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  1. In Topic:Just Dropping In To Say Hi

    Today, 02:35 AM

    Hi from me, too.

    Sorry to hear about the issues you've had to deal with but glad to see your priorities are still OK! Lovely SG!!!

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    Pip.
  2. In Topic:The "Just got in from a gig" thread.....

    Today, 02:33 AM

    Sounds like it was a blast!

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    I hope you didn't take any pictures...

    Pip.
  3. In Topic:Tomorrow night I'll use this

    Today, 02:26 AM

    View Postrct, on 22 April 2017 - 11:52 PM, said:

    ...I'm just getting better and better at these TracFone pitchahs...

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    Nice acoustic, though.

    Pip.
  4. In Topic:Investment guitar

    Yesterday, 05:42 AM

    No.

    In around 2008 I bought my '95 R0 in mint condition. It had spent it's life in a display case as part of a collection and was effectively unplayed. It's now my most 'chipped-n-dented' guitar as it gets almost all the playtime and is the one I always grab if I'm playing out anywhere be it at a friend's house or an open-mic night. I bought it for a good price and am never going to lose money on it but nor will it ever be worth a great deal in 'investment' terms.

    In 1980 or thereabouts I bought an old, tired-looking, f-hole archtop (without a bridge) for £10. I thought it might make a slide guitar. With a bridge sourced it turned out to be unplayable as-was. Thirty years later it was made playable by a skilled luthier with imagination. A bit of detective work by some good souls here discovered the make and model. It's now, apparently, worth roughly £4k. It gets all the acoustic playtime and is well-worn.

    I can, absolutely, see the point of buying as an investment but having a guitar too precious to play is not really my idea of fun.

    Pip.
  5. In Topic:Help with a 59 reissue

    21 April 2017 - 04:33 PM

    Thank you for taking my post in the right spirit, Michael.
    I'm not trying to start a bunfight or score points but as far as recent Les Pauls go I believe only the rare / special edition / Tom Murphy aged etc...etc... ones will be of interest to collectors = investment potential. Shame as my own quartet are between 22 and 26 years old so the "25-30-year-old" concept might have been good news otherwise...

    Your Flying V, OTOH, is a different matter because V's have always been produced in smaller quantities (and not at all in some years) and are therefore more likely to have a dedicated - if less numerous - following / captive market.

    I wish you the best of luck if you ever decide to part company with her.

    Pip.

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    2PoFoAGibSon 

    19 Nov 2014 - 17:45
    Hello I'm new here. I just wanted to say hi..I just subscribed to your YT channel...was just wondering..if that is you playin...LOVE IT......well that is all..have a nice day....oh and btw...your daughter is priceless....she will be great someday......peace
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    L8_4thesh0w 

    25 Oct 2014 - 06:04
    Are we channeling Sean Connery now? <lol> Cheers!
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