Old guitar

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  1. Masmus

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    I pulled out the acoustic I learned on yesterday. I hadn't played it in at least 25 years and when I pulled it out of the case the strings were in really bad shape. Changing strings every 6 months would have meant about 50 unused sets. I'll put some new strings on it but my immediate feelings of nostalgia were thwarted at least until I put a new set on. How many of you have some guitars that have old dead stings that don't get replaced because the're out of your rotation?
     
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    What kinda guitar?
     
  3. 2blue2

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    I got one from my good old days and the frets are turning green
    I've got nostalgic before and tried changing strings
    but the floyd rose knife edges are so worn it won't stay in tune lol
    Back in the case, back in the back of the closet.
     
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    My bass guitar still has strings on from around 1980. Sound good to me.
     
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    I use to change bass guitar strings every year. Then I saw an interview with Timothy B Schmidt. He was talking about his various basses. The interviewer asked what strings he had on one, he said "I don't know they were on it when I bought it.;)
     
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    I need to get the old 59 LP out and these changed soon I suppose.... :eek:
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    Nope, all mine are ready, willing and able.
     
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    And destroy the originality?? Shame......
     
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    I ordered an Ovation Legend new in 1983, black, with cutaway. It was my favorite acoustic until circumstances forced it to be stored for several years. Then the time came to sell it, and I took it out to play one last time. UGH. Strings totally dead, and made the decision to let it go a little easier.

    Of course, I still miss that guitar over 20 years later ...
     
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  10. Masmus

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    It's about a 68ish Aria copy of a D18, except mahogany back and sides, that my Mom bought for my Dad and I was the one wound up learning to play it. These were some of the first Aria's made but not worth very much though this one is in good condition.
     
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    I had one of the early ones. All I had during my musical hiatus for two decades. I bought it in San Francisco in about '71, Carlos Santana was just leaving the music store as I entered! I asked the guy what he was doing and he said "He just bought one of these" ... so I bought one!
    In 98 I was in Trinidad on my sailboat and this local guy wanted it real bad, so I sold it to him cheap.
     
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    You know you can buy strings one at a time. Looks like you still got two there. No need to splurge on the whole set.
     
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    Actually sometimes I like playing those old strings until I get the guitar warmed up! I have two acoustics, one from the 30s and one from the 50s. They don't like new strings I'm tellin' ya!
     
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    Love my Legend. I scour the World for Adamas strings. 4ED10409-3457-4F84-9C91-D5FC5228FAE8.jpeg
     
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    Ditto
     
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    I've had a couple guitars I've picked up after a while and thought, "When did I put those novelty black strings on this? ... oh."
     
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    Man, I've got strings on some guitars that are approaching a decade. If I have one superpower, just one at all, it's that somehow my hand chemistry actually preserves strings.
     
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    My acoustic. It’s an Ovation, it’s decent, sounds good, but I don’t like playing acoustic.

    I even tried to give it away and had to change the strings because they were green. And sticky.

    Now I’m playing it all the time because my church has gone acoustic with the virus thing.


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