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    The guitar gods are dead; they did their job!

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/08/style/guitar-sales-fender-gibson.html
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    X161 Savoy vs. X160 Rockibilly

    I was under the impression that a X161 was a late 80's X160 mini Manhattan X170 with a plane unbound neck, chrome hardware, wooden bridge paired with a Guildsby. I have obtained along the way a X161 Savoy TRC. I installed it on the late 80's X160 for fun. I pulled out a X160 Rockibilly to play...
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    Stephen Hawkings Dead at 76

    Stephen Hawking Dead at 76 Rest in peace Stephen Hawking...your life exceeded all expectations, your science changed and integrated our understanding of the universe and your humor showed us your down to earth humanity! M
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    G3 2018 Tour

    For the guitar shredding lover or just someone who can't take the pop music mind numbing guitarless tracks I recommed you attend a Joe Satriani G3 show. I always wanted to go to one and was in luck as he played at the Jacksonville Florida Theater last night while I was visiting my son. I got us...
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    100J Value

    I see a vintage 100J amp for sale on Gbase. I owned an amp similar to this one and sold it something in the last 10 years. It was a pretty good sounding amp. Mine was as close to new that a 50+ year old amp could be and even had the stock wooden wedge shaped foot pedal. I don't recall exactly...
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    Bluesbird to Nightengale conversion...can it be done?

    So after looking at a Nightengale I wondered if it is possible to convert a Bluesbird into a "poor's man" Nightengale. Occasionally a Bluesbird can be found at a reasonable price. The question is can you route the body and keep the finish intact without cracking. Might even consider adding...
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    What's in a name?

    This story or should I say observation could get pretty crude or vulgar but I think I can express it to satisfy the guidelines of LTG. We'll see!? So today I was looking at LinkedIn and strolling through the various random people that showed up. The picture posted by one professional gentleman...
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    Guild Franz Thunderbird ST prototype

    I see on eBay the prototype Guild Thunderbird ST with Franz pickups. it features DOT neck inlays, BLACK pickguard and INLINE vol, tone, selector switch and jack. http://www.ebay.com/itm/222587235662
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    Question for Hans and/or Grot on B402

    I see one of the finishes for the B402 with an Ash body has a "brown" top. When I looked at the bass on Grots page it looks like the finish isn't brown but looks to be a dark wood finish. Can the finish be explained in more detail? It would be really cool to have that finish on a S300A. M
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    Beatles aging 1960 to 2017

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2ewWzlx_bV8
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    Antique Martin Guitar Smashed on Movie Set

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/hateful-eight-star-destroys-40000-vintage-guitar-on-set-and-it-was-a-loaner-2016-02-05
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    NS Thunderbird Colors and Pickguards

    So as I look at the new Thunderbird ST models I would really like one with the Franz "P90's". Aesthetically I just can't handle the blue body with a tortoise pickguard. I think white body with tortoise pickguard is cool, transparent red with tortoise or black pickguard is cool, blue body with...
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    Software vs Hardware

    I went to visit my son in Jacksonville, FL over the Labor Day weekend. I delayed my trip a day to avoid the hurricane. I was driving an Explorer full of clothes, books, etc. Down to his new apartment. He is a receint college graduate in Comp Sci and referres to himself as a software developer...
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    Editing a Post

    I continue to have an issue when editing a post. As soon as I enter the edit page and begin typing the entire post is deleted. I can't recover my earlier entry. Anyone else having this problem? M I just edited this post with no issue. What gives? Does the person who opened a new message have...
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    Wood quality on Guilds over the years

    What is the general thinking about the quality of wood used on Guild archtops over the years? I understand that T50's annd T100's were lower cost instruments so the wood grain is plain. The best examples of what I am referring to is seen in Starfires. If you look at maple top SF 4's and 5's from...
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    WTB Thunderbird 3-switch plate

    Anyone have a stash of Thunderbird 3-switch plates and willing to sell one or more? Definitely a part that is most difficult to come across. Tnx.
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    Guild X-92 Citron scale length

    Does anyone know the scale length for the X-92 Citron breakaway portable guitar? M
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    Tomcatbird

    In the discussion of Pure Salem Tom Cat guitars I noted I discovered this Thunderbirdish guitar last Fall. Here are some pictures of my "Tom Cat" and with a little imagination and guitar modification I introduce the "Tomcatbird". For those interested in performing this modification I can also...
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    Guild DE400 mini HB replaced with vintage DeA 2000 PuPs

    In an earlier discussion I mentioned that the mini humbucker guitars are good instruments to experiment with different pickups. I noted that you can install a DeA pickup in the same pickup location as a mini HB. In reality the screw holes don't line up but if you install them at a angle they...
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    Guild sighting-Red Starfire VI

    Went to Penns Peak, about 2 hours north of Philadelphia, last night to see Dickey Betts. To my suprise there was a great opening threesome Scott Weis Band. The band was mostly into blues. Midway thru the set Scott Weis pulled out a beautiful RED Starfire VI. The mini buckers cut thru the bass...
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