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Old Jun 14, 2010, 10:10 PM   #1
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Every so often, a particular guitar hits a nerve and I obsess over it for a short time.

I have always loved SG's - they may possibly be my favorite guitar of all-time. Lately, I've been over a model like George owned:



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Old Jun 15, 2010, 01:04 AM   #2
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MMMMMM ... well I've always admired (was going to say drooled over) Rickenbackers and Burns guitars and I cannot say with any conviction I will own either.

I once played a 12 string acoustic and loved it, although I've never owned one. The fave ones seem to be the Telecaster/Stratocaster configureation and the various copies.

But I have been to the Gibson guitar factory in Memphis and had a look in the shop, in fact had my picture taken with a couple of beautiful looking Epihone guitars, well worth a visit if you are ever in the Memphis area.

Oh and I would like to add I do own a rather aincient Hofner, now it has a Compensator nameplate but not sure if that was actually a Hofner model name.

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Old Jun 15, 2010, 11:31 AM   #3
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Gotta admit... that guitar is pretty damn hot! I don't know how to play, but I'd hang it on my wall.

But, of course, it's the man behind the ax that makes it truly hot!
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Old Jun 15, 2010, 12:37 PM   #4
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Gotta admit... that guitar is pretty damn hot! I don't know how to play, but I'd hang it on my wall.

But, of course, it's the man behind the ax that makes it truly hot!
If I won a lot of money, I'd head straight to the guitar shop with wild eyes!

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Old Jun 16, 2010, 08:53 AM   #5
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epiphone hummingbird acoustic or fender stratocaster electric.



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Old Aug 05, 2010, 12:19 PM   #6
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I always wanted a left-handed Rickenbacker 4001S with a crazy paintjob like this guy's:


Here's mine:
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Old Aug 05, 2010, 05:54 PM   #7
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Here's mine:
Did you execute that paint job yourself (or have it done "special-ordered")? I've seen that exact pic somewhere else on the "interwebs". It's a beaut!
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Yep, did it myself about 10 years ago now.
The finish is still in great shape, here's a shot from a couple weeks ago.
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Yep, did it myself about 10 years ago now.
The finish is still in great shape, here's a shot from a couple weeks ago.
That's a spot-on replication of Paul's Rick paint job. How did you do that? What reference did you have at your disposal?
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Now this was back in the days before I owned a DVD player so I put in the Anthology VHS and paused it when there were good close-ups of the bass during "Walrus" and "Hello Goodbye", also checked the "MMT" LP.
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epiphone hummingbird acoustic or fender stratocaster electric.




HOLY COW! i am in need of both of those. my acoustic is very plain and so i want a more unique kind, and i love this one. also the electric is just WOW. i love it, thanks for posting!
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Now this was back in the days before I owned a DVD player so I put in the Anthology VHS and paused it when there were good close-ups of the bass during "Walrus" and "Hello Goodbye", also checked the "MMT" LP.
Impressive, considering I'd have to imagine that your reference material couldn't have been all that great....?
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HOLY COW! i am in need of both of those. my acoustic is very plain and so i want a more unique kind, and i love this one. also the electric is just WOW. i love it, thanks for posting!
yeah the name of the place is i like it like that. i have an ibanez v-50 that gets me down the road and a makala dolphin soprano ukulele.
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Again resurrecting a very old post:


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I have always loved SG's - they may possibly be my favorite guitar of all-time. Lately, I've been over a model like George owned:

That's one I'd love to have, too. But I was aiming rather at the Epiphone version (how could it be otherwise?) Anyway, I've never found either a Gigson or an Epiphone with that tailpiece. What's the name of the model of the guitar in that picture? Or must one buy a guitar and a tailpiece separately? And what's the name of that type of tailpiece?

Editing to add: I often dream of SGs, Casinos and 12-string-Rickies-360 like George's first one. Even of J160s, sunburnt finish.
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What's the name of the model of the guitar in that picture? Or must one buy a guitar and a tailpiece separately? And what's the name of that type of tailpiece?
I believe they are making - or recently made - a model similar to this one. This product pic was taken from an instrument web site at the time I posted it originally.

The tailpeice is a "Maestro" style tremelo tailpeice.

I could be wrong, but Robbie Krieger also played an SG with a similar configuration.

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Here's my left-handed Telecaster. I didn't change any of the pickups, I didn't paint a darn thing, I didn't even take the plastic off of the pickguard...
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Here's my left-handed Telecaster. I didn't change any of the pickups, I didn't paint a darn thing, I didn't even take the plastic off of the pickguard...
Nice Tele, 834!

I consider myself a "Gibson Man".... but I have always wanted a Telecaster.
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Nice Tele, 834!

I consider myself a "Gibson Man".... but I have always wanted a Telecaster.
I have a lefty Les Paul Custom that I played forever (not easy being a lefty in the axe world--you right-handers have got it made), and when I had a few extra dollars, I bought this (I always wanted a Tele too for no particular reason). It took a long time to get used to because it weighs an ounce whereas the Les Paul is heavy and the neck/action is so much different.
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This is my customized Fender Tele. It's a 50's reissue body ('85) w a Fender custom shop neck. I took the ashtray off and put a more precise tuning bridge assembly on it and dropped Joe Barden pickups in it. I modeled it after Danny Gatton's rig. The amp is a Kustom Coupe 72. This rig is loaded for bear.

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