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3 hours ago, badbluesplayer said:

July 5, 1956.

 

Many Happy Returns bbp and mihcmac!

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1952 and I started playing when I was 12. After being forced into 2 years of piano lessons, I finally convinced my mom to let me buy a guitar. It was a used electric Kingston that cost me $15 including the amp and cable.

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18 hours ago, jdgm said:

June 1954.  A very good year.

Elvis Presley  began his musical career in 1954.  Yeah, I was one year old.  Believe it or not, My Mother told me many times,  her youngest brother, My Uncle Don,  taught me how to play chess, at 3 years old.  As far as I can remember, I played the game of chess my whole life.  

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Well off on a new decade, I though I was going to burst into flames at 30, 40 years later I'm still here, gotta go mow the lawn.. 🙂

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22 hours ago, Mr. Gibson said:

You might be the oldest member here

Yer, 

The oldest swinger in town. 

 

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1951.  I'm 69 years old, but I think I look and feel like a man twice my age.  Excuse me, I meant to say like a man HALF my age....

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I am so relieved that there are a few in here born before 1950.. The year the Korean War started...

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Old enough go know better,  

Young enough to try...hold my beer,.

Born 70 years ago they say, but I was too young to remember......

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1958

Not too many kids who were born in the 70's, 80's, 90's own Gibson's I guess. Just us old guys.

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Just in time to go and buy Neil Young's American Stars n' Bars  as it hit the record shops; only I didn't, because I was probably more interested in milk at the time.

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4 hours ago, Ordy said:

1958

Not too many kids who were born in the 70's, 80's, 90's own Gibson's I guess. Just us old guys.

 

Right or wrong, when you go on sites like Reddit, discussing guitars, the line tossed around about Gibson is that they are really only bought by dentists or accountants who late in life, now have the money to afford one. Bit like Harley Davidsons in that regard I guess. So far, of all the people who have responded in this thread, I am the youngest and at 40, I don't really consider myself young at all. It's a shame that Gibson has gone from having a reputation for fine quality yet affordable instruments are now well into the prestige/boutique section in terms of pricing.

Having said all that, I bought a Jr Special recently for a very affordable and competitive price so hopefully this heralds Gibson getting back into the entry-level area a little more. Think of all those great bands in the 60's and 70's that made Gibson the name it is now; I'm not so sure many of those musicians starting out on their path to stardom would consider a Gibson at today's equivalent prices.

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24 minutes ago, Filbert said:

 

Right or wrong, when you go on sites like Reddit, discussing guitars, the line tossed around about Gibson is that they are really only bought by dentists or accountants who late in life, now have the money to afford one. Bit like Harley Davidsons in that regard I guess. So far, of all the people who have responded in this thread, I am the youngest and at 40, I don't really consider myself young at all. It's a shame that Gibson has gone from having a reputation for fine quality yet affordable instruments are now well into the prestige/boutique section in terms of pricing.

Having said all that, I bought a Jr Special recently for a very affordable and competitive price so hopefully this heralds Gibson getting back into the entry-level area a little more. Think of all those great bands in the 60's and 70's that made Gibson the name it is now; I'm not so sure many of those musicians starting out on their path to stardom would consider a Gibson at today's equivalent prices.

 

Dentists & Accountants?

No, that's PRS. Those kids are mixed up.

Congrats on the Jr. Gibson regularly bring out affordable blingless guitars. They are great I think because they are still loaded with premium hardware & pickups.

Post a picture or two?

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11 hours ago, Ordy said:

1958

Not too many kids who were born in the 70's, 80's, 90's own Gibson's I guess. Just us old guys.

Well, That's great then! That means Old guys are still rocking & rolling and playing their guitars. 

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On 7/6/2020 at 11:26 AM, uncle fester said:

My birth year brother, me too.  Best year for the camaro.

I was given a 67 Camaro by my cousin. It broke down on him once too many times so he said he didn't want it any more. I turned it into a NHRA drag racing car and raced it for 2 years. Then got rid of it and built a 71 Dodge Colt for Pro Gas. Those were the days, In the 60's & 70's. 

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When I was born, the top hit on the radio was "Lonely Boy" by Paul Anka. 

Gasoline cost .30 cents at the pump.

The average cost of a new car when I was born was $2,200 in the US. 

And a Gibson Les Paul went for, brand new, $300 or so, depending upon features.

I am told that the the resale value for one of those, nowadays, is just around a half million. 

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