Has your Linhof been a keeper?

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  1. Grant Ferstat

    Grant Ferstat Some guy in obscure bands in a far away place... Silver Supporting Member

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    For quite a while I've been intrigued by the Linhofs but being as aussie the chance of trying one in the near future is looking pretty unlikely.

    It would appear on the surface they'd be pretty well suited to what I play an Alt-country/Americana-ish blend. I love the reversed treble pickup it makes sense to me in a lot of ways.

    Anyway, the thing I've noticed though that a lot of folks seem to have bought and then sold their Linhofs. I was curious as to why.
     
  2. jtodds

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    Absolute keeper. Love that guitar. Everyone who plays it loves it as well.
    Very light, great tones and a joy to play any style.
     
  3. n.j.

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    Absolutely incredible guitars. I used to own two of them, I think Nos. 26 and 31. I sold them both during a bout of unemployment, but have just put half down on another one, #0040 from Killer Vintage. Sunburst this time, 7.02 pounds, one piece body, gorgeous.
     
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    Well, #0040 showed up last week and has thus far exceeded my high expectations. It arrived badly in need of a set up, but after a few tweaks here and there and a fresh set of 11-52 D'Addario's, it's incredible.

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  5. YoungAmerican

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    Hmmm, what's the benefit of the reversed bridge pickup?
     
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    The bass side is closer to the bridge, tightening up the low end. The treble side is farther away from the bridge, smoothing out the high end and eliminating some of the piercing highs present on some Teles.

    It's a great idea, I'd have it on all my Teles if routing wasn't involved.
     
  7. YoungAmerican

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    Yeah, that makes perfect sense. I've been dying to do my own Tele build... this might be an idea.
     
  8. Jerrod

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    I've kept mine, but I'm not sure I'm fully bonded with it yet.
     
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    killer guitars. j black's work is exceptional.
     
  10. hucklebee

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    I picked up a low serial # Linhof in trade a month or so ago. Honeymoon still in full effect, but I gotta tell you, this is a special guitar. It does clean and mean exceptionally well.

    My GVCG is still the go to, but the Linhof is getting a lot of use. I love the neck pickup.... probably the most versitle I have ever played. It covers a lot of territory.

    If you haven't played one of these, you owe it to yourself.

    Pretty cool vid of two Linhofs in action... have no idea what these guys are looking at though

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i41U1reHx50
     
  11. Trandy

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    Been there....done that...worked out pretty cool. :D



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    #152 here. Purchased new in October 2010. I will never, ever sell it.
     

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