NGD! Bigsby Goodness!

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  1. steve

    steve Senior Member

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    Howdy Folks!

    Went shopping for a Martin D15 today and guess what........I didn't buy a Martin.

    Popped into my local guitar emporium and this beauty caught my eye immediately! Its a 2013 Signature T Gold Edition (bit of a mouthful) that the previous owner (who has exemplary taste) fitted a Vibramate and B7. It has a few dings and scratches but nothing serious and certainly nothing that would bother me. Apparently it used to belong to some old fella who would tour old folks homes with it.....so rock and roll!

    Gave it a play, left the shop adamant I was out shopping for a Martin.....Went back to the shop and bought it, just couldn't help myself for £1245. The 57 Classics sound great and the coil splits and Bigsby sound wonderful together. Took it home and strung it up with 11's (Hate restringing Bigsbys) and its great!

    Enough yapping here be pictures!

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  2. RustyNuts

    RustyNuts Premium Member

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    Paging @Christosterone. Christosterone, you have a call waiting in this thread....

    Happy New Guitar Day Steve! Looks like an awesome pickup.
     
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    Brian Krashpad Senior Member

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    Beautiful! Congrats.
     
  4. steve

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    Thanks man, its a real nice guitar very happy with it! really heavy though and the bigsby doesn't help!

    Cheers buddy!
     
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    musicmaniac Senior Member

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    Nice congrats!
     
  6. shupe13

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    Everything about that guitar looks vintage sexy.
     
  7. Javiersson

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    Agree with you all......and the plastics fit perfectly!
     
  8. Christosterone

    Christosterone Premium Member

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    Great guitar...

    Bigsbys are heavy but I tend to prefer boat anchors...
    Especially once the vibramate is added...

    Look at the bigsby as cardio that sorta allows u to “bend” the strings...

    You haven’t lived until you’ve played eruption on a bigsby....it’s like doing a laser surgery with a flashlight...

    But I don’t care and love bigsbys...

    -Chris
     
  9. 1all's Pub

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    Nice score! Congrats and HNGD!

    And a helpful hint regarding restringing Bigbys (in case you don’t already know)... pre-bend the ends of the strings (where the ball is) with a needle-nosed pliers. This makes the string hold proper shape and makes Bigsby restringing a breeze. :)
     
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  10. steve

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    It's my first Bigsby equipped guitar and so far I'm loving it. Really liking having 11's on it and I feel like the tension is a bit lower with this over the hardtail.

    Thanks, I was doing that haha but they still popped off! First time restringing a bigsby and I felt like I could have used a third hand to do it.
     
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    Youtube Video or it didn't happen. I pray this is a real thing. #Idareyou
     
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    Congrats on your new axequisition! She's a beauty.
     
  13. Christosterone

    Christosterone Premium Member

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    Here’s me on a classical in 1965 :naughty:
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    -Chris
     
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    Get a Vibramate Spoiler and no worries about bending strings or having a special tool to install your strings.

    Just string it up like a normal guitar and go.
     
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    Congrats @steve !!

    Bigsbys' are not my taste...but the LP is beautiful!
     
  16. steve

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    New trc arrived today so took it as an excuse to give it all a good polish and oil the fretboard. I have read loads of negative comments about granadillo on this forum, but honestly unless I have a particularly wonderful example then I really wouldn't have known it wasn't rosewood as it looks and feels the part. With all this hassle with CITE and so forth I don't know why this hasn't been adopted on more guitars.

    Heres some more pictures.
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  17. Christosterone

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    Pure, unadulterated perfection :drool:
     
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    That looks great! :dude:
     
  19. shupe13

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    I’d take it homie.:slash:
     
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    Nice...HNGD
     

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