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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Brian Krashpad, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. Brian Krashpad

    Brian Krashpad Tele-Afflicted

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    So, I actually got a guitar earlier this last week, on Thursday. I've been so busy I didn't have a chance to post anywhere but a couple pics to Instagram/Facebook.

    An online bud over at the Mark Wein Guitar Lessons forums said there that he was thinking about selling his Les Paul Special to get a Yamaha. So we PM'd and he ended up selling it to me.

    He was great to work with, even when our pre-scheduled vacations and cross-country mailing of payment from me in FL to him in San Diego didn't perfectly sync up.

    The guitar is beautiful and was in great shape. Seller packed it very well, though UPS managed to ding up the box quite ironically.

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    I've been wanting a TV Yellow Les Paul Special Doublecut for ages, but they're a little hard to find, and I'm not comfortable sending strangers the amount of money they run for. Seller, though we haven't met in real life, I did not consider a "stranger" in the least, however, so it seems pretty karmic that he would be selling a guitar I figured I would never own.

    So anyway, here she is. I'ma call her Johnny, in honor of the late great Mr. Thunders (even though he played a doublecut TVY Junior, and occasionally a singlecut TVY Special). And yes Johnny can be a grrl name too.

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    The case was beautiful.

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    "Was" being the operative word.

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    I know, I'm a terrible person. But it's a thing with me.

    It actually serves a useful purpose. In the scene I play in, there are anywhere from 3 to 5 bands/acts playing on a given bill. Meaning that there could easily be 20 or 30 guitar cases floating around over the course of an evening. Or afternoon.

    But I can always tell mine at a glance.

    I sold a guitar the next day. But that's another post.
     
  2. pondcaster

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    Love the DC, congratulation!

    Nice case, too. I sticker mine up like that as well.
     
  3. lineboat

    lineboat Friend of Leo's

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    Those are awesome! And that one looks really good. Now it's time to play the finish off of it! Congrats!
     
  4. Brian Krashpad

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    Ta kids! I already wrote a song on her, yesterday. YAY!
     
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    That's a very cool looking guitar, man I really need some P-90's...
     
  6. Brian Krashpad

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    Thanks, I'm a huge fan of P-90s, and especially Specials. Here are my other P-90 axes. Except that I sold the sunburst Junior to partially fund the new (to me) TVY Special. More about that later, maybe.
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  7. Johnson johnson

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    Every time I'm in GC I look at those Epi wildcats (is that what they're called?) and think hmmmmm. Nice guitars you got there:)
     
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    Yes, thanks, for some reason Epiphone decided to deliberately misspell it as "Wildkat." They are fun guitars, and a smaller size than a big-bodied Gretsch. People see the f-holes and assume they are a hollowbody or semi-hollow. With laminate maple construction like a Gibson 335 or a Gretsch 6120.

    But they're not. The Wildkat is actually a chambered solidbody. The guitar back is a big chunk of mahogany that's routed with sound chambers, and a thick maple cap on top. So it's more like a slightly bigger chambered Les Paul, than a 335 or 6120.

    That difference can actually be a good thing. As a result of the different construction, Wildkats are more resistant to feedback than are maple-laminate body guitars. I like both, they're just different. For true hollowbody sounds I use the Casino, and for something in between that and a Les Paul Special, I use the Wildkat.
     
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    cntry666 Friend of Leo's

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    Really cool
     
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  10. teleplayr

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    I've got a 2010 double cut exactly like the one you bought. Great guitar and gets that vintage Stones sound.

    Does it have an Ebony fretboard?
     
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  11. Brian Krashpad

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    You know, it might could be. That didn't even occur to me. It's very dark, with no streaks.
     
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    is there a factory made single pickup version of this guitar?
     
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    Nice! That one's at the top of my next electric guitar list.
     
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    Love those TV yellow specials, they look so cool! I shall have to make some more room in the menagerie first though.

    Certainly give you a thumbs-up for your exterior case decoration too, long live accessible healthcare for everyone! High-fives from the UK.
     
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    I know all about that! At least in this instance, I'ma try and send two out and thus actually decrease the stable by one net (as well as raise the dosh to pay for the TV Yellow DC).

    So on Friday I had two potential buyers for my Les Paul Junior, Junie B. Jones:

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    First guy, Chip: OK, that's 55 minutes I'll never get back.

    Bless his heart, was a bassist who didn't know what the difference between a "setneck" versus a "bolt-neck" was. Despite gigging, and having played since the late '50s/early '60s. I don't get how someone could play that long and not have absorbed that TINY bit of (what I consider rather obvious) knowledge. I mean, the terms are SELF-DESCRIPTIVE.

    But that's just me.

    So anyhow, he brings along his current "Junior" to compare/contrast. (Yes, those are air-quotes, btw.) It's a bolt-neck from the Epiphone "Collegiate Series," with a humbucker. And FSU logos. He got it for under $100 and couldn't justify the upgrade to the setneck I was selling.

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    Which was fine.

    I kept waiting for him to dicker on the price. He never did. Apparently he was not familiar with how these things work. If he was, he wasn't very good at it (he was a totally nice guy though). He was semi-apologetic, but it was really no biggie. I told him I believed in guitar karma, and that guitars eventually reach their intended homes.

    And sent him on his way.

    Second guy: Joe. Shot me an email before Chip had come by. Sent him one back, let him know I had a potential buyer before him, and would check back. As soon as Chip fell through, buzzed Joe back and let him know the guitar was available. We momentarily dickered via email and came to an accord on price.

    Joe comes over and the first thing he does as he comes through the door is point to my t-shirt and say "I'm a huge Mats fan!" So I already like this guy a whole lot better than his sweet-hearted but clueless predecessor.

    He admitted he didn't know all that much about guitars, and had asked a local player friend of his for advice. I guess he showed the listing to this friend, who Joe said had said "Oh yeah, that's Brian Krashpad!" So I guess my rock star status precedes me, haha!

    Joe asks about the adjustable bridge, plays the guitar for maybe 3 or 4 minutes, and hands over the dosh.

    Done deal! Good luck Joe. Have fun with him, Junie.

    Guitar karma in full effect.

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    Ta for that. Over here the Resistance has a saying "I am a pre-existing condition!" And that certainly applies, quite literally, to me. 6 years ago I had throat cancer-- if insurers had been free to cut me lose when I got sick,

    I'd be dead.
     
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    Yellow, double cut, P90, Special........Lordy it's so cool in all the best ways.

    Dang! Nice!

    I really like what you did with case. I think that case looks great!
     
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