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  1. This year was not supposed to be a big gear acquisition year. There was a possibility that a nice Mexican made Fender Telecaster could be mine. Those will be made for a while, and they will always be available used. In another thread I asked for opinions on the Marshall Studio series amps. Thank you to everyone for the assessments and suggestions of alternate Marshall amp choices. Maybe, a big maybe, there was going to be a Marshall amp in my house sometime next year. That got cancelled. I bought a Boogie. As teenagers we marveled at the gear our guitar heroes played. We wan
    39 points
  2. Despite the emotional rollercoaster that FedEx's inscrutable tracking algorithm put me through over the past few days, I have finally arrived at my first NEW HAMER DAY in many years, and it's a milestone/bucket-list kind of day, to boot! Thanks to a heads-up thread in the For Sale/PSA forum, I discovered this baby, and the discovery just happened to coincide with an amazing present from my amazing wife ~ she dumped a bunch of cash into my gear fund, in honor of my 50th birthday. I took it as a sign. Seller packed her up REALLY well ~ bubble wrap around the hardshell case & doub
    34 points
  3. So somebody posted a PSA on the Facebook Hamer group and I just had to have it..Don't know why? Maybe the red see through finish piqued my fancy?? lol! It's not here yet but on the way...I hate the wait.. 😕
    29 points
  4. What a killer studio! Scratched an itch I didn’t even know I had until I saw it.
    24 points
  5. So, I've been on here for many years, and have ALWAYS been on the hunt for the guitar played by my idol, and one of the greatest guitarists EVER, Glenn Tipton. I don't know how many Phantom Gas were made in total, but not many. They're so rare, that they go for $$$$ when they pop up on Reverb. It's a guitar that has eluded me for over 20 years. Lo and behold, long-time HFC member @GusS shoots me a msg and couple of weeks ago. Long story short, he was so great to deal with, offered me a deal I couldn't refuse (don't tell my wife...) and worked with me to get his GT from Canada to me in CT.
    21 points
  6. I offered this here a couple of years ago, but am now relisting for a lower price. It's an Eclipse from (I believe) 1996, originally black that I had professionally refinished in vintage white by Wilkins Guitars in Van Nuys, CA. The color I requested was inspired by a photo of a vintage/aged Alpine White SG Special and Pat Wilkins nailed it - warmer than pure white but not as warm as "cream". You might call it "bone" or "ivory" maybe? Anyway, its exactly what I was hoping for and gives off a vintage Gibson vibe. While reassembling after paint, I upgraded the bridge to a rock-solid Ton
    21 points
  7. Bought this '81 Special with a Kahler a very long time ago, not even 100% sure when (15-17 years?). Wasn't super expensive, I was into thinner necks at the time and I thought I could live with the Kahler. Well, you know how that all goes! The retro fitted Kahler was unstable, the bridge saddles liked to move around, I wasn't really using the trem anyway and after one session where I couldn't get the guitar to cooperate at all I said ENOUGH, the Kahler must go! So I’d pulled and sold the Kahler years ago, the guitar had been sitting with a loose truss ever since. It had been refretted, it
    20 points
  8. Emerald, Kerry, Gator🐊 perhaps a new greenie coming home in a few..
    20 points
  9. 1959 Stratocaster. The only "mods" were a replaced pot (I was able to repair the original and replace), the frets were worn, and the finish had been removed. All that and it was still really expensive, but the seller was Dave's in Lacrosse, WI, so I was confident I was getting what I was buying. All of the plastic was primo and the pickups were gorgeous. I had the body resprayed (original sunburst was still in the pickup routs) and gave it a proper fret job. After that it was THE Stratocaster that I had always dreamed of owning; it played perfectly, sounded
    19 points
  10. WELL MINE WAS THE GINSON L-5S..............AND I OWNED THREE OF THEM 2 78'S AND 1 79.......................MY LAST ONE WAS THIS ONE BUT THE FIRST ONE I OWNED I PAID THE MOST FOR AS IT WAS BRAND NEW FROM GIBSON.
    17 points
  11. Sometimes (often) I am an idiot - posted originally in FS and may have caused some arrhythmias. Just was feeling happy and lucky to own and play these guitars. Sharin some P90 goodness/porn. BCR Jr, N90, Special The MIII would not fit on the wee rug! And these three kinda make a good wraparound trio, I think.
