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Old 02-11-2019, 05:24 PM
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This is a pretty crazy one he's working on right now. Combination walnut and maple burl body with a wild, Gothic design. Not sure what the fret inlays are made out of. I'll have to ask the crazy bastard.





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Old 02-12-2019, 12:32 AM
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Wow those guitars are killer. Thanks for sharing. ....
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:10 AM
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My son got into guitar a couple years ago. Since then we have been watching for cheap guitars that sound good and play well. Mostly Yamahas. He is getting an interesting collection. I have started building tube amps for him from old junk i pick up for next to nothing.

the latest acquisition we found in a pawn shop. It had no visible name or identification numbers but you could tell it had plenty of honest hours of playing and was a late 60's early 70's vintage LP copy. After a lot of research on the web, we think we have it nailed down. It is most likely an Eros. like the picture I poset but with the name worn off the headstock. From what I gather it was commissioned by EKO an Italian Manufacturer that had them built in Japan for a price point. They were then imported primarily to the UK from Japan by Rosetti, the British equivalent of Sam Ash. There weren't a pile of them made. It needs some work but has a lot of potential. It has some interesting features.

It seems like everyone these days has a Fender Strat of some sort or a cheaply made Epiphone Les Paul. We tend to like the obscure stuff that you don't see so much of.

We also picked up a Wolfgang Standard. It plays and sounds better than 90% of US made strats and was half the money. It will likely be worth twice as much as the strats contracted out all over the world now by Fender to mexican and indonesian/asian plants.

The Fender, Gibson, PRS stuff seems so overpriced for what you get today. I don't say that to knock their quality, or resale, I just don't see them as being that much better sounding and playing than some of their lesser known and lower priced counterparts and they aren't in my budget.

I will try to post up some pics of my tube amp projects.
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:24 AM
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wow those built guitars look fantastic. too much bling for my taste but, still very nice looking.
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I love pawn shop finds. In the small town I grew up in, we had an old guy that ran a second hand music store. He had retired from the phone company and was one of the best bluegrass pickers I have ever heard. He was guitar and banjo nut and it was incredible the stuff that he would get in his shop. Where he found it all, I don't know but maybe it found him. I don't think he cared if he made money on something or not, he was just happy people wanted to make music. I bought my 1979 Martin D18 from him for $500 and a vintage Ampeg SVT bass head and cabinet for a couple hundred plus several other guitars and amps. He had a late 60's Gibson LP Goldtop in there once for some insanely low price, maybe $7/$800. I didn't have that kind of cash at the time but by the time I was able to beg my parents for a "loan", it was long gone.
Now that my oldest kid is into playing, maybe we will have to hit up some pawn shops and see what we can find!
Here's him banging out some 12 bar blues!
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:53 AM
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very nice. I remember my dad making one hell of a score on some used guitars when I was a kid. not sure how he did it but one day came home with a gibson LP and a 335 and a half stack amp. guy had traded it for a guitar my dad had. unfortunately he decided it was all too loud and sold it and bought an ovation.

around here the pawn stores just get crap guitars. the kind you can buy at Best Buy for $80. even the guitar shops tend to have garbage used guitars. the decent ones get sold quick. I was hoping to snag a used Gibson acoustic last weekend but couldn't get to the shop. It came out of legal hold on Sat. hopefully it will still be there this weekend.
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:08 AM
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nice thread guys. I used to play allot when I was younger, kinda stopped when I finished college. Fast forward 20 years, My wife got me an acoustic for xmas (yamaha) and I like playing so much that I just bought a classic american strat (80's). Having it setup now. I'll post a pic when I get it back.

I don't have an amp yet. I'm leaning towards the line 6 V 1x12. Any thoughts on amps?
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:52 AM
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my dad loves his Line 6. it kind of depends on what you want to play. personally I tend to stay with Fender amps.
I have a frontman 25 and a Blues jr.

