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The cream of my crop.

Never have posted up a picture of this old workhorse. It's my favorite and main axe out of all of em I've ever owned. 1987 G&L SC-3. Ebony board, roller nut (Dunno which brand), Sperzel Lockers. The whammy bar is long lost so I probably don't need all those goodies but, what the hell, that's the way she came.

She's beat up pretty badly but not hurt a bit. Tone oozes out of 'er.

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Re: The cream of my crop.

10/14/2006 12:57 AM

Kevin Bowling (5230) wrote:

By the way, and I know I must be nuts, but I wouldn't take Ten Thousand Dollars for this one. We've been through a lot together.



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10/16/2006 12:43 AM

Geoffrey Barnes (314) wrote:

A beauty- begging to be restored. Wouldn't be an easy one though..

Geoff :-)

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10/14/2006 1:33 AM

Brian Elzey (4318) wrote:

How about eleven thousand;-)?



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10/14/2006 1:35 AM

Kevin Bowling (5230) wrote:

I could certainly use the money but....Nah, I reckon not.

Although if you show up at my door waving cash I might reconsider.

Not a wise investment on your part I'd imagine. I'll just keep it to save you from yourself.

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Re: The cream of my crop Part II

10/14/2006 1:51 AM

Kevin Bowling (5230) wrote:

Here's another one for ya.

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Re: The cream of my crop Part II

10/14/2006 3:54 AM

Debra Jean (9018) wrote:

Hey, that black flower print behind your guit looks like a shower curtain I used to have.

Debra



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Re: The cream of my crop Part II

10/14/2006 9:51 AM

Adrian Dupree (4969) wrote:

My electric guitar looks somewhat cheap because of the fact that it doesn't have a tan-colored fretboard. The fretboard is black. I am not using it as often anyway. However, I alternate between genres. Now I am a fingerpicker.



I shouldn't complain though.
Adrian





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Re: The cream of my crop Part II

10/16/2006 8:03 AM

Inactive Member wrote:

"My electric guitar looks somewhat cheap because of the fact that it doesn't have a tan-colored fretboard. The fretboard is black. "

Adrian,

I hope you know why there is a difference in the color. Not just difference in cost. The way you wrote your comment sounded like you were not aware of the differences between a maple fretboard and a rosewood or ebony fretboard.

Andy S.





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Re: The cream of my crop Part II

10/16/2006 12:11 PM

Ken Richardson (9051) wrote:

I think the first Fenders were designed with the maple neck & fretboard as a way to save money. In fact, a lot of the things about the Broadcaster/Tele were intended to save time and money - the shape of the headstock, the choice of finishes. Fender came up with a lot of good ideas that are still used today.

Most of my guitars have rosewood fretboards. I have one electric with a maple fretboard. I really like the sound and feel of that particular guitar. I have heard that ebony is good for a fretboard, but I don't have any guitars with ebony fretboards





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10/16/2006 3:58 PM

Adrian Dupree (4969) wrote:

Andrew,
I am igorant about guitar woods, color and design. Maybe I should research a bit more about different guitar designs and woods? On second thought, I think I prefer black.



I have to admit however, I don't know the difference between ebony, rosewood or maple fretboards.
Adrian





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10/16/2006 5:55 PM

Inactive Member wrote:

Adrian,

Ebony is usally the hardest wood for fingerboards. Next would be rosewood. You'll see a lot of Les Pauls with either rosewood (Standards and Studios) or Ebony (Customs).

Maple is what you'll find on a LOT of Telecasters and some Stratocasters. Some Strats have the rosewood. The feel is markedly different. The tone and sustain are a lot different, too.


To find out more, you could go to a site like Guitarnuts2.com. They have a pretty good forum there and I'm sure the topic has been covered.

I ran across a site last year that explained the differences of Fender guitars. The woods used for the bodies, the neck, the type of pickups. I'll see if I can find it again and pass it along.

It's all about learning the differences and then being able to utilize that info to pick your instrument that best suits you and your music.

Have fun learning! I'll see if I can find that site url and pass it along.

Andy S.





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Re: The cream of my crop Part II

10/17/2006 2:39 PM

Adrian Dupree (4969) wrote:

Andrew,
Thanks for the info. I could have researched, but I would have spent more time trying to look for different woods and their uses in guitars.



I didn't know that woods had a great impact on the features of electric guitars. I knew that different woods provided different sound characteristics, but I didn't know that they provided different levels of sustain or feel.



I have heard that alder (sp?) is used as the bodies of electric guitars too.



I own a Mitchell classical guitar with a cut-away. The tone isn't bad, however, I should find out about what type of wood it is composed of.
Adrian



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Re: The cream of my crop Part II

10/17/2006 9:58 PM

Kevin Bowling (5230) wrote:

Yo Adrian

The Creme De La Creme of Classicals guitars would be Spruce top, Rosewood back and sides. If you can get an Ebony slab, that's just icing on the cake. Ebony board be nice on any guitarish configuration. Slicker and harder than the others. If you could figure out a way to make glue stick to Lignum Vitae, you could have the best fretboard since sliced bread.

As far as electric guitars go (and this is arguable) the body lumber don't make as big of a difference in tone. However (subjective too) I believe it may have a big contribution to sustain. If you get into harder woods, which seem to increase decay time to somen (such as me) The weight increases, decreasing the amount of time you can stand and play.

I've gone well over twelve hours with the heaviest Mahogany body but not since I passed forty.



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Re: The cream of my crop Part II

10/16/2006 12:29 PM

Alan Roberts (10065) wrote:

Nice looking Tele.Have you checked the intonation lately?I'd be willing to bet that it was off based on the position of the saddles in that photo.
Peace,
Alan



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Re: The cream of my crop Part II

10/17/2006 10:20 PM

Kevin Bowling (5230) wrote:

I checked it a week ago. It's dead on now (before the pic).

Story on the Tele. My first electric. I got it in 75 used. Played it untill 87 and gave it to my little brother. I have it back for some repairs for a bit. It has a stupendous neck. Other than that, the guitar is not all that special to me. Little brother loves it though and plans on giving it up to his first born. Good on him!

Probably the reason you're seeing the bridge pieces as off is because the seventh fret is damged causing "buzz". I had to move the G string higher to eliminate that until I fix the fret causing me to move the saddle piece forward. (I think I moved it forward) Anyway, it's dead on according to AP Guitar Tuner.

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