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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:51 am 
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Well J.D. that was an impressive assortment of great guitars. You sir have great taste in instruments. What a variety.Thanks for letting us all get a look at some nice guitars.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:56 am 
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I agree with Arthur.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:04 pm 
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I was a flipper. That was, and to some extent...still is, part of my retirement income. I have a six-string portfolio. They call him Flipper, Flipper......I forgot the rest of it.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:50 pm 
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My problem is that I like all my guitars to much to flip them. I have a few here and there also that I would trade or flip to get more Electras.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:04 pm 
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I like to upgrade and then flip. I've had a chance that way to play a decent variety of models and figure out what I really like. I keep falling for and then selling X140's, X185's, Workingmen and X960's. I have a dose of Ibanez Illness at the moment:
Jan '79 2619
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I also seem to have a real weakness for Antique Brown/Violin finish guitars.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:04 pm 
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Yeah, but a vintage Framus GT??

That is one of the funky, kitschy axes I had ever seen. I remember it from some video I saw back in the 80's on MTV (you know, when MTV actually played music videos) of some obscure German band. They played Surfin' USA, sang it in German and one of the guitarist had one of those in the video.

A bunch of Krauts covering the Beach Boys..... outa' sight! The drummer's timing was absolute perfection, metronomic to the extreme. The diction of the lead singer and harmonizing voices was eerie.

But that Framus.... quintissentially surf rockin' bliss...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:11 pm 
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Oh yeah, and don't even get me started on that O'Hagen Shark either...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:17 pm 
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I was sort of partial to the Gibson Corvuses (Corvii??)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:52 pm 
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Yes, the Can Op'ner. If my memory serves Gibson actually got Carlos Santana to be pictured playing one of them for the catalogue that year, or a print advert or whatever.

Musta'cost them a small fortune to get him to agree...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:01 pm 
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The Corvus looks awesome. I would love to have one. I refuse to ever pay for the name though.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:53 pm 
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Here are my others: What is considered vintage now 20,25, or 30 yrs. old? Anyway, these are the oldest of my collection.

Guitars:
'72 Fender Tele Custom
'72 Electra 2244 "Lawsuit" LP Custom copy
'74 National S.B. LP copy
'75 Electra MPC X-310 Black LP copy
'76 Gibson Cream Explorer
'77 Fender Strat Antigua Burst
'77 Westbury Performer SG copy
'77 Electra MPC X-310 Red LP copy
'78 Fender Tele Tobacco Sunburst
'80 Gibson Les Paul Standard (59RI)
Quilted Sunburst "Jimmy Wallace"
'81 Electra MPC X-310 Red LP copy
'84 Fender Strat Tobacco Sunburst
'88 Paul Reed Smith standard 24 "Special" Goldtop

Classical and Acoustic Guitars:
'83 Yamaha G-231 II Classical

Basses:
'74 Fender Jazz Bass Sunburst/Maple Neck
'75 Ventura "Lawsuit" Jazz Bass Sunburst/R.W. neck
'79 Fender Precision Bass Black/Maple Neck
'79 Fender Precision Bass Natural/Maple neck


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:02 pm 
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Warrn wrote:
Who needs a Fender Jazz when you can get a perfectly good Spectrum bass for $50?


Who needs a Spectrum bass for $50 when you can get a '74 Fender Jazz for $64.64 !!!!

I thought this would be fun to play along with your statement Warrn.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:45 pm 
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I'm curious why that was so cheap? And my $50 Westone Spectrum GT bass came in a hard case with a 25' cable and strap included.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:42 pm 
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My brother in law has a Ibanez guitar like the one pictured, with the butterflies embossed on the pickups and the triangular tail piece. What are those things bringing these days? He got it new, and wouldn't ever sell it, but we've discussed values, and I'm curious as to the current fair market values. TIA!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:11 pm 
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Ibanez models with the Cloud tailpiece are fairly common. The Super 80 (flying fingers) pickups less so. Prices can vary wildly on these. The pickups alone on a good day would get at least $200. A set of 4 sure grip I knobs could be close to $100 and the clincher would be the tuners. If they are pearloid velve-tunes, they're probably a minimum of $3-400. I don't recommend parting these guitars out but sometimes, if the body or binding is particularly destroyed, the parts are worth more than the guitar.

What's the model and first few didits of s/n?


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