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About studdhuss

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  • Birthday 12/19/1963

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  1. Poor thing is now down to $599 at some stores. I bought one, and think it is one of The Most Beautiful, and Best playing Custom's I've ever had the pleasure of. Seriously, it Is All That.
  2. I can't argue a single Fact here. I just hope that since Gibson built a factory in Qingdao, China, that they have possibly started manufacturing their own guitars better than an OEM factory from the 90's would have. There isn't much else I can do but wait and see, and make it a point to keep its storage space cool. I've had Alot of Good Epiphones since 2015, and have somewhat put the past behind me, however, I believe what you're saying, I could only hope that since Epiphone has been making guitars built under supervision of Gibson in Qingdao, that they don't just bang them out without care. I'm having the block checked when I take it in for set-up. but it's honestly a Great player that stays tuned and has been a joy to play. I haven't felt the need to dig into it right away. I Do appreciate your Honesty.
  3. My inspiration for wanting the Riviera 12. It costs nothing close to what a '67 or earlier goes for, but is a pure joy to play.
  4. Pass or Play? Seems pretty nice.
  5. Thanks! Here's a pic from a short time ago: [img2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","src":"https:\/\/farm2.staticflickr.com\/1932\/45029534164_fa5d3d019e_b.jpg"}[/img2] The control knobs had cracked over time, looked worse for wear. I had to glue the bracket! to the pickguard [img2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","src":"https:\/\/farm5.staticflickr.com\/4842\/45029535294_df38dfd6d6_q.jpg"}[/img2] I had ordered the pickguard with no hole cut so I could glue the bracket on which I've seen used, but never how it is used. No video anywhere to be found, so we 'winged it'... took some advice, set it all up, hit it with a drop of Loc-Tite Gel (blue grip) within minutes it was done. All of that worry for really nothing, just my past experience with super glues didn't always go too well and I was all fuzzy nervous about leaks and liquid going everywhere had parchment paper and paper tape ready on standby for cover didn't need a bit of it.
  6. I replaced a few things, Switchcraft mini, Pickguard and bracket, Yellowjackets, TRC, Gotoh bridge, Witch hats, Output jack, but the tuners were already green key, Kluson style...unbranded perhaps Wilkinson, but they are fine. I've not recently seen anything around me that would even come close to a true 1967 ES-335 TD or other but this sweet little girl I have sure deserved a small upgrade of sorts. Great player, not one to just ditch... I really didn't pay a whole bunch of pennies for the parts because It was bought a piece or so here and there then we went in for the kill, but I was on eggshells the whole time. Freaked myself out over the pickguard thing ..'Can I glue this? will it drip? will it ruin the finish?' Loc-Tite gel, One drop, Bam. Done. Fitment completed...no problem Yes, having the Real McCoy would be a great acquisition eventually but do I need such a beast? this is much more my speed. I already own a Midtown Standard, but no...no pickguard for her. She stays as is
  7. It's been on my mind for a while so I tried it out going for that old look nothing aged just some adjusting on a part here or there and even though the pictures aren't the best hopefully I've achieved what I have hoped for. Inspiration is the: Gibson Electric Guitars - 1967 ES-335 Used https://massstreetmusic.com/products/gibson-electric-guitars-1967-es-335 [img2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","src":"https:\/\/farm2.staticflickr.com\/1966\/45706821701_62c54a5b08_b.jpg"}[/img2] [img2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","src":"https:\/\/farm5.staticflickr.com\/4821\/45706813621_9f972cae2b_b.jpg"}[/img2] [img2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","src":"https:\/\/farm2.staticflickr.com\/1973\/45706814571_53f2040ed6_b.jpg"}[/img2] [img2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","src":"https:\/\/farm5.staticflickr.com\/4872\/45706820861_9e492157d6_b.jpg"}[/img2] [img2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","src":"https:\/\/farm5.staticflickr.com\/4827\/31834688118_d715bcbb24_b.jpg"}[/img2]
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