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Sticking with Epiphone I guess - bought a Byrdland

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Bought a 1998 Epiphone Broadway in December - on a lark - and was surprised how much I liked it.

 

Been searching for a better archtop (any make) ever since

 

Saw a used but looking new 2008 Byrdland Elitist last week and now it is mine. WOW did not see that coming

 

Still too early to be objective

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'Breaking News'

 

Epi-head drowns in his drool!

 

That is one fine guitar you've got yourself!

 

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Bought a 1998 Epiphone Broadway in December - on a lark - and was surprised how much I liked it.

 

Been searching for a better archtop (any make) ever since

 

Saw a used but looking new 2008 Byrdland Elitist last week and now it is mine. WOW did not see that coming

 

Still too early to be objective

 

Hey gmf1a' date=' wow on the Byrdland and a double wow on the speakers in the background! Are those DIY? I'm an audio kind of guy too and I don't recall ever seeing those anywhere! What kind of electronics are you running? I've got a Byrdland and a Broadway too and they are just phenomenal guitars! It took me almost two years to locate the Byrdland in VS and it was all because of a forum member here!

 

[img']http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x263/svetkt88/Guitars/elitists.jpg?t=1272294396[/img]

 

elitistbroadwayback.jpg?t=1272294730

 

back.jpg?t=1272294781

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The speakers are Green Mountain Audio

2 Diamantes and two 15-inch sub-woofers

 

Best speakers made IMO

Link is here

 

http://www.greenmountainaudio.com/

 

Speakers are pushed by some old McIntosh tube amps

C-20 preamp

Two bridged MC-225s

A solid state amp for the subs

 

My guitar amps are

1979 Fender Vibrolux Reverb

California Blonde Acoustic amp

Fender 600 Champ reissue

 

I loved the Broadway but it is not really an acoustic guitar

The Byrdland does electric and acoustic to my taste

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The speakers are Green Mountain Audio

2 Diamantes and two 15-inch sub-woofers

 

Best speakers made IMO

Link is here

 

http://www.greenmountainaudio.com/

 

Speakers are pushed by some old McIntosh tube amps

C-20 preamp

Two bridged MC-225s

A solid state amp for the subs

 

My guitar amps are

1979 Fender Vibrolux Reverb

California Blonde Acoustic amp

Fender 600 Champ reissue

 

I loved the Broadway but it is not really an acoustic guitar

The Byrdland does electric and acoustic to my taste

 

 

Ah, of course!! I was thinking they looked a little like the Totem winds for a second there. Just a second though! lol, Green Mountain huh, yes, I have heard of them but never actually listened to them. Sweet system you have there, I'm guessing you're a vinyl guy in the front end as well? Right now I am running a pair of Tyler Acoustics System II's via a Pass Labs X 250.5, Sonic Frontiers Line 2 SE and a Krell SACD Standard. I had a Sonic Frontiers Power II SE for 4 years or so but sold it after witnessing a couple of KT88's go up in smoke. With Regards to the Broadway, well, the Elitist is a whole different animal than the standard Broadway.. It's a poor man's L5!

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elitistbroadwayback.jpg?t=1272294730

 

back.jpg?t=1272294781

 

Seeing those photos makes me a little sad.

 

Epiphone used to put those lovely 3 piece necks on some of the guitars in their regular line of guitars' date=' not just Elitists.

 

For example, standard MIK Sheratons.

 

[img']http://epiphonesheraton.com/wp-content/uploads/bwbps/1250031331.jpg[/img]

 

 

...but those days have now passed.

 

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A guitar I bought recently from 1999 my Peerless ZBD

 

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87 Sheraton has the 5 piece neck but 1999 Peerless ZBD has a few signs of of glued joints that could be vulnerable in certain situations...

 

Certainly not as robust and confidence bulding as the 87 Samick Sheraton neck...

 

EDIT: but just posted after a session with the ZBD beside my Sheraton, I love this guitar......unplugged it astounds me.........

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Photo from a few years ago but show most of stuff

Equipment rack is now on side wall

Got a VPI/TNT turntable now too and a Sonos digital system

 

Notice the 13-inch TV - Prioritys !!!

 

Actually don't play the stereo as much since I started messing with the guitars

 

subs.jpg

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Photo from a few years ago but show most of stuff

Equipment rack is now on side wall

Got a VPI/TNT turntable now too and a Sonos digital system

 

Notice the 13-inch TV - Prioritys !!!

 

Actually don't play the stereo as much since I started messing with the guitars

 

subs.jpg

 

 

really cool man' date=' GMA sure has a different approach to speakers now and they look nothing like your beauties. I'm 34 years old, as such by the time I began building my music collection the CD was in full swing. So all my software are CD's though I'd love to add a Vinyl front end. As with you my Audio passion has taken a back seat for the last 5-6 years or so but that lust is returning. I am waiting on a pair of new Speakers, again from Tyler Acoustics. They are called D 20's; here is a picture of them:

 

[img']http://pic5.audiogon.com/i/c/f/1258647108.jpg[/img]

 

and a quick link: http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?spkrfull&1277485439&/Tyler-Acoustics-new-decade-D20

 

Here are a couple of pics of my Rig:

 

Picture162.jpg?t=1272319817

 

old room old system

 

system.jpg?t=1272320154

 

New room, still have not treated the walls:

 

stereo5.jpg?t=1272320286

 

I love Home theater as well as Two channel music so I tried to integrate the systems as I can't have two different rooms....yet...lol.

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Stereo 18" subs I see. Actually they look bigger than 18's in the photo.

 

Do you have to clean up plaster bits?

 

Actually they are 15-inch subs but they will shake your world

When I got them I was playing the 1812 with the 21 cannon shots from West Point coming up

The cat was laying right in front of one sub snoozing

I thought well this is a good cat lesson

 

About 15 seconds before the cannons start the cat gets up stretches and walks away

 

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SVET ........

 

YOU HAVE TOO MUCH STUFF !!!

 

You are an inspiration[blink]

 

Too much?!?!? Is there such a thing?? lol

 

BTW, that is a sweet pic of your Byrdland!! I love it!

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