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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by StWall, Sep 14, 2021.

  1. StWall

    StWall Strat-Talk Member Silver Member

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    Hello from the Florida Gulf Coast.

    I came across the forum while looking for someone to appraise my '69 Strat. I literally pulled the guitar off my wall (after a 40-year retirement) to see if playing would help me rehabilitate some fingers that have not healed very quickly after being dislocated. I also found Reverb.com and Sweetwater.com. While browsing Sweetwater, I learned about "Home Studio Recording" and now I am hooked. In the past month, I have pulled my Alvarez Yairis (DY-85 and DY-76, both 1978) off the same wall and I am happily laying down tracks.

    I certainly don't need a '69 Strat for home recording, but what the hell, it looks good in pictures.
     
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  2. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

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    hello.gif and WelcomeFlash.gif !

    Kindly share some pics then!
     
  3. StWall

    StWall Strat-Talk Member Silver Member

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    Here is a brand new pic of my 90% complete home studio with my three favorite guitars (already shared on another thread).
    Guitars and MIDI.jpg
     
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    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

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    Nice setup!

    I did not see the other thread. Is a tradition of sorts to show pics in the intro thread.
     
  5. StWall

    StWall Strat-Talk Member Silver Member

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    Roger. Here's the "Full Frontal" I provided for my appraisal.


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    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

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    That is a gem! :thumb:

    Love the acoustics as well! Every guitar player should have a 12 string acoustic.
     
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  7. soulman969

    soulman969 Senior Stratmaster

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    Oh man, talk about a well preserved 50 year old guitar. It's mint. :thumb:
     
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  8. StWall

    StWall Strat-Talk Member Silver Member

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    Except for a year I let my son use it in a garage band, it's been hanging on my wall since 1982.
     
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    Stratafied Most Honored Senior Member

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    Welcome!!
     
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    cranky Senior Stratmaster

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    Wow. I look forward to the appraisal results.

    Also, happy playing!
     
  11. StWall

    StWall Strat-Talk Member Silver Member

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    Thanks!
     
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  12. StWall

    StWall Strat-Talk Member Silver Member

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    Gruhn Guitars will turn a straight-forward appraisal in 24 to 48 hours. I just received an appraisal on a 1934 National Duolian steel guitar I own. 12-year old me cost 65-year old me $2,000. It was appraised at $1,500 ($3,500 if I hadn't refinished it).

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  13. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member

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    Welcome StW.

    I like your Strat but I love your Yairis

    I have a couple myself. The oldest, a DY-62c I got for my 18th birthday (30 years ago).

    Later I added a WY-1 12 string and just recently a GY-1.
     
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    Tone Quest Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome to Strat-Talk. You will like it here. :thumb:
     
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  15. StWall

    StWall Strat-Talk Member Silver Member

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    It's hard to not speak in superlatives when talking about vintage Yairis. I think my DY-85 is the best sounding and playing guitar I have ever laid my hands on.
     
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  16. StWall

    StWall Strat-Talk Member Silver Member

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    Since it's only worth $1500, I'm going to refinish it again.
     
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    StWall Strat-Talk Member Silver Member

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    Thanks. I look forward to telling some lies . . . I mean "stories" about the old days.
     
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    Welcome!!
     
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    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome! :thumb: