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DanD

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    Daytona, SuperPro, Elite
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    GA30RV, GA60RV, Champs, Princeton, Dual Showman, Allen Proto
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  1. I'm hopeful that someone may wander through here with some definitive answers. The original finish feels more like acrylic lacquer in hand. I could test an area with lacquer thinner to be sure but if it is a nitro finish it's a different formula than the Gibson nitro from the same era. The nitro Gibson finishes I have all seem much thinner when looking at the edges of a finish chip/crack.
  2. For as many that show up for sale you'd think it would be less than that. I have a well used re-fretted Emerald Green Daytona from '94. I rarely see either for sale. I did read an article somewhere on the Fender copies where it mentioned that Jol wasn't that enthusiastic about building Fender knockoffs. I'd think that and the weight factor of many of these would've kept production pretty low; I also remember them being a bit more than an US made Fender when new. That probably didn't help sales either. I'd like to see an answer to your question too.
  3. The bound and crowned Monaco is very nice. Special order?
  4. Yes burningyen, the greening you've mentioned is what I was referring to. I've yet to see a Hamer 'green up' like the vintage LP in your post. I've been told that Hamer didn't use the correct kind of paint for oxidation to occur. I was hoping some of the experts here may have experience with well worn gold Hamers or that maybe someone who actually worked at Hamer may chime in with some specifics. I have an '85 that needs some gold touch up and repair. I've yet to find any info on the type of formula or manufacturer of the paint used in the mid '80s.
  5. I'm hoping someone may chime in with some actual paint codes/manufacturers? Could be a long shot. Nice GT! Is that Monaco still about? I'd like to see it. I have a soft spot for Monacos.
  6. Just curious as to whether or not Hamer ever used a brass flake based gold for their gold tops.
  7. I'm surprised to see that the ES175 still has the factory pups. Swapping the pups for '57 Classics would nearly pay for the whole guitar. Not that I'd do that but most every ES XXX I've seen lately from the late 50s and early '60s has had the pups 're-purposed'. Dave's just had a '59 Switchmaster, with you guessed it, 3 x '57 Classics. http://davesguitar.com/products/gibson/es-5-switchmaster-59/
  8. That one has nice one piece top.
  9. Thanks for the heads up. I've always wanted to try the Famulus but didn't want to pony up the $$$. 55% off and I'm good! Note, US shipping ran me $20.
  10. If I hadn't just bought the copper top elite I'd be all over yours. I'd been looking for a nice elite for some time with no luck and after buying the copper top I've seen three that all fall into my nice range. That tobacco is definitely a great looker. Good luck with the sale.
  11. Both very nice SPs. Case aside I kinda' like that bourbon burst.
  12. That didn't last long. Not many of those Robins around. I've read that less than 25 of that model were produced. i'd say someone got a deal. Especially nice with the extra pups.
  13. I'm usually a Pro fan and keep an eye out but your old Talladega just kills.
  14. Gorgeous! The Tallys always give me gas.
  15. I'm taking the Elite with me on a two week training assignment for work. Should have plenty of 'getting to know you' time. Hopefully have a chance to dial her in a bit and maybe some new strings. I am pretty interested to pull the pups just because it'll torture me until I do...
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