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Thread: So many 90s Bluesbirds in near new condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kakerlak View Post
    Expanding on what I wrote earlier... Nobody bought one of these to look cool. The folks that bought one were the sort of analytical thinkers, engineer-types, that would view it as a compelling instrument and would see brand/image as an irrelevant factor. Or the sort of quirky folks (like me) that always have a soft spot for the "little guy" companies of the world that manage to punch above their weight, quality/value-wise. Neither of these considerate sorts of folks are the types to knock a guitar around and most probably aren't playing sweaty, smoky, beer-soaked gigs, either...
    So, I'm 36... engineer... just bought my first bluesbird (98 Goldtop) and loving it. Stumbled on this to compare the bluesbird with blues 90... reading this post and I'm thinking "Yeah! Yeah man, right on! That's me... I've got a thinking man's guitar here.... and I'm feeling real good about myself and then-

    Quote Originally Posted by kakerlak View Post
    Even if they play out, they're playing some sort of dad rock.

    Talk about a kick to the...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jarice View Post
    So, I'm 36... engineer... just bought my first bluesbird (98 Goldtop) and loving it. Stumbled on this to compare the bluesbird with blues 90... reading this post and I'm thinking "Yeah! Yeah man, right on! That's me... I've got a thinking man's guitar here.... and I'm feeling real good about myself and then-




    Talk about a kick to the...
    janice, don't worry about it! kakerlak was just having a bit of fun a couple of years ago when he wrote all that. Besides, I've known him since he was 16 and that was a long time ago. The cool thing is, in 10 more years, kakerlak will be aged-out to 'Dad Rock Demographic' himself. I can't wait to see that..........

    In the mean time, you've got a really cool guitar that is also very versatile. Enjoy.
    Quote Originally Posted by fronobulax View Post

    And I like Harry's approach.
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    Hahahaha! Yeah, I turned 36 last March.

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    Just read through a number of (amusing) definitions for dad rock. I guess I'm out of touch, but at least I can say that my teenagers actually like most of the music that I listen to.

    This one is actually on my kid's playlists!


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    Quote Originally Posted by gilded View Post
    The Buddy Guy Version?
    Didn't know that Buddy ever played a Bluesbird. I know he played a Nightingale for a while and had played Starfire IVs for many years, but never seen him with a Bluesbird

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince of Darkness View Post
    Didn't know that Buddy ever played a Bluesbird. I know he played a Nightingale for a while and had played Starfire IVs for many years, but never seen him with a Bluesbird
    Me neither. I was talking about the Buddy Guy version of Mustang Sally vs. the Wilson Pickett version.
    Quote Originally Posted by fronobulax View Post

    And I like Harry's approach.
    '66 Starfire I SB bass, '67 Mark IV pear wood, '75 Mark 4 P padauk, '00 Bluesbird black,
    '66 Thunderbird amp, '68 Thunder 1 RVT amp, '69-70 Thunderstar Combo, '70 Superstar Combo

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilded View Post
    Me neither. I was talking about the Buddy Guy version of Mustang Sally vs. the Wilson Pickett version.
    Ah That explains it Love both versions.

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    The extent to which my snide suppositions have derailed this thread is oddly satisfying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kakerlak View Post
    The extent to which my snide suppositions have derailed this thread is oddly satisfying.
    What, y'can't just say "snark" like the rest of us?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Los Angeles View Post
    What I do know is that in nearly every industry, if you release a "me too" product, you will almost NEVER get the comparison to the original off your back, and it's almost impossible to avoid the take away: "not as good as the original." This is true when you're bringing out a product that is supposed to compete directly with a competitor's already popular product, and it's also true when you reissue a product of your own. Doesn't matter what the "real" facts are, the thing you are going to hear over and over again is "it's not as good as the original," even when that's not true.
    Remember the G&L guitars? Leo Fender started that line, if I'm not mistaken. As a younger player, and even now to some degree, the G&L Strat-lookalikes will forever be a "me-too-but-not-quite" product compared to the Strat, even though it was designed by Leo himself.
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