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  • #28227
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    quintusvw
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    Here is my collection of valuables:

    Please share your darlings :)

    #28235
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    My husband hasn’t played since he was a kid, but he has a 1972 Gibson SG Deluxe with a Bigsby. Rosewood Color. Has some EMC speakers that go with it. He took it to the store or a tune up & everyone was going crazy over it.

    How do I put a picture in that’s in my photo album? Not sure what I just did will work, we’ll see!

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    #28237
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    Ok so that didn’t work. Don’t ask me how the bold type there.

    #28250
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    That is so nice. The older the instrument the better. Tell your husband not to ever let it go :).

    I also once took mine to the store to show around…but had a bit of a different response. Despondent, that would be the best way to describe how the store employees acted. It was because the guitar did not have its original finish. I got it like that, so I decided to just remove all paint, and then the store employees suggested I keep it like that. I coated it with clear-lacquer and now it has an all-wood finish :). Just lovely.

    I did receive an Elk 45 tube amp with it, but I use it mostly for display purposes since it is a little old.

    I tried to attach two images of the guitar during the restoration process. I hope it displays.

    #28252
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    He’ll never let that go. I wish he would play it, it has a great sound. I wish I could get the picture to load here.

    When we were in Memphis we went to the Gibson Guitar Factory for a factory tour. That was pretty neat. All the stations & steps that each guitar goes through.

    #28256
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    I would love to visit the factory…but they will have to drag me out of there…’cause I’m not leaving without one of those beauties.

    Does your husband not play that guitar?

    #28264
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    No, not at all. It sits in a case on the floor next to the speakers. I finaly got him to take it for a tune up, thinking that may make him play it. For a while he was looking at some videos online, but basically no. It has a great sound, too.

    The stuff they sell is incredible. All kinds hanging everywhere.

    #28267
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    Does he have any interest or style he would like to play? Perhaps getting him something that tickles his interest would encourage him to play.

    #28277
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    He seems to gravitate toward the blues. Those were all the videos he was watching. He took lessons as a kid, says he can’t read anymore & doesn’t remember any chords. He can play RH by ear on the piano, so I think if he put in a little effort it would come back. Says he doesn’t have the time. I don’t either, but I find it.

    #28278
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    I still can’t get the picture to work & I compressed it, too.

    #28279
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    Ok, I made them even smaller. Hopefully this will work & they’ll be big enough to see.

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    #28282
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    What a beaut!!! He must shed the wood off that thing! Hehe, I see why you are trying to encourage him.

    #28285
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    Mmmm. She definitely needs to have a little love showed to her.

    #28298
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    Oh, that is a beauty @alexx. I’m not a guitar player myself, but I always enjoy going with my fiance to scope out the music stores and pawn shops. He has some really interesting instruments.

    #28299
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    @cayla I bet you can find some good deals around. Lots of people get rid of things & they don’t even know what they have.

    A friend of my husband found a 1960 Fender Super Amp at an estate sale for $15. Evidently that’s a major score.

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