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Post by AlanN » Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:27 am

marcusnieman wrote:
Cali Girl wrote:Should be a great guitar for the money. Yours looks fantastic, Marcus. At $685, that's a no-brainer!

If the used price on these ever comes down a bit, I wouldn't mind buying one.
Thanks... I agree totally. My digital camera is on the fritz but as soon as it's up and running, I'll put up some detailed pics.

One other thing about them, two piece backs are a rarity - usually 3 piece now. Mine is mostly a full three piece but it has little bits added to the horn and lower bout (5 piece???)

But I don't care if the back looks like a butcher block - hell, it's chambered anyway and at that price, what's there to complain about? The feel and the tone are more than I honestly had expected. We have a gig coming up on Tues - big venue. I'll get a chance to hear it thru a big boy amp - that'll be the real litmus test for me.
The butchers block one I refer to was full slabs across - no incidental bits for the horn or anything. Mental.

I get the impression that I'm annoying you with being so down on these, and apologies if that's the case, but if I were a potential buyer I'd want to see both arguments!

Hope it goes well on Tuesday dude!

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Post by marcusnieman » Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:52 pm

No worries Alan... the butcher block I was referring to was this :lol:


http://cabinetglobal.com/butcher_blocks ... lock_3.jpg


Our likes and dislikes are part of the beauty of guitars and their players. There's not one that fits all and we have a multitude of choices.

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Post by AlanN » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:03 am

Of course mate!

Have a butchers at this :D

http://www.at-the-creamery.co.uk/handcr ... uitar.html

And good luck again for tonight.

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Post by marcusnieman » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:48 am

AlanN wrote:Of course mate!

Have a butchers at this :D

http://www.at-the-creamery.co.uk/handcr ... uitar.html

And good luck again for tonight.
HAHAHAAAA! I love that!! Probably as heavy as an anchor and smells like onions!!!

I'll let you know how the Les Paul sounds at it's coming out gig....

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Post by marcusnieman » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:15 pm

The Les Paul passes with flying colors at the gig. Big room (first time I've been on a Jumbotron big screen).... pro sound set up with sound guy at the board and monitors on the floor for everyone. Smooth tone, biting and crunchy highs..... it's a keeper boys.

Here's a slideshow from the gig with me and the boys:

http://s46.photobucket.com/albums/f128/ ... =slideshow

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Post by stratman323 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:12 am

marcusnieman wrote:Here's a slideshow from the gig with me and the boys:

http://s46.photobucket.com/albums/f128/ ... =slideshow
Couldn't the bass player get his bass any lower? :lol:

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Post by marcusnieman » Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:18 am

stratman323 wrote:
marcusnieman wrote:Here's a slideshow from the gig with me and the boys:

http://s46.photobucket.com/albums/f128/ ... =slideshow
Couldn't the bass player get his bass any lower? :lol:
Jeremy is the epitome of cool. Lots of bass players here play low slung like that..... must be simian knuckle dragging genetics between these guys because my arms are no way long enough for my fingers to reach the strings like that.

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Post by stratman323 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:28 am

marcusnieman wrote: Lots of bass players here play low slung like that..... .
The Keith Ferguson legacy?

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Post by marcusnieman » Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:45 am

stratman323 wrote:
marcusnieman wrote: Lots of bass players here play low slung like that..... .
The Keith Ferguson legacy?
Absolutely! :wink:


Side note.... the pickguard is officially off the Les Paul now (as with all my others). A matter of string attack angle and finger placement while picking and not so much cosmetics but I must admit, it really looks nice without it.

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Post by marcusnieman » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:34 am

Just installed my Faber gear:

Alum tailpiece with locking studs..... top wrapped the strings

Faber ABR1 bridge with brass saddles (the Nashville bridge had to go). Also put in the tone thru bridge posts

The change in sustain is phenominal. It was already good to begin with but now it's unreal.... even on slightly muted single notes or chord fragments which typically decay much faster than clear ones. These mods really opened up the pickups.... they seem more ballsy now. The top wrap on the tailpiece adds a little more slinkiness to the strings.

My last mod will be to put a set of Kluson aged tulip tuners on it from RS Guitarworks:

http://store.rsguitarworks.net/aKLUTPRNKL.html

This guitar is a keeper.....

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Post by DaveWW » Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:03 am

Must have missed these posts. Really nice pic's marcus, very cool 8)

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Post by felixcatus » Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:27 am

I really like the way it looks in the first two pics. For me its "the plainer,the better".
Is it in real that matte or shinier?
Mighty fine guitar.

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Post by marcusnieman » Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:40 pm

felixcatus wrote:I really like the way it looks in the first two pics. For me its "the plainer,the better".
Is it in real that matte or shinier?
Mighty fine guitar.
Thanks man.... yeah, I'm a plaintop guy too. Realy nice vintage honey burst on this one. Nitro satin / matte finish.

Once I get all of the goodies on it, I'll put up some proper pics.

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Post by felixcatus » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:49 pm

I'm with you on the plaintops,altough a flametop like this could tempt me.
http://www.gitaarreparatie.be/chopper-lp-model.html

That's one from my tech. He doesn?t use paint or lacquer. He treats his guitars with oil and mineral colorants. Besides the look, he claims its better for sustain, dynamics and resonance.

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Post by cashcow » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:47 am

Image

Now they have a 60's version

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