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Offline NikF

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An Electric Guitar Thread
« on: September 12, 2018, 03:56:02 AM »
I noticed there was an acoustic guitar thread so I thought to add this one. In doing so I'm not trying to tread on any toes - I consider myself nothing more than an amateur musician - nor am I trying to distract from other informative and cool threads like the one by oor drogulus.

It's weird to be posting a photo of a guitar. Much like my cameras/lenses they're just tools to me. I'm not romantic about such stuff at all. Anyway, this is the only photo I appear to have of one of my guitars. I think this one was taken by the guy from my insurance company, because apparently they need to have visual documentation of everything I own.

I've some nice instruments, but I'm a simple man with simple tastes and so for the most part Telecasters fit my requirements. It might seem surprising, given my limited grasp on theory, but my bag is very much about playing jazz on them.

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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2018, 01:22:04 PM »
Da/nyet? Not much of guitar players then. More like consumers, probably.
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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2018, 01:31:35 PM »
I have a Gibson L-5 Super 400. I got it when I got my first real job and could afford it, for the first time. That corresponded to a big drop off in my time and interest in playing, so it has mostly sat in various closets in various cities these last 25 years.

It isn’t in great shape cosmetically. It was made in one of the low points in Gibson manufacturing and all of the gold plated parts have corroded.

I also have an ES-335 (black) and a Dove (red sunburst).
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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2018, 05:14:22 AM »

     I think a tele sounds great for jazz. Not my Pinecaster, it's an Esquire clone.

     

     
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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2018, 10:56:22 AM »
I've got a few (acoustic and electric) but its the ones you decide not to buy that are often the interesting scary ones.....

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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2018, 07:35:29 PM »
I could holiday in that one  :D
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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2018, 05:50:19 PM »
Ah Sydnaey why dont you live there with Bettina, since you like her so much
But I guess you would want to see a millionrainbows for that to happen  ;D
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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2018, 07:23:30 AM »
Some sort of inside joke here, from another web site, I detect.

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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2018, 01:37:40 PM »
Yeah, looks like some Strange Magic to me
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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2018, 02:34:02 PM »
Nah, I'm just a Cosmic Cowboy I don't go for that stuff

Unless it involves boot scootin as well...........
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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2018, 09:39:27 AM »
     From time to time I consider getting a semihollow guitar, an alternative to the Gibson 335. I'm inclined to get a Guild Starfire. I have the bass, and the guitars are likely to be of equal quality.

     

      The only strike against the Starfire is the bridge pickup. When Guild decided to reintroduce the Starfire series and other electrics that used the small humbucker pickups they sent a pair of them to Korea to be copied with the same "don't change anything" instructions they gave for the Starfire bass and its pickups. But it didn't go as well this time as the bridge pickup output was way too low to match the neck pickup. It was a flawed set, and Guild hasn't corrected its error or even acknowledged that they made one.

      Therefore I'd have to have the bridge pickup rewound to bring it up to spec. Probably I would buy another bridge pickup for that and send it to my pickup guy who did the Starfire bass and the Pinecaster.
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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2018, 10:34:52 AM »
^ Nice looking
The two Axes i use most area early 80 CBS era Strat and and a Custom shop Tele Squire
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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2018, 05:03:14 AM »

     I like this tele:

     

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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2018, 05:19:13 AM »
Always thought Ibanez was the best value, got a similar model back around 2010, neck through body construction and a price of around $400

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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2018, 08:36:36 AM »

     The only Ibanez I would get would be a MIJ Artist, the only one made to the standards of my Artist 2617 from the late '70s.

     The new one:

     

     An old one like the one I had:

     
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Re: An Electric Guitar Thread
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2018, 04:51:59 PM »
     The only Ibanez I would get would be a MIJ Artist, the only one made to the standards of my Artist 2617 from the late '70s.

     The new one:

     

     An old one like the one I had:

     

Nice, all my Ibanez are acoustics with pickups
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