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    Historic Juniors/TV Models Worth It?

    I can't answer the years to avoid question, but I can tell you what I look for: Weight of the guitar, I try to buy guitars, generally speaking, at or under 8.5 lbs I can feel the vibration of the strings in the neck when I strum the guitar How it sounds when played acoustically - I look for...
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    I forgot!!!

    About 10 or 12 years ago I bought a possessed '63 SG LP jr from Gil Southworth. It was one of his personal player guitars. He had it at his old shop in Bethesda and randomly picked it up to demo an amp for a customer. It sounded so good that he put it behind the counter and took it home...
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    The Ultimate Clean Machine?

    With the right guitar my '68 JMP50 and 4x12 cab sounds pretty sweet at low vol. But so does my Bruno Underground 30, chimy and creamy. Louis Electric made a Gattone that was based on mid/late tweed Fenders. I always thought it sounded like bassman and or an early jtm45. Anyway that amp had a...
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    High end Replica vs Vintage

    Interestingly enough I 100% agree with you and I have a story to tell: I have a feather weight '10 '54 custom reissue that will in most cases sound better than any vintage staple custom LP. I bought this guitar sight unseen from GC about 10 years ago. The neck pickup sounded great but bridge...
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    Urine Burst Alert

    There's a question mark there.....so sarcastic or real opinion??
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    Urine Burst Alert

    $6,500 for a new, 9 lb guitar with an ugly top that is light on one side and dark on the other, what kind of a deal is that? For the same price you can get a beat up TV Special that will be lighter, have a real aged top that will sound better and will probably be refretted as well.
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    2012 R7 neck profile

    As with any online guitar purchase, ask for a right of refusal, 24 to 48 hours is standard and you pay for insured shipping back to the seller should you decide to return the guitar. If the seller will not allow a right of refusal don't consider the guitar.
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    Looking for a great 1x12 combo

    Blackstar Artisan 5/15. Two channels, channel one is a very minor tweak away from being a 1974x and the second, to my ears, is a lower gain JCM 800. The two together sound fantastic. It's a beautifully hand wired, switchable 5 or 15 watt 1x12 one and done amp. It wants to break up but has...
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    10k to spend what should I buy ?

    That's an insane amount of money to spend on a new guitar. Get a '50s Les Paul TV Special.
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    Repairing Willie Nelson's Trigger

    Great watch. Sorry if it's repost Part 1: Part2:
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    A burst just got raped

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    Contact cleaner for pots

    A couple of my older guitars have "scratchy" sounding pots. I've heard contact cleaner can help. Do you agree and if so what brand do you use? TY in advance!
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    when you think P90 ...

    The things that come to mind are my first P90 guitar, a '58 LP TV Special and how much of an idiot I was selling it. The second thing was the time that cemented P90s for me at a jam session with a bunch of folks, most of whom I didn't know. The moment came after I plugged it, turned the amp up...
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    Historic Les Pauls...post 'em!

    LOVE IT!!! Very true, not many. What year is yours? If you haven't already, call Gibson and ask about the run your guitar came from.
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    Historic Les Pauls...post 'em!

    I bought this from a friend about 8 years ago. He had it for a while and it's an '02 all mahogany '58 RI. I asked Gibson to research it and they said it was a very limited release of maybe 10 or 20 in '02. My buddy bought it becasue it reminded him of the below guitar, a striped '57 all...
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    Santie Claws Arrives Early - LP Special TV Yellow

    It does. I sold several guitars to get this one.
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    Santie Claws Arrives Early - LP Special TV Yellow

    LOL, old post! Happy belated NGD! This is my current Special.
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    Santie Claws Arrives Early - LP Special TV Yellow

    Congrats Md!!!! These are great guitars and I've always thought Specials were the bargains of the vintage and reissue world. You get so much tone, a great neck, all mahogany and light weight packed into a nondescript guitar that kills when you plug it in. I upgraded mine with vintage PIO...
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    P90 on 1965 Epiphone Coronet - same as on 60s Gibsons?

    Gibson bought Epip in '57. The pickups are the same. That's a nice guitar, did you buy it?


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