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  • #76
    I used to have one just like that. I probably should have kept it.

    ♪ Cats 'n' Strats, 'cause that's how I roll

    I Surf therefore I am.
    Strat Blender Pot Modification HERE

    Originally Posted by Mike Eldred, Fender Custom Shop

    The discussion about nitro (and many things on forums like these) is largely based on folklore, innuendo, and assumption that it "sounds better". Poppycock.


    • #77
      I used to have one just like that. I probably should have kept it.

      Yes. Yes you should have.

      Originally Posted by jjpistols

      Try telling anyone here that they aren't a genuine bluesman, many will argue and call you names. Trust me. Then they tear apart their cubicles and smash their smartphones and just cant get any blues done at all.

      Originally Posted by Motorik

      That's a negative, Ghostrider. Surf was not the lowering of standards, surf was the last point before standards got lowered. Surf exemplified the optimism and wholesomeness of American youth, before they got corrupted by longhair, dope, and the communist Beatles.


      • #78
        Why would it have rhinestones on the headstock?

        why does it have a belt buckle on the bridge?
        http://soundcloud.com/infinite_fluxNew crappy band, Infinite Flux


        • #79
          The '61 Gibson ES-330TDC that I had back in the day. Heavy birdseye maple content. Cherry with black P-90s. Yum.


          • #80

            Thank you Minnie! I was all where's the Jr/P90 love??? Now we just need some TV yellow in this thread! -Adam
            "Does whatever a Spider-pig does!"


            • #81
              Grestch Duo Jet in Cadillac green

              Sooooooooo hot!
              Hold mah beer an' watch this!


              • #82
                It could lose the signature but I love this guitar.

                I want one of those and one of these:

                A matching set
                Breedlove Atlas AD/20SR+
                Epiphone Elitist Les Paul Standard
                PRS SE Singlecut Trem
                Fender Mustang 1
                Bad Monkey


                • #83

                  This...is a beautiful guitar.
                  It speaks to me.
                  And on paper, this is about as close to perfect as I can imagine. Headstock lettering aside, it's hollow, has Dynasonics, a vibrato, soft cut-away, block inlays, trans finish...lose the pick guard and floating bridge and it's everything I want in a guitar.
                  Good Deals with: MHN433, Mr_GoodBomb, ChihliDog, Kerouac, Vintage Clubber, JohnnyRaincheck

                  Originally Posted by klrbee03

                  I play guitar for fun, and I don't think its fun to suck


                  • #84
                    I don't really care for strats, but I totally appreciate their form-following-function design. I think that in terms of pure design, this is, truly, a thing of beauty. It has been recognized internationally by some of the world's best design experts as an example of modern design that is, at the same time beautiful.

                    As far as acoustics go, there is nothing sweeter than a Martin 000. Visually, it is perfectly balanced, and the combination of spruce, ebony, and rosewood are classic. Then, you have, on this particular model, the small herringbone purfling and rosette, the understated diamonds and squares fret markers, and the classic spade headstock with volute. The flamed mahogany neck and beautiful rosewood figuring is also top drawer. Great guitar.


                    • #85
                      I buy only guitars that I think are beautiful as well as musical. So, of my collection, my favourites for pretty are the Greco (below, and in my avatar) and the Rickenbacker 330/12.

                      If I were to list those I'd like to get hold of, it'd probably be this Martin, because it's classy and understated and rather reserved....

                      and this Tele, because it isn't....

                      My Guitar Collection - An ongoing project...


                      • #86
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                        • #87
                          CHANGE: 1. Demoralization 2. Destabilization 3. Crisis 4. Normalization


                          • #88

                            Simon Lee
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                            • #89
                              Simon Lee

                              "We're the 1% that don't fit in and don't care."

                              Malcom McLaren 1977


                              • #90
                                I posted my Strat, which I really think is a pretty guitar, but my personal preference is a lightly figured, lightly faded Les Paul. The first time I started noticing these was when I was about 12 or 13 and I thought they looked weird. Kind of like a shrunken jazz guitar or something. Most of the guitars we saw in the shops were cheap Japanese Teiscos or Danos and Kays from the US. The expensive Fenders and Gibsons would be locked away in a back room somewhere out of harms way. I eventually became enamored with the Les Paul but never thought I'd be able to afford one. Even when I was in my 30's and early 40's, the LP was out of my reach. Once I started making money, I couldn't stop buying them. I have 7 now! Two Classics from 2000, an R4, R8, and R0, a Lifeson and a Baritone Studio.

                                This Lifeson is a thing of beauty as well:


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