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    Re: Where are they now...

    Quote Originally Posted by Strings Jr. View Post
    If you'll notice in the pic of the back, you can see the
    extra large jackplate. Everything was connected
    outside the body, then inserted through this opening.
    Gotcha. Like wiring up an ES-335, that must be lots of "fun" to assemble.

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    Re: Where are they now...

    [QUOTE=Strings Jr.;2709792]Here's a little Moderne history for you Kris. I built two on November 1st, 1982 then, several each day thereafter. As you can see, numbers A 002 thru A 006, built on November 2nd, were prototypes. I have prototype numbers recorded thru A 018, so maybe safe to say the first 20 were prototypes. My numbers for the A 02X guitars were not prototypes. My records show that we were already into the "E" series numbers by the end of December.

    Any Chance you worked on Moderne C 078?

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    Re: Where are they now...

    Quote Originally Posted by Thin_Lizzy View Post
    This is absolutely the best thread in years!

    So, maybe you something about this one:
    It's my brother's. Its a '83 Studio. Must be one of the first or maybe some pre-production run orso. It features a 'Custom Shop Edition' decal above the s/n.
    It also features a thinner, Studio-esque body, but a bound fingerboard with trapezoid inlays. Headstock is Studio-correct.

    So here it is; any comments on this one?




    That's a great guitar!

    My first record for a Studio was in January '83.
    I don't have this number, but I have a couple
    near it (see below). This one was probably built around December '83.

    At that time, there were a couple of Special runs happening
    with Studios. #154 and #160. Not sure what the difference
    was, possibly color.

    So yes, your brother has a very special guitar.

    Thanks for sharing!!

    RL


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    Re: Where are they now...

    [QUOTE=jin-jin;2715465]
    Quote Originally Posted by Strings Jr. View Post
    Here's a little Moderne history for you Kris. I built two on November 1st, 1982 then, several each day thereafter. As you can see, numbers A 002 thru A 006, built on November 2nd, were prototypes. I have prototype numbers recorded thru A 018, so maybe safe to say the first 20 were prototypes. My numbers for the A 02X guitars were not prototypes. My records show that we were already into the "E" series numbers by the end of December.

    Any Chance you worked on Moderne C 078?
    She was born on November 29th, 1982.

    #6 for me that day.

    Hope you like it!!

    RL

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    Re: Where are they now...

    Mr Strings did you have a hand on the Guitar Trader RI ,i remember waiting for mine like it was yesterday ! For me these were the run that started the ball rolling on the path of were the RI's are today . Could you please inform me about the control cavity number and the mind set of the number . Thank you
    He was a sonic disaster, thinking hours of practice would make up for stock pickups, poorly carved top and The wrong glue !

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    Re: Where are they now...

    Quote Originally Posted by AA00475Bassman View Post
    Mr Strings did you have a hand on the Guitar Trader RI ,i remember waiting for mine like it was yesterday ! For me these were the run that started the ball rolling on the path of were the RI's are today . Could you please inform me about the control cavity number and the mind set of the number . Thank you
    What I consider to be the REAL Guitar Trader RI's were all
    built in Kalamazoo. Since you asked about the control cavity
    number, sounds like you have one of these gems.
    I never saw a stamp in the control cavity on any of the
    Nashville versions. The stamp is simply the same information
    as the normal 8 digit serial number. (YDDDYSSS)

    As was the case with many of the guitars I built, I had no
    idea at the time what they were, or what they would become.
    I've learned a lot from this forum about what I was doing back then.

    I started building these shown below on January 13th, 1983.
    Are they considered Guitar Traders? Someone tell me.



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    Thank you for building us these guitars that really move us !
    He was a sonic disaster, thinking hours of practice would make up for stock pickups, poorly carved top and The wrong glue !

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    Re: Where are they now...

    Just another black LP Standard?

    Not after my buddy J.T. Riboloff outfit it with a B-Bender.

    This one went to Joe Perry.



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    Re: Where are they now...

    AWESOME!!

    Randy, what might you know about the re-introduced LP and SG Juniors, that came about '87 for the LPJR and maybe '90-'91 for the SG Junior, I just scored a (early) '92 SG Junior, and it is AMAZING.

    Someone pulled the P100 and opened up the cavity JUST enough to squeeze a humbucker in there, I pulled the Epi 500T out, and dropped in a '75 T TOP.

    Truly amazing, and has become my "go-to".
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    Re: Where are they now...

    Quote Originally Posted by Strings Jr. View Post
    Just another black LP Standard?

    Not after my buddy J.T. Riboloff outfit it with a B-Bender.

    This one went to Joe Perry.



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    That's pretty cool.
    "Be the ball."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris Ford View Post
    AWESOME!!

