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Herds for nerds - and we lOVE it

 

Looks as if there is a Zemaitis in that crowd, GIBS.

 

Any chance you have link to some sound with this exotic acoustic.

 

Yeah, there is one ;-)

 

I did not record anything yet, but these days I'll try to do it and post here. Sounds pretty good for a brand new guitar.

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My lot ... cant wait for Tom to chip in, he will probably need two pages to cover all his vault.

 

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WOW!!! I see some treasures here :-)

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I am scared mine will not all fit in a photograph, but I will try soon. It is what I've listed, plus two Composite Acoustics and a 6-string mandolin. It is not just my lady that wonders what I'm doing but also my mother and father and probably my neighbors...

 

It is a shame that Buc's only guitar was accidentally made backwards.

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Yeah, there is one ;-)

 

I did not record anything yet, but these days I'll try to do it and post here. Sounds pretty good for a brand new guitar.

 

That would be something ^

I got to know this brand many years ago from Donovan and Harrison and always found them exciting.

 

Congrats on yours - my ears look forward

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I like looking at those and not going to attempt to sqeeze mine in to one photo!

 

Probably have heart attack taking them out of their cases and putting them back..... :rolleyes:

 

Or, headlines in the paper: 'guitar hoarder found dead under pile of guitar cases that appear to have fallen on him and smothered him'! [unsure]

 

 

 

BluesKing777.

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cant wait for Tom to chip in, he will probably need two pages to cover all his vault.

 

I would like to post some pictures, but let me beg off on sort of the main focus of our flattop guitars -- basically Martins and Gibsons from 1930-1969. We love the combination of history, musical styles, instruments, and community that these encourage. Because there is pretty broad interest in these instruments, they tend to be pricey -- we had to manage them as a 40 year investment portfolio to own them.

 

But we had a lot broader interest than just those -- with musical interests to match. In addition the our sort of "home" genre of bluegrass -- think dreads and mastertone banjos -- we also loved mountain banjo, minstrel music, blues, ragtime, old time, folk revival, and mountain folk too. In my younger years, I even played in some (bad) rock bands. When you spread a large net, you catch a lot of stuff. Most vintage instruments have been pretty good investments -- but they were certainly not all pricey and they all made music.

 

So here are a few pictures that seldom get shown.

 

Specialty instruments from the 20s and 30s -- often found at flea markets -- my wife's collection.

 

 

 

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Electrics

 

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Here is some older stuff -- before 1929

 

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My wife is a bass player -- she loves old Kay S-51 "Chubby Jackson" 5-string basses.

 

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But she has more -- here are a few

 

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And finally old turn of the century banjos -- a minstrel, clawhammer, folk revival, and flea market favorite -- particularly in the 1970s.

 

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Let's pick,

 

-Tom

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I would like to post some pictures, but let me beg off on sort of the main focus of our flattop guitars -- basically Martins and Gibsons from 1930-1969. We love the combination of history, musical styles, instruments, and community that these encourage. Because there is pretty broad interest in these instruments, they tend to be pricey -- we had to manage them as a 40 year investment portfolio to own them.

 

But we had a lot broader interest than just those -- with musical interests to match. In addition the our sort of "home" genre of bluegrass -- think dreads and mastertone banjos -- we also loved mountain banjo, minstrel music, blues, ragtime, old time, folk revival, and mountain folk too. In my younger years, I even played in some (bad) rock bands. When you spread a large net, you catch a lot of stuff. Most vintage instruments have been pretty good investments -- but they were certainly not all pricey and they all made music.

 

So here are a few pictures that seldom get shown.

 

Specialty instruments from the 20s and 30s -- often found at flea markets -- my wife's collection.

 

 

 

junque_zpsj9ube8f4.jpg

 

 

Electrics

 

60elecs.jpg

 

 

Here is some older stuff -- before 1929

 

a1s.jpg

 

My wife is a bass player -- she loves old Kay S-51 "Chubby Jackson" 5-string basses.

 

c32s.jpg

 

But she has more -- here are a few

 

bassess.jpg

 

And finally old turn of the century banjos -- a minstrel, clawhammer, folk revival, and flea market favorite -- particularly in the 1970s.

 

b1s.jpg

 

Let's pick,

 

-Tom

 

All I know is you and your wife are now in my Top Ten Coolest People in the World Club!

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Hello Mr. Gibbs... A Pyramid!

Here are my Fab Four: Martin D15, Gibson J50, Gibson Hummingbird, Eastman E20SS:

 

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Hey just love that J50 ( and the Birds not bad either lol )

 

 

 

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Hey just love that J50 ( and the Birds not bad either lol )

 

A hummingbird really is a beautiful thing no doubt , , but you're right in what you say I think. The j50's simplistic beauty really sticks out here. Having always wanted a hummingbird I think if someone said take your pick out of that row , I'd find it hard not to take that j50

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