Three Goldtops: 1952, 1977 & 2000

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  1. Myth vs Craft

    Myth vs Craft Junior Member

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    Some time ago I noticed that Austin-based guitarist, singer & songwriter Phil Hurley had three goldtops: a '52, a '77 and a 2000.

    He graciously agreed to share the stories behind each guitar and played them all through a '65 Vibrolux to showcase how they sound.

    Hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed producing it:
     
  2. DaveSG

    DaveSG Senior Member

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    VERY well done. Nice, crisp and clean.

    Man, I wanted to fall over from the tone on that '52 neck pickup. Sounds like that really stop you...and move you.
     
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    scott1970 Senior Member

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    I enjoyed that. Thanks.
     
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    endial Senior Member

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    Damn. That '52 in the middle position. :wow: (and neck).

    Nicely done. Good subject!
     
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    That's very cool.
     
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    scozz Senior Member

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    Great video!! I really enjoyed watching!

    He's the kind of guitarist that inspires other guitarists...truly a high compliment imo. Great tones from ALL those Gold Tops with that Vibrolux. This guys got great hands and fingers...love the vibrato done with his hands and fingers.

    Thanks @Myth vs Craft for posting it! :thumb:

    I think @Christosterone may have wet his pants!! :fingersx:
     
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    Bend'n'Slide Senior Member

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    Nicely done! Great stories, great playing.


    Oh, that '52... fabulous!

    <sigh>
     
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    whoa! everything great here: all sounds, all sights. thank you!
     
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    Fantastic guitars, excelent playing, enjoyed this very much. Thanks a lot!
     
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    Pretty cool. The neck on the 52 is stunning. But he was right, the bridge is pretty, meh.

    I think my fav of the 3 was the 77.
     
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    Thank you everyone. So glad that you enjoyed the piece.

    It was a treat to spend so much time with Phil and the guitars up close.

    I've seen him us the '77 live, though lately he's been playing a cherry red 335 (also with a Bigsby!) quite a bit.
     
  13. Greg's Guitars

    Greg's Guitars Senior Member

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    Nothing like good P90's.....Sounds like my 54.
     
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  14. Myth vs Craft

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    Nice. Did the switch from P-90s to PAFs start in '57?
     
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    Pesh Senior Member

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    That '52 sounds fierce and fantastic! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    That is awesome! I love GT's
     
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    Yep, mid-ish year.
     
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