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Old Jul 06, 2008, 04:50 PM   #141
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Thanks for the kind remarks, Beatleboy

It 's actually a1979 4001 in Azure Glo.

The black 350 is a Susanna Hoffs Limited Edition...number 191 of 250 ever made -from 1989

And the little 12 string is a 1966 450/12 in Fireglo

Love my Rickies !!
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Old Jul 06, 2008, 09:07 PM   #142
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Woah, Johnny! LOVE the guitars! A Hofner, a sexy SG, Rocky, and all those Rickenbackers (especially the 320 )... that's like my dream collection. Wow!
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Old Jul 07, 2008, 11:02 AM   #143
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Hey Johnny,
I thought it might have been an Azure Glo, although they seem to be nearly identical to the Midnight Blue finish. It looks like you've really taken good care of it.

I also like that 350 Susanna Hoffs model. The checkerboard binding on that thing is absolutely phenominal, and I've seen them go for quite a bit on Ebay. Quite the impressive lineup.
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Old Jul 08, 2008, 12:18 AM   #144
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BBoy - I believe that Midnight Blue is a metal flake finish, whereas Azureglo is a solid colour.


Hi there "luvsthebeatles" :) Thankyou
I have my old Gretsch to post yet... let me find a pic?

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I've been thinking it over, and I've got a couple of questions. Did you unscrew everything (pickups, bridge, pickguard) when you sanded and painted the body of the guitar, or did you do so with it assembled? And also, did you varnish the pickguard after painting it? I suppose the back of the neck isn't painted, is it?
Sorry for not replying sooner .. I never spotted this posting until now!

Yes... I unscrewed everything from the body and the headstock also...

And yes... i varnished the pickguard. I added a drop of amber tint to the lacquer to give it an "authentic" (ha!) vintage appearance

Funally - no...the only part of the neck that is painted, is the front of the headstock. Don't forget Patti's glitter nail varnish on there, too
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Old Jul 08, 2008, 06:05 AM   #145
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just found a pic of the Gretsch. Nothing as exciting as a "Country Gentleman" model, or whatever - but this is my 1964 Clipper, which my dad used to play - in a "beat combo".



I am mailing the link for this page to my dad.... and I hoipe that he reads this post - for unless he sends large quantities of money - I shall be forced to reveal the ridiculous name that he gave his (not famous) band!

Just joking...

anyway - the Gretsch Clipper from 1964



Now - tell me truthfully - have you had enough of my guitars, or can you take more punishment? I am embarrased to say that there are some more...and I am only showing the Beatle-associated ones....
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Old Jul 08, 2008, 06:52 AM   #146
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Sorry for not replying sooner .. I never spotted this posting until now!

Yes... I unscrewed everything from the body and the headstock also...

And yes... i varnished the pickguard. I added a drop of amber tint to the lacquer to give it an "authentic" (ha!) vintage appearance

Funally - no...the only part of the neck that is painted, is the front of the headstock. Don't forget Patti's glitter nail varnish on there, too

Thank you very much! That amber tint in the lacquer seems a good idea. My pickguard's white, while I think that George's was kind of yellowish, and I thought that I might try to apply that background colour or do it with the varnish. I'll make some attempt on paper, to see whether the enamel paints blend well or not. By the way, how many different colours did you need to buy?



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I am mailing the link for this page to my dad.... and I hoipe that he reads this post - for unless he sends large quantities of money - I shall be forced to reveal the ridiculous name that he gave his (not famous) band!
Please do tell us. I'm sure that your father -who will be very welcome here- won't pay enough to keep your mouth sealed!


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anyway - the Gretsch Clipper from 1964

Wow! A really beautiful guitar, old style as I like them. I wish my parents, uncles or aunts had had any electric guitar from that period...


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Now - tell me truthfully - have you had enough of my guitars, or can you take more punishment? I am embarrased to say that there are some more...and I am only showing the Beatle-associated ones....
Truthfully, hand on heart, I think we'll be able to endure such a sight. I will (as McCartney would say).
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Old Jul 16, 2008, 01:51 AM   #147
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Re Rocky....

I used about twelve different colours on the pickguards... just thise tiny little pots used by aircraft modellers... I'll have to check exactly how many and what shades.

