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    Let's see your guitars

    Hi all

    I know a few people on here either play or collect, or both, so let's see your guitars. I think we've had a similar thread a long while back, but there's plenty of new people around these days who may be able to add some pics and info.

    Here's one I bought this morning at the boot sale. Only a Kay, but it kicks out a surprisingly chunky sound. Shame the tremelo arm was missing, but I couldn't leave it behind for 15.

    So, let's see you axes 8)



    Cheers

    Foggy

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    Re: Let's see your guitars

    Only pic I have is this ancient one of my '89 US standard Strat.



    Acoustic wise I have an Ovation Celebrity Deluxe.

    Haven't played either of them for years. Just lost all interest. :cry:

    I remember them selling those Kay models in Woolworths Ian.
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    Quick 'n dirty of 'the corner'. '78 Yamaha BB1000, '81 Ibanez Blazer and and unknown Artisan acoustic. Missing is my '83 Tokai Jazz Sound jazz bass. All japcrap, all great instruments :)


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    Re: Let's see your guitars

    Hi Ian

    some of mine (but not all )

    1960 Hofner president...


    Epiphone...


    Simon and Patrick in mahogany and cedar..


    Commodore, Japanese semi from around 1970..


    Marlin sidewinder from the '80's


    the Kaye's were budget geetars back in their day but for that, they were OK, i have a couple somewhere in the house...


    regards, john :)
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    Re: Let's see your guitars

    Waaay too many strings on those guitars. Here's some proper ones :wink:

    Sorry for all the pics, but I'd recently taken some for BassChat...

    2009 Fender US Re-Issue 1962 Precision: -











    1976 Fender Precision, Black & Maple (all original): -









    Fender Jazz 1975 Re-Issue: -






    2004 Musicman Stingray black/maple: -






    Also just got one of these little things this week: -

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashbory_bass

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    Re: Let's see your guitars

    Another basschatter! Peds' on here somewhere as well I think... ^^ Liking that black p-bass very much :)

    Neil

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    Re: Let's see your guitars

    '82 Tokai Springy
    Gordon Smith GS1
    G&L Tribute ASAT
    Cort M600
    Shine SIL-510TR

    No big brand names and nothing expensive but I think they're great. I'll take some pics tomorrow time permitting.

    Cheers,

    Gary

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    Oops forgot about my Suzuki acoustic

    Cheers,

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    Re: Let's see your guitars

    Seagull 12 string
    Yamaha APX-5
    Alvarez Yairi MMY1
    Gibson ES 137
    Ibanez Les Paul (wit it's guts ripped out... completely redoing it's internals: will get Seymour Duncan P-Rails, Varitone, 6-way rotary element switch....)

    Amps:
    Johnson JM-150
    Charlie Dadi series

    Must shoot some pic's of those someday soon.....

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    Re: Let's see your guitars

    Ok so ..............................
    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy
    Hi all

    I know a few people on here either play or collect, or both, so let's see your guitars. I think we've had a similar thread a long while back, but there's plenty of new people around these days who may be able to add some pics and info.

    Here's one I bought this morning at the boot sale. Only a Kay, but it kicks out a surprisingly chunky sound. Shame the tremelo arm was missing, but I couldn't leave it behind for 15.

    So, let's see you axes 8)



    Cheers

    Foggy
    YOU ARE HAVIN A LAUGH ..... FOR 15

    You Lucky Bugger.....

    I will post some of my pics later to this.... got a pink gibby sorry was a pink Gibby.........now a NATURAL...........

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    Re: Let's see your guitars

    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.Ldn
    Another basschatter! Peds' on here somewhere as well I think... ^^ Liking that black p-bass very much :)

    Neil
    Yeah! I think a few of us share the bass/watch obsession :)

    The black P bass is a new addition - bought it from a fellow basschatter for a good price, as it needed a bit of work doing to it. Took it into Peter Allen (who is a complete genius!), and he sorted the neck out (which was a little bit like a banana), fixed the truss rod problems, and sorted out the upper frets. I only got it back on Friday, but it absolutely plays like a dream now - definitely my favourite bass out of them.... So much so, that I might sell the '62....

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    Re: Let's see your guitars

    Quote Originally Posted by tredders
    Yeah! I think a few of us share the bass/watch obsession :)
    Couldn't agree more, I have a soft spot for Fender... :wink:





    Best regards
    Thomas

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    Re: Let's see your guitars

    Quote Originally Posted by tgarn
    Quote Originally Posted by tredders
    Yeah! I think a few of us share the bass/watch obsession :)
    Couldn't agree more, I have a soft spot for Fender... :wink:





    Best regards
    Thomas
    Very nice, Thomas. Is that Jazz old or relic-d? Or both? And what are the years of the others?

