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post #1396 of 4997
damn pB now them some manly strings! Reminds me of Charlie Hunter's left hand and forearm... he looks like one of those action figures with the kung fu grip and mutant left arm as if he could decapitate you in one swift motion.

seriously though, country dudes with 13s on an old Tele, nice vintage amp and some tank reverb sound sweeeeet!
post #1397 of 4997
i don't think i could properly bend anything more than 10s.
post #1398 of 4997
I think light strings bend too easily. Plus, the extra resistance helps me control the vibrato better. Also, FWIW, I play primarily a Les Paul so the scale length makes them feel slightly looser than they are.
post #1399 of 4997
Thread Starter 
The strings that came on this guitar are horrible. I need to change them ASAP.
post #1400 of 4997
These are absolutely amazing guitars....ES-355 mono (weigh less than the ones with Variatone). Played through a tweed bassman they have a killer sound. This one was a '59 and still had 99% of it's gold finish.


post #1401 of 4997
They ship them with 9's usually.
post #1402 of 4997
XL 10's. All I've ever played (ok, i have 12's on my 335)
post #1403 of 4997
This one I found in the Bay Area. The owners father bought it and played it on a local TV station in Fremont,CA in the 50's. His dad was the host of a local weekly talent program and played guitar from time to time. When he sold it to me he also showed me a photo of his dad playing it on TV. These Epiphones are really beautiful guitars.


post #1404 of 4997
Thread Starter 
PSG, you are just killing it. Approximately how many guitars have your bought and sold?
post #1405 of 4997
This is a very nice and unusual Gretsch. It has a copper colored back and sides and a bamboo colored top. The PU floats, yet a hole is cut into the top right below it ((WTF??) It has all the deluxe features found on a top of the line Gretsch at the time - Grover Imperials, gold plating and deluxe inlays. This one must have been under someones bed after they bought it. It was super clean.

post #1406 of 4997
dupe
post #1407 of 4997
Quote:
Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

PSG, you are just killing it. Approximately how many guitars have your bought and sold?




For about 10 years I had 15-25 in my closet at any given time. If I found something cool, I would go into my closet and say "Lets see what I want to get rid of?". I probably had a new guitar arriving and departing about once a month during that time.

I didn't do this to make money. I did it to be able to own, at least for a period of time, all the cool guitars I had ever wanted growing up. Fortunately during that time the prices continued to climb on a steady basis. There was also a great disparity in the marketplace between Bay Are, Boston, Dallas, etc pricing. If you had good contacts you could buy low and flip it high in another market.
post #1408 of 4997
I used to have this set in my office. Women loved it. They all thought it was "cute"

post #1409 of 4997
Thread Starter 
Was that to be played while seated with a slide?
post #1410 of 4997
I still have this one. A Guild Artist Award. This is one sweet guitar and with the floating DeArmond PU it has that 50's warm jazz box sound. This is the one that when a pro musician visits they want to play it. It just plays and sounds so good.


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