    17 points
  12. I got a call from a friend who said someone was looking for a guitar I owned. The person looking for the guitar is the one who had a hand in building it. There are so many custom features to this guitar that I really liked. It has the fattest neck I've ever seen. It's a true baseball bat. I loved the black ebony with no inlays. It's a true 2", unchambered body. Ebony backplate and TR cover. The back and neck are finished in honey burst. I don't know the reason this person sold the guitar to Brentrocks. And of course, Brent screwed with it. I got it with Tim Shaw pickups in it but Brent s
    16 points
  13. for me it was a Hamer by a slim margin. one of the greenies .. a special standard. custom order that I acquired off the HFC.. one of the last (to my knowledge) off of the floor before they closed the doors, complete with an old school spec (e.g. 4D spec headstock), and later equipped with Shlabotniks.
    16 points
  14. I've always bought used guitars for years with the exception of my first electric, an '89 MIJ 62RI strat that I bought off the wall in 1990 at ProSound Music in Denver, CO. I think it was $600 and may still be the least I've paid for an electric guitar. The only other two guitars I've bought new were my Shishkovs, and as reasonable as Mike's guitars are, the most recent is as much as I've paid. I'm still really grateful to Mike for making both of mine happen for me.
    15 points
  15. No contest, the all original '64 Strat I picked up 2 years ago at Austin Vintage Guitars when my wife took me there for my birthday. I was born in '65 and asked if they had any '65s in stock, and they brought me an Olympic White '65 and this '64, which was an easy winner. Easily one of the best playing/sounding Strats I've ever heard. Neck is dated April '64 and all 3 pickups dated 6/2/64. Has the case-candy too... A pre-CBS Fender was always on my "bucket list" so I was glad I finally could fulfill that mission!
    15 points
  16. I paid $500 for my '80 Gibson "Jimmy Wallace" '58RI "Prototype" LP Standard back in '84. It's probably worth $12k-$15K ? today. This is one I'll NEVER EVER sell as long as I'm alive.
    15 points
  17. 1960 Gibson ES-330, from the original owner's family. This past week I sold it back to his son, a former classmate.
    15 points
  18. I’ve got a bad feeling about this...
    15 points
  19. Most who know me here know that I lean heavily towards Japanese copies of LPs, mainly Tokai and Crews these days. My #1 has been the same 2003 Tokai LS-320 that I bought about 15 years ago. Since then, I've added another LS-320 (2002) and a fantastic Crews Limited Edition. The Tokais are the peak of Japanese craftsmanship, IMO and are spec'd in line with the best the Gibson Custom Shop has to offer, Honduras mahogany body and neck, high grade hard flame maple cap, Brazilian RW fretboard, very thin lacquer finish, US electronics including PIO caps, Duncan pickups. Over the years, I've been thro
    15 points
  20. The best Les Pauls that I've had were Gibsons. That's right, I said it. I've had a couple of R7s that were amazing, a couple of R8s that were even better, and a 3 pickup '70 Custom that was almost too much. But if we're talking about non-Gibson "Les Pauls," the best one I've ever had was the Baker '59 Replica that I had years ago. It was feather light (not chambered), played effortlessly and sounded amazing. So, of course I sold it.
    15 points
  21. Okay, so I am going to go with a separate thread from the one last week that talked about what makes a GREAT Les Paul and the price to pay for them. I did not want to distract from the exact discussion. But there was clearly some interest (or curiosity) in what "good alternatives" are to running the racks to find "the one". I suspect y'all can post good to great options running from $1k to $10k, or whatever is out there. Blame BCR Greg for setting me off on this trek....... My main thing in now posting is that I mentioned having a chance this week to dig into a pair of the higher en
    14 points
  22. 89 Virtuoso, white with a lot of dings a previous owner had tried to touch up. Non original case $4200.00 plus shipping. Call, NO TEXT! 7one7five8six3zero3six. I'm only online when I get to the library, so calling is the best way to reach me.
    14 points
  23. She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts kid. Fastest playing hunk of junk in the galaxy. It played the Barney Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs! She's outrun the Jefferson Starship! Let's keep a little optimism here!
