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    There’s more vintage gear on Joe B Instagram than in some Western nations

    If anyone hasn’t it checked it out, here’s the link https://www.instagram.com/joebonamassa/?hl=en

    Man this guy has some incredible gear, a virtual treasure trove of the choicest of choice vintage amps, vintage guitars. Some great licks and his tongue and cheek comments are amusing too.

    I think Joe B and John Mayer should go on tour together, part music, part comedy, like a revised version of the rat pack. Joe could be the almagamation of Frank and Bishop, JM could be Dino and Lawford . They just need to find a Sammy, I might recommend Kevin Hart for overall proportions but i don’t know if he plays an instrument.

    Anyway, it’s a great instagram feed, but be careful, if you are one of the GAS afflicted, this guy can make even an Epiphone look good.

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    Re: There’s more vintage gear on Joe B Instagram than in some Western nations

    Quote Originally Posted by JPP-1 View Post
    .......this guy can make even an Epiphone look good.
    mh, whats wrong with an Epiphone?

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    Re: There’s more vintage gear on Joe B Instagram than in some Western nations

    I seen his vids over the years and it's gear fantasyland for sure.........all in the USA.

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    Re: There’s more vintage gear on Joe B Instagram than in some Western nations

    Can you imagine the breathtaking amount of vintage gear as a collective of all members of this forum? Should be close to Joe's LOL. Just kidding, I think it's extremely cool how Joe shares his collection with the world and educates us young and old daily with his live, recorded and internet presence.

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    Re: There’s more vintage gear on Joe B Instagram than in some Western nations

    Lol, that’s your take away. Really? When did I say there was something wrong with Epiphones?

    I wanted to post something positve about the talented Mr. Bonamassa’s instagram feed because I thought it might be of interest to folks who haven’t really checked it out, as it's filled with highly desirable, lust worthy gear.

    I think you’re smart enough to understand the difference between budget gear and lust worthy gear. A Ferrari Spider is a lot more lust worthy than a Mazda Miata. That’s just the way it is. It doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with the Miata. And when a highly skilled driver puts a Miata through its paces and reveals how good a budget sports car can be, a positive inference should be made not a negative one. So maybe you should put your chip down, view the post in its proper context, and think about what your saying before replying.


    Quote Originally Posted by stephan_l View Post
    mh, whats wrong with an Epiphone?
    Last edited by JPP-1; 01-09-19 at 02:06 PM.

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    Re: There’s more vintage gear on Joe B Instagram than in some Western nations

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    Lol, that’s your take away. Really? When did I say there was something wrong with Epiphones?

    I wanted to post something positve about the talented Mr. Bonamassa’s instagram feed because I thought it might be of interest to folks who haven’t really checked it out, as it's filled with highly desirable, lust worthy gear.

    I think you’re smart enough to understand the difference between budget gear and lust worthy gear. A Ferrari Spider is a lot more lust worthy than a Mazda Miata. That’s just the way it is. It doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with the Miata. And when a highly skilled driver puts a Miata through its paces and reveals how good a budget sports car can be, a positive inference should be made not a negative one. So maybe you should put your chip down, view the post in its proper context, and think about what your saying before replying.

    I think they’re making sure to remind everyone that there was an era of Epiphone guitars that is equally if not more lustworthy in some cases.

    E.g Blonde 64’ Casino’s are infinitely more lustworthy than their Gibson counterparts.

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    Re: There’s more vintage gear on Joe B Instagram than in some Western nations

    Quote Originally Posted by JPP-1 View Post
    Lol, that’s your take away. Really? When did I say there was something wrong with Epiphones?
    oh my, its just a question, no reason to be angry



    Quote Originally Posted by JPP-1 View Post
    ....this guy can make even an Epiphone look good.

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    Re: There’s more vintage gear on Joe B Instagram than in some Western nations

    Quote Originally Posted by miczap View Post

    E.g Blonde 64’ Casino’s are infinitely more lustworthy than their Gibson counterparts.
    I've never seen a 60's Casino in blonde.
    Got a photo?
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    Re: There’s more vintage gear on Joe B Instagram than in some Western nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    I've never seen a 60's Casino in blonde.
    Got a photo?
    I had the delight and privilege to play this one- and boy is it a dream.



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    Re: There’s more vintage gear on Joe B Instagram than in some Western nations

    and here's one owned by John Lennon:


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    Re: There’s more vintage gear on Joe B Instagram than in some Western nations

    Quote Originally Posted by miczap View Post
    and here's one owned by John Lennon:

    That's a stripped sunburst...

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    Re: There’s more vintage gear on Joe B Instagram than in some Western nations

    Quote Originally Posted by fakejake View Post
    That's a stripped sunburst...
    Apologies- you’re totally right. As far as I know, the one I played came that way however.

