stepchildusmc
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#1
this just might be the rare NGD for me...either with pride at my ingenious precognitive abilities to determine a spectacular deal or at my immense stupidity.
i just bought a '62 Gibson acoustic guitar sight unseen for $250. it'll be in my hands 3 weeks from today.
that is all that i know of it. no model, no color. just a 1962 Gibson acoustic guitar with no visible cracks, scratches or other assorted damage(as told to me by someone with a lot of guitar knowledge...he can tell an electric from an acoustic). comes with original case. it's been sitting in a closet for the last 19 years untouched since the original owner died(and who wasn't known to be a guitar player) i may get a case with some wood that has been home to Templeton the rat's cousin's girlfriend's brothers neighbor's trough-mate or i may get a very rare piece of music history...frankly, either way it's pretty exciting. the guy i'm getting it from offered to open the case and tae some pics for me before i buy it but i passed on that...i wanna be the one to open it.
apparently, it was a wedding gift from his new bride's father...wanted him to learn and be a part of the rest of the musical family but it never took. probably still has the original strings.
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dannyalcatraz
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#2
Either way, you're in for an interesting discovery! That alone will be worth the price.

(It IS cheaper than a session with a psychotherapist...)
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Auriemma
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#3
Sounds like an interesting HNGD coming your way. I truly hope it works out.

Oh... and pics will be expected.
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stepchildusmc
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#4
well, if it doesn't work out, i DO have a fireplace in my guitar room and it's starting to get chilly here in NY already........
let's see...softwoods burn short and hot and hardwoods cooler, but longer....hmm.......
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Captaincranky
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#5
Quote by stepchildusmc
...[ ]....let's see...softwoods burn short and hot and hardwoods cooler, but longer....hmm.......
So you should get a medium fire with the mix of woods....

Quote by dannyalcatraz
Either way, you're in for an interesting discovery! That alone will be worth the price.

(It IS cheaper than a session with a psychotherapist...)

Only if the surprise doesn't drive you into Psychotherapy...
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tuxs
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#6
Wow.. I hope it turns out good. Cheers
stepchildusmc
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#7
if not tuxs, your invited over for s'more's and beer.
i gave an almost complete stranger $250 cash to bring me a guitar out of his closet that nobody as far as i know has played since at least 1979. probably 1963-ish.
he's a delivery guy for a convenience store where i stop for gas. comes up to my area every 3 weeks. hopefully i can salvage a decent guitar out of it. it's probably dry as hell but he said it has no cracks on the top at least. its a chance but without risk, there is no reward.
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tuxs
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#8
I don't know what your humidity is like, but chances are it will be fine. I wish I was in the states at the moment for the Americas Cup yacht racing. Its in San Francisco and we are kicking arse.
Cheers
stepchildusmc
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#10
hey tuxs...sorry about the Cup. looks like we're keeping it here at home again this year!!!!
anyway... my $250 blind Gibson guitar purchase has yielded a 1962 Gibby B25 parlor guitar.
mohogany back and sides. 'hog neck, spruce top in Tobacco sunburst. it's really dried out. i'm gonna stick a humidifier in the case for a few weeks and then see how it goes. the intonation's still good, the neck is bowed in a bit. after 19 years of not being touched, only 2 strings were out of tune ! there is some very minor cracking in it. gonna bring it to an expert to see what's fixable. with a value of 1k to 3k from what i find online, i'm not dumb enough(or am i???) to attempt to fix anything on it myself.the bridge is just starting to lift a bit... this gibby and humidity haven't spoken in decades !
i haven't checked the serial # yet ( #904667 if anyone's handy with gibson serial decoding) but i'll get around to it.
all in all, not a bad investment. i've gotta figure out how to delete pics on my camera as the memory's full and i cant use it. i took some pics on my phone but have no idea how to post them on my computer. i'd rather figure out the camera, much better resolution. i took a pic of it next to one of my Taylor GS' and a Dread and the gibby looks like a child's toy comparitively.
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tuxs
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#13
Well I'm absolutely gutted with the cup. The whole country is in meltdown. Winning 8-1 out of, best of nine and we lost.

Anyways good news with the gibby. Would have to be the buy of the year. I like that parlor size. Yeah some picx would be good and keep the info coming. Cheers
Captaincranky
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#14
I think I'm jealous! That vintage hippie strap is probably worth fifty bucks alone. HNGD....

Quote by tuxs
Well I'm absolutely gutted with the cup. The whole country is in meltdown. Winning 8-1 out of, best of nine and we lost.
Even though I'm an American that sounds unjust. How the f**k is that even possible???

(As you can tell, I don't follow yacht racing).
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stepchildusmc
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#15
i guess i really got a two-fer in GAS. filled the tank while getting a stiffie for a new guitar !
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stepchildusmc
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#16
humidified the Gibby for a week and the bridge settled back down so i restrung it tonite. the neck straightened right up. not a bad sounding little box but i can't stand the neck. it makes my Ovations seem like they have 2" fretboards. that little 1 5/8" neck is just too small. i can't figure out how that guitar style was so popular back then. only 7 yr olds could appreciate them.
so now i'm gonna either keep it as wall art or try to find a nice home for it.
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tuxs
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#17
How about tuning it to open and using it as a slide. Or have you tried it with a capo.

Really its only 1/16 smaller than my Taki.

Wall art.... WASH YOUR MOUTH OUT. Cheers
Captaincranky
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Quote by tuxs
...[ ]....Really its only 1/16 smaller than my Taki.
That depends on the distances between E-6 & e-1, which are necessarily dependent on the distance of each from the side of the neck. More distance to the side of the neck, moves E-6 closer to e-1, and a more narrow track for your fingers. I had a Guild Starfire III which had a very narrow neck. I never really liked the guitar.

Plus, I don't get parlor guitars. Nothing against people who are enthusiasts. Give me a dread or jumbo.

Maybe I associate them with Jane Austin novels, and screechy sopranos singing along with them. Maybe I need a reality check. That said, I still wouldn't waste a Gibson on a wall. Epiphone, only a maybe. Although, my Epi 12 string pissed me of so bad, I threw it away outright.