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    The PAF sound?

    Lindy Fralin Low output humbuckers and Wizz premium clone P.A.F.s both nail the P.A.F. tone. I've been around a lot of 57, 58, 59 and 60 Les Paul's and I've heard enough P.A.Fs to make this claim. Personally I like the Fralins. Bare Knucle Mules sound phenomenal too. The Mules will make a dull...
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    Pagey’s Black Beauty Custom is $20,000?

    Like anything else in life it's worth what someone is willing to pay for it.
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    Should I trade my 01 R9 for a 2020 Murphy lab R9?

    I appreciate your kind words concerning my guitar. You know I gotta say this, IMO there is no one assembly line guitar being made today that is going to return "investment grade" money. And if there is I don't know what guitar it would be. Have a great day!
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    Should I trade my 01 R9 for a 2020 Murphy lab R9?

    Murphy Lab. Just the name "Murphy Lab" makes me giggle. It's just a marketing strategy. Keep what you have. As long as the guitar has a long neck tenon you're golden. My Gibson Heritage 80 Les Paul My Dad bought it for me in 1980 from Alex's on 48th st Manhattan. $1200 in 1980 dollars. With a...
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    1980's Blade Levinson Delta (Telecaster)

    I remember seeing them at a music store i use to teach at back in the mid 90s. The guy who owned the store told me they where made in Switzerland. I just took his word for it. I had no reason not to.
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    1980's Blade Levinson Delta (Telecaster)

    I stand corrected!
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    1980's Blade Levinson Delta (Telecaster)

    I remember when these guitars came out. I'm guessing it was the mid 90s. They where really well made guitars. They sounded really good. And yes they where made in Switzerland. Use it in the best of health!
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    Playing some blues with my friends! Gibson 335 fat Neck Historic '59

    Found this video of me from 2012 on the internet today. A hot summer night so I decided to go to my friends "open mic" and play my 335. This is from 2012 and I have no idea what amp or pedals I'm playing. The Made in Memphis Historic fat neck is completely stock. It has a little bit bigger neck...
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    Reissue vs. Vintage

    All I can tell you is there is nothing better than playing a good Vintage 56, 57, 58, 59, 60 Les Paul or 335. And then in 1963 the Firebirds came out. You haven't lived until you've played a custom color Firebird V. Nothing compares to the vintage guitars. The Gibson Murphy Lab Re-issue...
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    Kalamazoo vs Nashville plant

    Maybe a Citation or a one off V, Explorer or Moderne. Maybe a custom color Firebird? I've never associated 6 digit pricing on a Norlin era guitar.
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    Kalamazoo vs Nashville plant

    My preference is the Kalamazoo made Gibson guitars. I'm not saying they're better than a Nashville Gibson. I just prefer the Made in Michigan guitars.
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    Kalamazoo vs Nashville plant

    They where selling guitars by the train load back then!
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    Bare Knuckle Mules.

    Actually no one else in my family plays guitar. My Dad passed away several years ago and left me all of his guitars too. I've been trying to figure out who I'm gonna leave my guitars too. I want them to go to somebody young who will appreciate and play them. I have a friend in his late 20s who...
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    Bare Knuckle Mules.

    Yeah he taught major 7 chords.
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    Bare Knuckle Mules.

    There's nothing lowly about a Epiphone Les Paul. I bought my nephew one for Xmas several years ago and he loves his. It's actually a really nice guitar.

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