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Post your 1960's Gibsons!

#41 User is offline   JimR56 

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:27 AM

Slim, he's not as famous as those three. His fame has grown steadily over the years, but let's just say that he wasn't as famous while he was using the Super 400. He has played a variety of guitars since, including his own artist model, made by a major company.

#42 User is offline   Slim Chance 

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:13 PM

Okay, I think I'll have to punt.

Maybe it's the guy with first J-185? [flapper]

Famous ... but not that famous, eh? Is he still alive? Rocker? Jazzbo?

Is it Elliott Easton? Jimmy Page? Surely it's not Kenny Burrell ...
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:05 PM

I was going to guess Steve Howe too, but Slim beat me to it.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:17 PM

Still alive, yes. Quite "famous", in guitar circles at least, but what I meant was that he wasn't hugely famous in the 70's (especially earlier 70's), when he was still using the Super 400. Some of his biggest fans don't even seem to know that he ever had a Super 400, but only because they aren't hip to his early years (he was working with some big names at the time).

American, about 60 years old now, I think. Don't want to give it away too easily [flapper] , so I won't mention musical genres yet, but... he's very versatile.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:15 PM

... gotta be Pat Metheny, right?
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:32 PM

Nope, the mystery player is a few years older than Metheny, and has delved into more genres (not someone who would be labeled as a "jazz guitarist", in fact he didn't start out playing jazz). Don't mean to torture you, but I figured I'd give others a chance before I reveal... :)

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:42 PM

View PostJimR56, on 29 March 2012 - 07:32 PM, said:

Nope, the mystery player is a few years older than Metheny, and has delved into more genres (not someone who would be labeled as a "jazz guitarist", in fact he didn't start out playing jazz). Don't mean to torture you, but I figured I'd give others a chance before I reveal... :)


robert cray? Although did he ever play jazz? Maybe Lee Ritenuer?

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:22 PM

View PostTinyBabyBrandon, on 29 March 2012 - 07:42 PM, said:

robert cray? Although did he ever play jazz? Maybe Lee Ritenuer?

No, but you're on the right track in both cases (that's what I meant about him being versatile). You're also getting warmer geographically with those two guesses. :)

#49 User is offline   Slim Chance 

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:51 AM

B-I-N-G-O ... it's Robben Ford.

Thank you, thank you very much.
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:19 AM

Ding ding ding! Robben Ford it was. [thumbup] You'll receive your prize in the mail (unless it gets lost). [tongue]

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:04 PM

here's my 67 Barney Kessel. I just got it back from being refinished. [attachment=7734:refinish.jpg]

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:09 AM

View PostSlim Chance, on 30 March 2012 - 09:51 AM, said:

B-I-N-G-O ... it's Robben Ford.

Thank you, thank you very much.

Nice job. Who is Robben Ford?

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:31 AM

View Postpfox14, on 12 April 2012 - 09:09 AM, said:

Nice job. Who is Robben Ford?


Robben Ford is an amazing player - he plays everything.

I first heard him back in the 70's playing on Joni Mitchell and George Harrison LP's.

Here's a link ... Robben Ford
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:40 AM

View Postorpheoet, on 10 April 2012 - 09:04 PM, said:

here's my 67 Barney Kessel. I just got it back from being refinished. Attachment refinish.jpg


Very nice box. Love that cherry sunburst finish.

Does this one have the narrow fast neck? Has the tailpiece been changed ... thought there was BK engraved tailpiece on these models?
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:26 PM

View PostSlim Chance, on 12 April 2012 - 09:40 AM, said:

Very nice box. Love that cherry sunburst finish.

Does this one have the narrow fast neck? Has the tailpiece been changed ... thought there was BK engraved tailpiece on these models?

Thanks. Yes It has the infamous "pencil neck". 1 9/16 at the nut. But its actually quite comfortable. I have the Barney Kessel tailpiece badge. I'm just not real big on having other peoples names on my guitar.... its a great sounding guitar. Ridiculously fat and warm.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:13 AM

View PostFlight959, on 06 March 2012 - 02:48 PM, said:

1963 Epiphone Texan FT-79.

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Regards
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Very, Very nice flight.

I so very nearly got your guitar,just before you (Long story), and was quite miffed when the deal fell through, but a month later I got this 62, and couldn`t be happier. [biggrin]

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You just can`t beat that sprangy vintage Texan tone, and that low "E" is to die for. [biggrin]

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1983 Epiphone Casino Natural Burl (Matsumoku).

1994 Gibson J-100 Xtra (Mahogany) acoustic.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:47 AM

Hi there, rather new here, and i thought i could post my 65 es120t in a youtube movie.
My friend is playing the es120 in the vid, i play my godin 5th avenue and my friends son the bass.
I´m about to design my own scratchplate in leather and put a minihumbucker in there.



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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:19 PM

View PostHolmis, on 14 April 2012 - 06:47 AM, said:

Hi there, rather new here, and i thought i could post my 65 es120t in a youtube movie.
My friend is playing the es120 in the vid, i play my godin 5th avenue and my friends son the bass.
I´m about to design my own scratchplate in leather and put a minihumbucker in there.

Before you modify your Gibson and affect its history and value, why not consider finding one of the hollowbody Epiphone models that featured a mini-humbucker, such as the Windsor, the Sorrento, the Caiola, or the Professional?

http://home.provide....h/epiphon2.html

edit: ... or maybe you were talking about the Godin...? If so, never mind. :)

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:32 PM

I´ll make an interchangeable scratchplate with pup, harness and all, wouldn´t touch the original. it´ll be just to detach the groundwire and four screews and voila, the original will rest in my vault :-)

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