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Link Posted: 11/18/2014 1:19:02 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ARAMP1:

Awesome!

I've been playing sax on and off since middle school.  Been on a long break and I'm looking for a nice tenor to get back into it.
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Originally Posted By ARAMP1:
Originally Posted By Saxplayer:
Finally managed to get a family pic
http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b499/Saxplayer1911/Horns_zps52421ac6.jpg
Bundy flute and clarinet, Yamaha YAS 82Z Custom alto and Yamaha YTS 62.
ETA, my alto now wears one of these beauties
http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b499/Saxplayer1911/Dukoff_zps4e35df6b.jpg
http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b499/Saxplayer1911/DukoffD7_zps766586f4.jpg

Awesome!

I've been playing sax on and off since middle school.  Been on a long break and I'm looking for a nice tenor to get back into it.

Can't go wrong with Yamaha's, that is what I play. Selmer's are good, but man are they expensive.
fnh
Link Posted: 11/19/2014 3:27:45 PM EST
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96 Mexican strat with Texas Specials and vox AC 15
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Start of my pedal collection
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08 mexican Strat and blue snake skin MG 100 DFX image by badwolf318, on Flickr" />
And the key to playing great the pick of destiny
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Link Posted: 11/19/2014 6:11:32 PM EST
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96 Mexican strat with Texas Specials and vox AC 15
http://<a href=https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7572/15641647447_c630114293.jpg</a> image by badwolf318, on Flickr" />
Start of my pedal collection
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08 mexican Strat and blue snake skin MG 100 DFXhttp://<a href=https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5612/15640922539_14241e4225.jpg</a> image by badwolf318, on Flickr" />
And the key to playing great the pick of destiny
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Jelly of the purple Vox... my AC15C1 is plain old black.
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 8:09:27 PM EST
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Link Posted: 12/11/2014 11:39:25 AM EST
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I bought myself something nice:



Soldano 2x12, with the Eminence V1216 Legends.  Strat for scale.

Should go good with the Decatone, once I lug the beefy bastard into the basement.  I've just played my 6505+ combo through it, and I dig it.
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My first Gibson 2015 studio. Picture doesn't show the flame as well as it should.  Enjoying being able to go to open tuning very fast for playing slide.

image by Cornbread556, on Flickr
Link Posted: 3/11/2015 6:55:50 AM EST
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Seeing as how this is arfcom, I had my Strat Hydro dipped in Kryptec Yeti

Link Posted: 3/20/2015 7:43:52 AM EST
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IN

Note that the blond Jazz Bass is an orginal !974 and the Gibson 335 is original 1975

my new toy
Link Posted: 5/31/2015 9:03:47 PM EST
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Ibby RGA42 with Dimarzio Titans

Link Posted: 10/14/2015 3:07:16 PM EST
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My collection is a little different than the others here.  Am I allowed to post it?





The Gretsch Clarophone banjo uke is the oldest at about 100 years old.  The others were all purchased or built in the last 45 years.
Link Posted: 10/14/2015 5:41:06 PM EST
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Seeing as how this is arfcom, I had my Strat Hydro dipped in Kryptec Yeti
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Bad ass. Be been thinking of spraying my strat field drab and camo mesh it.
Link Posted: 10/14/2015 6:32:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By km:
My collection is a little different than the others here.  Am I allowed to post it?
http://keithmillerphotography.com/show/DSC_3251.jpg

The Gretsch Clarophone banjo uke is the oldest at about 100 years old.  The others were all purchased or built in the last 45 years.
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All musical instruments are welcome in this forum. It just Seems guitar oriented because most of us play them. But it's all good.

Nice collection!
Link Posted: 10/14/2015 7:13:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Gone_Shootin:
All musical instruments are welcome in this forum. It just Seems guitar oriented because most of us play them. But it's all good.