    Randy, what might you know about the re-introduced LP and SG Juniors, that came about '87 for the LPJR and maybe '90-'91 for the SG Junior, I just scored a (early) '92 SG Junior, and it is AMAZING.

    Someone pulled the P100 and opened up the cavity JUST enough to squeeze a humbucker in there, I pulled the Epi 500T out, and dropped in a '75 T TOP.

    Truly amazing, and has become my "go-to".
    I built my first LP Jr. on June 25th, 1986. I liked everything about them except the P-100.
    Actually, two out of my three brain cells agree that the early ones I built had a P-90.
    Pretty sure the P-100's came a little later.

    I built my first double cutaway Jr. on September 15th, 1986.

    We also did a run of Melody Makers which started a week before the Jr's.

    That's a very cool, rock-n-roll machine you have there
    I'm sure the T-Top screams in that SG!!

    Around the beginning of '87 I moved on to building carved tops (L-5, Super 400, etc.)
    and then on to Final Inspection before leaving in October 1990.
    I don't remember seeing the SG Jr. before I left.

    Congrats on a killer guitar!

    RL

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    Where are they now?

    I know where this guy is.

    He's on the Les Paul FORUM



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    Re: Where are they now...

    Ol' south paw, likes Pelham Blue?
    Oh yeah, the guy that played on a few of my all time favorite songs?
    Who was an INTREGAL part of the soundtrack of the late 70's and early '80's?


    We know that guy!
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    Here's my Dad with a "one-off" prototype I built for Neal Schon.
    Rumor was that Neal and Gibson couldn't agree on the terms
    of the endorsement, so it never happened.

    The basic design was later used on a run of "Schon" guitars
    made by Jackson.

    Where is she now??



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    Re: Where are they now...

    [QUOTE=Strings Jr.;2715500][QUOTE=jin-jin;2715465]

    She was born on November 29th, 1982.

    #6 for me that day.

    Hope you like it!!

    RL

    Thanks RL! I do like it. I bought it brand new in 1983, and got one hell of a deal on it. Still plays and sounds great. Here is a link to a thread that I found interesting regarding the korina guitars of that era. Perhaps you can comment...

    http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/sh...hlight=moderne

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    Re: Where are they now...

    Quote Originally Posted by Strings Jr. View Post
    That's a great guitar!

    My first record for a Studio was in January '83.
    I don't have this number, but I have a couple
    near it (see below). This one was probably built around December '83.

    At that time, there were a couple of Special runs happening
    with Studios. #154 and #160. Not sure what the difference
    was, possibly color.

    So yes, your brother has a very special guitar.

    Thanks for sharing!!

    RL
    Thanks very much for that! Great work, keep it up!
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    Re: Where are they now...

    [QUOTE=jin-jin;2716963][QUOTE=Strings Jr.;2715500]
    Quote Originally Posted by jin-jin View Post


    Thanks RL! I do like it. I bought it brand new in 1983, and got one hell of a deal on it. Still plays and sounds great. Here is a link to a thread that I found interesting regarding the korina guitars of that era. Perhaps you can comment...

    http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/sh...hlight=moderne
    That's hilarious. Those names belonged to ladies that were doing some step in the "white-wood" process.
    Big Al was correct in post #57: "I think you are over thinking and romanticising a production quirk."

    There was no "paper" tag on the instruments before they got to the finishing department, so writing
    your name in the pickup cavity (or other area) was how you got credit for your work.
    Remember, this was mass production and people had daily quotas that had to be met.
    Also in some cases,this was the name of the QC Inspector who "signed-off" or approved
    the instrument to proceed to finishing.

    A sex goddess? What an imagination

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    [QUOTE=Strings Jr.;2717021][QUOTE=jin-jin;2716963]
    Quote Originally Posted by Strings Jr. View Post

    That's hilarious. Those names belonged to ladies that were doing some step in the "white-wood" process.
    Big Al was correct in post #57: "I think you are over thinking and romanticising a production quirk."

    There was no "paper" tag on the instruments before they got to the finishing department, so writing
    your name in the pickup cavity (or other area) was how you got credit for your work.
    Remember, this was mass production and people had daily quotas that had to be met.
    Also in some cases,this was the name of the QC Inspector who "signed-off" or approved
    the instrument to proceed to finishing.

    A sex goddess? What an imagination
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    Re: Where are they now...

    The "Nashville Now" guitar, one of Greg Rich's creations.

    Where is she now?



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    Re: Where are they now...

    A NUDIE SUIT LP
    thats wild and scary

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    Re: Where are they now...

    Quote Originally Posted by jhmp View Post
    A NUDIE SUIT LP
    thats wild and scary
    It's actually a Howard Roberts with a non-reverse Firebird peghead.

