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  1. It is a 1966 ES175D I have had for many years. The display case came up at a store clearance and fitted it perfectly.
  2. Hi, I thought you Gibson amp fans might like some vintage stuff.
  3. Hi this beautiful 1907 L! was sold (gifted) to me as a "wall hanger" and I could not believe such a beautiful guitar could be left unplayable. It only had a dull finish, cheap and broken tuners and high and low frets.I sourced some period correct NOS tuners (for half what I paid for the guitar)from a friend that had a huge collection of vintage tuners. I gave the guitar to a local luthier. He said all it need was some fret work, a clean, polish and setup.It came home as it is in the pics and is a pleasure to play. The painted logo is dubious but I have seen another like it. I suspect a previous owner did the job some time in the past 100 years. The only let down was that it came in a much newer case.
  4. Hi, for those who are interested I put a quick video on youtube of some old amps I have. All the amps are serviced and play and I would love to find the time to upload demos of them all. If anyone has a vintage Gibson that I don't have please let me know. There is a local guy that says he will take some high quality video for me "when he has some spare time". Each of these amps has a matching laps steel. http://resonatorandlapsteelguitars.blogspot.com.au/ Cheers
  5. Hi Your amp would probably have been sold as part of an EH150 lap steel outfit for $150. You can see more pics of the outfit here:- http://gibsonlapsteeloutfits.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/gibson-eh150-1938.html
  6. Hyote, You are right I do need and want a BR1 amp if you know of one that is available let me know please.
  7. Hi Rob, Just checked on my ipad and didn't have an issue. I am not a tech guru, I have just been playing with blogger and learning as I go. They are supposed to be model then year, I have adjusted a couple including the BR4 so hopefully the sequence is a little better. Cheers
  8. Hi Rod, Yes they are part of my collection. Still seeking a couple to round it out. Cheers
  9. Hi, I have been developing a website for people interested in vintage guitars and amplifiers. This page is specifically for vintage Gibson amps http://gibsonamps.blogspot.com.au/ I hope you enjoy and please let me know what you think of the site.
  10. Your guitar is a 1967 Gibson Century version 4. I need one for my collection if you still have it?
  11. They made 13358 1954-59 had adjustable poles and crinkle finsh. It was the most popular Gibson lap steel and was a student grade model sold with a matching amp as an outfit. You can find out more buy obtaining a copy of A.R Duchossoir's book Gibson Electric Steel Guitars 1935-1967
  12. Hi Daniel you should try and get hold of a copy of this book. Are you considering selling your guitar it is also known as Century 10.
  13. Refer to this book and I am sure you will find all you need to know.
  14. G'day, thanks for the reply Jim & Rod. I am a collector and a novice player. I posted the vids to generate some interest and to help people that might want to see matched sets and details of lap steels in mint condition. As you say there are plenty of pictures and details in books and on-line but not many close-ups etc. for reference. I buy all the time and rarely sell and maybe some like minded people will get in touch via the forum or the Tube. Lap Steels and Vintage guitars in general are very rare in Australia and there are virtually no Guitars Shows here. I put the vids. in the Vintage Forum because they are "Vintage" Sorry if that's a problem. Cheers
  15. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywgB8_6X8cI
  16. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N24DfwE3Lo
  17. I know this is vintage........1940s EH-185
  18. Jim, you are right..... now I am confused. Either the guitar in the book is the same guitar after the modifications or there are two with the same modification. The photo in the book is courtesy "Walter Carter"
  19. Satchmo, If you refer to page 54 of The Gibson Electric Steel Guitars 1935 - 1967 book by A.R. Duchossoir an IDENTICAL guitar is shown. It would seem that as there are two examples and that both have the same pickup placement that the pickups were factory fitted in that position. The body used on your guitar looks to be adapted from a standard double neck and the factory must have placed the pickup in the neck postion and blanked the standard position. Possibly because the original pickup placement would have been hit by the player when strumming the top neck while playing in the upright position? I hope this helps. Mick
  20. Hopefully forum members will find this video interesting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWazLW7sN7I Sorry about the poor video and sound quality.
  21. I am building a video library of vintage lap steel guitars and thought some forum members might find them interesting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr6WU-Zmwos
  22. Hi, Your guitar is a 1947 Gibson BR4. Yours is missing a plastic hand rest. It was only made for one year. This might help http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6Hj6RALKIE
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