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    Re: Let's see your guitars

    Thank you tredders. It's a 1964 Jazz, the Telecaster is from 1970 and has a Seymour Duncan quarter pounder for more punch. The Precision is from 1960 and the Strat is 1976.

    Found the P-Bass in London years ago. The shop owner told me it once belonged to Chris Glenn (Alex Harvey, Michael Schenker Group). Maybe it's true... :wink:

    Best regards,
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    Re: Let's see your guitars

    Hi,

    I don't have pictures of them all and the ones I do have aren't particularly good pictures:

    1984 Fender Strat, fitted with a couple of Dimarzio stacked humbuckers:



    Next an Epiphone Casino bought this year:



    And a Les Paul Standard also new this year:



    So much better value for money than watches I find. :lol:

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    Re: Let's see your guitars

    I'm a bit of a magpie when it comes to guitars and my collection is forever changing!

    At the moment I have:-

    Tokai 335 ~ Seth Lover
    MIJ Fender Stratocaster ~ SSL-1 Californian Set
    Gretsch Electromatic ~ GFS NYII & NYIII
    MIM Fender Tele ~ Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder and Hot Tele Tapped
    Tokai MIJ SG - Gibson 57's
    Tokai MIJ LP - Pearly Gates Set
    K.Yairi Gordon Giltrap Signature

    I play this little lot through either a Cornford Harlequin or Matamp Minimat MK1 with 1x12 cab.

    My current gas is for a LP Junior or DC in TV Yellow.

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    Re: Let's see your guitars



    Back (left-right): 2005 Gibson SG standard, Ebony

    1983 Fender (not squier) JV tele, Butterscotch

    1985 Fender Japan Extrad tele, Blonde (my pride and joy :D)

    2004 Fender 50th anniversary Strat, Ash 2 tone sunburst

    Front: Cheapo Crafter Electro-acoustic, it gives a really bright, crisp sound and has a great action.

    2001 Fender Mex Jazz Bass with custom black abalone pickguard, Badass II Bridge and Custom Shop '62's.

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    "Mummy, mummy, I'm getting married - to a black, bass player"

    A BASS PLAYER!?

    (Bad joke, I know. Apologies to anyone offended).

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    Here are most of my Les Pauls



    Just missing the most recent arrival, an Epi Japan LP Junior..........
    and the acoustics
    and the Iceman bass
    and the Steinberger cricket bat thing
    But they don't really count cos they're not Les Pauls :)

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    Some great guitars, everyone - keep the posts coming.

    Love the shot of the 8 LP's up against the wall - very 8)

    Cheers

    Foggy

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    Re: Let's see your guitars

    My 12 string Terada FW-952 accoustic - a good quality copy of a Gibson Hummingbird










    .. needs a bit of TLC here:

    Plan to plane a wafer thin piece of mahogany from some suitable donor wood and glue it over the top of the rib - then try some French polish. The rib was already damaged when I found the guitar in a pawnbroker's shop.

    Cheers

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    Just a little something I knocked up in my shed a while ago :)
    I made it from solid Oak and Mahogany. It Weighs a ton but sustains for ever :headbang:








    And one of Ozzy Osborne signing the strat :-)




    And my trusty Strat ( picture from last year :) )



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    Re: Let's see your guitars

    Tredders another Basschat user here. If you ever get close to selling that 76 black/black/maple P, let me know ;)

    Mine:
    My number 1 take to every gig guitar - 2003 Les Paul Standard with a pair of Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates.


    97 Les Paul Standard, possibly sold


    2007 Martin HD-28V - THE acoustic guitar as far as I am concerned. Probably the most copied acoustic guitar but none of them sounds like this


    2006 Japanese Fender Telecaster Custom - ideal for Country-noir


    1983 Gordon-Smith GS01 - the English LP Junior


    Epiphone 335 Dot with a Gibson Burstbucker and a Rio Grande Texas BBQ pickups - sadly not as a good as the real thing.


    2004 Fender USA Precision - not this one, I sold it when my band broke up, but bought an identical one a few weeks back


    1993 Japanese Squier Strat - first proper guitar. Must have been nearly new when I got it.


    200? Crafter Lite - amazing value for money. I paid 115 for this and recently saw a cedar topped version in a shop for 279!


