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    M-65 short scale

    A 63 Hog 3/4 M-65
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    Shootout of the Vintage Budget Guitars

    John Abercrombie used Melody Makers for a bit in the 1970s. I saw him in 1976 and he was using a Les-Paul-shaped one routed out for humbuckers. This looks like one of the SG-shaped ones here: https://oannes.gr/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/merlin-to-scoop-126300380-38499-superJumbo.jpg
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    Shootout of the Vintage Budget Guitars

    You have no idea how jealous I am.
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    Shootout of the Vintage Budget Guitars

    John McLaughlin on a rented Mustang:
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    M-65 short scale

    And another player in the "student" guitar field. The little 3/4 Melody Maker:
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    M-65 short scale

    There is also the much rarer, I think, and probably much more expensive, I also think, 3/4 scale Gibson ES-140T, an other "student" guitar. https://www.frettedamericana.com/product/1958-gibson-es-140-34t https://www.frettedamericana.com/sites/default/files/01733_front.jpg With floating bridge...
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    Shootout of the Vintage Budget Guitars

    Melody Maker D vs Fender Mustang Apologies if this has been around before. It is new to me. I don't know/remember if the Mustang is actually vintage, though.
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    M-65 short scale

    My understanding is that the M-65 was a budget, student guitar, something aimed at Melody Makers and Mustangs. But being made by Guild, it is also a fine guitar that can be made very playable if it isn't so immediately.
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    Almost NGD! BT-258e 8 string Baritone on the way!

    Very cool looking and hopefully sounding guitar. I have gone shopping for baritones but have always shied away from purchasing. I tried a six string Taylor prototype of their baritone in a shop. I tried a number Alvarez's reasonably decent baritones that were up on CL. As a kid, I could...
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    RIP Bunny Wailer

    The last of the three, Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, and Bob Marley, to go. Rest in peace, mon! https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-56256885
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    M-65 short scale

    I have read elsewhere that some people with smaller hands like the 3/4 scale M-65s for Jazz. Maybe at Jazzguitar.be. I have also read that some luthier attention to the bridges is often needed to get them to intone well enough for complex chord forms beyond fifth position to sound good. But...
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    Peter Gabriel's Biko from around the world

    I saw him on the tour to promote the US album. It remains the best concert I have ever seen on all levels of measurement. Best stage craft and theatre integrated with song themes. Best backing band, Paula Cole, Tony Levin, L. Shankar, Manu Katché and more. Best sound. Most enthusiastic...
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    Anyone else follwoing Tyler Childers?

    It is exactly this sort of stuff that gives Country music a good name.
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    Anyone Recognise this Khaler Trem Model?

    Yes. See above.
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    Anyone Recognise this Khaler Trem Model?

    It looks most like a flat mount 2300/2320 for a Strat. https://reverb.com/uk/item/14194375-vintage-1980s-kahler-2300-2320-tremolo-bridge-for-fender-strat-stratocaster
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    Anyone Recognise this Khaler Trem Model?

    Digging through boxes of stuff because I have time I found this Khaler trem in its original box with most of what would have been in the box new still there. It appears never to have been used. The underside has two tension springs. The end of the box has matrix with model number on one axis...
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    1996 DC5E NT True American?

    Thanks. The battery holder was broken in some unspecified way. The guitar is gone now. The price started to plummet as the end of the month, moving day for the seller, approached, and it was gone before I could even consider making arrangements to go see it. Long drive away anyway. And...
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    Thai chord chart

    LOL. None to show off. It is a fiendishly difficult language. Thai culinary skills I can fake a bit. Not fond of cowpat, though.
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    1996 DC5E NT True American?

    Thanks, Ralph! :)
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    Thai chord chart

    Apropos of absolutely nothing .... "Khao phat (pronounced COW-pat), is a classic dish in Thai cuisine whose name literally translates to ‘stir-fried rice’." https://www.curiouscuisiniere.com/thai-fried-rice/
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