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Re: Guitarists: Fender or Gibson?
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2011, 09:36:22 PM »

Here's my sage green Fender Strat in the background  8)







That, too, is a nice collection.  What would you like to get next, Quarrygirl?
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Re: Guitarists: Fender or Gibson?
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2011, 09:58:14 PM »

Here's my sage green Fender Strat in the background  8)






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thats like a sweet shop for me  ;D
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Re: Guitarists: Fender or Gibson?
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2011, 11:50:56 AM »

I'm not sure what I would go for next  ??? So many guitars, so little time! I have a few others which it just wasn't possible to photograph, but the ones in the photo are:

Simon and Patrick cedar topped 12 String
Tanglewood 335 copy (from around 1994) and simply the nicest neck of any of these
1999 Epiphone Black Beauty Les Paul
2002 sage green Fender Strat (mexican)
Epiphone 'Inspired by Lennon' Casino
Hofner 1961 Congress
Gretsch Duo Jet 1990
Gretsch 5210 Ltd Edition with pin stripes
Gibson J200 Studio (the nicest playing acoustic I've ever played and the newest addition to the collection!)

Not pictured is a 2008 Taylor 110 acoustic, Squier Precision Bass, Sitar, Mandolin, Uke, Florida nylon strung acoustic (my first guitar  :-* ) and a Marlin Strat copy which was my first electric that I got when I was about 12. It used to have a black body, but one summer break from school I got bored and went a bit stars and stripes MC5 style with it  ;sorry

I do have a bit of an unsatisfied ache for a Ricky bass, although I think buy one of them is a few years off as I really do need to move and make some room for all my music bits and pieces. I would also love a Country Gent or a White Falcon as it was the WF that first really made me want to play guitar and for me, still remains the 'ultimate' desirable guitar.

I'm a firm believer that adulthood is a chance for you to have the things you wanted when you were a kid. I don't have, or want, children, but I always wanted great guitars, and now I'm definitely a GAS sufferer. I always want to buy one, and say I'll p/x or sell one of the others to pay for it, but it never happens like that. I can never say 'goodbye' to them! Once I can add a Country Gent or the White Falcon, then the collection if complete.
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Re: Guitarists: Fender or Gibson?
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2011, 08:57:31 PM »

Once I can add a Country Gent or the White Falcon, then the collection if complete.

Does the Country Gentleman have to be an original 1962 or 1963?

Gruhn Guitars has this 1964 Country Gent in their inventory:



It's very similar to my 1963 but it has a Super'tron rhythm pickup instead of a Filter'tron and does not have the stairstep tuners.
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Re: Guitarists: Fender or Gibson?
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2011, 06:11:23 PM »

It doesn't have to be an original for me - happy with something with a few miles on the clock and suitably broken in. The other thing I would have liked, is a guitar from the year I was born, 1976. I thought it would be quite cool to age with something at the same time.
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Re: Guitarists: Fender or Gibson?
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2011, 04:08:26 AM »

Gruhn Guitars is always a good source for early Country Gents:  http://www.gruhn.com/
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Re: Guitarists: Fender or Gibson?
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2011, 06:03:43 AM »

I have looked at buying from the States and importing over here - US prices still make it worth considering even with the customs duty. Maybe someday I'll have one!  ;)
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Re: Guitarists: Fender or Gibson?
« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2011, 11:49:12 PM »

I bought a 1967 Country Gent from Gruhn too.  Both were conservatively graded.  I'd say the 1967 is NM and the 1963 is EXF.  My luthier agreed.  I don't consider plating wear a factor.

They price their guitars sensibly.  If there's a particular model and year you want, email them to get on their "Want List." 
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« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2011, 12:24:33 AM »

Oh, by the way, I replaced the original bar bridges with Gibson Tune-O-Matics.  The original bridges reside in the cases.
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Re: Guitarists: Fender or Gibson?
« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2011, 01:46:47 AM »

The other thing I would have liked, is a guitar from the year I was born, 1976. I thought it would be quite cool to age with something at the same time.

Stay away from Gretsch guitars from that era.
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Re: Guitarists: Fender or Gibson?
« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2011, 02:54:56 AM »

as promised, my 6 strings

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Re: Guitarists: Fender or Gibson?
« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2011, 05:54:19 PM »

as promised, my 6 strings




Very nice!
Is that third one a Godin? I had one of those but in a dark blue flame effect. It was a lovely guitar, very versatile and great to play, but it wasn't really me so I got rid of it and got myself a Gibson SG.
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Re: Guitarists: Fender or Gibson?
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2011, 07:31:08 PM »

Stay away from Gretsch guitars from that era.

Yeah, I know. It wouldn't be a Gretsch  ;)
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Re: Guitarists: Fender or Gibson?
« Reply #33 on: June 02, 2011, 11:36:59 AM »

Hi Peter yes its a godin sd22 from Canada, it a lovely guitar and has the added bonus of a built in tuner (wish the strat had one)
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Re: Guitarists: Fender or Gibson?
« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2011, 09:42:55 PM »

those guitars look sweet nimrod, nice collection, you don't need to explain it.  
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Re: Guitarists: Fender or Gibson?
« Reply #35 on: June 21, 2011, 10:46:23 PM »

My VOX AC30CC2X arrived today...





Kevin's responsible for this.   ;D
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Re: Guitarists: Fender or Gibson?
« Reply #36 on: June 22, 2011, 10:59:42 PM »

as they say in Northern England ' built like a brick sh*thouse'

nice one Barry  ;)
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Re: Guitarists: Fender or Gibson?
« Reply #37 on: June 23, 2011, 11:10:14 PM »

They say that here in New Jersey too.  ;)

Thanks, Kevin.
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Re: Guitarists: Fender or Gibson?
« Reply #38 on: June 24, 2011, 05:05:25 PM »

My VOX AC30CC2X arrived today...





Kevin's responsible for this.   ;D


Very nice!
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Re: Guitarists: Fender or Gibson?
« Reply #39 on: June 24, 2011, 11:55:57 PM »

Thanks, Peter.  I'm having a great time with my 1963 Country Gentleman plugged into this amp!  I was fortunate to find this model as it was discontinued about a year and a half ago.  It was VOX's reissue of the original early 1960s VOX AC30 amplifier with two 12" Celestion “Blue” AlNiCo speakers as used in the original AC30 combo.

So Kevin, the ToneLab is currently tucked away in my closet as I get familiar with this new amp.  Are you enjoying your ST?
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