Deebank wrote: Boe Jaxter wrote:
I just buy anything I fancy, I have 4 Strats and a Tele. Actually, I've built a nice collection of Japanese 70s/80s guitars, 2 El Maya neck thru Strats and a straight copy of an early 70s Strat, a '75 Yamaha SA 1,000, An '84 Burny L.P. copy, so good I got rid of my '81 L.P. Custom, a '71 SG not worth a lot because it's been butchered for adding a middle pickup, but it sounds like any other good SG. I got it some years back for 450 quid, a Bargain.
Tonight's jam session beckons.
Welcome back Joe
You have answered a question I was going to ask you there, sort of.
All this talk of '58 ES175s made me wonder whether I'd be able to tell the difference between some truly sought-after classic guitar and (say) a '70s Jap copy of the same - in terms of feel and sound (the badge would be a bit of a giveaway otherwise).
I suspect not... But I have always had a tin ear and am more interested in how they look - which is sadly more important as they spend much more time hanging on the wall gathering dust these days
My Ibanez Les Paul Professional copy is (fairly) widely reckoned to be better than the Gibson original.
Cheers Maurice, I've played one of those Ibanez's, it was better than most Gibsons I've played, as is my Burny L.P.
My S.G. looks like it's been relic-ed by a chimp in a bad mood, but it's comfy to play and sounds amazing, even when I'm playing it.
I look after my guitars, so obviously looks are important, but for me, sound and playability are more important.
I still have the Epiphone Valve Junior that I got on your recommendation, I keep it in the shop for practicing when it's quiet, it's a great wee amp, and sounds incredible when hooked onto a big cabinet.
Some time ago, a guy on Mojo was raving about your guitar playing, he was told that you're a regular poster on here, I don't know if he joined.
Have you hear of JXG Guitars? I have one of his, (John Gill) guitars. He gets reclaimed timber from architectural salvage yards. Mine looks like a Les Paul, and is made from - body and neck are Honduras Mahogany, and the fretboard is Brazillian Rosewood and the top is east side maple. It's a stunning looking and sounding guitar.
I'll post some pictures when I can remember how to do it.