    Bigger pics here -


    Pics of the ones that got away (including my Stingray, LP Custom, 335 and 3 SGs) here -

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    I'm loving that gulf liveried Les Paul .. and is there a LP 'smartwood' in there too .. ?

    No point in me posting pictures of my Les Paul Studio (arctic shite, gold hardware).. never had any reason to buy another guitar (well .. never had a reason to buy more watches either, butcan't justify it taking up the space) other than a 6-string and 12-string yamaha accoustic.

    Some lovely axes in here gents. Lets see your amps too! :twisted:

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    Re: Let's see your guitars

    Quote Originally Posted by Gruntfuttock

    And a Les Paul Standard also new this year:


    That's a beautiful finish Tony.............honeyburst?
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    Re: Let's see your guitars

    Quote Originally Posted by GregR
    I'm loving that gulf liveried Les Paul .. and is there a LP 'smartwood' in there too .. ?

    No point in me posting pictures of my Les Paul Studio (arctic shite, gold hardware).. never had any reason to buy another guitar (well .. never had a reason to buy more watches either, butcan't justify it taking up the space) other than a 6-string and 12-string yamaha accoustic.

    Some lovely axes in here gents. Lets see your amps too! :twisted:
    The Gulf LP is my own work and my own 'design'. It's an early 90's Orville (Gibson Japan) that I imported from Japan in a right state. copius amounts of body filler and sanding later I had my first crack at painting a guitar. It doesn't stand scrutiny from a couple of inches away ever so well, but to say I did it in the garage with car aerosols I'm quite pleased with the results! Great stage guitar.

    The 'smartwood' one is a Gibson Studio in all Mahogany thing, which I bought because it was really light weight. I usually like my LPs to be on the heavy side (the Gulf is over 11lb) but had a few back problems and wanted something lighter but still a Les Paul. It weighs in at just under 7lb, thanks mostly to the huge cavity in the body and lack of maple cap, but it growls like a good un and sounds particularly nasty, which I like :)

    Amps wise I only have the one these days. A TSL60 Marshall head and a 2 x12 cab. Currently hanging my nose over a Mesa Dual Rectifier but have yet to decide whether that comes before or after a Sinn U1....

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    Re: Let's see your guitars

    What a great collection of guitars. I'm down to just my acoustic, a 1989 Martin D-16A ("A" for ash back and sides). This was one of Martin's experiments with tonewood alternatives to the more expensive and scarce rosewood and mahogany standards. The ash gives it a brighter sound than rosewood or mahogany, I happen to like it:






    For any Martin fans out there I posted a thread here a while back on my tour of the Martin factory. I also posted something much more comprehensive with more pictures and annotation of the pictures on this site: http://theunofficialmartinguitarforu...om/topic/83720


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    JUst realised i dont have any decent pics of my guitars - must get that sorted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Hand Luke
    JUst realised i dont have any decent pics of my guitars - must get that sorted
    I discovered that too at the weekend, went to make amends, got them all out and then started playing them. Before I knew it, darkness had descended . Hopefully I'll be able to take some snaps later in the week and won't get too distracted next time :roll:.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Let's see your guitars

    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C
    Quote Originally Posted by Gruntfuttock

    And a Les Paul Standard also new this year:

    ...
    That's a beautiful finish Tony.............honeyburst?

    Hi Neil,

    It is Heritage Sunburst and that isn't a great picture of it (looks too dark). It looks much more like this photo in the flesh, a sort of nicely pre-aged Sunburst:



    The finish on modern Gibsons is up there with the best. The Honey Burst and I think there is a finish called Desert Burst look just as good: shame I had to choose just the one. :lol:

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    Re: Let's see your guitars

    My two - Washburn D100S and Fender Mexican Strat'.


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    Sorry for joining in on this thread a bit late! Some lovely guitars on show! Very jealous of Crazytrain's Les Paul collection! ...and gasgasbones, that home made SG looks awsome! Here's my pride and joy....



    A 1984 Westone rainbow 1. Owned from new and pretty much in immaculate condition.


    Westone Spectrum GT Bass - currently in bits for a repair and re-finish. A very long running project!

    I'll have to get some photos of the rest. A fairly motley collection...

