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Joe G

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  1. https://longisland.craigslist.org/msg/d/miller-place-hamer-usa-les-paul/6923453910.html
  2. Not mine, but I am a fan: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hamer-USA-P-90-Duotone/283499144489?hash=item4201dda529:g:W3cAAOSwvXZc133c
  3. Great score, congrats! Stratacus the enabler has helped me in the past, too!
  4. Not sure about the Cedar Creek cases, but if you are not in a hurry, the Eden cases go on sale with $25 off during holiday specials. Maybe they will for Easter. Otherwise, check to see if this one will fit - a checkerboard case on sale at Guitarfetish for $80: https://www.guitarfetish.com/PREMIUM-checkerboard-Les-Paul-Case-SUPER-Plush-OUR-BEST_p_11296.html
  5. Congrats on the P90 singlecut Gibson and the crate amp. I like the gibson p90's. I also have an old crate V1512 with a Weber Blue Dog. Edited to move the open box Jr at 700 and add a used Jr at $630. https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Gibson/2019-Les-Paul-Junior-Double-Cutaway-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc
  6. I have a heavy ish maple medium c neck USA Daytona that I bought 15 or more years ago. So far, I have kept it because it is a better guitar than several other USA fender Strats that I have owned. I left the stock Seymour Duncan pickups in, which are fine. I do favor either the Duncan surfer II antiquities, Bill Lawrence Keystones ,or fender CS fat 50's pickups over the stock SD's. The Wilkinson bridge intonates easy and stays in tune well. I have seen pictures of corroded Wilkinson trems, but that has not occurred on either of the 3 Wilkinson trem equipped guitars that I own. I also am a big fan of the sperzel locking tuners.
  7. That was a great score and you have 30 days to decide if it's a keeper. Congrats!
  8. Nice top on that one. Here is a link to a Mirage II in red for $800: https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Hamer/MIRAGE-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc What has me jonesing is this Ultimate: and to a lesser degree this Monaco SuperPro:
  9. A couple of starter pics - several more are posted to photobucket. GLWS!
  10. My sincerest condolences to Dion's family.
  11. I still have a lower grade bolt on neck Aria Les Paul copy in sunburst from the late 1970's. It developed intermittent wiring problems that I never had repaired. Other than the electronics, I remember the guitar as decent, but it had a thin neck that i was not a fan of. If I was in the market, I would consider another Les Paul copy, but I would only look at set neck models. This one on CL looks worth looking into: A tobaccoburst set neck Aria Pro II "Leopard" model with a pair of double cream vintage DiMarzio PAF's in it for $700. The description indicates that the neck is both three piece and made of 1 piece of mahogany. Edited to fix the hyperlink https://providence.craigslist.org/msg/d/east-greenwich-aria-pro-ii-ls-600d/6829272769.html
  12. I remember those GTO's with the big rear wheel wells that fit L60 tires without a problem. My brother had a 1968 GTO convertible in close to that color with a black roof and interior. Brings back a lot of good memories. Thanks and GLWS on that nice Les Paul.
  13. Lousy pic, but I'll play. 25th loaded with Klein epic '58 PAF's. 1 of 4 red Hamers ( others = '81 Special, Mirage II, and BCRJr).
  14. That listing is by a former Hamer dealer and is longtime HFC'er Al Pep from LostArtVintage. Try Pm'ing him
  15. Congrats! I started pm'ing you about selling my newport pro custom (in my avatar pic), but couldn't do it. I think you did well.
  16. I had one in black - it had the nicest medium neck carve. This should be gone already. GLWS
  17. Was searching CL and ran across this Special with a Dimarzio super distortion pickup in the bridge for $750: https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/msg/d/rockford-1997-hamer-usa-p90-special/6781919923.html Not mine - I am not looking for another guitar, but that is definitely something that I would pull the trigger on if it were local to me.
  18. GC also has a nice SuperPro fsa at $1,900: https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Hamer/Monaco-Superpro-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc
  19. The verbal quote on pricing I received is for a complete sustain block bridge. I sent the files he requested to compare with his own and now I plan on sitting tight until he contacts me. I will report back when there is something to report. At this point, I would ask that I be trusted to be the point person on this and not have John get flooded with calls and emails with questions. We came close a couple of times over the last couple of years and I am cautiously optimistic that this time there is going to be another run of sustainblock bridges. Given his vast experience, I also am excited about what improvements John may come up with to the sustainblock bridge design.
  20. We're not there yet. I haven't sent the sustain block bridge and am only forwarding the CAD files now.
  21. Maybe this old mighty mite bridge could be used: https://www.ebay.com/itm/HARD-TAIL-CHROME-BRIDGE-by-MIGHTY-MITE-for-Electric-Guitar-Heavy-Duty/121830654450?hash=item1c5dac41f2:g:C-cAAOSwf-VWX8fL:sc:USPSFirstClass!11743!US!-1 Anyway, for those interested in a new mann-made, his version of the sustain block was already made and sent to a chromer when that shop burnt down. John told me he still has an unchromed sustain block sitting on his desk. I asked about different saddle widths some people may need and John said he will Add in: "try to" accommodate us. If available, John would like the other CAD files that were used sent to him to compare his files to. I also offered to send him one of my sustain block bridges. I have a ''79 '80 and '81 Sunbursts and '81 and '82 Specials with sustain blocks. Before I go pulling apart one of my guitars I need a consensus of which width saddles/sustainblock bridge to send him. Tim used a sustain block from an '81 Special and (remove: worked on saddle widths for better) improved string alignment within the saddle for his. He did not change the exterior saddle width. ideally, I would like to send John the CAD files, along with one of my bridges.
  22. It's worth giving John at Mannmade a call. A couple of years ago John was provided a sustain block bridge by another HFC'er and was working up a replacement. http://www.mannmadeusa.com/ Edited to add: I just had a call with John at Mann-Made. He did machine a sustain-block bridge a couple of years ago for another HFC'er. He would like an order for 5 or more sustain block bridges. 20 or more brings the price lower. Pricing has not changed, with an order for 20 units s/b approx. $175 each. He can deliver by late Feb. or early March.
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