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Smoz 07-11-2020 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by west eagle (Post 15495181)
can only suggest you try some of these out. i have a Yamaha acoustic and love it as my go-to tune killer, but have always loved the look of the SG, went to buy one a few years back and hated the feel of it, ended up walking out with a ESP, just felt right & looks great (factory Floyd rose & decent seymor duncans)

True, very good point. I bought my Telecaster on-line and love it but if/when I decide to buy another then I will wait until I can go into a bricks and mortar shop to try a few out before I make up my mind.

Stellavista 07-11-2020 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by west eagle (Post 15495181)
can only suggest you try some of these out. i have a Yamaha acoustic and love it as my go-to tune killer, but have always loved the look of the SG, went to buy one a few years back and hated the feel of it, ended up walking out with a ESP, just felt right & looks great (factory Floyd rose & decent seymor duncans)

What didn't you like about the feel of the Yamaha SG? Which model?

west eagle 07-11-2020 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15495218)
What didn't you like about the feel of the Yamaha SG? Which model?

went to look at a Gibson SG, neck was huge and like playing a chair leg, had a Lag at the time which had a real tight neck and the Gibson just felt wrong.

still love the SG looks but not the feel

Stellavista 07-11-2020 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by west eagle (Post 15495222)
went to look at a Gibson SG, neck was huge and like playing a chair leg, had a Lag at the time which had a real tight neck and the Gibson just felt wrong.

still love the SG looks but not the feel

Ah, I see. The Gibson is an entirely different beast from the Yamaha. I loathe Gibson SGs. The only reason they share the SG moniker is that they're both double-cutaways. The resemblance ends there.

Worksop Palace 08-11-2020 02:01 PM

Just pushed the button gents.

Peach Guitar guy rang me just now.

Gretsch G5220 Electromatic Jet in deep cherry. Full set up. Fender champion 20 amp. Stand. Cables. Capo. Plectrums. £515.

He said ‘I’ll leave me bleedin arm in the case ‘n all pal’ :)

Well chuffed. Arrives Tuesday.

Happy birthday to me :lux:

Stellavista 08-11-2020 03:37 PM

Good stuff, Worksop. Hope you get loads of enjoyment from it. Pictures please.

Worksop Palace 08-11-2020 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15496030)
Good stuff, Worksop. Hope you get loads of enjoyment from it. Pictures please.

Thanks Stella. Iím sure I will. Must be 20 years since I played an electric so feeling a bit like a kid on Xmas eve. Will post some pics if I can ever suss out how to post them on here :supergrin:

Stellavista 08-11-2020 03:46 PM

Here's one to make you all chuckle. My 1976 'Lawsuit' Ibanez Les Paul Custom, bought new at Chingford Music, and now described as 'vintage'. Terrific guitar that I still have, and way better than my Gibson Les Paul of the same year. That's a f*cking plank.

https://www.cpfc.org/forums/picture....&pictureid=373

Smoz 08-11-2020 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15496044)
Here's one to make you all chuckle. My 1976 'Lawsuit' Ibanez Les Paul Custom, bought new at Chingford Music, and now described as 'vintage'. Terrific guitar that I still have, and way better than my Gibson Les Paul of the same year. That's a f*cking plank.

https://www.cpfc.org/forums/picture....&pictureid=373

There's a right handed one from the same year on ebay at the moment, the seller is asking for £899.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1976-laws...SAAEgLQTPD_BwE

Worksop Palace 08-11-2020 04:41 PM

I looked at second hand stuff on eBay and even for the sort of guitar I’ve bought, they were really holding their value well. Couldn’t see anything more than £70 ish less than the cost of my new one.

Stellavista 08-11-2020 04:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Smoz (Post 15496083)
There's a right handed one from the same year on ebay at the moment, the seller is asking for £899.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1976-laws...SAAEgLQTPD_BwE

Yes, seen a few going for around that price. Not worth that, of course, but quite rare now, fantastic guitars, and have steadily increased in market value. I've had my money's worth out of it, and would never sell it. I remember my dear old dad signing the HP forms for me.

Smoz 08-11-2020 08:27 PM

Yes, definitely want to see picture of your Gretsch on here once it arrives Worksop. Good choice of colour, of the finishes available I would either have opted for the dark cherry or casino gold, Gretsches don't need to be subtle. I also like the look of the big pearloid fingerboard inlays, most of the Electromatic range have thumbnail inlays, which I don't like as much (though I think they may be more traditional).

Another Oxted Eagle 08-11-2020 08:40 PM

https://i.imgur.com/HZaOW7F.jpg

Did someone say Gretsch ?

Smoz 08-11-2020 08:42 PM

:lux::afro::lux::afro:

Another Oxted Eagle 08-11-2020 08:55 PM

Thanks Smoz. I can recommend a White Falcon to anyone who has never tried one. Absolutely joyous thing

chatham_eagle 08-11-2020 09:04 PM

Beautiful

Maidstoned Eagle 08-11-2020 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Another Oxted Eagle (Post 15496406)
Thanks Smoz. I can recommend a White Falcon to anyone who has never tried one. Absolutely joyous thing

You are Billy Duffy and I claim my £5.

Stellavista 08-11-2020 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15496449)
You are Billy Duffy and I claim my £5.

Or Geordie..

Smoz 08-11-2020 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Another Oxted Eagle (Post 15496406)
Thanks Smoz. I can recommend a White Falcon to anyone who has never tried one. Absolutely joyous thing

I would love a White Falcon, donít think I would be able to do it justice though. Surely you wouldnít miss one of those? You already have too many to choose from.

Pidster 11-11-2020 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 15495904)
Just pushed the button gents.

Peach Guitar guy rang me just now.

Gretsch G5220 Electromatic Jet in deep cherry. Full set up. Fender champion 20 amp. Stand. Cables. Capo. Plectrums. £515.

He said ĎIíll leave me bleedin arm in the case Ďn all palí :)

Well chuffed. Arrives Tuesday.

Happy birthday to me :lux:


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