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  1. #241

    Re: Where are they now...

    Quote Originally Posted by Strings Jr. View Post
    Yes, but not many like this one.


    I got one, probably not THAT one, since it has a brass TRC

  2. #242

    Re: Where are they now...

    Quote Originally Posted by Strings Jr. View Post
    This one's for Big Al.

    Occasionally, a guitar would come through that was hard to let go of. This was one of those.

    LP Deluxe with a nice 2 piece top, in Tobacco Brown Sunburst.

    Built mid '85.

    Where is she now?


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    This one is my favorite.

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    Re: Where are they now...

    Another one of my all-time favorites.

    Where oh where can she be?



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    Re: Where are they now...

    This was the only L-5S I ever saw in Nashville.


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    Re: Where are they now...

    Here's a couple of guitars I built that actually had names attached to them
    when I built them. I built this special order re-issue with an original set of (used)
    60's Kluson tuners, and an original (used) PAF in the rhythm position. Anyone know Tim Ward?
    The second one is a Left Hand Flying V '83 with a Supertune Vibrola. It was sold through
    a place called The Fret House to a Thomas Seymour.
    Where are they now?


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    Re: Where are they now...

    @Strings Jr.


    You mentioned earlier in the thread, a couple times, those guitars that were "hard to put down." Anything more specific that really caught your attention or surprised you repeatedly over the years??

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    Re: Where are they now...

    You would think that somebody from LPF would have seen some of these guitars. It's like these guitars dropped off the face of the earth (or went to another country). Great thread.

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    Re: Where are they now...

    Quote Originally Posted by deytookerjaabs View Post
    @Strings Jr.


    You mentioned earlier in the thread, a couple times, those guitars that were "hard to put down." Anything more specific that really caught your attention or surprised you repeatedly over the years??
    There were lots of times when something really caught my attention, for example I distinctly remember the first time I plugged in a walnut guitar. The sound was so different and unique. Or how a 335-TD could sound so much different than a Dot. The “hard to put down” guitars were the ones where all the desirable features that players want came together. Nice top, great sound, decent weight, and especially that neck that just melts in your hand. Just like when you go to a music store that has a wall of guitars, but there’s that “one” that you could just play all day.

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    Re: Where are they now...

    Quote Originally Posted by Strings Jr. View Post
    I built this one on August 1st, 1985. It's a Spirit II XPL.

    Sporting a gold Supertune and special pickups from Mr. Shaw,
    this was a SWEET sounding guitar.

    Sent this one to Chris Hayes, guitarist for Huey Lewis.

    Anyone out there own one of these?



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    I've owned two of these guitars! Both were awesome, both from 1985 - one was a black custom shop edition with black/gold post dirty fingers pickups and also had the ability to coil tap!

    The other was a white one that I sold to my roommate, it had the two double white Shaw's and he's still got it to this day!
    2014 R8 VOS Sunburst - 2005 SG Special - 2001 R4-JB Oxblood - 1988 Les Paul Custom Lite - 1984 Explorer - 2002 Epiphone Les Paul Classic Quilt Top

  10. #250

    Re: Where are they now...

    Quote Originally Posted by Strings Jr. View Post
    This was the only L-5S I ever saw in Nashville.

    What year was that???? MY L5s are '74 and '78, but I think they made them up till the mid 80s. Wonder how many were
    built in Nashville?

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    Re: Where are they now...

    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly69 View Post
    What year was that???? MY L5s are '74 and '78, but I think they made them up till the mid 80s. Wonder how many were
    built in Nashville
    ?
    This pic was made in late '84 or early '85. This L5 came to Nashville as a "white-wood" instrument with the rest of the
    work-in-process stuff when Kalamazoo closed. If you'll notice in the rack on the right, there's also a Ripper bass and
    an RD. Both from Kalamazoo. So to answer your question, how many were built in Nashville... one.

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    Re: Where are they now...

    I recently purchased a 1977 BB custom and also own a '78 and '79 both of which are in the 11lb range but the '77 is under 9lbs!. My question to you sir is, have there been in your experience more examples of these customs being under 10 or 9 lbs.?

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    Re: Where are they now...

    Quote Originally Posted by clearmudd View Post
    I recently purchased a 1977 BB custom and also own a '78 and '79 both of which are in the 11lb range but the '77 is under 9lbs!. My question to you sir is, have there been in your experience more examples of these customs being under 10 or 9 lbs.?
    IMO, a late 70's Custom weighing less than 9lbs would be fairly rare.

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    Re: Where are they now...

    Quote Originally Posted by Strings Jr. View Post
    IMO, a late 70's Custom weighing less than 9lbs would be fairly rare.
    Thank you sir, I have weighed it on a couple of scales and I get 8 pounds 14 ounces. I would have to believe that the numbers that the Les Paul Custom were produced from that era, that there are a few them around.
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