Guitar Porn Friday...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by GoldDeluxe5E3, Jun 11, 2021.

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  1. GoldDeluxe5E3

    GoldDeluxe5E3 Tele-Afflicted

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    I found this piece of classic guitar porn I used to drool over in print back in 1973. Just discovered it in pdf form today and shared it in another post, but decided it needed to be shared to a wider audience under a more sensational headline. I found myself scrolling down the pages and having intense flashbacks to when I was 14...

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/6fo2m2lulce5a58/1972 Fender Catalog.pdf?dl=0

    Incidentally, the guitar names are of interest here. Back then, Fender sold a "Stratocaster" or a "Jaguar" or a "Mustang". No terms like "reliced, vintage, NOS, Throwback, Roadhouse, Smokehouse, or Sh*thouse" were used to name guitars.
     
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    adjason Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    sweet thanks for sharing!
     
  3. WingedWords

    WingedWords Friend of Leo's

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    Yes I still have a paper copy of the same catalogue.
     
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    When I first started playing, Gibson released their beautifully photographed full-color 1983 catalog. Even knowing this was the tail-end of the Norlin era, and some of the instruments (such as Les Pauls that weigh more than most planets) aren't as good as what came before and what could come later, I still love flipping through it. (Click on the image to see the whole catalog, which someone posted online):

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  5. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

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    This is just my personal guitar porn

    A few weeks ago I was 'talking' here about my love for my1993 D-1 on a Martin thread,
    and mentioned the '93 Guitar Player magazine AD I saw that made me want the guitar!

    Someone on TDPRI was kind enough to post the AD:
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    And a shot of my D-1, 26 years later!
    My baby!
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    Linky no worky
     
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    If you're putting in an order in the catalog, just add a Montego II and a Vibrolux for me pls, I'm good for it.

    Interesting to see that steel guitars are so prominent in the catalog at that time. Tele Deluxe looks sweet with the ashtray on. Still doing "Princeton-Amp" in '73, I see.
     
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    You rang???

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    Old Plank Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Aw man, that's my old blonde Tele right there! Bought one used ($250 as I remember) in spring '74 at school, and promptly stripped and stained/finished the body in the dorm janitor's closet; my only electric for 20+ years!
     
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    richiek65 Poster Extraordinaire

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    You can smell the vintage guitars coming out of that PDF!
     
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    Wrighty Friend of Leo's

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    Love the choice of woods for the top, neck and decking!
     
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    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

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    During a break at a regular brewpub gig- folks built a small stage facing the back yard/patio
     
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    If we're posting material from our own stashes, I posted these strong pornographical images a couple of weeks ago in the acoustic guitar forum:

    Washington State's Music Machine's 2003 Gibson Stinger series brochure (click to enlarge):

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    The 2003 Music Machine Hummingbird with Brazilian back, sides, and fingerboard, one of five made, which I bought last month at the Dallas International Guitar Festival:

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    greenhornet Tele-Meister

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    Love the proud "Thick-skin ® high-gloss finish" (oh boy!!!) listed next to the Strat.
     
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    here's a couple of slinky little numbers for those of you who objectify/fetishize (sometimes that a bit of me, too)
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    A Crow on a Scarecrow, JGHG’s first archtop design, features a neck-block-mounted pickup and is paired with the company’s Middranger pedal—yet only half the instrument’s stunning elegance is visible to the casual observer. Inside it features the company’s equally remarkable “dinosaur” bracing.

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    Takutack is a side-less archtop whose soundboard is mounted internally, between the top and back. Its partner pedal is a preamp/mixer for the instrument’s neck-position magnetic pickup and internal contact pickups.

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    From its pastel palette to its perfectly nestled “three-by-three” pickups and the flowing lines of its pickguard and hardware accoutrements, Mayberlin and its neo-primitive-motif strap are a joy to behold.

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    “Chichitoko” (Japanese for “father and son”) is a double-neck featuring a mandolin on top and a 12-string on bottom.


     
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    This was also one of the first catalogs that I got when first learning to play. I also still love looking through it and reminds me of how excited I was to be learning. The Les Paul and 335 in that catalog were also pretty sweet looking!
     
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    MarkieMark Friend of Leo's

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    For decades there was a Gibson catalog/brochure in the case of my Southern Jumbo purchased new in '64.
    I dont recall where it got off to. I bet its still around here somewhere.

    I do remember being drawn to the steel slide guitars in the brochure. I always thought they were cool.
     
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    Now that’s the kind of support we need!
     
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    A day late to the show, but I posted anyway.

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