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Here is a clip of me playing my only vintage Gibson, a 1960 DC Special.
On a certain fret it really sings. Is that the "Bloom" everyone is talking about
When it comes to vintage Gibsons?
My Special has black reflector knobs and a white switch tip. The serial no is 0 5886.
Serial no 0 5887 and 0 5894 has black knobs and amber switch tip.
So is my guitar the last one with reflectors? :) Or did they switch back and forth? A few parts on my guitar has been...
Here' a great clip from 1971 of Swedish "supergroup" Marsfolket playing two songs. Three fifties Les Pauls is to be seen and heard! The guy on the organ, Björn Skifs, had a number one billboard hit in 74 with Hooked on a Feeling. The sunburst to the right (played by the guy who sings and...
What are the main differences between the two models?
I have just started to look at SG's and even if the VOS looks cooler, I can't seem to get over the quite large difference in price. I got a Burny SG a year ago that fueled the GAS for a Gibson too.
This Special is advertised as a refinished '60.
But the toggle placement is like on the first DC's isn't it? The pickguard looks different than from a '60, and '58-59's too for that matter. Just thought it was interesting.
I was at Sweden Rock Festival this weekend (Swedens largest music festival with 33000 sold tickets). One of the bands was Whitesnake and I really liked Dougs playing. Reb Beach was good to but he played Suhrs so he belongs in another forum. :)
Doug did most of the soloing, sure, lots of...
I was looking for a nice LP case and found something called " Vintage Clone Parts". Apparently made in the US:
They have lots of cool LP parts.
My 1960 Special misses the following parts: a tailpiece, the pickguard and the truss rod cover. Now, how much does that affect the value of the whole guitar? Let's say that the parts would cost a 1000 USD. Is the guitar worth 1000 USD less than a guitar in similar condition (NOT mint but no...
I found a 1957 LP Jr for sale, and it has a few small "issues". Tuners have been replaced and now a set of period correct ones have been reinstalled but with new plastic tips. The pots are new. And then there are four holes behind the tailpiece, not from a vibrato, it looks more like someone...
I use 11's on all my guitars. On my Fender type guitars they are great but on my Gibsons they feel like 9's or something. Those of you that are using heavier strings, what gauge have you settled on?
This "Special" guitar is sold but it could be a fun discussion.
It has several Junior traces. Screw holes from a dogear cover, hacked up neck pickup cavity, filled holes lining up quite perfectly for a Juniors volume and tone knobs.
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