2017 vintage purchases

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  1. fronobulax

    fronobulax Silver Supporting Member

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    I miss that one!! Glad you're enjoying it. Sustain and tone for days.
     
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  2. DBBlues

    DBBlues Formerly fullertone Gold Supporting Member

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    Indeed. The humbucker is so perfectly balanced with the P-90.
     
  3. mad dog

    mad dog Silver Supporting Member

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    1962 Guild X-50. The single Franz p/u was totally worth the wait:


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    1961 Gibson L-7C.
    50's Dearmond Rhythm Chief 1000 pick up.

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  6. Rotten

    Rotten Silver Supporting Member

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    My only vintage purchase in 2017 was this Harmony Super Tone, I think from the '30s. I was in Seattle visiting my daughter and convinced her to take a little trip to Dusty Strings. Nothing really moved me, including some really, really nice Martins and Collings, but I saw this little guy in the corner. It had a cool rustic tone to it, perfect intonation, a fat neck like an R8, and a very modest price. As I was ringing it up, the salesman told me that it was Bill Frisell's; he had it there on consignment. Cool guitar owned by one of my favorite guitarists and some quality time with my little girl -- what a great day!

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  7. DBBlues

    DBBlues Formerly fullertone Gold Supporting Member

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    Gorgeous, and I love those DeArmonds!
     
  8. DBBlues

    DBBlues Formerly fullertone Gold Supporting Member

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    Cool guitar and great story. If I remember correctly, Supertone was the Sears store brand before Silvertone.
     
  9. winkofaneye

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    I had my best gear year full stop -

    Guitars -

    61 Strat
    65 Strat
    56 Tele
    63 Tele
    64 Tele
    67 Tele

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    58 Tweed Deluxe
    63 Vox AC30
    63 Showman
    64 Bassman
    65 Bandmaster
    66 Princeton Reverb
    66 Vibrolux Reverb
    72 Pro Reverb

    Cabs

    65 Fender 2x12
    69 Leslie 16
     
  10. axiology

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    This 1957 Supro Sierra - one of the rarest of Supro guitars, only made for about 2 years, unusual in this nice condition.

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  11. Tidewater Custom Shop

    Tidewater Custom Shop Performance Enhancing Guitarworks Supporting Member

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    1961 Martin 00-18 to replace my old 1979 Martin D-35

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    Added FWI pins and crafted a WAHI saddle for it

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    I put this together in 2017 - 1975 neck, 1976 body, all 1974 loaded pickguard

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    A 30 year old amp qualifies in my mind as vintage... it's the one on the left.

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  12. 27sauce

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  13. DBBlues

    DBBlues Formerly fullertone Gold Supporting Member

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    Photos, please, especially of the guitars!
     
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  14. GGinMP

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    My prize for 2017 was a tenor ukulele from Pohaku.

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  15. eazywind

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    Here is my only vintage purchase last year. 1965 Silverstone 1485 amp. May Have been a special order. They usually come with Jensens, but this one has Fisher speakers with the correct date code stamped on the speaker magnets and the Baffle.
     
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  16. axiology

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    And this...
    1963 Supro Bermuda. It's A fiberglass body. It is of course A hollowbody, but the fiberglass Is quite thick and very rigid so sounds pretty much like a solidbody guitar.

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  17. kracdown

    kracdown Custom User Title Gold Supporting Member

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    1965 Olympic White Jazzmaster (Pictured next to my '66):

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    1970 Fender Stratocaster - refinished (will head to Danocaster for a LPB or Sonic Blue refin)

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    I also got some vintage delays:
    Early 1980's Boss DM-2
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    Late 1970's Pearl Delay... This thing is the coolest delay I've ever owned. Here's mine and my friend's together...
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    oh man...I HATE YOU!!! lol.......that 345.......heavenly, enjoy them in good health.
     
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  19. Stratburst70

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    I only bought one vintage guitar last year: my ‘63 Strat with a tortoiseshell pick guard and factory refinish.

    I made an NGD post when I bought it, but I’ll post a picture when I get the chance.
     
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  20. slimdave

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    Bought this 1956 Gretsch Duo Jet. Came with a beat up, but cool case.

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