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  • buy it?... don't buy it?

    that is the question

     

    don't worry about cost... just get it or don't

     

    this is the actual guitar... early 60s supro sahara (res-o-glas)... being played by australian musician jeff lang

     

     

     

    what say you?

     

     

     


  • #2

    Get it.

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    • wankdeplank
      wankdeplank commented
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      Definitely yay not nay.  That thing sounds brilliant and unique.  But given the choice I'd use the money to get lessons from that guy instead.


  • #3

    yeah jeff is a great player... he did an album with chris whitley before chris passed away... it's called discolation blues... pretty cool

     

    trigger may be pulled before the day ends :smiley-music014:

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    • Jkater
      Jkater commented
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      Cool guitar!

       

      I won't answer the question, though, as you are better placed and qualified to answer it.


  • #4

    If it'll inspire you, get it.

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    • gardo
      gardo commented
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      I have a feeling this guy  could take a cardboard box and some rubber bands and make it sound good.

      Still a cool guitar to add to a collection but not for my only guitar.

      I think you have a collection so go buy it


  • #5

    needs the matching Supro amp.

    So many guitars, so little time

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    • silvershot
      silvershot commented
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      Isn't it great having three foot tall critics around. Love the sound he got from that thing.


  • #6

    so i have the guitar at home with me to take for a spin

     

    unfortunately it has some issues... the neck is slighly bowed forward, and there's no truss rod in these old things.... it's currently got pretty light gauge strings on it, but i'd want to us at least 11s as i'd be playing slide with it quite a bit

    intonation is all over the place

    my intention, if i bought it, would be to play the hell out of it... i wouldn't be precious with it, so the first thing i'd do is put a tune-o-matic bridge on it (i was even considering a bigsby)

    it sounds great though... just really cool

    at this stage i'm pretty sure it's going back

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    • Jkater
      Jkater commented
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      mistersully wrote:

      so i have the guitar at home with me to take for a spin

       

      unfortunately it has some issues... the neck is slighly bowed forward, and there's no truss rod in these old things.... it's currently got pretty light gauge strings on it, but i'd want to us at least 11s as i'd be playing slide with it quite a bit

      intonation is all over the place

      my intention, if i bought it, would be to play the hell out of it... i wouldn't be precious with it, so the first thing i'd do is put a tune-o-matic bridge on it (i was even considering a bigsby)

      it sounds great though... just really cool

      at this stage i'm pretty sure it's going back


      The bow with no adjustable TR means you can correct it at the next refret (reshaping the fretbord)... Expensive and has to be done very much right. Hum.. 


  • #7

    this thing is growing on me... warts and all... hmmmmm

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    • onerailunder
      onerailunder commented
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      I love Nationals and Supros and the like, but a bowed, non-adjustable neck would probably be the end of my considering it. Well, O.K., I'd probably think about it for a long time and consider clamping and steaming it, removing the fretboard and installing a truss rod, replacement neck, blah, blah, blah....

  • #8

    taking it to my tech tomorrow to get him to check it out... i'll make my mind up then

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    • #9

      this thing isn't going anywhere

       

      colour me hooked

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      • #10

        singlepile wrote:

        get it!


        it's got

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        • billybilly
          billybilly commented
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          Congrats!  Glad it worked out for you.  Now, the obligatory NGD pics...?













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