Nice collection!
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Originally Posted By km:

My collection is a little different than the others here.  Am I allowed to post it?

http://keithmillerphotography.com/show/DSC_3251.jpg



The Gretsch Clarophone banjo uke is the oldest at about 100 years old.  The others were all purchased or built in the last 45 years.




All musical instruments are welcome in this forum. It just Seems guitar oriented because most of us play them. But it's all good.



Nice collection!
I made the mountain dulcimers.  Rebuilt the banjo uke.  had to put on a new head, bridge tuners and strings.  The hammer dulcimer is the newest.  Built in September.  Just had it since Saturday.





 
Link Posted: 11/18/2015 8:04:45 PM EST
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I just had to update this post as my set-up has evolved. I am enjoying home recording and playing guitar again.

2015 Gibson Studio Deluxe Ex III
2016 Epiphone Les Paul Special (for practice or travel)
Alvarez acoustic (my first guitar bought in '92)
Marshall DSL40C in limited edition cream tolex
Shure Beta 57A with Monster Studio Pro cable
Alesis V25 MIDI controller
Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 2nd Gen
iMac running GarageBand (soon to be Logic Pro)
JBL 3 Series monitors
Sony MDR-7506 studio headphones

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Pics to follow

Guitars:

1967 Gibson Flying V - not a reissue - huge number of lacquer cracks...was white...now it is more yellow after playing her since the 70's on lord knows how many stages
1974 Gibson Flying V
Gibson Grace Potter Flying V - Killer guitar!
2012 / 2013 Gibson Schenker Flying V
Epiphone Schenker Flying V - BEST SOUNDING Stock Pickups I have ever hear are in this guitar... better than Duncans, Fralins...you name it.  
Dean Flames Flying V
Epi 58 style Flying V - Ivory
Epi 58 style Flying V - korina (custom wound Duncans from 1982 in this guitar - had them laying around)
PRS Custom 22 10 Top
PRS Custom 22
Taylor 214CE acoustic

Amps
1969 Marshall 50 watt plexi
1972 Marshall 50 watt JMP - KILLER SOUND
2 - Marshall DSL 50 heads - Main stage rig
3 - Marshall 1960 cabinets.  1 is a 197? grey checkerboard with 25 watt Celestion blackbacks.  This is the cabinet that is always mic'd for recording or live - other two are JCM900 1960's
Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 36 with 2 H&K 1 x 12" cabinets.  Nice transportable rig.  Midi controlled
Several Blackstar practice amps...HT1 and HT5

Effects
70's Jen Crybaby wah
Boss DD7 Digital Delay
Boss CH-1 Super Chorus
Boss TU3 Tuner
TC Electronics NOVA System

For the effects I use the Boss set up most of the time.  Still not entirely sold on the TC NOVA system.  Tuner on the NOVA system sucks big time.  

Link Posted: 2/21/2016 1:08:04 AM EST
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Originally Posted By stang1:
Lets see everyone's toys. I'll add my beginner stuff tomorrow.
My humble beginnings

ETA: I only paid $100 for the Schmidt at a local pawn shop. Still has the plastic cover on the pic guard
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I bought the exact same guitar for $125 NIB from eBay a few years ago. Overall it's a good guitar for the money, and a great platform for modification. Mine looked exactly like yours did, but I've modified the hell out of it.

Guitars
1. Oscar Schmidt Delta King OE-30 (by Washburn)




Replaced all stock hardware with Grover locking tuners, Switchcraft switch/output jack, Bourns audio pots, vintage 1958 Sprague “Bumble Bee” PIO tone caps, Gretsch strap/switch knobs, Fender Telecaster control knobs, Seymour Duncan pickups, Wilkinson locking roller bridge, Gibson bridge/tail piece screws and anchors (so I could use standard thread/size screws needed for the Towner kit & Wilkinson bridge.)

