Author Topic: Hey Guitar Players...  (Read 12900 times)

Offline tubercle

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1639
  • Sweet Caroline
    • View Profile
Re: Hey Guitar Players...
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2009, 11:23:57 AM »
Oh, man!
 Those are big time collector items now.
Sweet Caroline where the Sun rises over the deep blue sea and sets somewhere beyond Tennessee

Offline skotrat

  • Assistant Brewer
  • ***
  • Posts: 105
  • Well then... There you go...
    • View Profile
    • Skotrats Homebrew Website
Re: Hey Guitar Players...
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2009, 11:29:30 AM »
My old Red Harmony  was very similar to the Silvertones

Offline smurfe

  • Cellarman
  • **
  • Posts: 91
  • Brewing on the Bayou
    • View Profile
Re: Hey Guitar Players...
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2009, 11:39:42 AM »
I cook and I brew down on the bayou

Swampwater Brewing
Gonzales Louisiana

Offline Pawtucket Patriot

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1352
  • Rebelling against cheap swill since 2005
    • View Profile
    • Bauhaus Brew Labs
Re: Hey Guitar Players...
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2009, 01:04:23 PM »
On my wishlist right now:

Gretsch Tennessean (preferably in wine red)
Fender '62 American Vintage Hot Rod Strat (I wish it came in honey blonde!)
Gibson ES-330 (in cherry)
Martin HD-28V
Matt Schwandt | Minneapolis, MN
AHA Member

Partial-Mash Pictorial
All-Grain Pictorial

brewboy

  • Guest
Re: Hey Guitar Players...
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2009, 01:43:31 PM »


Not a very good picture.

Offline skotrat

  • Assistant Brewer
  • ***
  • Posts: 105
  • Well then... There you go...
    • View Profile
    • Skotrats Homebrew Website
Re: Hey Guitar Players...
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2009, 02:00:14 PM »
On my wishlist right now:

Fender '62 American Vintage Hot Rod Strat (I wish it came in honey blonde!)

So a few years back (2003 I think) I was helping my sister empty out one of the outer building workshops at our parents house and I moved a bunch of boxes and old paint cans on a shelf.

Out of nowhere this Stratocaster neck falls off the shelf and literally into my hands.

I look on the shelf and in this cardboard box is the rest of this strat in pieces... So real quick like I gather up all the pieces and stick them in my truck.

The guitar sat in pieces for about a year at my home until I decided to take a look at it.

The Body is dated 1972
The Neck is dated 1971
The 3 bolt Tiltomatic Neckplate Serial Number is from the 1972-1973 range

My jaw dropped.  :o

It took me the next 15 months to get the neck to stay straight and not twisted.

It took me another 2-3 years to rehab it and bring it back from the dead.

Not a bad find if you think about it. We believe that it was left at the house in the 1981-1984 period. Probably from a Christmas party. So for a guitar that sat in the elements for 20 years I am amazed at how wonderful it is.

I loaded it with Texas Pickups from Fender, Locking Tuners and a sweet new pickguard and bridge. Although, I am looking for a nice vintage style bridge for it.

It is a hard tail strat which you just do not see many of.





Offline skotrat

  • Assistant Brewer
  • ***
  • Posts: 105
  • Well then... There you go...
    • View Profile
    • Skotrats Homebrew Website
Re: Hey Guitar Players...
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2009, 02:02:30 PM »


Not a very good picture.

I really love these Les Paul Juniors.

I have always wanted the double cutaway TV model. I bet your guitars plays like butter

brewboy

  • Guest
Re: Hey Guitar Players...
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2009, 02:10:45 PM »
Yeah, it frets very easily and one of the reasons I bought it. Of course that doesn't help my sucky playing skills.

When I paid a $100 for it, I never thought it would be worth what it is today.

