Guitars That Has Been Neglected But Shall Make a Return Soon?

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  1. Middleman

    Middleman Friend of Leo's

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    Custom Shop 2006 Gibson Les Paul R8 needs some attention. Going to give the 2012 Anniversary Tele and the Custom Shop 63RI Gibson 335 a rest.
     
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    Probably my SX Hawk hardtail. It's been out of action for a while since it needs some attention to its electronics and some seasonal setup work.

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    Blazer has it right about neglect and multiple guitars. I have a very modest herd, a Telecaster, a Strat, an SG, and an Annie. I hadn't had Annie out for a few months. I could blame TDPRI but it’s complicated. I had my Strat out when someone here mentioned pure nickel strings warming up tone. My Strat has never been as good as I imagined it could be. I was in GC and I bought a set of Dunlop Electric Nickel 10’s and it was like getting a new guitar. I couldn’t put the Strat away. There was a thread a week ago about blues played using a Dorian scale. I’ve had trouble learning uncommon modes but I decided to work on this. Seriously work on it. I got myself to where I could improvise a single note solo but I, IV, V chords didn’t work. I had to find chords to solo off of. Some I found aren’t in any standard chord book and soloing forced me to play unfamiliar patterns. One in particular was just out of reach on my Strat. I brought up my SG for its shorter scale. It’s not quite the right tone for what I’m trying to play. I took Annie out of her case this morning. It’s the combination of tone and scale length I’m looking for. My Tele’s been in its case for a while now. I’ll take it out again when I’ve got Dorian mode blues soloing down. This is just how it goes. It’s also why having a few different guitars is about much more than vanity.
     
  4. Wally

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    281114EA-DAB6-426A-A397-FA3AE3D771F7.jpeg Okay....I finally heard the 1935 Gibson L-00 that I bought back in the ‘90’s sometime. It was in sad shape, but I should have gotten it to the point where I could string it up much sooner. I did the crack repairs sometime back. I still need to install May 10 new frets and of a level and dress. Yesterday I built a new compensated saddle and strung it up...with the original ebony nut. I have a lesson with it later in the afternoon. The neck is very wide with a V profile.....maybe I can get used to it since it has that width??? This guitar likely played a lot of blues judging by the fret wear. Otherwise it would not have considerable fret wear on up the neck.
    Nice guitar......very much naturally relic’ed. I’ll see if I can get a picture in a while....and I learned how to get the pic. This one has been played....and it sounds great.
     
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  5. Doctorx33

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    My old Strat. It was my only guitar from 1976 to 2006, when I started acquiring other ones. I’m up to, uh, ten I think. I’ve been neglecting the old girl for a while now and I’m going home to play it.
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  6. Brad Pittiful

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    they all have been neglected for months...sorting out my job search and keeping up with outside summer chores...not much time to play so i dont
     
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    Bringing her out tomorrow, while I work through several Strat type projects. She's a tad heavy at 10.8 pounds, has a Fender modern C slim neck, with compound radius 12 -16, neck through 5 piece mahogany with Maple truss rod double action neck. Coil tapped pups. She's a fine Gibby clone if your back can handle the weight. IMG_20190328_163229.jpg
    Agile AL3200MCC ebony fingerboard. Jumbo polish stainless steel frets.
     
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    92 American standard strat. Bought it new. Don’t think I’ve touched it this year. Great thread idea. Thanks.
     
  9. Brad Pittiful

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    i got the same strat...92 american standard...mine is black with rosewood fingerboard
     
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    As mine. I modded it for years. It’s back to stock now except shortened trem bar. Thanks to David Gilmour.
     
  11. Brad Pittiful

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    sweet...i wonder how close date wise these were made
     
  12. Matthias

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    My 97 Thinline Tele, once it has new pickups. In the shorter term, my Strat, which just needs a set-up.
     
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    After about 2 years in the case, my Les Paul Standard is getting it's 2nd christening this afternoon, I had forgotten how much I liked the old gal! I became attached to an SG Standard w/'57 classics and with such a light weight and great sound, the LP (unfortunately) took a back seat. Today it's back!
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    It’s funny just a couple months ago I entered the serial number in the fender database thing to see if I could figure out exactly when it was made. They said they have no record of it. There’s no way it could be fake. I bought it from a dealer in southern Idaho. All the case candy, warranty info, everything.
     
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    I loaned this one to a friend about 2 years ago. It sits in his living room un-played with rusty strings. I'm not a strat guy, but this has the nicest neck I have ever owned. Time to repatriate this one.
     
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  16. Brad Pittiful

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    sometimes a serial number search is hit or miss...my number starts with N...which says its made in the 90s

    one site says
    s - 70s
    e - 80s
    n - 90s
    z - 00s

    so i ran the number and it said...mine was made in either 1991 or 2001

    i ran it on fenders site and no listing of that number :lol:
     
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    I would love to track down a Strat body with a TOM bridge. Did that come from Rondo?

    And back on topic, I just installed a new bridge pickup in my Gibson LPJ because I wasn’t getting a ton of play. So far it has really helped. It’s the first time I’ve tried a Duncan Alternative 8, and it rocks pretty hard. I’ve got a SD Jazz that needs to go into the neck slot as well.
     
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    I haven't touched my Jazzmaster in months.
     
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    Probably less than two hours.
     
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    Another "heavy" lass.
     
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