Added a Bigsby B3 tremolo, Towner tension roller. The Towner system is nice for replacing a stop tail piece, but the floating roller doesn’t roll, causing the Bigsby to go out of tune rather severely, so I modified the tension roller with a Brick's Biggs Fix sealed bearing tension roller for B7 tremolo/super squishy spring and used some 3/32 x 15/64 o-rings to mount/isolate the Brick’s tension roller to the Towner tension bars.

Created a vintage Washburn logo and refinished headstock:




2. Epiphone Wildkat (2006 Limited Edition)




Replaced all stock hardware with Grover locking tuners, Switchcraft switch/output jack, Bourns audio pots for master volume/neck volume, Bourns push/pull audio pots for master tone with a pair of vintage Sprague “Orange Drop” tone caps for darker (more high frequency) roll-off in the down/push position and a brighter roll-off in the up/pull position. The bridge pickup volume pot, when in the down/push position the pickups are in hum-cancelling mode when the selector is in the middle position and in the up/pull position the pickups are out of phase for that “Red Special” sound when the selector is in the middle position. Gretsch “arrow” control knobs & strap/switch knobs, Lindy Fralin custom wound dog-ear P-90 pickups, Wilkinson locking roller bridge.

Modified the stock Bigsby B70 tremolo with Brick's Biggs Fix sealed bearing tension roller & super squishy spring. The main problem with the Wildkat Bigsby was the break angle between the tension roller and the bridge was too steep. The Brick's solution not only adds sealed bearings to the roller for smooth operation, but raises the tension roller, thereby reducing the break angle and allowing the Bigsby to stay in tune extremely well.

3. Gretsch Pro Jet - completely stock.




4. Fender Stratocaster, American Standard




Added Seymour Duncan pickups, Mallory tone caps, Wilkinson Tremolo/bridge, Fender locking tuners.

Amplifiers
1. Line 6 Spider Valve 112 by Bogner. Decent modeling tube amp (I got it cheap).


2. Fender Super-Sonic 22 with pedalboard


FX routing:
->  <TU-2 Tuner> – <NS-2 Noise Suppressor input> – <NS-2 send> – <AW-3 Wah*> – <CS-3 Compressor> – <LS-2 Line Selector input> – <LS-2 send> – <FZ-5 Fuzz>  – <OD-1X Overdrive>  
– <DS-2 Distortion> – <LS-2 return> – <LS-2 output> – <NS-2 return> – <NS-2 output> – <FV-500L Volume**> – <CH-1 Chorus> – <DD-3 Delay> – <GE-7 Equalizer> – <RC-3 Loop Station***> – <amp>              

The pedal board also has the foot controls for the amp; when the “effects” switch is pressed, the HA-400 headphone amp is engaged in the pre-amp stage, disengaging the amp speaker.

*The AW-3 uses an FV-500H as the expression pedal.
**The FV-500L is inserted in the chain after the dirty loop to ensure that it does not effect gain, just volume. Gain is controlled at the guitar and at the GE-7 which is also acting as a signal boost.
***The RC-3 uses the FS-5U as a non-latching switch

-k
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Originally Posted By km:



I made the mountain dulcimers.  Rebuilt the banjo uke.  had to put on a new head, bridge tuners and strings.  The hammer dulcimer is the newest.  Built in September.  Just had it since Saturday.



 
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Originally Posted By Gone_Shootin:


Originally Posted By km:

My collection is a little different than the others here.  Am I allowed to post it?

http://keithmillerphotography.com/show/DSC_3251.jpg



The Gretsch Clarophone banjo uke is the oldest at about 100 years old.  The others were all purchased or built in the last 45 years.




All musical instruments are welcome in this forum. It just Seems guitar oriented because most of us play them. But it's all good.



Nice collection!
I made the mountain dulcimers.  Rebuilt the banjo uke.  had to put on a new head, bridge tuners and strings.  The hammer dulcimer is the newest.  Built in September.  Just had it since Saturday.



