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#4486613 - 08/18/19 11:30 PM Show us your guitars!  
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Inspired by mighty fine pictures of LP's in the Gibson thread thought I'd start another where you can show any.

Here's my collection.

The 2016, 335 is a recent purchase. It's wonderful and a pleasure to play. I bought the Ibanez after my wife died. It has a great sound and kept me from
going into depression. Music, soothes the soul. It's true. The Epiphone was a great Christmas gift from my wife. She felt sorry for me after I sold my
Fender Telecaster to we could move in together (way back when). No regrets - got first, last, and security deposit for it, plus 37yrs with my best friend .
The last guitar was my uncle's that has handed down to me. It's basically a cheap guitar from the 1940's, BUT being the wood is around 80yrs old it has a
great sound to it - if you can keep it in tune..

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#4486649 - 08/19/19 11:10 AM Re: Show us your guitars! [Re: piper]  
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"Oh my god what a fabulous room! Are all these your guitars?"


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#4486658 - 08/19/19 12:26 PM Re: Show us your guitars! [Re: piper]  
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Wasn't prepared for such a fine thread. So to start I will have to repost my Les Pauls, and I'll get around to getting some more pics of the others.

Nice collection there Piper. You've got the goods. What amp do you run the 335 through?

So here are the Les Pauls.

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On the left is a Studio Plus in Desert Burst?, and on the right a Les Paul Classic in Honey Burst. Both built around 2001, but I cannot recall precisely at the moment. The Studio is my main guitar. Mostly played through a 1983 Marshall JCM 800 2203 100w half stack, which I run at 50w with two tubes pulled and an attenuator, because to get the best tone out of it it has to be pushed, and that is way too loud for normal use. So the attenuator allows me to saturate the tubes while retaining my hearing.

Sometimes a Fender amp, usually an old Blues Junior that I've modified quite a bit. Effects are mostly handled by a Vox Tone Lab.


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#4486660 - 08/19/19 12:45 PM Re: Show us your guitars! [Re: piper]  
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I owned this guitar for a good while, but I never could get any good at it frown When my oldest son reached 18 I gave it to him, he is by far a better guitarist smile

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#4486661 - 08/19/19 12:53 PM Re: Show us your guitars! [Re: piper]  
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Nice DM, like Page's EDS-1275 (Alex Lifeson has one too). What does it say on the headstock?


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#4486672 - 08/19/19 03:21 PM Re: Show us your guitars! [Re: DBond]  
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Originally Posted by DBond
Nice DM, like Page's EDS-1275 (Alex Lifeson has one too). What does it say on the headstock?


Arbiter, never heard of them before, never heard of them since smile


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#4486681 - 08/19/19 04:06 PM Re: Show us your guitars! [Re: piper]  
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My "ladies" smile2

Warwick "Rock Bass", by Warwick. With original MEC II gold pickups, this was the initial release of this line up.

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Yamaha LL 6 (A.R.E.) handmade.

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2004 Gibson Les Paul Standard ebony (swiss cheese).

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Havent played in awhile so all with old strings!

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#4486685 - 08/19/19 04:25 PM Re: Show us your guitars! [Re: piper]  
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Beauties, Red. Love me some LP! Swiss cheese eh? How much does it weigh? Some folks don't like 'em, but the ones I've played were light and resonant.

DM, I looked in to your (son's) guitar, as I need to know as much as I can about guitars. It's a flaw. Anyway, these guitars were built in Japan in the '70s, either by Ibanez as a rebrand or Teisco.

Here's one of those guitars being played through my amp biggrin

I'll just post the link, as tons of embedded videos bog threads down too much.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1Z7PWhAN6M

That's not an Arbiter, but quite possible same factory, different branding.



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#4486687 - 08/19/19 04:59 PM Re: Show us your guitars! [Re: piper]  
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Swiss cheese...

Solid/Swiss Chees/Chambered

More info...

Swiss Cheese My Les Paul

And more with pics...

Weight Relief Gibsons

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#4486731 - 08/19/19 11:10 PM Re: Show us your guitars! [Re: piper]  
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Here's one with the story:

I used to own this Jackson PC1:
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Very nice guitar that I bought back in the mid-nineties thinking I was going to shred up the world. Two problems, I never really became a shredder and I have a habit of being a little clumsy with stuff, so I kept putting little "dings" in it. I would tear myself apart over it each time I did and eventually, it just sat in the closet a lot. I still wanted a Fender/Gibson hybrid (Superstratish) so a couple of years ago, I sold the Jackson and got this:
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Nice finish, but not like the Quilted top, so I am not worried about the dings. Also, I have become a huge fan of the roasted maple neck and can't imagine why no one was doing this earlier. The neck has a soft V profile, which a poor-form, thumb-over-the-necker like myself can really get behind. There's also a variable active boost available on a push-pop volume knob which is great for lead breaks. Money-wise, I basically just swapped one for another, which is fine since I have played the Luke a lot more already...

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#4486741 - 08/20/19 02:27 AM Re: Show us your guitars! [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
"Oh my god what a fabulous room! Are all these your guitars?"


That was very well played, sir!

#4486742 - 08/20/19 02:31 AM Re: Show us your guitars! [Re: piper]  
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This is awesome folks! Great showing of guitars, and I love hearing the stories behind them!

@Red - thanks for link for the "swiss cheese" explanation. I never knew they made different LP body styles.
btw, the first time I held a Les Paul thought it was like lugging around a cement block.

