TurboStang
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Picked up a new (to me) guitar a few days ago and while taking some pics of it, decided to take some shots of my other stuff as well. Been quite some time since I've taken any gear pics, so I'll just post those shots in this thread too.

Anyways...

The new guy...Schecter C1+

Can't seem to put this thing down since bringing it home. It's just a fun guitar to play. Neck is fast, action is low, it's all around incredibly playable. DD pups are quite sufficient, tone is great, and of course I'm a huge fan of the aesthetics. Tested one out years ago, loved it then and still do. Tried out a Hellraiser, and for me personally, the C1+ just felt alot better. I've been playing a loooong time and this instrument plays just as good as a alot of guitars with much higher price tags.








1978 Gibson Les Paul Custom...bought this guitar in the late 80's when I was a teenager. Got a hookup on it from a collector. I've bought and sold countless guitars, but this one has been with me the longest. I'll never get rid of it. If my son chooses to play, it will eventually be his. According to it's serial number, it was born on February 1st, 1978 in Nashville, TN.









More to come...
hydraone
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Beautiful man.

The Schecter is identical to the one I just picked up. Amazing guitar.

Of course, the LP is as well. Just classic.
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Can i also be your son? Come on, I'm going to law school, it will be a good investment...
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both guitars are gorgeous man! i just sent in an application to the gibson factory in nashville. i hope i'll be making those soon
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I would love to be able to tell you more about this next guitar, but I have no idea who made it. It was given to me years ago by my grandfather (now 97 years old), who was friends with a couple local celebrity musicians, that are now deceased. Both played guitar on a televison show called the Hayloft Hoedown, and various other places around the country.

Original owner was Bernie Smith...seen here on the far left playing a guitar custom made for him by Gibson.



It then changed hands to his band mate and friend Shorty Chesser.



I'm guessing the guitar was made sometime in the late 50's to early 60's. I know my grandfather bought it from Shorty, but didn't know when. Just earlier tonight I found this in the case...



So at least I know that my grandfather owned the guitar in 1968.

And here she is...











TurboStang
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Group shot...


*Old school Fender Princeton Chorus not pictured...didn't feel like dragging it out of the basement.*

Thanks to everyone for the kind words. Much appreciated.
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So where do you live, now?

And what times are you and your family out of the house?

Do you by chance have a security system, or just those stickers saying you do?

Those things are just gorgeous... you're a lucky lucky man!
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wow, incredible guitars!! those are some nice big frets on the c-1+. thats maybe the only thing id change about my c-1 classic (which is almost the same instrument) which has short wide frets.


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Nice guitars! It looks like the bridge is misplaced on that no-name guitar, the 6th string is hanging off the fretboard.
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Cool guitars!
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Congrats on the NGD Love the Schecter and the LP. The strat looking guitar reminds of those Japanese guitars that flooded the US in the late 60s early 70s but it's possible someone upgraded it or built it from parts. A lot of these are gaining value as collectibles.


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You, Sir, have a great taste in guitars.

That LP...


Do want

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Your home looks very homely.
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I think that's a Schaller tailpiece so I'm gonna guess no.


I'm fairly sure you're right. All of the hardware is beginning to show it's age a bit, but there's a slight difference in the tailpiece vs. the other pieces. It was on the guitar when I bought it around 1988.


Quote by johnro6659
Congrats on the NGD Love the Schecter and the LP. The strat looking guitar reminds of those Japanese guitars that flooded the US in the late 60s early 70s but it's possible someone upgraded it or built it from parts. A lot of these are gaining value as collectibles.


John


You could be right in that it's some kind of "Franken-strat". Here is a picture of the neck plate though.



Thanks again to all.
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That LP Is gorgeous... You don't see enough cherry customs. And that Tailpiece looks like it is either original or a copy of the original because there were plenty of LPs around that time with a similar tail.

HNGD sir.
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All those lovely guitars and u play them through a LINE 6 SPIDER!!!??? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?

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HNGD, you have some great guitars there
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All those lovely guitars and u play them through a LINE 6 SPIDER!!!??? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?

HNGD


Thats a spider valve
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That neck plate might be the key to a custom made guitar by a small privet luthier or shop. When I built some custom guitars back in the late 70s I had to paint "Made by JRP" and a serial number 0001 thru 0012 on the back of the headstock then a clear satin over them. There actually was 13 all together but my first one was not numbered. Because I used laquer/nitro most wore off that could be the case with the strat. There probably was something on the headstock at one time.


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TurboStang, it looks like that old guitar you've got there has one of those weird, wood bridges that can be adjusted. Chances are it got bumped at some point and now the strings are a bit too far over to one side. You could try loosening the strings and resetting it where it should be (though I'd understand if you didn't want to).
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really nice paul.
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What kind of tailpiece is that on the LP?
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Quote by Mad Marius
What kind of tailpiece is that on the LP?

Since he got it like that in '88, I'd guess it's some form of older style Schaller fine-tuning tailpiece.

New ones look like this:

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Quote by holycow
All those lovely guitars and u play them through a LINE 6 SPIDER!!!??? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?

HNGD


Yeah, it's a Spider IV 150. Honestly, I'm not sure why it takes such a beating around here? I've owned several amps, tube and solid state, and so far I'm really pleased with the versatility of the Spider IV.


Quote by Mad Marius
What kind of tailpiece is that on the LP?


It's a Gibson TP-6.



Again, not sure if it's the factory tailpiece, or the original owner put it on there sometime before I bought it?
Mad Marius
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But where's the advantage in having fine tuners without a locking nut?

(Don't get the wrong impression, the guitar is great, I'm simply curious.)
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