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telemaster03 last won the day on August 26 2012

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  1. I attempted to change out the pickups on my 97 Sheraton with a set of SD 59's but the bridge pickup is way off, string-spacing wise. It looks as though these particular pickups have the same pole piece spread on both the bridge and neck PU, which is 49.2 mm. Is this normal for SD's? The bridge pickup is so far off the high E and B strings are not over a pole, but the neck PU is fine. I notice the spacing on the old pickups has the bridge pickup with a wider pole spread and in looking at other HB sets that seems to be normal. I'm aware that this topic has likely been discussed but a quick search pertains more to the bridge spacing rather than pickups. Anyone else encountered this? It looks like I have a set of 59's, or at least the bridge pickup, that I can't use in this guitar.
  2. I'll jump on this thread as my question is similar. Traded for this today and I'm trying to date it. Not a G by E headstock, but it does have "Gibson" on the truss rod cover and the serial number is not an actual sticker. No serial number is on the tag inside the guitar, it has a large bridge. I'm thinking February of 1987?
  3. Nice, congratulations! I hope you enjoy it for many years to come!
  4. Don't care for the trans blue finish at all.
  5. Interesting, great comparison. I took my Stage Deluxe Rosewood to a small jam Monday, also present were an early 70's D-35 and a recent D28-vs. The SDR more than held its own and had a much fuller tone, no problem with projection. The Martin guys were impressed.
  6. telemaster03


    Enjoyed that very much!
  7. Intriguing guitars, it will be interesting to see what you think of it.
  8. Jon is still there but I've always dealt with Lance. I don't think this shop has much turnover and just a few guys work there. It's sort of a "throwback" of a store...great vibe and they are always happy to let you play the guitars all you want.
  9. Couple more. E.M. Shorts is a great shop, I enjoy hanging out there and playing all the guitars. They also had a nice maple J-185 that sounded really good.
  10. It's been a busy weekend and I just now had a few moments to change strings and polish her up a bit. Up until about two weeks ago I wouldn't have considered a 12 fret Gibson, but man...what a great sounding and playing guitar! Looking forward to getting to know this one better!
  11. I stopped in at my local guitar store, E.M. Shorts, a few weeks back and fell head over heels for this guitar. I had to have it so after parting with some other pieces and praying no one else would buy it I pulled the trigger today. Later tonight I'll change strings and give it good run through. Huge, booming sound. Amazing. Nice companion to my Woody Guthrie SJ. They still have another of the same model on their sales floor, they were surprised they hadn't sold yet but said this type of guitar wasn't everybody's cup of tea. These two and one at Wildwood were the only new ones I could find. If you're looking/wishing for/wanting one of these It's still hanging there and they are always great to deal with.
  12. I was just in this store today, they are a 5 Star dealer and have a great selection. I'm fortunate to have this store close by but I wouldn't hesitate to buy from them online. Lance Threet is my guy there, he always does me right.
  13. Haven't been on here in a while, and this is the first post when I peeked in the morning. Very sad to hear, as others have said he was a very knowledgeable, helpful and kind man. Prayers to his family and may he rest in peace.
  14. Just picked up my second Traditional, a 2008 Gold top on ebay. My first was a 2013 Caramel Burst...I still want one in Ebony. I've had the 2013 for just over 6 months now, loving it more every time I play it.
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    Beautiful guitar, congrats!
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