#4486822 - 08/20/19 05:41 PM Re: Show us your guitars! [Re: piper]  
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@Rick_Rawlings, beautiful MM. That´s the guitar I would buy if I didn´t have my LP. Basically and apart from being a great guitar, it´s because it can cover alot of ground. The biggest problem with guitars like Gibson/Fender, and not as much with Fender, is that they have there own sound signature. Fenders are easier to imitate, Gibsons also but not many do it right. PRS and Yamaha SG2000 (love the SG2000), or EVH Wolfgang Special come pretty close to the LP/Gibson sound without the LP body shape/build. You also have the Orvilles (made in Japan) which basically is a LP. Now that´s without being to picky about it, so will say "similar sound".

Orville Guitars

Gibson also had a side brand called Kalamazoo. My first guitar at 15 was a Kalamazoo bass which was bigger then I was LOL!
Kalamazoo Guitars

Kalamazoo Gibson Wiki

@Piper Your welcome, there´s also the "pancake" solid body LP´s which are two parts bonded together which date back to the early days of Gibson...
Gibson Pancake bodys

Yes LP´s are not the most comfortable guitars to play, even if your sit down it gets heavy resting on your leg! Jimmy Page sort of has a lean front wise when he stands up winkngrin

Worst part is If they tip down, that´s a broken neck for sure. Strap-locks are a must!

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#4486824 - 08/20/19 06:03 PM Re: Show us your guitars! [Re: piper]  
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From left to right:
Mandolin - hardly ever play it, but it looks cool on the wall. biggrin

Yamaha Pacifica - The only electric guitar I owned and played from about 2003 - 2017. Still my go to for anything that's not country.
Squire Classic Vibe Custom Tele - Bought it a few years ago when my interest in the hobby was re-sparked and I was playing a lot of country. Has a nice thin neck that reminds me of my Yamaha.
Made in Mexico Tele Plus Top - Was not planning on adding another guitar, but made the mistake of looking at guitars in a pawn shop. This guitar was hanging on the wall without a price, and when I asked the guy how much he (cluelessly) said $250? The guitar was in like-new condition and sells for $600. Too hard to pass up, so I bought it. The neck is really thick and I'm still getting used to it. I like it though.
Samick Acoustic Guitar - got it in 2001 after I had learned on a really crappy electric over the previous year or so. I know there are nicer guitars, but I like it. I've had friends let me play nicer guitars, and I still like mine better.
Yamaha EG112, signed by Chris LeDoux - Bought this in 2004 when I first discovered ebay. It was $200 for a $200 guitar signed by one of my all time favorites. The guitar plays like crap so it's mostly a decoration. It originally had a white pickguard and HSS pickups, but I turned it into a mean looking black "strat" that looks nice on the wall.

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^ very nice ! thumbsup

I know some people thumb their nose at the Squire, but those Classic Vibes series guitars are very nice. I have been eyeing one for a while. The thinner neck might be good with my arthritis in my fingers. Maybe Santa Claus will bring me one. I

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/TeleCV50WB--squier-classic-vibe-50s-telecaster-white-blonde

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Had one of these some years ago, has a very thin neck. Great guitar, maybe you can find a used one...

Parker PM20 Pro

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malibu, I really like those guitar wall hangers. Where did you get those?

Are most of you all into rock/pop music? I'm not sure I can get a picture of my guitars.

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I think I still have this one in the back of a closet somewhere. My callus's are non existent.

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#4486847 - 08/20/19 08:26 PM Re: Show us your guitars! [Re: Coot]  
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malibu, I really like those guitar wall hangers. Where did you get those?

Are most of you all into rock/pop music? I'm not sure I can get a picture of my guitars.


Look up String Swing on Amazon.

I played skate punk with some generic modern rock and classic rock thrown in for about the first 15 years I played, and the last couple of years have been working country and expanding my lead skills. I signed up at sixstringcountry.com, and for $10 a month they have terrific lessons and guitar tabs for a ton of country songs.


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Originally Posted by malibu43
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From left to right:
Mandolin - hardly ever play it, but it looks cool on the wall. biggrin

Yamaha Pacifica - The only electric guitar I owned and played from about 2003 - 2017. Still my go to for anything that's not country.
Squire Classic Vibe Custom Tele - Bought it a few years ago when my interest in the hobby was re-sparked and I was playing a lot of country. Has a nice thin neck that reminds me of my Yamaha.
Made in Mexico Tele Plus Top - Was not planning on adding another guitar, but made the mistake of looking at guitars in a pawn shop. This guitar was hanging on the wall without a price, and when I asked the guy how much he (cluelessly) said $250? The guitar was in like-new condition and sells for $600. Too hard to pass up, so I bought it. The neck is really thick and I'm still getting used to it. I like it though.
Samick Acoustic Guitar - got it in 2001 after I had learned on a really crappy electric over the previous year or so. I know there are nicer guitars, but I like it. I've had friends let me play nicer guitars, and I still like mine better.
Yamaha EG112, signed by Chris LeDoux - Bought this in 2004 when I first discovered ebay. It was $200 for a $200 guitar signed by one of my all time favorites. The guitar plays like crap so it's mostly a decoration. It originally had a white pickguard and HSS pickups, but I turned it into a mean looking black "strat" that looks nice on the wall.

I don't know if I am more impressed with your guitar collection or the whiteness of your walls! Well done on both counts! salute

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