nothing else like it.
This guitar was a CL find; I saw the ad half an hour after it was posted.
I run over ASAP to have a look and the guy's phone rings after I've been there a few minutes.
He tells the caller that he has a buyer looking at the guitar and I can hear the caller say "I'll give you two hundred more than you're asking".
Fortunately the owner was cool and honored his crazy low asking price, but I hate it when $#!t like that happens.
I'll tell her you said so, thanks!
Agreed on J45 / J50's. I've had slope shoulders made by other luthiers - Santa Cruz, Kevin Kopp and John Walker (both of whom came out of the Gibson Montana shop) as well as a Greven that I liked very much. While the Kopp, Walker and Greven came the closet to what I hear in my head as the J45 / J50 sound, only the Gibson I had nailed it. That said, I had to play through a boatload to find the "one" and surprisingly enough, it wasn't a vintage one, nor the most expensive. And while some will diss the adjustable bridge versions like yours or like the 65 sunburst I had, I think they are excellent. The only ones I didn't really care for were the early 60's transitional models with the plastic belly bridge and pencil necks. And nice that it worked out for you. I think many of us have had similar experiences and hearing that sellers are honorable is always heartwarming.
1992 Gibson Les Paul Standard with vintage parts. Last of the kalamazoo.
I had a coworker find out I liked guitars and he asked me if I could tell him if a few he had were worth anything.
His brother-in-law was a player and left him a couple when he passed away. The close family got the "good guitars".
He emails me a couple photos and what were they? A Gibson Hummingbird, a Fender Jaguar, and a Les Paul Custom. I would love to see the good guitars...I offered to help find out the vintage of these nice instruments. I should have told him they were junk and I'd give him $20 for firewood
The Hummingbird looks older and has a split back with intricate binding down the center. The Jaguar looks old and It might be a first run. The Les Paul looks mint, so without the S/N no idea of the age. I hope to get a better look at them this week.
None are for sale. Too bad.
My favorite flavor.
So what's under the amp cover?
A Fender EC Vibro Champ.
]I have owned over a hundred guitars and basses in my life, but it really comes down to just two.
1) '71 Goldtop Deluxe LP with a full humbucker in the bridge position ( I know, I know)
2) black '86 Standard LP
Neither is of any vintage to speak of, but they are both far above any other guitar I have ever played in tone quality and playability. The black one is my favorite by a little bit, but the beat up goldtop looks amazing. I have been told by more than one person that the Standard sounds a whole lot like a real '59. I've had it for years, and dragged it over several continents with me in the name of rock !!!!
421239_3260165699834_323898031_n by Jackassrock posted Oct 24, 2017 at 8:51 AM
Nice to see another Ibanez AM fan. I've had an AM-100 since the early 90's and it's one of the very few guitars I've always kept. Amazing that it took Gibson 20 years after Ibanez introduced it to tip to the smaller "335-type" body size. Typically great Ibanez build quality, playability and sound. And while the AM-200 with the burl top was considered the one to have, I always liked the 50 and 100 the best. First time I saw one was this ad in Guitar Player featuring John Bushnell "flying" through the air.
My SPD-16 Martin........
That's a beautiful guitar! Some day I would love to own a nice Martin. Congrats!!
Thanks, much appreciated!
I thought that I had quoted your post earlier but apparently there was some operator error!
The "Thanks, much appreciated!" was intended for you.
My circa '43 "banner" J-45 is the best sounding and playing acoustic geetar I've ever owned, and I've been through (owned and/or played @ shows, shops, etc.) A LOT of acoustic geetars during the past 47 years.
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