Guitar appreciation thread

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Deebank » 01 Oct 2017, 19:04

Thang-y wrote:For info for BCB guitar-lovers with money to burn

http://www.johnrenbourn.co.uk/guitars/

https://chiswickauctions.co.uk/catalogues/171004/


Nice bass pedals!
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 01 Oct 2017, 19:08

Deebank wrote:
Darryl Strawberry wrote:I've just ordered a gold coloured Gretsch Streamliner G2420T plus case.
Can't wait!


Nice

Although I prefer the double cutaway one.

What colour?


I'm gong to be wracked with the feeling a should have got the double cutaway...
It's gold:
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Deebank » 01 Oct 2017, 19:25

I think they are brilliant value and a sparkly gold Gretsch is just so much cooler than a Gibson gold top - they always look a bit tired to me.
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Tactful Cactus » 01 Oct 2017, 21:55

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Here my new one. My first ever Strat, natural finish 1976 model. Beautiful twang. When I plugged it in it sounded exactly like the guitar on "O My Soul" by Big Star, which is fine with me

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Tactful Cactus » 01 Oct 2017, 21:56

The Gretsch is a beauty! I had the Orange 6120 for a few years and really loved playing it.

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 01 Oct 2017, 22:08

Tactful Cactus wrote:Image

Here my new one. My first ever Strat, natural finish 1976 model. Beautiful twang. When I plugged it in it sounded exactly like the guitar on "O My Soul" by Big Star, which is fine with me

Is it heavy? The only strat I've played weighed a ton and that really put me off.
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Tactful Cactus » 01 Oct 2017, 23:04

Nope, nice and light. I had a 78 Tele once, that was the heaviest guitar I've ever owned

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Six String » 02 Oct 2017, 05:04

Inneresting. I think of my '67 Telecaster as being on the lighter side of the spectrum. A Les Paul Custom black with goldplated everything, now that's heavy. No way I'd want to cart that thing around.

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 03 Oct 2017, 20:35

Ooof! My Gretsch Streamliner arrived today. What a lovely thing! What a twang. What a tremelo!

I think I'm in love! I can't afford a White Falcon or an Electromatic but this is a good enough replacement.
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Tactful Cactus » 06 Oct 2017, 13:26

Good dissection of the Nick Drake tone. Sounded close to me.

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Tactful Cactus » 18 Nov 2017, 13:42

What were they smoking in the Fender marketing dept in 1975?

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby take5_d_shorterer » 18 Nov 2017, 14:58

Tactful Cactus wrote:What were they smoking in the Fender marketing dept in 1975?

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No image showing, but I'm willing to bet that this is the ad you're referring to.

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It's a real ad, by the way. Fender (i.e., CBS operating under the name of Fender) really did try to sell their product by this sort of marketing.

The smoking might explain quality control in the 70s and 80s.

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Tactful Cactus » 19 Nov 2017, 10:24

Ha! No although yours fits the bill moreso than mine.
My pic was more of a WTF!? Maybe she was famous in the 70's ?

I can't find a bigger image other than the one that doesn't link.

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