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    Re: There’s more vintage gear on Joe B Instagram than in some Western nations

    If you actually looked through Joe Bonomassa’s intagram you’d see him play some of his modern signature Epiphones. Despite their budget status, he squeezed some really good tones out of them. Not sure what any of this has to do with a 64 Epiphone.

    I was going to say that I think Gibson should do even more with Joe Bomnamassa to put a little luster on the Epiphone line, but you know what, forget I mentioned it.


    Quote Originally Posted by miczap View Post
    I think they’re making sure to remind everyone that there was an era of Epiphone guitars that is equally if not more lustworthy in some cases.

    E.g Blonde 64’ Casino’s are infinitely more lustworthy than their Gibson counterparts.

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    Re: There’s more vintage gear on Joe B Instagram than in some Western nations

    There are FIVE Epiphone Casino models(not counting the coupe). Yes that is right: FIVE!

    There is a regular Casino, Elitist, Lennon and a Gary Clark Jr. They are made in Japan, Korea and China.
    Prices vary from $600 to $2200. With and without Bigsbys
    Last edited by Zentar; 01-16-19 at 04:49 AM.

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    Re: There’s more vintage gear on Joe B Instagram than in some Western nations

    I wonder if Joe B. belongs to our forum...if he somehow becomes a billionaire....he will buy every vintage guitar in the world....and post pics of them on Insta every day....

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    Re: There’s more vintage gear on Joe B Instagram than in some Western nations

    Quote Originally Posted by cincyguitar View Post
    I wonder if Joe B. belongs to our forum...
    He does, and I'm surprised you missed it.
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    Re: There’s more vintage gear on Joe B Instagram than in some Western nations

    Here is some of the Casinos

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    Re: There’s more vintage gear on Joe B Instagram than in some Western nations

    Quote Originally Posted by miczap View Post
    I had the delight and privilege to play this one- and boy is it a dream.


    Hi miczap - Guitar Colonel in Melbourne?

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    Re: There’s more vintage gear on Joe B Instagram than in some Western nations

    I like everything related to vintage, especially when it comes to guitars.Thanks for sharing. Only I think that such a cool page should have more followers. Because these vintage guitars are worthy of being seen by a lot of people. To do this, you need to use the instagram tools so that your posts get a lot of views. And I can say that if you use instagram hashtags correctly, a lot of vintage fans will follow this page. I tried this for my page and was surprised by such a quick effect and the number of followers who came to me as soon as I changed the hashtags of my publications.
    Last edited by stagbucarpruspe; 05-12-20 at 03:37 AM.

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    Re: There’s more vintage gear on Joe B Instagram than in some Western nations

    Quote Originally Posted by JPP-1 View Post
    If anyone hasn’t it checked it out, here’s the link https://www.instagram.com/joebonamassa/?hl=en

    Man this guy has some incredible gear, a virtual treasure trove of the choicest of choice vintage amps, vintage guitars. Some great licks and his tongue and cheek comments are amusing too.

    I think Joe B and John Mayer should go on tour together, part music, part comedy, like a revised version of the rat pack. Joe could be the almagamation of Frank and Bishop, JM could be Dino and Lawford . They just need to find a Sammy, I might recommend Kevin Hart for overall proportions but i don’t know if he plays an instrument.

    Anyway, it’s a great instagram feed, but be careful, if you are one of the GAS afflicted, this guy can make even an Epiphone look good.
    yeah, checked this out. He's a great guitar collector!

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    Re: There’s more vintage gear on Joe B Instagram than in some Western nations

    Quote Originally Posted by JPP-1 View Post
    If anyone hasn’t it checked it out, here’s the link https://www.instagram.com/joebonamassa/?hl=en

    Man this guy has some incredible gear, a virtual treasure trove of the choicest of choice vintage amps, vintage guitars. Some great licks and his tongue and cheek comments are amusing too.

    I think Joe B and John Mayer should go on tour together, part music, part comedy, like a revised version of the rat pack. Joe could be the almagamation of Frank and Bishop, JM could be Dino and Lawford . They just need to find a Sammy, I might recommend Kevin Hart for overall proportions but i don’t know if he plays an instrument.

    Anyway, it’s a great instagram feed, but be careful, if you are one of the GAS afflicted, this guy can make even an Epiphone look good.
    Gary Clark Jr. would be a great get for Sammy . This actually could be a fun tour with 3 serious guitar slingers and after each one does there "set" they could all have an all star Jam at the end of the show with maybe some surprise guests . This would be the ultimate guitar nerds show to hear and see the 6 string goodies they would bring along ( mostly Joe , as he has the serious collection ! ) John Mayer can supply the ladies to round out the evening . Oh and maybe John Mayer can get his friend to open the shows with some comedy - Dave Chappell ! Now you got some entertainment !

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