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Gorgeous, though I thought you always preferred blondes?

Yep, all of my keepers are blondes. smile.gif
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One of the great banjo makers was Vega. In their declining years they also produced a few guitars. Here is the only blond archtop I've ever seen. It had a combination of beautiful wood and inlays but was also missing some of the more deluxe features found on most Gibsons of the era. Locating the tone and volume knobs on the tailpiece was a bit wonky. I sold this baby to a New England blues player who loved it's unusual combination of details and sound. Cool guitar but I've never known anyone to collect Vega guitars.


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Really enjoying my recent purchase choices tonight. Have the 90s UK post-grunge sound (aka Bush) dialed in on the Vox, iPod plugged into the aux loop, and playing along with songs from the 16 Stone disc. Really nice for me.

Also, found the Ibanez semi-acoustic in the closet I posted three years ago:
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Here's what we have currently:

http://www.ibanez.com/HollowBodyGuitars/model-AF125


Really sounds nice some noodling I'm doing. Also I notice Alex plays a hollow body for Working Man.
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Found a gorgeous used Strat tonight at Guitar Center. 2005 USA Deluxe, 60th Anniversary in Blizzard white w/ pearlescent pickguard. In full blown lust mode right now.
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PSG consistently rick-rolls this thread.
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My uncle's old Vega was my first guitar.
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My uncle's old Vega was my first guitar.


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I just put a set of 9's on my Esquire. I've had 10's forever. Wow, I like them. I'm sticking with 9's on it.
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which Esquire is this?
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which Esquire is this?

It is my 1953
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It is a love but it continues having some neck issues above the 12th fret. I'm not sure if it is easy fix as in a truss rod adjustment or something more. The higher stings buzz more when bent. (not real bad but enough to deaden that nice ringing sound when you hit a great high note). Being 60 years old it probably is time for a fret job and having the pots cleaned or perhaps one of them replaced. I just hate to mess with it because everything is untouched.
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might be something minor, like replacing the nut at the end of the fretboard, but odds are it's a truss rod issue. I don't trust myself with those adjustments.
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I don't trust myself with those adjustments.

I would never do it either. But most of all, I'm not sure who in the Bay Area is experienced enough to handle a vintage neck. Anyone have a recommendation?

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anyways, i had a guy refinish the body in nitrocellulose 3-tone sunburst, and he knocked it out of the park. It feels so much better, and it looks better too. the finish is super thin as well, it already has like 5 random scratches and dents.

I've been considering having my '90s Tele Plus refinished in thin nitro. I like the transparent redburst, just not the thick poly finish that's sitting on top.

If you don't mind me asking, how much did your body refinish run? Did you have it done locally?
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