Offline Pawtucket Patriot

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1352
  • Rebelling against cheap swill since 2005
    • View Profile
    • Bauhaus Brew Labs
Re: Hey Guitar Players...
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2009, 06:18:08 PM »
On my wishlist right now:

Fender '62 American Vintage Hot Rod Strat (I wish it came in honey blonde!)

So a few years back (2003 I think) I was helping my sister empty out one of the outer building workshops at our parents house and I moved a bunch of boxes and old paint cans on a shelf.

Out of nowhere this Stratocaster neck falls off the shelf and literally into my hands.

I look on the shelf and in this cardboard box is the rest of this strat in pieces... So real quick like I gather up all the pieces and stick them in my truck.

The guitar sat in pieces for about a year at my home until I decided to take a look at it.

The Body is dated 1972
The Neck is dated 1971
The 3 bolt Tiltomatic Neckplate Serial Number is from the 1972-1973 range

My jaw dropped.  :o

It took me the next 15 months to get the neck to stay straight and not twisted.

It took me another 2-3 years to rehab it and bring it back from the dead.

Not a bad find if you think about it. We believe that it was left at the house in the 1981-1984 period. Probably from a Christmas party. So for a guitar that sat in the elements for 20 years I am amazed at how wonderful it is.

I loaded it with Texas Pickups from Fender, Locking Tuners and a sweet new pickguard and bridge. Although, I am looking for a nice vintage style bridge for it.

It is a hard tail strat which you just do not see many of.






Great story and an awesome strat, skotrat!  I think Callaham makes a hardtail vintage-style strat bridge.  His strat replacement parts are incredible.  http://www.callahamguitars.com/
Matt Schwandt | Minneapolis, MN
AHA Member

Partial-Mash Pictorial
All-Grain Pictorial

Offline skotrat

  • Assistant Brewer
  • ***
  • Posts: 105
  • Well then... There you go...
    • View Profile
    • Skotrats Homebrew Website
Re: Hey Guitar Players...
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2009, 07:06:23 PM »
Sweet on the link...

Thanks!

Offline lonnie mac

  • Assistant Brewer
  • ***
  • Posts: 180
    • View Profile
    • Alenuts
Re: Hey Guitar Players...
« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2009, 07:32:00 PM »
Think I am gonna jump in on this thread as well!



My other hobby... Haven't built in a while now, but I am in the middle of building a Dyer Harp guitar at this time...



Another...



I would take a pic of all the amps and stomp boxes etc,,, but they are kinda covered up with papers, bills, phone books, bird cages and what-not at the time!



Offline skotrat

  • Assistant Brewer
  • ***
  • Posts: 105
  • Well then... There you go...
    • View Profile
    • Skotrats Homebrew Website
Re: Hey Guitar Players...
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2009, 07:33:26 PM »
Beauty Stuff Lonnie!

Offline taeagan

  • 1st Kit
  • *
  • Posts: 7
    • View Profile
    • Destination Beer
Re: Hey Guitar Players...
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2009, 07:52:18 PM »
I don't have many good pictures of my guitars (Gibsons - SG and silverburst L6S) and my "real" amp (Orange OTR120 head and 4x12 cab), but here's a picture of the class A head and 2x10 cab I built:




Offline lonnie mac

  • Assistant Brewer
  • ***
  • Posts: 180
    • View Profile
    • Alenuts
Re: Hey Guitar Players...
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2009, 07:56:49 PM »
I don't have many good pictures of my guitars (Gibsons - SG and silverburst L6S) and my "real" amp (Orange OTR120 head and 4x12 cab), but here's a picture of the class A head and 2x10 cab I built:





Looks GREAT my friend!!! I am getting into amp building myself. Not long ago I purchased the little Valve Jr to play around with and mod. This is another world of music.

Offline taeagan

  • 1st Kit
  • *
  • Posts: 7
    • View Profile
    • Destination Beer
Re: Hey Guitar Players...
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2009, 08:13:41 PM »
Check out this web site:  http://www.ax84.com/

I worked off of plans from that site to build the head.