December 2, 2014 at 6:03 pm #28227
Here is my collection of valuables:
- Gibson SG 200 (1971) – I restored this one…plays like a dream
- Banjo – Its apparently 75 – 100 years old, made in England…I just can’t come down on its name (it is quite old) http://www.whitetreeaz.com/vintage/openbanj.jpg
- Bandjolin – No history on this one. Looks like this one http://ricfreak.tumblr.com/image/34983069105
Please share your darlings :)December 2, 2014 at 9:56 pm #28235
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!
December 2, 2014 at 9:59 pm #28237
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Ok so that didn’t work. Don’t ask me how the bold type there.December 3, 2014 at 5:19 am #28250
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.December 3, 2014 at 5:41 am #28252
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.December 3, 2014 at 8:03 am #28256
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?December 3, 2014 at 3:19 pm #28264
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.December 3, 2014 at 3:39 pm #28267
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.December 3, 2014 at 3:54 pm #28277
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.December 3, 2014 at 3:59 pm #28278
I still can’t get the picture to work & I compressed it, too.December 3, 2014 at 4:01 pm #28279
Ok, I made them even smaller. Hopefully this will work & they’ll be big enough to see.
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.December 3, 2014 at 4:30 pm #28282
What a beaut!!! He must shed the wood off that thing! Hehe, I see why you are trying to encourage him.December 3, 2014 at 4:42 pm #28285
Mmmm. She definitely needs to have a little love showed to her.December 3, 2014 at 5:13 pm #28298
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.December 3, 2014 at 5:36 pm #28299
@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.