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Offline LewisStonehouse

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« Reply #315 on: October 16, 2021, 01:55:59 pm »
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Here’s my old stick that I got for my 18th birthday, some time ago…

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« Reply #316 on: October 16, 2021, 02:39:36 pm »
[mention]LewisStonehouse [/mention] what’s the story of that guitar? I’ve never heard of the brand. But it looks cool. What’s it made out of?

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« Reply #317 on: October 16, 2021, 03:09:38 pm »
@Fadez it’s a Vigier Excalibur Supra, alder body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard, dimarzio pickups. Small boutique company in France. Interesting thing is that it doesn’t have a truss rod, instead they have a strip of carbon through the neck. I’ve never had a setup and the intonation and action is still spot on

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« Reply #318 on: October 16, 2021, 04:49:13 pm »
@LewisStonehouse Very cool guitar!  Love the incorporated carbon truss rod. Sounds like it’s effective as well.  So nice!

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« Reply #319 on: October 16, 2021, 04:56:36 pm »
@SKT it’s served me well over the years

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« Reply #320 on: October 18, 2021, 05:29:09 pm »
I’m sticking with the acoustics for this next one. This is my 1971 Martin D-18, almost nothing original . I had always wanted a prewar Martin D-18. Could not afford a prewar Martin D-18. Wife would divorce me if I bought a prewar Martin D-18. So, I bought a beat up 1971 (birth year) D-18 on eBay and sent it to a luthier who specializes in rehabbing old Martins. Lots of 70’s Martins have problems with intonation because they made so many during the folk boom that Martin got sloppy with the placement of the bridges. This one was no different and it needed lots of other work:

Replaced bridge and corrected position
New saddle with 2 1/4 string spacing
New bridge plate
Neck reset
New frets
Re-glued binding in a few spots
2 repaired cracks
Lightly scalloped the braces
New Waverly tuners
K&K Western Mini pickup
Replaced pick guard

It was a fun guitar adventure and I ended up really loving this “Frankenstein” dreadnaught.
The slight scalloping really helped the trebles.
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« Reply #321 on: October 23, 2021, 11:02:36 am »
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My 1978 left handed Fender Telecaster.
It started life with an off white body but when that started to wear I took it down to the varnish underneath.
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« Reply #322 on: October 23, 2021, 02:05:17 pm »
@Pufton Very cool guitar!  Looks a lot like a butterscotch blonde tele now (except for the pickguard).  Really beautiful

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« Reply #323 on: October 23, 2021, 02:15:25 pm »
Thank you.
It’s been with me a long time. I am the original owner.
It doesn’t get much use these days.
I bought this as a player.
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It’s a 2013 MIM.
Always loved the sound of the tremolo on the Stratocaster.

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« Reply #324 on: October 23, 2021, 02:22:07 pm »
I love white Strats with rosewood fretboards. Is that Olympic white?  So nice

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« Reply #325 on: October 23, 2021, 02:48:51 pm »
@Pufton nice dude, a ‘scotch tele has always been a desire for me, always liked the look of the suhr classic t. Unfortunately these days playing’s more of a hobby so have never had the justification to buy more guitars. Sold my mesa mkivs and rack a few years ago, think I’ll always regret that shit!

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« Reply #326 on: October 23, 2021, 03:09:48 pm »
I love white Strats with rosewood fretboards. Is that Olympic white?  So nice
I think it is Olympic white.
Always wanted one since I saw a photo of Alex Chilton with one and realised that was the sound of Radio City.

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« Reply #327 on: October 23, 2021, 03:11:30 pm »
@Pufton nice dude, a ‘scotch tele has always been a desire for me, always liked the look of the suhr classic t. Unfortunately these days playing’s more of a hobby so have never had the justification to buy more guitars. Sold my mesa mkivs and rack a few years ago, think I’ll always regret that shit!
Thanks.
It (the Telecaster) was one of the only things to come through a divorce.
Never could or would part with it.
I sold other stuff - mainly vinyl - which I now regret….
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« Reply #328 on: October 23, 2021, 03:15:25 pm »
Yeah dude, glad you managed to keep hold of it - it’s a beaut  :)

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« Reply #329 on: October 25, 2021, 05:48:07 pm »
@Pufton @LewisStonehouse  All the talk of Big Star and white strats and butterscotch blonde teles got me excited and then I forgot to post my pics.  This is my ‘52 Tele Reissue from ‘94. It is nowhere as cool as @xtcclassic   It is clean…too clean. But it was my first nice guitar and I’ve babied it. I absolutely love telecasters.
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