 
Since that picture I have one more mountain dulcimer and my newest acquisition. Just arrived today 2007 Gibson Les Paul Studio with P90s.  I was looking for one with P90s and found this one that looks like new.  Plays and sounds great. Looking at all the great amps and pedals in this thread I don't think I will post my old junk.



My LP.  Did I tell you I love it.





Not a scratch on it anywhere.  Looks like it was never played.











I didn't get a case with it but have one on order that should be in on Monday or Tuesday.



 
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I'm so happy. I finally have a set-up that I can record with or even play a live show if the opportunity presents itself.



Marshall DSL40C in limited edition cream tole

2015 Gibson Studio Deluxe Ex III



http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/FP2000H/Personal%20Pictures/IMG_1640_zpsuzk50ygr.jpg



'57 in the neck and '57 super in the bridge. Push/push volume pots for coil split and push/push tone pot for volume boost. Plays and sounds great.



http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/FP2000H/Personal%20Pictures/IMG_1641_zpsdufjcqus.jpg
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Nice



 
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 12:14:55 PM EST
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Got two new guitars this spring. In May I got a Baby Taylor acoustic which is fun to play and has surprisingly good bark for such a small guitar. (I wanted a Martin Dreadnaught but the action was so high it was painful to play).
A couple of weeks ago my order from guitar center came in. New MIM Fender Delux Edition FSR Telecaster in butterscotch blonde, with ash body and maple neck. Love the twang, learning some Luther Perkins leads on it now.
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 3:07:41 PM EST
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Originally Posted By km:


My collection is a little different than the others here.  Am I allowed to post it?

http://keithmillerphotography.com/show/DSC_3251.jpg



The Gretsch Clarophone banjo uke is the oldest at about 100 years old.  The others were all purchased or built in the last 45 years.
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Since that picture was taken I have built one more mountain dulcimer.(no pic yet) and bought a Les Paul



MY grandson wants to steal it from me.  (He already has the Epiphone)





A little cell phone video of the first time he played it.

8 years old and a Mellencamp fan.

Intro to Pink Houses.

https://youtu.be/WXif9h0G85o



 
Link Posted: 8/15/2016 5:07:50 PM EST
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Been a little while since this thread has seen some love, and as I'm newer 'round here I thought I'd share.

My main horse
2015 Danocaster Offset

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My Ibanez guitars (from left to right):

RG7620 7-String (Vampire Kiss)
RG517 (Black Pearl)
RGIR20BFE (Walnut Flat)
AEF37E (Transparent Cherry Sunburst)
AEW2212CD 12-String (Natural High Gloss)
AEL207E 7-String (Transparent Black Sunburst High Gloss)
AEB10E (Dark Violin Sunburst High Gloss)
SR300 - 1998 (Transparent Red)
SR300 - 2015 (Champagne Gold)
SR305E (Metallic Silver Sunburst)

Not pictured:

Gibson Gothic Explorer
Gibson Les Paul Studio
My Grandfathers' 1952 vintage Gretsch hollow body
Link Posted: 11/9/2016 9:12:58 AM EST
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Here are a few of mine.
I've "accidentally" starting building a little recording area at my bar area.
In the pic is an EVH 5150 amp and cab, and an Orange Dark Terror (fun little thing).
A couple of JBL monitors.

The guitars are a custom made Carvin CT6, and a USA Tele. What's not shown is a Les Paul Standard and an EVH Wolfgang.

I'm just now getting into recording, and singing. Don't know why it's taken so long.

I also have to say that my playing has been absolutely reinvigorated by playing that Ubisoft video game Rocksmith!!!!! Love that game! It's been a good way to stretch musically, and play things I'd never have considered otherwise.
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Link Posted: 11/25/2016 5:17:56 PM EST
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Nothing great but added one more to the collection. Wanted something small enough to take along on my frequent trips to the Dominican Republic.  Bought this on Wednesday.


