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The MIKE LIPE guitar thread . . . share your Lipe.

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by pass it, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. pass it

    pass it Member

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    Lipe has a new website. Check it out! Still loving everything about my Lipe guitars.
     
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    pass it Member

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    Another wonderful Lipe with a trans black finish. This one has an alder body and a Tyler Super Charged Studabaker humbucker. The exact specs I wanted.

    I hope you enjoy the pics.

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  3. jbp

    jbp Supporting Member

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    You'll have to let us know how it compares to your Suhrs. ;)
     
  4. pass it

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    One more with more light.

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    as a modern builder...it dose not get better!! ive known of Mike and have had the honor of working with him over the years...a talent beyond the likes of most 'super strat' builders, vastly under rated and dont get enough notice...hes the only one left of his kind in the modern builder 'super strat' arena!
     
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    His guitars seem to get better and better. Check out these three guitars from NAMM. The third one is off the charts . . .

     
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    flcmcya Silver Supporting Member

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    Stopped in for a visit..... my gal loved that spalted unit! :)

    Really nice stuff in that booth ... went back 3 times!.... hey Mike!



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  8. stealthtastic

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    Mike is a really nice guy! Didn't see his booth this year @ NAMM but I had a chance to mess with his guitars last year and they were really well built. Surprised more ibanez guys don't go to him for custom builds.
     
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    Solid korina/limba with black limba neck ....

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  10. zephyr01

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    the solid korina is beautiful. I bet the neck feels great too. Below is the one I received a couple weeks ago.

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    Wow! That turned out nice. Did you get the glow in the dark side dots? You'll have to give a review when you have a chance.
     
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    Mango top right? Great looking axe!
     
  13. FlameTop

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    Here is mine. Fresh today from World Guitars in the UK. Only had this afternoon so far to try it, but it sounds and plays wonderfully. Stunning wood choices and top notch craftsmanship.

    Specs are; Virtuoso model. Buckeye burl on roasted basswood body. Roasted maple neck with cocobolo board.

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    Outstanding looking guitars & a hell of a resume! Mighty Mite, Ibanez, Yamaha, & then Fender. It also looks {sounds} like he's baking everything, to age the wood instead of relicing. Vary, vary impressive stuff. :aok

    PS Post vids if you own these, please.
     
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    Oh my.

    That is stunning.
     
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    Not a strat (or Ibanez) guy but these things look fantastic! When i saw the recessed neck plate it was... wow, this guy cares about his builds. Just beautiful guitars imho.
     
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  18. Oscar Sin

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    Here is a few of mine... Lipe is unsurpassed.
    #1 Virtuoso in solid Mango
    #2 Virtuoso in Curly Myrtle
    #3 Virtuoso in Roasted Swamp Ash
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  19. Ron Thorn

    Ron Thorn Gold Supporting Member

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    I hope to some day be able to share my Lipe guitar picture, but for now only my Lipe guitar story.
    I may have told it here before, but a 14 year old me couldn't figure out the 4-conductor wiring combo on my new DiMarzio pickup that I bought out of the Recycler.
    Off I start walking, sans case, carrying my Ibanez Iceman and my new/used DiMarzio to "The Guitar Doctor".
    "Please help me, kind sir" as I present my humble offerings to The Dr.
    5 minutes later he hands it back to me, no charge.
    I don't know how many times he did that for schmuck kids like me, but 33 years later I still owe him one ;)

    Mike's the best!
     
  20. JunkGear

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    Good to see this thread revived. I'd added to my Lipe collection since my last post, so here are mine.
    And like Ron said, Mike is the best. He has gone out of his way to make my guitars perfect for me, no matter how stupid my request.
    I had also sent him one of my guitars to have a pickup replaced and there was no charge. He stands behind his guitars 100%.

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