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by Homer J. Simpson
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Lumtric Guitars (Sonic Guitars by the Lumtric Co.)
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Lumtric Guitars (Sonic Guitars by the Lumtric Co.)

Struggling with a severe GAS seizure here. :) Did did you change the Tele's fretboard radius on your Reverb.com page today? It stated 12" this morning, now it's 9,5" (which reduces the GAS by 1/3) or am I seeing things?

BTW, you misspelled the name (Yutaka Takeda) on those pages. ;)
by Homer J. Simpson
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Tokai Registry Link
Replies: 17
Views: 803

Re: Tokai Registry Link

Looks like it's down again currently (just loading some bar, no content)
by Homer J. Simpson
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: This spambot plague ..
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: This spambot plague ..

Thanks a lot, Ned, much appreciated!
by Homer J. Simpson
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Higher grade MIJ Strat w/ 12" fretboard radius?
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Thanks for the suggestion, Loudmouse! I know there are very few 12" Fenders, the MIM Classic Player 60s would be another one and I was pretty tempted to buy the latter, some shop around here still has a rosewood one. But I'd rather invest that money into a 35-40yr old MIJ axe in good condition for a...
by Homer J. Simpson
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: This spambot plague ..
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Cleaning up that mess will certainly be easier if people don't quote the spam links in their own posts. ;) Looks like most of these accounts were created since June this year, so it might look worse than it really is. The schemes are either nonsense replies with embedded links (like that johnnyjerry...
by Homer J. Simpson
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Higher grade MIJ Strat w/ 12" fretboard radius?
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Sorry, forgot to point out that I'm looking for something late 70s/early 80s.
by Homer J. Simpson
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Higher grade MIJ Strat w/ 12" fretboard radius?
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Higher grade MIJ Strat w/ 12" fretboard radius?

Hi, Title should give it away - I'm looking for a great old Strat with a small headstock and 12" fretboard radius. I've learned that e.g. the Greco EG-600 may or may not have a 12" fretboard radius, does anyone know which other Greco, Tokai, or Fernandes etc. models would have that feature? I've goo...
by Homer J. Simpson
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: is this site dead or dieing?
Replies: 10
Views: 824

I'm running a forum too and all the spam bots cost me like an hour each day. Without time-consuming moderation of new members, the war is often lost. However using the stopforumspam.org API (for free) to query (and ideally feed) a database of known bot email and IP addresses helps a bit with keeping...
by Homer J. Simpson
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1981 ES200J quite possibly the rarest MIJ guitar ever..
Replies: 25
Views: 6424

wow, i've never read a thread where villager was so excited about a new guitar! congrats, looks fantastic :P That's probably because this is a truly exiting guitar. :) It has just about everything that jams the little voice of reason living in a guitar loving mind, making you spend a little fortune...
by Homer J. Simpson
Wed May 10, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Burny/ Fernandes
Topic: [RLC-60] New old Burny owner / (kind of) dating thread
Replies: 10
Views: 6679

Hi jacco! Thanks for chiming in! I tremendously appreciate the work you have done to help identifying these old Burnys! Homer, congrats with your new Burny! You did a lot of investigating work mate. You could have made it easier on yourself by just posting pics :-) Where's the fun in that? :) I enjo...
by Homer J. Simpson
Fri May 05, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Burny/ Fernandes
Topic: [RLC-60] New old Burny owner / (kind of) dating thread
Replies: 10
Views: 6679

No worries, I didn't take it as such, and thank you! I guess I'm just a little horrified about myself, that I'm still capable of being that nerdy, I thought I was over it. :wink:
by Homer J. Simpson
Fri May 05, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Burny/ Fernandes
Topic: [RLC-60] New old Burny owner / (kind of) dating thread
Replies: 10
Views: 6679

Well, I couldn't find a resource anywhere that explains a bit why exactly people are saying that the Burnys are that "close" to the real thing, which could mean anything between "it's black and looks just like my 30 yr old recollection of a random Gibson I once saw in a Guitar store but didn't bother to touch because it was so expensive and what the hell are speed knobs?" and "I'm an effin expert, my second name is "Custom" and I know my ^&*(, I can tell a '57 from a '59 by the taste of the trussrod, and I say they're good!".

So I thought this would be the right place to post some self-congratulatory write-up with my findings, elaborating a bit on how much Fernandes actually bothered with making that guitar as true to the role model as possible while keeping it affordable at the same time (take a page from that book, Henry J.!), so anyone owning an RLC or considering buying one can appreciate that.

I didn't anticipate how rewarding buying a MIJ guitar from that era can be, you know, trying to date them from confusing resources and putting them into context is a lot of fun on top of having bought a great guitar! Also, I had a tendonitis from playing it too much and hence too much time on my hands. :)
by Homer J. Simpson
Wed May 03, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Burny/ Fernandes
Topic: [RLC-60] New old Burny owner / (kind of) dating thread
Replies: 10
Views: 6679

Hi guys, just having picked up some unspecific statements that the RLCs are known to be the most accurate representation of a 1959/60 LPC, I was curious how close they really are. Long story short: they are just awesomely close! Here's the tl;dr: To begin with, all sources state that '59/'60 2-PAF m...
by Homer J. Simpson
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Burny/ Fernandes
Topic: [RLC-60] New old Burny owner / (kind of) dating thread
Replies: 10
Views: 6679

Hi J.E.M, Thanks for replying! Well, there may be a lot of them, but the impression I got was that (unlike the post '89 models) they're not being offered much, in particular not here. Currently there's one SD Custom on auctions.yahoo.co.jp and another one was on eBay.ca but it looks like the seller ...
by Homer J. Simpson
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Burny/ Fernandes
Topic: [RLC-60] New old Burny owner / (kind of) dating thread
Replies: 10
Views: 6679

[RLC-60] New old Burny owner / (kind of) dating thread

Hi everybody! [/Dr. Nick] I'm now the new (kind of proud) owner of a black RLC-60! Since my brother brought a (loaned) Ibby set-neck black beauty home in 1977 I always wanted a MIJ Custom, and now, only 40 years later I could finally afford one. After some research I found out that the closest thing...