Link Posted: 12/21/2016 4:39:58 PM EST
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New wood baby arrived today, I shall call her "Little Martha"


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Link Posted: 6/9/2017 6:08:53 PM EST
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Starting back up after years away from my hobby.  Couldn't pass up the $99 Mitchell special at GC over Memorial Day for a guitar to travel with me (frequently) and the 15% off on pedal and amp.  I really can't find anything to bitch about with this guitar. Neck is average for a $300-$500 guitar, pickups are surprisingly bright and sound great when tapped (both tapped with one switch). GT-1 is a great travel rig, fits in a small laptop case with cables.

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Link Posted: 8/7/2017 2:35:24 PM EST
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The latest additions from this year-













Link Posted: 10/9/2017 10:31:00 PM EST
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Here's an old pic of the collection for some reason they didn't all make it in there.


Two new additions

Jackson SL2H, the second pic shows of the pearlesence of the paint a little better.



2016 Gibson Les Paul Traditional HP


My Amps
Link Posted: 12/5/2017 5:29:24 AM EST
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Just some fast picks of what i been playing/learning on. Ill get better pics of all of them soon.

Basic fender dred i got as a gift byt sat on for 3 years before being brave ebough to stsrt learning.

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Wifes grandfathers 40/50s marvel arch top.
Got lotta cosmetic iddues but sounds good .

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Link Posted: 12/19/2017 5:56:38 PM EST
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Originally Posted By protus:
Just some fast picks of what i been playing/learning on. Ill get better pics of all of them soon.

Basic fender dred i got as a gift byt sat on for 3 years before being brave ebough to stsrt learning.

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/49816/20171025_064237-381566.JPG

Wifes grandfathers 40/50s marvel arch top.
Got lotta cosmetic iddues but sounds good .

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Wow, that arch top is awesome.
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Wow, that arch top is awesome.
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Originally Posted By protus:
Just some fast picks of what i been playing/learning on. Ill get better pics of all of them soon.

Basic fender dred i got as a gift byt sat on for 3 years before being brave ebough to stsrt learning.

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/49816/20171025_064237-381566.JPG

Wifes grandfathers 40/50s marvel arch top.
Got lotta cosmetic iddues but sounds good .

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Wow, that arch top is awesome.
Thanks.
I play it once a day.
Tons of character ,but really needs a fret job.
They are groved bad from 1st to 6th frets.
Got the capo thst came with it as well.
With light gauge earth wood ernie bell strings ots got a nice mellow low end and bright top.
Unlike the dred its a boomer.
Nevk is a dam C grip to hold. But easy now that im used to it.
Body size is just perfect imho...amd is really pushing my "wants" when shopping.
Sad part is i cant find much info on them at all.
But its been played a shit ton.
More pics of it.

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Link Posted: 7/24/2018 9:17:57 PM EST
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Used to have a natural LP and a couple of other guitars, but have gotten down to these three.  My Taylor 114CE, the Washburn semi hollow body electric that was my brothers, and his daughter gave it to me after he passed away, and my 99 Fender Am. Standard hardtail Strat.  I used to have a 100 watt Fender RocPro hybrid solid state amp but now only have the little Fender GDec which is better for apartment playing.

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Starting back up after years away from my hobby.  Couldn't pass up the $99 Mitchell special at GC over Memorial Day for a guitar to travel with me (frequently) and the 15% off on pedal and amp.  I really can't find anything to bitch about with this guitar. Neck is average for a $300-$500 guitar, pickups are surprisingly bright and sound great when tapped (both tapped with one switch). GT-1 is a great travel rig, fits in a small laptop case with cables.

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Ditched the Blackstar and the Mitchell and now playing....

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Link Posted: 9/12/2018 10:20:05 PM EST
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Can I post a studio without strings?



There are like 9 guitars in that room, they're just behind me
Link Posted: 10/19/2018 11:42:45 PM EST
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First guitar ever.



Being a mechanic stock is never good enough so I've made a couple changes. Ordered some Sperzel tuning machines, a new 3 ply pick guard and a new jack/plate.



