Speaking of old friends

Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by Torvald, Nov 27, 2021.

  1. Torvald

    Torvald Strat-O-Master

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    Just got this old friend back from my Grandson today. I had lent it to him during the Covid lockdown.
    IHad forgotten how good the lowly Ibanez Art 100 really was. Got a set of Epiphone Elitist 50SR and 50ST pickups in it that I bought from a Craigslister. Sounds darn good! All mahogany. Weighs a couple ounces over 8 lbs. 20211127_203302.jpg 20211127_203251.jpg 20211127_203318.jpg
    I see these for sale once in a while usually for cheap.
     
  2. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster

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    I like that very much. What year was it made? It's older than my memory of Ibanez I think...
     
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    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster

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    Hmmmmm, so a swing and a miss, that's relatively recent.
     
  4. cranky

    cranky Senior Stratmaster

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    That’s very pretty
     
  5. rolandson

    rolandson Dr. Stratster

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    Shhhh...
    First rule of inexpensive well made guitars is...
    Never talk about them being cheap.

    "Crappy" is code for "inexpensive well made guitars"... whereas sh!tty is code for ... well, sh!t.
     
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  6. jrbirdman

    jrbirdman Senior Stratmaster Platinum Supporting Member Silver Member

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    Solid guitar
     
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  7. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Well, then I guess all of my guitars are crappy. LOL
     
  8. rolandson

    rolandson Dr. Stratster

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    True story:
    Walking with a friend along a sidewalk in nyc 1987. He lived there, i did not. He stops at a hole in a wall (seriously, just a hole cut into the side of a building that most would think of as a window except it had a fellow hanging out of it) and orders two slices of pizza...and eventually hands me one. I smell it...it's pizza.

    I take a bite. My vision blurrs, and i grow week at the knees and I swear angels were floating overhead. Nirvana. Rapture. Valhalla. An orgasmic delight of taste and texture!

    I merely mention, as we continue walking, that it was vrry good. My friend smacks me upside the head and says "shhhh...!".

    I start to say wtf? but it's too late. He grabs me and turns me around and now there is a line of 2 or 3 hundred thousand people waiting...

    The lesson is clear. Find something good...? S.T.F.U. about it.
     
  9. Bakelite1

    Bakelite1 Strat-Talker

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    I thought Elitists used Gibson pickups. Mine has P94s.
     
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  10. Torvald

    Torvald Strat-O-Master

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    They are made in USA Gibsons, supposedly the same or similar to 57's or 490's.
     
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    Bakelite1 Strat-Talker

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    I bet they sound really good! Clever score!
     
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  12. Torvald

    Torvald Strat-O-Master

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    I'd say it sounds like a Les Paul, except I've never played a Les Paul and don't plan to ever own one.