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Forum: Electric Guitar 04-09-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 854
Posted By KenG
Epiphone was owned by Gibson in the 60's and Epis...

Epiphone was owned by Gibson in the 60's and Epis were built at Gibson USA facilities by Gibson workers and just marked as Epis.
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-09-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 854
Posted By KenG
The Les Paul is an iconic guitar. In the right...

The Les Paul is an iconic guitar. In the right hands it has a distinct tonal character. Is it for everyone? No. But then no guitar is.
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-03-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By KenG
Happy New Guitar Day! A beauty to be sure!.....

Happy New Guitar Day!
A beauty to be sure!.....
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-02-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 575
Posted By KenG
No problem, my comment was more about the fact...

No problem, my comment was more about the fact that crap was out there for you to hear to begin with & not about your asking about it! It never hurts to ask, it's much netter than taking sh* t as...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-01-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 575
Posted By KenG
It applies to none of Gibson branded guitars....

It applies to none of Gibson branded guitars. Once again proof of what kind of crap can spring out of a few mis-informed statements & there are plenty on this forum.
Gibson buys raw wood stock and...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-27-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 222
Posted By KenG
Are people still using Guitar Dater? All it does...

Are people still using Guitar Dater?
All it does is decode a serial number & proves nothing.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-21-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By KenG
It's certainly possible to find a great Gibson in...

It's certainly possible to find a great Gibson in the lower range but you'll need to probably try a decent sized selection to try to find the "gem". This is often true of many inexpensive models, out...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-15-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By KenG
The wood is kiln dried to 9-10%. To air dry wood...

The wood is kiln dried to 9-10%.
To air dry wood would take a heck of a lot longer than 4 years.
Your bubbles under the tuners isn't because the wood wasn't dried, it's simply lifted off the fibre...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-11-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By KenG
Looks real to me. The frets are probably from the...

Looks real to me. The frets are probably from the guitars not being properly humidified.

Your HWY Strat new is worth slightly more 1/2 what a Mira is worth new so you're getting a deal.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-06-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 424
Posted By KenG
As a Taylor owner myself, I noted fairly early on...

As a Taylor owner myself, I noted fairly early on that their frets are on the small side. Smaller than Fender's if I recall my MIA Strat correctly. This may be a factor in how the guitar feels to you...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-05-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,427
Posted By KenG
^^ Yeah this is what happens when someone tries...

^^ Yeah this is what happens when someone tries to force their personal expectations on a multi-million dollar company and can't understand why everyone doesn't agree with them.
In the end vote with...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-05-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,427
Posted By KenG
The holes aren't wonky, (that's the CNC part) the...

The holes aren't wonky, (that's the CNC part) the tuners may be rotated slightly in the holes and they are installed by hand.
The finishes are hand sprayed, multiple coats over days, not done by...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-04-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,427
Posted By KenG
You ever see Beauty of the Burst? These original...

You ever see Beauty of the Burst? These original LP 50's Bursts also had visibly wonky tuners (installed by hand from one side of the guitar from the looks of it). These guitars go from $25000 (for...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-04-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,427
Posted By KenG
Mainly because the "other" USA makers...

Mainly because the "other" USA makers don't do it the same way. PRS doesn't use shaders, they stain the wood and put clear coats on top, so there's no need to scrape. Most manufacturers use robotics...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-04-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,427
Posted By KenG
Just so you know for future reference, the...

Just so you know for future reference, the binding is flush, it's sanded that way. What you are noticing is from scraping the shader coats of finish off the binding (only) before the clear coats are...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-02-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By KenG
Gibson basically does their own aging these days....

Gibson basically does their own aging these days. Personally I don't care for it.
So you're left with VOS or Gloss for RIs other than aged. Gloss is the full shiny new look.
VOS are as mentioned...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-01-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By KenG
How can you comment on amp settings without...

How can you comment on amp settings without hearing the amp & guitar together?
I crank my mids and back off on the treble as well.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-01-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By KenG
The Sc245 is a beautiful guitar except I hate the...

The Sc245 is a beautiful guitar except I hate the look of the tailpiece and bridge. The almost square block-y look detracts from an otherwise stunning LP inspired guitar.
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-28-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By KenG
Wow Check out Wildwood Guitars. In their PRS...

Wow Check out Wildwood Guitars. In their PRS section they've got something called "from the vault" which has new old stock PRS's at some great Prices!
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-28-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By KenG
I'd be going with a CS RI long before thinking...

I'd be going with a CS RI long before thinking about a Les Paul Custom. An R7 BB would cost about the same as the Custom Les Paul, possibly even less.
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-28-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 493
Posted By KenG
I was looking at a new Gibson V last year and it...

I was looking at a new Gibson V last year and it was just under $1200 here in Canada. Looked pretty decent.
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-28-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,967
Posted By KenG
Not necessarily. You assume the damage starts at...

Not necessarily. You assume the damage starts at the outside and works it's way in. You also assume the damge was visible enough to be noted. I've seen cracks that only show up under a finish with UV...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-27-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,967
Posted By KenG
I headstock that snaps off on it's own has likely...

I headstock that snaps off on it's own has likely been dropped/damaged beforehand but neglected to snap at that time.
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-25-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 4,204
Posted By KenG
I don't subsribe totally to the "tone...

I don't subsribe totally to the "tone woods" stuff, even in a species there's variances and construction methods matter as well as what's between the woods and the strings. My point is simply that...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-24-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 4,204
Posted By KenG
What 'Facts"? Your opinion you mean! When...

What 'Facts"? Your opinion you mean!

When you strike a string there is mechanical movement and an acoustic wave generated. The acoustic guitar uses the woods to amplify the acoustic waves to make...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-23-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 4,204
Posted By KenG
^^ Not really, most music stores stock is in the...

^^ Not really, most music stores stock is in the lower end of the spectrum (there are exceptions of course). Squires & MIMs out numer MIAs, Epiphones out number Gibsons, there's 'more amps under 1K...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-20-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By KenG
A version of this used to come standard on the...

A version of this used to come standard on the MIA Strat Plus. Supposed to help with tremolo issues.

<http://store.hipshotproducts.com/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=115>
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-17-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By KenG
Well it looks to me like the screws that hold the...

Well it looks to me like the screws that hold the tremolo to the guitar at the front of the bridge aren't all well seated. It almost looks like the screws at the higher strings are raised up and I...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-15-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,768
Posted By KenG
I don't always agree with your point of view but...

I don't always agree with your point of view but sometimes I agree 100%. This is one of those times. Some fairly famous guitar players tour with their favourite guitars and rely on the venue to...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-14-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,768
Posted By KenG
If you're not gigging (Chances are no since you...

If you're not gigging (Chances are no since you haven't learned to actually play yet) than a simple low wattage amp (maybe some built in effects) are you'll need till you can play. Then once you get...
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