Over 55 Club

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by TheGreenHornet, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. BarryR

    BarryR Senior Stratmaster

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    Yea that's it, it's a medley! Now why didn't I think of it that way.

    The guys I jam with are younger and have never heard some of the old 60s things that comes out of my head and lands on the guitar. They look at me like I came from Mars but I get the feeling that they like some of it, or maybe they are just humoring the old guy.
     
  2. RonChase

    RonChase Senior Stratmaster

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    OK I am about ready to commit an act of extreme blasphemy. I had recieved this guitar today
    For a supposed random act of kindness.
    I been helping a friend with a project and one of
    The things he does if give me flea market acquisitions, ( read cheap guitars )
    He gave me an SG bodied guitar, I read in my mind some Teisco offshoot. Now it has an SG body, I thought hmmm, maybe I can bolt on a Strat or Tele neck. Truth now, when has anyone played an SG with a Fender neck, I. guess it's between a 67- 71 instrument but have no way to verify a darn thing though. It really is in good shape, I have guitars bought in 08.09 or 2010 that look more heavily relic'ed, So what do you think? Any guesses to type? Age? It didn't have the name plate but I feel I can personalize it, what is the consensus?
     

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  3. simoncroft

    simoncroft Still playing. Still learning! Silver Member

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    Everything about that says "lovingly crafted home build or school project", to me anyway. I'm shooting from the hip here but there's a strange inconsistency in the hardware. There's the cover that apparently needs six screws to stop it going AWOL, the HiFi amp control knobs, the non-adjustable bridge (intonation wise)...

    Then the humbucker looks as if it might be halfway decent, and seems an unusual inclusion on a guitar that seems as if it might have a relatively cheap far-Eastern neck with one of those all-in string retaining bars. The pick-guard and pickup surround are definitely hand crafted.

    My guess is you'll never know what it is because it's a one-off.
     
  4. BarryR

    BarryR Senior Stratmaster

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    Its....Its I dunno what that is but it looks like something from the Buckminster Fuller era. Imagine pulling up to a gig in this green Dymaxion mobile and pulling out that guitar and a Sears Silvertone amp. Speaking of Sears Silvertone, My local GC has 2 of the combo versions, $999.99 each. I told the salesman that in the 60's we wouldnt be caught dead with one of those.

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  5. tonyw

    tonyw Senior Stratmaster

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    old fart here
     
  6. s5tuart

    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525

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    I reckon thats really nice Ron. Set up well I could see me using that quite merrily on stage. How does it play?
     
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    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525

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    Oh man! I REALLY want one!!!!!!!!
     

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  8. Rogue Bohemian

    Rogue Bohemian what? WHAT?????

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    How does it play and sound, Ron? You know the drill. If it passes the test, it doesn't matter what it is. Because what it is, is a guitar that works.

    And if it doesn't work, you tinker with it until it does or you get tired of tinkering with it and it hits the road.:D
     
  9. T Guitar Floyd

    T Guitar Floyd Senior Stratmaster

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    Howdy y'all, I'm 67! Still play guitar everyday...mostly on a partscaster w/a '94 maple Strat neck, pups & bridge on a homemade mahogany body. I also built a "Floyd" Esquire replica that I keep at school where I teach guitar to high school kids.

    Ron Chase' SG looks like some of the guitars the boys used to make in a guitar shop I worked in the 80s in Colo Spgs. They also did a LesPaul body with Strat neck.

    Anyways....can I join yer club? : )
     
  10. Rogue Bohemian

    Rogue Bohemian what? WHAT?????

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    You're so old you don't have to ask!:eek::D Welcome to the club, man.

    The Green Hornet handles the welcome swag for new members. Ron Chase will teach you the secret handshake.
     
  11. Spark658

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    In the neighborhood

    Mmm... close enough by 2 yrs. If I buy 'nuther guitar I might not see 55 but, its the only habit I have left.
     
  12. Rogue Bohemian

    Rogue Bohemian what? WHAT?????

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    We'll put you in the apprentice program with the others that aren't of age yet.;)
     
  13. BarryR

    BarryR Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome. Your in good company here and on the forum.
     
  14. Rogue Bohemian

    Rogue Bohemian what? WHAT?????

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    I think we should warn him about that presence on here that can't stay on topic if their life depended on it.:D;)
     
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    shovelmike Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome, T Guitar Floyd. Good to have you here.
     
  16. RonChase

    RonChase Senior Stratmaster

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    It does play good, remember I'm a bassist
    The action is low and it has 9's
    I put the body against my 66 spec SG
    The horns on the white one are a touch bigger. I tried it but have not played it, I keep it in my white guitar section of the house, the knobs?
    I put them on myself, it had the old Univox kind of knobs, The knobs it came with but the black script that said volume and tone was a touch off, I actually had a matching knob so I will save them, those parts are all kept aside, I usually change things around and put all the stock parts in a sandwich bag, it had 2 holes on the headstock leading me to believe that some one removed a plastic or metal name logo, I like to google new pieces as they come in.
    It does play nice and has lightly yellowed the way a nice white or cream colored guitar does
    But it has no dings or scratches leading me to believe it wasn't played much. I like to leave the electronics on these types of guitars because the pickups in the old days were unique. Anyway I thought it was interesting enough to display, maybe it is or was a kit, I going to try and look
    Hmmmph a Fender type neck on a Gibson style guitar, makes me want to put an Oldsmobile motor in my Mercury
     
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    RonChase Senior Stratmaster

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    OK I'm leaving it as is, I have to, I can't find a thing about it.
    It did have a logo removed that's the only deviation other than my knob finish.
    These knobs match better, now everything is polished to uniformity,
    Along with all the chrome, I like to have my knobs also polished. See how far under the radar that goes
     
  18. RonChase

    RonChase Senior Stratmaster

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    Hey Spark 658, you might as well start easing in,
    Great bunch anyway, here is a photo of me 4 years ago when I was your age, since then what hair I have is Snow White, I've put on 147lbs,
    Blind in left eye
    Deaf in fight ear
    Had my Viagra tripled
    And go through many incompetent pads
     

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  19. s5tuart

    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525

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    Snigger!!!
     
  20. Photojazz

    Photojazz Strat-Talk Member

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    Hi, I'm Doug. I have not purchased a guitar in at least 6-7 days. However, I did purchase 2 last weekend (Fri-Sat) I should be sorry, right? Remorseful? Regretful? Please help me to feel one of those things, if you're a active chapter member...

    I'm creating or joining a chapter of GAA (Guitar-Aholics Anonymous)

    I suppose I should mention, the affair. With a blonde Mexican tele named Angie. Yes, I cheated on my Strats (to remain nameless to protect the innocent). You know, nice American girls that with Std HSS and Dlxe features...

    Lastly, my GAS lead to an unmentionable aquisition of a G... LP Trad Pro II... shhhhh.

    Ron, why a Fender neck on a SG copy? Not a bad looking guitar, but the neck change, I just scratch my head over... Was the neck bad or not good?

    I just got one of those critical security updates from Adobe on the next page of this over 55 group. I closed the Strat-talk window it had taken over and came back in. It didn't do it the second time. no more updates from forum notifications. Only going to application in task bar or to vendor web site due to virus concerns.

    I am driving over 55...
     
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