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38 minutes ago, zombywoof said:

 

Coincidentally I have found a version of the Smeck that has non-scalloped bracing.  If I move on it, it will be tonight.

 

Ah!

This is more the ZW we know!

Your meds the other day must have been duds! Collings guitar, ha! 😐

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I done did the dirty deed.  Unfortunately it was not done dirt cheap.  And not wanting to have BK777 worrying that my meds need changing,  it is not a Collings.  

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10 hours ago, zombywoof said:

I done did the dirty deed.  Unfortunately it was not done dirt cheap.  And not wanting to have BK777 worrying that my meds need changing,  it is not a Collings.  

The Smeck?

If so, you can talk to me when and if you get tired of it.

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1 hour ago, j45nick said:

The Smeck?

If so, you can talk to me when and if you get tired of it.

 

I bought a Smeck but not the Centennial.   This is the first time I have ever bought something like this I had not held in my sweaty little hands before plunking my hard earned scratch down so I am now going through the whole second guessing whether I made the right call or not thing.   

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21 minutes ago, zombywoof said:

 

I bought a Smeck but not the Centennial.   This is the first time I have ever bought something like this I had not held in my sweaty little hands before plunking my hard earned scratch down so I am now going through the whole second guessing whether I made the right call or not thing.   

You'll get used to it.

One of the few guitars I own today that I saw or played before buying was my original  beat-up 1950 J-45, which I bought for $50 off the wall of a music store in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1966. It didn't sound or play so great--loose braces buzzing, fretboard like a mile of bad road--but it was a J-45, and I was smitten.

We do a lot of things in life without knowing what the outcome will be.  It's part of the adventure.

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I offer an early congratulations! I hope it gets to you in decent enough shape to start forming a bond in quick fashion.

I saw a Smeck model listed somewhere during my recent search and forgot to mention it. I knew someone was hunting one to some extent.

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38 minutes ago, zombywoof said:

 

I bought a Smeck but not the Centennial.   This is the first time I have ever bought something like this I had not held in my sweaty little hands before plunking my hard earned scratch down so I am now going through the whole second guessing whether I made the right call or not thing.   

Whoa! What year? Details please! Let us know when it arrives!

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This one ain't an original but was birthed in 2013.  The whole point was to go for a now for a something completely  different  (for me)  guitar which meant new/newish.

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50 minutes ago, j45nick said:

You'll get used to it.

One of the few guitars I own today that I saw or played before buying was my original  beat-up 1950 J-45, which I bought for $50 off the wall of a music store in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1966. It didn't sound or play so great--loose braces buzzing, fretboard like a mile of bad road--but it was a J-45, and I was smitten.

We do a lot of things in life without knowing what the outcome will be.  It's part of the adventure.

 

When I lived in MS we used to joke if you had a gun you could always get a guitar.  No, not what you are thinking but Pawn Shops could move firearms quicker so were always willing to do a trade.

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This one ain't an original but was birthed in 2013.  The whole point was to go for a now for a something completely  different  (for me)  guitar which meant new/newish.

SD or RG?

 

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5 minutes ago, zombywoof said:

 

I do not know what SD or RG means.  

Stage Deluxe (Mahogany) and Radio Grande (Rosewood). 👍

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24 minutes ago, bayoubengal1954 said:

Stage Deluxe (Mahogany) and Radio Grande (Rosewood). 👍

 

Mahogany - but t ain't a Gibson (Burn the Witch they cried) so not officially a Stage Deluxe     

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26 minutes ago, bayoubengal1954 said:

Stage Deluxe (Mahogany) and Radio Grande (Rosewood). 👍

Exactly - I did not mean to confuse.  I was just lying in bed where typing was hard.🙃

Here is a picture of one of each -- the Radio Grande in the 30s was more decorated.

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Best,

-Tom

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8 minutes ago, zombywoof said:

 

Mahogany - but t ain't a Gibson (Burn the Witch they cried) so not officially a Stage Deluxe     

I hope you let us hear it.  It's all right -- I also own 50 M****s.  Don't tell anyone.😎

Thanks,

-Tom

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13 minutes ago, zombywoof said:

 

Mahogany - but t ain't a Gibson (Burn the Witch they cried) so not officially a Stage Deluxe     

Sending you a Private Message on this. 

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16 minutes ago, bayoubengal1954 said:

Sending you a Private Message on this. 

 PM'd you back. You are just about on the money.

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8 hours ago, tpbiii said:

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Tom, what the heck is that odd instrument on the left of the poster? There must be quite a story behind that one.

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4 hours ago, j45nick said:

Tom, what the heck is that odd instrument on the left of the poster? There must be quite a story behind that one.

Mandocello?

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10 minutes ago, tpbiii said:

Mandocello?

That was my guess, since it has 8 strings. I'll look for a recording.

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50 minutes ago, j45nick said:

That was my guess, since it has 8 strings. I'll look for a recording.

Couldn't find that exact instrument, but there have been an amazing variety of interpretations of the mandocello over the years, and that's almost certainly what this instrument is.

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8 hours ago, j45nick said:

Tom, what the heck is that odd instrument on the left of the poster? There must be quite a story behind that one.


Did Zematis have guitars and so on  back then?  The Heart sound hole looks Zematis. 

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