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cornjulio last won the day on January 11

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About cornjulio

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  • Birthday 10/11/1974

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    1992 Gibson Les Paul Standard, V80 Shishkov,
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    Marshall JCM 900, Orange OR120, Fender Superchamp
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  1. Congrats! Can't wait to see what it will be. Went to see Mike and Trish in May and saw some fantastic builts in the making. Really made me want to order another one (and I pretty much know what I want) but I have to sit this out for a wee while. 😝
  2. Just realised I've got the same sox. Wish it was the guitar the I had πŸ˜„ It looks absolutely amazing! The bound body, neck and headstock are just killer!
  3. Wow...I'd say I like it enough but I fear it won't be able to bring it home (Cites etc). Probably has a thin neck too but I'd love to get my clumsy paws on it.... ...dancing on the ceiling....
  4. Sold for €2051,-. Wonder if it will make an appearance here?
  5. I love this!!! I keep thinking if there's another Shishkov for me and the more Shishkovs I see the more difficult it becomes to decide what would be the right choice but this is just perfect.
  6. Amazing story....and I dig the guitar!!! That shape is quite something and it's a one off. If only it had been painted black and white😈 but I guess that would have meant rebranding the company for the the sake of a guitar...but then angain there've been reasons much less meaningful for a rebrand as far as I am aware πŸ€£πŸ˜ƒ Thanks for sharing this. Mike needs that car!
  7. Cheers! It's a cat's head and some fishbones. They are based on linocuts I had printed and Mike managed to turn them into inlays (amazing!!!). My DIY label is called evil river records for the occasional music I put out (is based on a mistranslation of my last name) my idea was to imagine the neck as as a flowing river (dead fish and one hungry cat πŸ˜‰) Goes well with the blueburst me thinks... Really beefy neck which I had asked for when trying a couple of different necks at Mike's place before my guitar was built. It took some time to get used to but now I wouldn't want to miss it. The neck pickup is splitable which gives me some very intersting options soundwise. Best guitar I ever owned.
  8. cornjulio


    My kind of Christmas decoration πŸ˜‰
  9. A bit late to the party but...Happy Birthday, Mike!!!!
  10. Several years ago I bought an "all original" 1965 Lake Placid Blue Jaguar from R N R. When it arrived and I unpacked it, I realised that the guitar case was partly open and the headstock was sticking out. One of the tuners was bent but otherwise there appeared to be no damage to the guitar. I still thought it weird that there should be space in the box for the case to pop open (I as always told to pack everything as tight as possible so the guitar can't move). On closer inspection I realised that all pickguard screws on the Jag were golden, like... shiny and brand new looking golden. Surely these were not the original 1965 screws? I decided to call R N R and explain about the screws. They said: "Oh, we forgot about the screws!"πŸ˜‚ To this day I wonder if they forgot to mention them in their description or if they had meant to change them before selling the guitar. They said: "How many do you need, will send them to you". I asked them where they would get the screws from? They said: "Oh...we'll just take them of another guitar"πŸ€£πŸ˜‚. I counted all screws around the pickguard and they did send the exact amount I had counted. Upon replacing the screws I realised I had forgotten the hidden one underneath the mute. πŸ™„πŸ˜‚....Serves me right. Ended up buying another one the same year at Guitar Center Boston and the guys were really great about everything and the item , a 1966 Jag, was exactly as described. Man, I'm just not cut out for all that vintage dealing. It's probably a good thing I don't have any money lying around these days. That blue Special does look awefully nice thoughπŸ€”πŸ˜œ P.S. If anyone is in the need of golden Fender pickguard screws I might still have them lying around somewhere...
  11. Hiya, a friend of mine (seriously, it's not me πŸ™ƒ) is looking for a vintage Dean V, USA made. Anyone have any suggestions? I don't know much about Dean guitars and CITES might be a problem here. Any hints/ leads appreciated!
  12. Unbelievably sweet! Man...there's too much temptation out there. I couldn't possibly order another one....or could I πŸ€”
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