Tom Holmes - LP style guitarts?!!

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  1. fatback

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    More than just Lester style....interesting. E-mail sent to a friend in Japan... :) Based on the currency conversions , these are from 2 to 3-K retail. Liked the Gretsch looking thingie in black.
     
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    Tom used to make guitars years ago. I bought one for my lefty guitarist. It was a rockin' instrument.
     
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    Here's an old Holmes. Hand built pups and such of course. Pretty cool guitar, even if the styling is dated.

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    whoismarykelly Oh look! This is a thing I can change!

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    Sweet, like a classier Dean ML
     
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    A bit dated in the styling department, but I bet (just because of the pickups) they sound shweeeeet !
     
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    The one I bought for my guitarist was exactly like that, just a lefty version. It was a very rude sounding guitar. I mean that in the best possible rock and roll way :)
     
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    I got this from Howard Leese who bought it new back in the early eighties I believe. It was one of Howie's stage guitars for a long time. It is a rather raw sounding guitar. Just exactly what it looks like!
     
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    I imagine those LP style guitars are Japanese made under license with the Japanese made pickups too. A friend of mine has heard the Japanese Tom Holmes pickups and he reckons they sound just as good as the USA which is quite a feather in their cap!
     
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    I have had the pleasure of both playing them and visiting the workshop where they are made on a couple of occasions. Very 57 style neck, too thick for my hands, and a single piece mahogany body - so you cant go wrong there. They arent sold directly in the US for oldest reason in the book - Gibson body shape trademarks...

    The inlay they use is the most amazing creamy MOP that almost looks like a cross between vintage ivory and MOP. Lovely
     
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    They work out to be about $3200 before shipping. I like the other ones pictured...they kind of have a Gretsch vibe to 'em
     
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    I was at a Jol Dantzig clinic where he saluted Tom Holmes talent and mentioned that he had worked with Tom on some of the first Hamer guitars. I guess Holmes has been making guitars for a long time now.
     

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