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Early 80s MIJ Strat Seril no SQ56XXX

Replaced pickguard with 920D w/ Duncan SSL-5, Fender '69, Fender Fat 50's

Fender Super Champ X2 Tube amp

Effects Chain, trying to find the elusive Gilmour tone....

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Post whoring but here's the current setup with the ghetto-board...







Just a few of the pedals at my disposal...digitally speaking..





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I have a dozen guitars but this one is my absolute favorite. It’s a 2018 Gibson Les Paul Traditional with a honey burst finish, burstbucker pickups, Orange Drop caps, and nickel plated hardware.

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I've been wanting a guitar with another string for a long time
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This is an old bug box mandolin. It’s a Maurer new model and is around 100 years old or better. It’s been in my family for at least 60 or 70 years. It’s been in my possession for about 30-35 of those years.

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Next up is the first real guitar I ever owned. It was given to me when I was probably 9 or 10 years old. It belonged to my great uncle and is a 1957 Harmony H-1214 Archtone.

The glue on the body and neck all gave way a while back so I had it completely restored.

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This is my 1963 Gibson Les Paul jr. It’s an SG body and was the last year before it was renamed the SG. In fact Les pulled his name from Gibson’s use for several years over the SG body bearing his name.

This one was given to me by my Uncle when I was 16, so that would have been 1991. It was in poor condition when I got it. It had a head stock crack repair that was probably done by him using a brad nail to hold it in place. The finish had been redone in walnut and coated with a hard table too clear coat. The original pickup and bridge were lost to the ages, and replaced with a “Badass” tailpiece and some random old DiMarzio humbucker with a trim ring barely fitting over the original routing.  Also a couple inlays were missing and the fretboard was worn from playing.

A few years back I had it restored by a professional Luther. The missing pieces were replaced with proper 1960’s original hardware other than the P90 pickup. An original is pretty pricy so I opted for a Seymour Duncan Antiquity P90. The headstock crack was also re-repaired the proper way, and nitrocellulose lacquer was used for the finish.

The replacement inlays were hand cut from shells by the Luther also. I wish I had a before photo as it was in pretty poor shape. I opted not to have it aged and settled on allowing it to age as I play it.

Anyway, my Uncle John died several years back but was one of the best guitar players and singers I’ve ever met, at least to me. Also my grandfather made the table it’s laying on in the first photo.

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Link Posted: 6/26/2019 1:49:05 PM EST
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That's a great looking restoration. A lot of you guys have incredible collections. I'm trying to catch up.
Link Posted: 6/26/2019 6:51:29 PM EST
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Next is my first real Gibson Les Paul that I ever bought. I’ve had a Cort Les Paul clone and an Epiphone Les Paul Classic clear coat birds eye maple in the past but this was my first Gibson other than my ‘63 jr. It began its life as a 2014 LPM with a tobacco rim burst. The finish was soooo thin and dull that once I put a huge scratch in it I decided to refinish it myself.

I paid $850 used for it and that was probably even too much but it’s all I had at the time. Now it’s one of my best playing and sounding guitars. I even did a “fake binding” scrape around the body had a truss rod cover made for it that’s a play on the word Studio.

ETA: I used Stewmac tobacco, amber, and clear Nitrocellulose Lacquer to do the finish. All of the plastic was updated to cream with real Gibson parts except for the knobs I believe. If I recall correctly those were AllParts knobs.

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Link Posted: 6/26/2019 11:35:21 PM EST
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Another one of my favorite guitars has always been the telecaster. I absolutely love the sound of them.

This is my MIM Fender Telecaster in Lake Placid Blue. I have since replaced the bridge assembly with a Fender vintage 3 saddle bridge.

I’m still not sure if I’m going to leave it as is or if I’m going to change some other things about it yet. Of course I did have to get a tweed case for it because anything else would have been pure sacrilege.

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