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70 years old
January 26, 1947
Male Male
Indiana - Texas - sometimes Lost
Vintage Gibson acoustics; horses; amusing myself in the Void

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  1. In Topic:2004 or 1991 Epiphone Texan?

    Today, 07:26 AM

    Disclaimer: ideas, not necessarily hard facts

    The 'used' stamp is often applied to guitars that have been refurbished - that's to say something prevented them from being sold as first quality straight from the factory. The exact issue can sometimes be difficult to determine, though sellers will usually tell you if they know. In the case of your Texan (which IMHO is a fine looking guitar) the finish disparity might stem from a finish issue that was resolved in a way that required applying an unusual body/neck finish combo. The refurbs are assigned new serial numbers prior to sale, often by means of a sticker applied over the original label's number. So - it's possible for such a guitar to carry two numbers. The original serial number, in that case, is no longer the number of record. In my experience, refurbs are just as serviceable to play as any other comparable model - and have sometimes had more attention to detail (fretwork and set up) than their straight from the factory siblings. Hope this helps!
  2. In Topic:Deluge of sexual predators

    Today, 06:36 AM

    Very sick people that, as I understand, cannot be cured and should be put out of our misery.
  3. In Topic:My New Epiphone Inspired By 1964 Texan

    Yesterday, 06:35 AM

    View Postzombywoof, on 20 November 2017 - 04:05 PM, said:


    I have never played an IB Texan I did not like the sound of. The slightly wider nut is a particularly welcome change when compared to the originals.

    No joke! I had a pair of originals at one time - burst and natural - that I let go because of the nut width; also a J-45 that I loved that's gone for the same reason.
  4. In Topic:My New Epiphone Inspired By 1964 Texan

    20 November 2017 - 09:37 AM

    The 'magic' happens when the right guitar and the right person find each other😊
  5. In Topic:Guild question 120 20

    20 November 2017 - 09:27 AM

    I'm still considering accumulating a 70's Guild G-37 to replace the one I sold a few years ago. Was foolish to let it go, but wisdom doesn't come cheap😂



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    kelly campbell 

    17 Aug 2016 - 09:55
    Hello OC...I was just reading the post on The battle of Long Tan and saw that you are a Marine. Good for you where were you stationed? The reason I ask is that I was in the Navy and was stationed at MCAS El Toro in southern CA for 2 1/2 years.
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    kelly campbell 

    14 Jul 2016 - 22:03
    Hello Old Cowboy..I am just curious where you are at in Indiana since I too live in Indiana. I live around Marion.
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