    14 points
  24. This only happens once every century. That's right, it's 4/3/21, and I had high hopes for a gathering today. But alas, covid had other plans for us. The future is looking bright here at the 4-3-2-1 Club, though. This pic was taken last week here at the 4-3-2-1 Club. A few of the fortunate vaccinated 4321 All-Stars gathered at the club for the first time in over a year, and man did it feel good. It won't be long until we have a legitimate HFC Jam. I cannot wait. I miss my people! Happy 4321 Day! Lift off! As you can see, management made a few lighting upgrades during the
    14 points
  25. Have him bring both of his Marshall stacks to your gig's he play's through one you play through the other one. You get to save your back, and wallet problem solved! 😉
    14 points
  26. The "T" is for twang. Picked up a G&L ASAT Classic Tribute from MF Stupid Deal of the Day, arrived today. This one has ALNICO V pickups. First impressions- beautiful 3 piece ash body. I like the way the pickups sounds, started playing country licks like I was possessed. The neck pickup can be a bit jazzy, nice even tone control roll-off. I need to adjust the action lower. Would say the nut could be better. The frets seem good. Will take it to a pro if I can't get it tweaked to satisfaction.
    14 points
  27. 2001 wellmatched 2pc back, bookmatched top. $1800.00 plus shipping. Call, NO TEXT! 7one7five8six3zero3six
    14 points
  28. Obviously I got the date wrong it was the 16th. Larry collapsed walking into work on Tuesday morning. They figure a heart attack. He was 2 weeks shy of 65. A big guy but a real softie, he’d give you the shirt off his back or the guitar off the wall. I know of instances where a kid would show an interest in guitar and Larry would give him one. Last year when I was extremely ill and hospitalized for months I had told Larry I always loved his USA tele, a week or so later it just arrived I offered to send it back or at least pay for it but he wouldn’t hear of it. He had many talents, n
    14 points
  29. I was just about to put a Stage IV on order, and begin the weight. Never got that far, because I noticed a “Demo” model for 200 off, with some small tear in the Rolex. So here it is, in my Rivera “Stack”. I took a picture of the tolex issue, which I later glued down so it doesn’t spread. This really is the ULTIMATE incarnation of a Fender Deluxe Reverb. It does EVERYTHING that a Deluxe does, and then goes so far beyond it. It's the original Rivera modded deluxe, but has none of the "downsides" that a modded deluxe would have. - True Channel Switching - Reverb and Tremolo available on
    13 points
  30. The fact that Brentrocks' name was mentioned here - in a Heritage thread, no less - should probably get you banned, Michael!
    13 points
  31. 13 points
  32. This one, most likely, the Aircraft Carrier. Sold, of course. A close second, adjusted for inflation, would be my Taylor 710 CE, bought sometime in the 1990's. Other than a 65 SG Junior, the Taylor is probably the only guitar that ultimately paid for itself.
    13 points
  33. Most expensive I've purchased, and own, was my custom order bound korina Special w/ebony FB. Sadly, not even my favorite Hamer, but it has a simple elegance wen you play it.
    13 points
  34. The grail. Expensive but worth it! One of just a few that I bought new. And the only one of the new guitars that I didn't sold after a short time.
    13 points
  35. I've got an R9. Wasn't looking for one per se, but there it was. This one has a mismatched top as well as a couple of dings from the previous owner. Price was good at the time compared to nicer looking ones. Not the prettiest, but a good player. Kind of like that girl in high school with the unattractive face but a killer bod. It's my only Lester, no better or worse than others I suppose.
    13 points
  36. I was going to post this in the Random thread, but since this is still going. It's funny to me how people rob themselves of money on eBay, even folks with a lot of sales, just by not taking a decent picture. If dude had taken a decent picture of this top, it would have been worth at least another $150-$200 I suspect. I was definitely happily surprised. First pic is the best from the ad. Second is one I took just now without really even bothering to go for maximum effect. Treating the fretboard wouldn't have been the worst thing either.
    13 points
  37. I bought this in '93ish for $2500, still have it, still play it and worth every penny....
    12 points
  38. '63 Fender Esquire. Original Case Clay dot markers Ashtray Half of the original hangtag Had to have it when I spotted the cigarette burn on the headstock. A definitive personal example of "If I'd been able to hang on to this one..."
    12 points
  39. If the good Lord put too much talent in one human being's body, that would be Glen Campbell. ~Merle Haggard
    12 points
  40. 12 points
  41. A slight, later, add....Maybe it is just my imagination, but it seemed like KTB stepped up the pace of his posting of jokes, memes, pictures, etc this past year. God only knows that it has been 12 months or so that we have had to deal with a lot of strange new and not so nice things. The daily reminders that it is good to see a bit of light and humor and uplifting material in our lives was all the more appreciated. While we never met, in person, I felt that we connected like old friends. Perhaps sharing a similar sense of off-beat humor. Comments here are a measure of how much he did for
    12 points
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