I am considering a smaller Marshall to play the LP through. closer to the ZZ Top sound
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I was on the hunt for a smaller amp after selling my Fender Stage 100W. Played a bunch but really liked how the Vox AC15 sounded. It's a tube amp and was a bit more than I wanted to spend at the time so I was holding off buying and was going to try some other ones. Then I kinda fell into a Fender Mustang I.2 that a friend had. I had played it before and thought it was an OK amp. He didn't need it anymore so I traded him a box of deer meat for it. It's actually not a bad little amp with the modeling feature. I'm still figuring out how all that works as I have never had a modeling amp before. I think they are about $120 new.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:37 AM
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BTW the forums at Fender.com are full of good info for your Fender.
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Originally Posted by avenger79 View Post
BTW the forums at Fender.com are full of good info for your Fender.
Dang sure is! Thanks for the info!
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I seem to have the attention span of a gnat. Years ago I decided I wanted to try to play the guitar. I bought a cheapish acoustic at a Guitar Center, maybe $100. I tried playing for a little while and couldn't get it to do anything so I stopped. Then I got into other things very lightly, gave them up and tried other things. Lately I have been thinking about guitars again. I know my cheap acoustic is not the way to go. It could never get and stay in tune and sounded like crap. Well, that's my excuse anyway. Now I am thinking about picking up a used acoustic in the $150-200 range and trying again. Then I look at youtube videos of guys playing electrics and I think I want a stratocaster. Now you guys come along with this thread. I hate you all.
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we're all here for you buddy. I mean pretty sure we could give you thoughts on an acoustic AND an electric, that way you could switch whenever the fun wears off from one or the other. LOL

BTW Acoustic Yamahas can be had in that range and they have some respectable sound.
Electrics tend to be easier on your fingers so might keep you interested a bit longer.

a used Fender standard strat MIM can be had for 300-350 in great condition
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Originally Posted by Fish Hunter IV View Post
I love pawn shop finds. In the small town I grew up in, we had an old guy that ran a second hand music store. He had retired from the phone company and was one of the best bluegrass pickers I have ever heard. He was guitar and banjo nut and it was incredible the stuff that he would get in his shop. Where he found it all, I don't know but maybe it found him. I don't think he cared if he made money on something or not, he was just happy people wanted to make music. I bought my 1979 Martin D18 from him for $500 and a vintage Ampeg SVT bass head and cabinet for a couple hundred plus several other guitars and amps. He had a late 60's Gibson LP Goldtop in there once for some insanely low price, maybe $7/$800. I didn't have that kind of cash at the time but by the time I was able to beg my parents for a "loan", it was long gone.
Now that my oldest kid is into playing, maybe we will have to hit up some pawn shops and see what we can find!
Here's him banging out some 12 bar blues!
Check out that intense concentration face he's got going. Do you live on a runway, looks like a landing strip out that window?
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Yeah man, look at his right hand, he's strumming that A minor pretty good!
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
Check out that intense concentration face he's got going. Do you live on a runway, looks like a landing strip out that window?
Ha! Not quite. My neighbors behind me cut a bunch of trees/shrubs down and now I can see their stupid porch lights all the time..which they seem to like to leave on all night. Being a true redneck, I decided to retaliate and leave my Christmas lights up on my deck all year for them to admire.

Oh...my kid was writing a song about a crappy science teacher he had last year when I took that pic. Song is called the Jada Bird Blues. I expect it to be hit!
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Originally Posted by Fish Hunter IV View Post
Ha! Not quite. My neighbors behind me cut a bunch of trees/shrubs down and now I can see their stupid porch lights all the time..which they seem to like to leave on all night. Being a true redneck, I decided to retaliate and leave my Christmas lights up on my deck all year for them to admire.

Oh...my kid was writing a song about a crappy science teacher he had last year when I took that pic. Song is called the Jada Bird Blues. I expect it to be hit!
Maybe if the school has a talent night he can play it for that teacher, live! LOL

Get a spot light for the neighbor, get into the gift of giving.
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Originally Posted by Hatem View Post
This is a pretty crazy one he's working on right now. Combination walnut and maple burl body with a wild, Gothic design. Not sure what the fret inlays are made out of. I'll have to ask the crazy bastard.



Wild... that body style looks like one of the guitars on my Wanted list... a Hallmark Stradette (Google it).

The fret markers look like crushed turquoise... dude is crazy talented!
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I don't have an amp yet. I'm leaning towards the line 6 V 1x12. Any thoughts on amps?
The hot small amp right now is the Boss Katana... great tone, very versatile, small package. Too many amps for me right now, otherwise I'd have one myself.

Good luck, let us know what you get.
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nice thread guys. I used to play allot when I was younger, kinda stopped when I finished college. Fast forward 20 years, My wife got me an acoustic for xmas (yamaha) and I like playing so much that I just bought a classic american strat (80's). Having it setup now. I'll post a pic when I get it back.

I don't have an amp yet. I'm leaning towards the line 6 V 1x12. Any thoughts on amps?
Hard to wrong with one of these:

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