Continuing on topic:

here's the 1967 Gibson ES330 I used to use (In the Brutles/Brewtles) - in lieu of my old 1966 Epiphone Casino (which was stolen )

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Old Jul 17, 2008, 11:58 PM   #148
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I used about twelve different colours on the pickguards... just thise tiny little pots used by aircraft modellers... I'll have to check exactly how many and what shades.

Just a couple of questions, you say you used enamel paint. I've been looking here and there in the web for information, and I've read about lacquer paint. Are they the same? (Sorry, I'm having problems with my English again!) Will the same kind of paint stick both to the body and to the pickguard? I've found a shop in which they sell paint for wood, but I don't know whether it'll do for the pickguard. They have not-so-big-but-not-so-small tubes of paint, so they might be good to paint the body, and I might search another shop for aircraft modellers for smaller tubes for the pickguard. A list of the shades you used would be very welcome, because you managed the right ones, I think. Another thing: I've read someone's question in another forum about painting a guitar, and he was told not to use varnish, but to use clear paint. What's the difference?

Lastly, when you say you removed everything before painting, does that include the springs inside the body and the rectangular plate where the neck joins the body? Or will the neck fall apart if I remove that?





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here's the 1967 Gibson ES330 I used to use (In the Brutles/Brewtles) - in lieu of my old 1966 Epiphone Casino (which was stolen )


I cannot believe your Casino was stolen... and that you survived after hitting the roof. Do the Casino and the ES330 sound very different? By the way, do you have all those vintage guitars because you (or some relative) bought them back then, or have you got them afterwards?

(By the way, great funny names for your band!)
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Old Aug 02, 2008, 07:56 PM   #149
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Old Aug 04, 2008, 08:15 PM   #150
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Re Rocky....

I used about twelve different colours on the pickguards... just thise tiny little pots used by aircraft modellers... I'll have to check exactly how many and what shades.

Continuing on topic:

here's the 1967 Gibson ES330 I used to use (In the Brutles/Brewtles) - in lieu of my old 1966 Epiphone Casino (which was stolen )
The Gibson ES-330 is a fine stand-in for the Casino. Had that guitar shop that Paul visited in 1964 had a lefty Gibson ES-330 in stock that fateful day, everyone might be clambering over the ES-330's today, and the Casino would've been just be another guitar!

Sorry your Epi got stolen, however!

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Do the Casino and the ES330 sound very different?
The Casino and the ES-330 are the exact same guitar. Same body and P-90 pick-ups, etc. Of course, there are probably some slight differences - like the Gibson vs. Epi headstock (but then again, even Paul's '64 Casino sported the "Gibson" style headstock).

But, sound-wise... you'd need to be a freak of nature to be able to tell the difference between the two.
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Old Aug 25, 2008, 05:17 AM   #153
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Ooh, the bassoon looks really pretty! That's a big instrument!
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Yes. When I started playing it at 14, it was almost bigger than me :)
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Wow!

fantástico! excelente! excelente!


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fantástico! excelente! excelente!



ˇGracias! ˇGracias! ˇMuchas gracias!

I finally decided not to disassemble the guitar, after seeing part of the original blue paint under a scratch by the pickguard in George's guitar. If he didn't bother to do so, why do it myself? I suppose that I'll regret it some day, when it starts to peel off or when the guitar needs maintenance, but for now I'm satisfied.

But last night I realized that the slightly greasy finish (my T-shirt kind of gets stuck to it when I play) is gathering all the dust from my T-shirt, so the place of the (guitar's) body that touches my own body (with some clothes in between!) is getting grey. I don't know how I can remove that dirt without removing the coating, too, and what's more, I'd like to know whether there is any other kind of finish I can apply now to protect the current finish. Sounds awkward, doesn't it? The guy at the shop gave me some kind of spray he said was used for this kind of work; he recommended a spray instead of a brush in order not to remove all the acrylic paint from the pickguard. But it's sticky!
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I htink that I used a Poly (plastic) clear coating on mine... all I can suggest you do, is to spray some on a test area - say a piece of painted scrap wood? Then you will see the result without any risk to your fine Rocky!!

Back on to "gear":

Here's my Sonic blue Strat...a la John and George circa 1965...



more to come....
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Wow! I love that shade of blue, and those aged pickguard, pickup covers and knobs are beautiful!

Have you thought of having a pic of yourself taken among all your guitars? Like those ones of George in his guitar room, you know? It seems you've got enough guitars to do so!
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