    Indie LP Copy
    Fender 50's Classic Strat (Mex)
    Westone Thunder 1A
    Simon and Patrick Acoustic (same as one posted earlier I think)



    David

    Edit : To add bass pic

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    I used to have one of these:



    A Charvel 3A. However, it was a creamy off white colour rather than red:









    Had a '67 black Les Paul Custum (the triple HB) at one point and a very odd SG: small pick guard, dot inlays rather than flares, no binding down the neck and a large surface mounted Bigsby rather than the long type that anchored at the strap post. From '69. Never seen another like it. Should never have let it go.

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    Re: Let's see your guitars

    A few more in the spare room (sorry, it's full of guitars, guns and the wife's teddy bears )



    think i have another six or eight in the loft :roll:



    john :P

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    Re: Let's see your guitars

    some realy nice guitars here

    Anyone had a go with or own the Brian May signature Red special ?
    Kind of fancy one but Andertons in Guildford never seem to have one in to try out :(

    While Im here, what TAB sites you all using if any ?


    carl

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    My latest incoming and my first strat.



    Cheers

    Foggy

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    Re: Let's see your guitars

    Quote Originally Posted by gasgasbones
    some realy nice guitars here

    Anyone had a go with or own the Brian May signature Red special ?
    Kind of fancy one but Andertons in Guildford never seem to have one in to try out :(

    While Im here, what TAB sites you all using if any ?


    carl
    Carl I usually use http://www.ultimate-guitar.com for tabs. Try and get Guitar Pro installed on your PC as well and use the GP files on Ultimate Guitar - they tend to be the most accurate, although because they're all user submitted, be prepared for tabs on that site to be either slightly wrong, very wrong, in a very strange key, make no sense at all, or not be the song you think it is!! :lol:

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    My new toy:


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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyguitar
    My new toy:

    Now these look very very nice indeed! I have seen a few hanging around (literally) in guitar shops and they look immaculately finished; almost too nice to play. :lol:

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    Nah they're never too nice to play Tony!!
    The light in the pic doesn't do the colour justice at all - I'll have to try and take a better one.

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    Re: Let's see your guitars

    Quote Originally Posted by SimonK
    "Mummy, mummy, I'm getting married - to a black, bass player"

    A BASS PLAYER!?

    (Bad joke, I know. Apologies to anyone offended).
    :? is it just me :?:

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    Re: Let's see your guitars

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl
    Quote Originally Posted by SimonK
    "Mummy, mummy, I'm getting married - to a black, bass player"

    A BASS PLAYER!?

    (Bad joke, I know. Apologies to anyone offended).
    :? is it just me :?:
    What? Offended? Black? A bass player?

    I am none of these.

    ;)

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    I have a 2 year old Gibson Les Paul GT in red Fender Strat US standard in White. Playing them through a Hayden Mofo (Which i love)
    with a vox cabinet

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeusIrae
    a very odd SG: small pick guard, dot inlays rather than flares, no binding down the neck and a large surface mounted Bigsby rather than the long type that anchored at the strap post. From '69. Never seen another like it. Should never have let it go.
    Sounds like an SG Special. Something like this? http://www.robwesley.com/guitars/Gib...nal%201972.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by tredders
    Waaay too many strings on those guitars. Here's some proper ones :wink:

    Sorry for all the pics, but I'd recently taken some for BassChat...

    2009 Fender US Re-Issue 1962 Precision: -




    Mark.


    This look's like the John Paul Jones guitar, an absolute corker! :shock:

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    Actually, I have a Yamaha Pacifica with two Seymour Duncans and one original pickup moved towards the neck to keep that "Strat" sound.

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    I don't have many pics but here are a few of mine :)

    '91 LP standard
    A squier bullet (my first electric)
    American strat and Tele (both '90's)
    Yamaha SG2000 ('80's i think)
    And my favourite up front is a beat to shite '69 tele







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    SG 2000 eh? I remember Santana playing one of those in the late 70's I think and a bloke in the Undertones from your neck of the woods.

    What is the signature on your Tele scratch plate? Van Morrison, another NI bloke?

    Nice collection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rapidboy
    I don't have many pics but here are a few of mine :)


    This old girl is a '72
    Is that '72 Precision refinished? Or is it all original? It's bloody gorgeous...

    Mark.

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    Cool Pic :)

    do they all have a different sound/tone or is it just another type of "collection disease"?


    Quote Originally Posted by Crazytrain
    Here are most of my Les Pauls



    Just missing the most recent arrival, an Epi Japan LP Junior..........
    and the acoustics
    and the Iceman bass
    and the Steinberger cricket bat thing
    But they don't really count cos they're not Les Pauls :)

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