My New Yamaha Lord Player

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  1. halliganuser

    halliganuser Junior Member

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    Got this at GC for $250 a few weeks ago. This weekend I finally had time to tear it down. I am a died in the wool telecaster dood, but have been listening to so much Thin Lizzy and the Darkness lately, I had to get one when I found one I liked, and this one spoke to me.

    I enjoy playing this- very fun, and based on my limited experience it gets all of the Les Paul tones. I play through a Fender prosonic and hope to plug into a wound up marshall some day.

    Things I did, clean electronics, remove chrome pup covers, polished frets, oiled rosewood. Intonation is good, neck needs a slight relief.

    Things I found- THICK maple top- not flamely, but maybe 3/4 inch thick. I think the body is mahog or agathis. Solid. Frets virtually untouched- no wear at all. Serial number is 305XXX. Biggest surprise was 2 older SD pickups- a 59 in the neck, and a JB-M in the bridge. Different colored bobbins, but I kinda like the look. I read about the JBJs, and I assume this is a like model but would love info you have it. Finally what I think is a 'transitional' neck tenon (pokes into the neck pup cavity).

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100187825878471942771/albums/5712125903497166417/5712125911193384594
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    https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100187825878471942771/albums/5712125903497166417/5712125906540131490

    working on photos- not going well.
     
  2. GammyBird

    GammyBird Senior Member

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    Have you tried Flickr or Photobucket?
     
  3. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    You can also load them directly to a photo album in your profile, then link them into a thread using the [​IMG] icon above the "Reply" box.

    To open that photo album, go to your "User CP" link, look on the left-hand side of the page, and click the "pictures & albums" button.
     
  4. halliganuser

    halliganuser Junior Member

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    halliganuser Junior Member

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    grrrr. there are a few in my profile if you want to look. oh, it came was an old Tokai HSC.
     
  6. halliganuser

    halliganuser Junior Member

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    OMG I am so not happy. I know I am doing this right. Using flickr, and only the photo code for sharing. ooof.
     
  7. reborn old

    reborn old Senior Member

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    Are you adding image tags to the image web address at each end ? [​IMG]

    Pasting the address using the yellow pyramid Icon (located at the top center of the MLP text window) automates addition of image tags.



    Example from your album:

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    Code: (without spaces between tags + address) [​IMG]
     
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  8. emptyisvarah

    emptyisvarah Senior Member

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    grats on the yammy!! killer git for sure! chairs!
     
  9. HOT-BRIT

    HOT-BRIT V.I.P. Member

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    Will look again
     
  10. halliganuser

    halliganuser Junior Member

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    Thanks- I really like it. I'm sorry for the pic disaster...
     
  11. o0mobius0o

    o0mobius0o Senior Member

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    Sounds like a deal at $250.
     
  12. tonebone

    tonebone Senior Member

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    250 bones for a Yamstein Lord Player? Two piece top?

    HOLY CRAP, you friggin STOLE that guit! Amazing.

    Enjoy it like you won the lottery!
     
  13. GammyBird

    GammyBird Senior Member

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    You copied and pasted the link to the html page with the pictures. I went to your picture, right clicked on it and then copied the address for that picture.

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    Very nice guitar!
     
  14. halliganuser

    halliganuser Junior Member

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    Why Thanks! And also thanks for all the photo help. What should this guitar price out at then?
     
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    HOT-BRIT V.I.P. Member

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    you got a good deal
     
  16. tonebone

    tonebone Senior Member

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    LP500 & 550's used to sell at $500 to $600 about 4 years ago ( I almost bought a black Studio Lord, see below ).

    Your 400 is worth at least $500, especially with orig HC. But they are so unknown, it may be hard to find a buyer. Yamaha has always done everything "their way," so there are differences between a true Gibsun burst and Yam products.

    Not sure what the differences were in all the models. I know some had push/pull controls. They supposedly made a 1000 or 1200 model, never have seen one online tho.

    Is your Lord a two piece top?

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  17. halliganuser

    halliganuser Junior Member

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    The top is 3 pieces (significant?)- but the top is THICK- next time the strings come off, I will take close ups, I see no lines in the back- looks like 1 piece, but if its agathis it may not be a big deal.

    No push/pull pots.

    The middle position (which is my fave sound right now) uses both volume pots as a master, in other words, I can't dial in full volume on the neck and then 1/2 on the bridge for example. Both volumes work as a master. I don't know if this is the way Gibbys are made, but I don't think so.

    The case is a Tokia case, and looks like the one above, and is at least as old as the guitar. Regardless of all the 'pro/cons' of this wood, pickups (which I am really pumped about) 2 or 3 piece, this is a GREAT guitar. Can't say it as good as the real thing, never tried one out for this long before- but I am very happy with it.
     
  18. Lupinsansei

    Lupinsansei Senior Member

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    Top of the Lord Player pyramid is the 1000. The top of the Studio Lord line is the 1200.

    I have an LP-1000, I try to post pics later if anyone is interested. The model borrows from the high-end SG's & comes with spinex pickups and "bi-sound" which adds tone pot bypassing & push-push coil tap.

    Though the studio lords don't have as good of a rep & have the Yamaha headstock design, but they can be very good as well.
     
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    Please post pics, it would be the first I have seen!

    Some Studio Lords have the Gibsun openbook headstock (see pics I posted above) but are somewhat rare, as are Lord Players.
     
  20. tonebone

    tonebone Senior Member

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    Not significant! It is a solid top! Your guitar is built like a tank, great, great guitar! (I have seen one - and strummed -lol - , absolute great guitars)
     

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