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professorbb last won the day on January 12 2019

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    Monoco III with Jason Lollar pups, Improv No. 6
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  1. I tried those configurable shelves. Built 6 of them each on top of a rolling platform so I could push them into a corner, then roll ‘em out if I needed access to a case. Invariably, the case I needed was always buried deepest in the corner. A friend of mine with over 100 guitars collected guitar shipping boxes, removed one end, then stacked them up longwise along a wall in a spare bedroom. I thought that worked quite well.
  2. As I continued to collect guitars, all of which were hung on my bandroom walls, I found storage of the unused cases to be problematic. I had over 60 of them and they took up a lot of room in the basement. I’m also not fond of using hard cases to transport my guitars to gigs because the damn buckles tear up door jams, car upholstery, etc. I prefer hard foam soft covered nylon bags and have a half dozen in different sizes that fit all the various stuff I gig with. After I bought an off-site storage facility for my other toys, I finally resolved my guitar ohc storage issue. I built a rack out of iron pipe upon which the cases sit relatively upright and covered with a tarp for dust control. The rack is about 13’ high on the wall and totally out of the way. For reference in the photos, below the rack is the roof of a 12’ high toy hauler RV. No more ohc storage issues!
  3. In my 40 years of collecting, I tended to go for customs, one-offs, limited runs and prototypes, no two ever the same, although some were pretty close. Since everything hangs on the wall, it had to catch my eye and make me happy. I gig with only about a half dozen, all custom made for me, so the rest primarily serve as eye candy, although they do get played from time to time. I also got into neon big time for awhile and still seem to collect and turn over amps on a regular basis, although no more big stuff. My dreams of playing the big stadium shows never panned out, although I did do a show at the Hollywood Bowl back in the 60’s. As I collected and hung guitars, neon signs and other memorabilia, I’d have to reconfigure their placement to make more room. Now and then, the Mrs. would come down to the band room and take a count, then accuse me of adding more. Then she stopped counting and would just say, “Hey, I haven’t seen that one before.” I’d deny it was new and tell her that I just moved it from the corner. Eventually, she just stopped coming down.
  4. Called the VXT. Complex for sure. I had one custom built with a Koa ultra top, upgraded binding from the Hamer shop, and chrome knobs and pup surrounds. It was the second custom VXT made by Ovation. Bill Kaman got the first one if I recall correctly. It’s a very versatile model that was poorly marketed and, therefore, poorly understood.
  5. Fell in love with P90’s on some old Gibson archtops I owned, so I had to have the Lollars on my Monoco III when I ordered it. Haven’t regretted it one bit.
  6. Yes, Bixby played a key role in the development of the solid body electric guitar as a friend of both Leo Fender and Les Paul, but his invention was produced in extremely small numbers. Fender’s Esquire/Telecaster was produced in numbers and at a price that made it marketable to the masses.
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