    Here's an article I found on it:

    http://guitars.com/archived-inventor...ll/newell.html

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    YEE-HAW!! that's a beauty!
    QUIRKYBURST a.k.a. Jeff

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    Re: Where are they now...

    Quote Originally Posted by Strings Jr. View Post
    The "Nashville Now" guitar, one of Greg Rich's creations.

    Where is she now?



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    The TAMMY FAYE BAKER model, that's who got that one.

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    Re: Where are they now...

    Quote Originally Posted by Strings Jr. View Post
    My buddy Dennis posing with Rudolf Schenker's double-neck V shortly after it was born.

    Where is it now?

    I once heard it was on display at the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame.

    Can anyone here confirm that?


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    CONFIRMED!!

    Me and my wife took one of those last minute road trips.
    She has a cousin in Cleveland, and I've been wanting to
    see the Rock Hall. It's a great place, and the "V" is there!


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    Look at that proud papa!
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    Re: Where are they now...

    Killer!
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    How cool is that?!?!?!?

    Great thread

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    Can you say BLING?

    My Dad posing with this Custom, hand-carved / hand-painted top LP.

    Where is it now?



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    Re: Where are they now...

    Quote Originally Posted by Strings Jr. View Post
    Just another black LP Standard?

    Not after my buddy J.T. Riboloff outfit it with a B-Bender.

    This one went to Joe Perry.




    Hey Randy!

    Wonder if this the same one?

    I see him pulling on it and hear some warble..
    Color and knobs match, but Joe could have had a few black Standards..


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    I don't think so Kris. I'm not seeing the extra hardware around the
    top end pin for the B-bender. You can sorta see it in the original pic.
    I know they could have been easily changed, but we used chrome
    Schallers and a blank TRC on the original also.

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    Re: Where are they now...

    Quote Originally Posted by Strings Jr. View Post
    Can you say BLING?

    My Dad posing with this Custom, hand-carved / hand-painted top LP.

    Where is it now?



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    Yikes! Liberace version...

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    Love just the stop tail !
    He was a sonic disaster, thinking hours of practice would make up for stock pickups, poorly carved top and The wrong glue !

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    Very cool idea and very cool pics!

    Since we're asking, did you build my Korina V: G 082?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrRobert View Post
    Very cool idea and very cool pics!

    Since we're asking, did you build my Korina V: G 082?
    Sorry, didn't find that number in my records.

    I have G 136 and G 138, built in November '84.

    I keep telling myself that one of these days I'm
    going to enter all my numbers into a database
    for quick reference, but I can never find the time.

    Congrats on a great guitar!!

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    Re: Where are they now...

    I have a guitar that the fellows featured in this thread may have had there hands on. It's "prototype" of the Victory MV-X guitar. The Kahler was added post factory. The pots date to 79 on this guitar with a "Gibson Prototype" stamp on the back of the headstock with a ser# 06. From what I understand the guitar line made it's debut in 83. For a humbucker guitar with coil taps, it does a convincing strat tone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mars Hall View Post
    I have a guitar that the fellows featured in this thread may have had there hands on. It's "prototype" of the Victory MV-X guitar. The Kahler was added post factory. The pots date to 79 on this guitar with a "Gibson Prototype" stamp on the back of the headstock with a ser# 06. From what I understand the guitar line made it's debut in 83. For a humbucker guitar with coil taps, it does a convincing strat tone.

    Nice guitar!

    My first record for an MV-X is December of '81. My guess is that your guitar was made in Kalamazoo sometime prior to that, possibly '79 ~ '80 as the pot codes suggest. I doubt if there was even a prototype stamp in Nashville at that time.

    For those that may not know, MV-X stands for: MV = Multi Voice, X = 10 (5 position switch times 2 sounds each with the coil tap)

    Thanks for sharing!

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    OMG, that is THE youngest pic of JT I've seen! We hung out a bit while I worked in Elgin Strings. What an absolute gem he was.

    Last I saw/talked to him was in Frankfurt in the mid 2000's and we were talking about his new life in Indonesia.

    Quote Originally Posted by Strings Jr. View Post
    Just another black LP Standard?

    Not after my buddy J.T. Riboloff outfit it with a B-Bender.

    This one went to Joe Perry.



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    Where are they now?

    I know where this guy is.

    He's on the Les Paul FORUM



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    Is this Pierre DeBeauport (keith Richards guitar tech on the right ?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Gringo View Post
    Is this Pierre DeBeauport (keith Richards guitar tech on the right ?)
    No.

    Guess again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Gringo View Post
    Is this Pierre DeBeauport (keith Richards guitar tech on the right ?)
    He likes the nightlife baby.
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