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Unread 11-16-2010, 09:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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He is a very well known guitar. Owned by Gary Grainger of Faces and the Rod Stewart Group during the 70's and 80's. Acquired and owned by Michael Corby of the Babys during the 80's through 2000 +. He is heard on many recordings and toured extensively. I am the current caretaker..... He has an awesome tone that could give Jimmy Pages tigers and Pearly a run for the money any day. And I am not the only one to say that....... I thought it time that people see him.... Michael christened him Waldstein.... He also told me the whole story about selling Jimmy Page the "Red Devil" LP..
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WOW! very nice...


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Made my day - that is glorious!

Is the "Les Paul" script quite high, or is it just me?
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Made my day - that is glorious!

Is the "Les Paul" script quite high, or is it just me?
59 specs.... you MUST remember these guitars were made by HAND and not everyones hands put everything in the exact same position.. I can't really tell the placement apart from my 54 GT. I think it would have jumped out at me if there was any difference but I really never looked. ..
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Re: Waldstein

What's with the bridge alignment? The strings are almost hanging over the high-e side.
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What's with the bridge alignment? The strings are almost hanging over the high-e side.
It's obviously not the original bridge and the angle of the pic is off a bit. It is not off enough to really bother me to have new saddles cut or search for a new one. it is a 59 bridge and tail piece. This guitar had a bigsby on it originally.. I made NO adjustments to this guitar... I put on a bridge and strung it up tuned it up and was in another solar system!! This instrument is not of this planet! While all the other lp's of vintage heritage carry the names of women. Waldstein is a mans name and he would F--CK all the others ones in the A-s easlily! With all due respect.....
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Re: Waldstein

Mr. Corby never recorded or toured with that guitar. He was kicked out of "The Babys" in the mid 70's and he bought that guitar in the mid 90's.

With that center seam, I'm gonna say Dick Knight had a hand in that.

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Mr. Corby never recorded or toured with that guitar. He was kicked out of "The Babys" in the mid 70's and he bought that guitar in the mid 90's.

With that center seam, I'm gonna say Dick Knight had a hand in that.

http://www.abalonevintage.com/guitar...on_corby_b.jpg
I never said that my friend it toured with Gary Grainger... I would say you are showing your age...
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I don't know you Eric..I really don't care what it is. It plays unbeleivably and sounds fantastic. That is all that matters to me. I have been playing for over 40 years and it is one of the finest sounding and playing instruments... And as far as Michael Corby goes. He is a great musician and the founder of the Babys and a great part of rock n roll history. I don't remember the band you played in Eric?? How many albums did you cut and when did you jam with Jimmy Page??
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Owned by Gary Grainger of Faces and the Rod Stewart Group during the 70's and 80's. Acquired and owned by Michael Corby of the Babys during the 80's through 2000 +. He is heard on many recordings and toured extensively.
Your comments about Gary Grainger were separated by your comment about Michael Corby.

I was taking it as you wrote it.

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He is a great musician and the founder of the Babys and a great part of rock n roll history.
I know way more about that guitar than you think I do.
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Your comments about Gary Granger were separated by your comment about Michael Corby.

I was taking it as you wrote it.
I am sorry. I don't sniff corks or disect paragraphs. How many spelling mistakes did I make?? If you like I could have Michael give you a ring from GB I am sure he will fill you in gladly...
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I know Michael.

Enjoy your guitar!
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I know Michael.
So do I . I spoke to him last week by phone.... We exchange emails at least weekly and sometimes daily...
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Yeah, he's a GREAT guy. The Babys were never the same after he left.
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Yeah he got ****ed by the record company crooks and I won't go into that story... I will let him tell it..
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Re: Waldstein

Wasn't this guitar for sale at one of the Texas shows this past year when Ganz bought the Husk.
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Re: Waldstein

So what is it?
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Your comments about Gary Grainger were separated by your comment about Michael Corby.

I was taking it as you wrote it.



I know way more about that guitar than you think I do.


I bet you do...I am only a musician that owns guitars. Not a collector. I am not part of any click and have used these forums for information and to help people when I can. I have no need to get into a pissing contest with anyone...I own a restaurant here in cincinnati. Here is a picture of me with Johnny Ramone back in the day. He used to come into our restaurant...as MANY celebs have since 1956. If you ever come to Cincinnati come and eat some food and let me know everything you know about this guitar. I love history... I also know that this one slipped by many cork sniffers. They missed the boat on this one I can assure you... nobody commented on the ULTRA rare dirty finger T-top I put in the brigde... Bought it right here in the classified section. I was shocked they had been offered for so long and nobody had bought them. They were MINT and not ever sold to the public as far as I know.. But what do I know....
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Hey Bro, it's all good. Let your level of fascination be your guide.
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It's ok, i know what it is now
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Some of you Americans do have a very short fuse!!
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Some of you Americans do have a very short fuse!!
Yeah I'm gonna have Guido and Rocko pay you a visit too,...LOL!! It isn't me. I just hate to see so much bull shit get flung around and I do not like to have my friends get insulted without them being present to retort... I then go into the "Italian" mode... I have a real life......You have to be cautious in what you say. You never know who you are talking to... My mother always said "if you don't have something nice to say, then don't say anything"... I posted Waldstein here to let people marvel at this instrument and get input and history from others that REALLY know about him or other pictures..., I am ok with ridicule, but I defend my friends...
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I just hate to see so much bull shit get flung around and I do not like to have my friends get insulted without them being present to retort... I then go into the "Italian" mode... I have a real life......You have to be cautious in what you say. You never know who you are talking to... My mother always said "if you don't have something nice to say, then don't say anything"... I posted Waldstein here to let people marvel at this isntrument and get input and history from others that REALLY know about him or other pictures..., I am ok with ridicule, but I defend my friends...
Who got insulted and needed defending? Did I miss something?
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I just hate to see so much bull shit get flung around and I do not like to have my friends get insulted without them being present to retort.
Did I miss something?
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