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  1. Stratoben127

    My '53 Goldtop Doesn't Have A Hole In It Anymore

    It's been a long time coming for this guitar to get repaired- 40+ years, in fact- but it's finally free of unnecessary holes. I'm sure many of you know the story behind me getting this guitar last November from the original owner. It was routed for humbuckers, had some screw holes from a...
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    FT/FS: Mint PRS 25th Anniversary '68 Plexi Head For Tele

    I just got this amp to once again scratch the Marshall itch and it is my favorite Plexi style amp I've owned so far, including Germinos, Reinhardts, 70s Metal Panels, and other clones. However, my main rig is still based around the Fender amp sound and I don't want to have money tied up in an...
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    1960s Harmony 1215 Archtop $300

    1960s Harmony 1215 Archtop $250 Running a little holiday sale. Just $250 for a cool solid wood, U.S.A made archtop from the 60s with no issues. It's missing the pick guard but that's about it. Can't read the date stamp, but they were all the same from 63-71. Plays with low action and has no...
  4. Stratoben127

    FS/FT: CLEAN and Original 1965 Blackface Fender Reverb (6G15)

    FS: CLEAN and Original 1965 Blackface Fender Reverb (6G15) .
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    NAD: '61/'62 Blonde Bassman with some interesting features

    Late last night I was contacted about doing a local trade swapping my 1974 Marshall JMP50 for his Blonde Bassman. He wasn't sure exactly what year it was but said it had recently been fully checked out by a reputable local tech. A few hours ago he brought it over so he could check out my...
  6. Stratoben127

    FSOT: 1974 Marshall JMP50

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    NAD: '74 Marshall JMP50

    Just picked this up today for my 19th birthday using some money I made from my first major tour earlier this month playing with Butch Trucks from the Allman Brothers. Pretty fitting gift to myself, I think. I'm normally a Blackface Fender guy all the way. My main amp is an Alessandro 1/2AZZ...
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    Brian Ray SG Owners Chime In

    I'm about to pull the trigger on one for a really great price. I'm primarily an SG player with my main guitar being a Dickey Betts SG. My only other electric is a '53 LP with humbuckers and I keep the two in different tunings, so I've been looking for a third guitar that can be used in a pinch...
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    Doing it. Incoming 1952 L-7C with McCarty pickup.

    I made a thread earlier asking if it would be worth it to sell my 000-18 for an L-7C I accidentally fell in love with. Lots of great advice, but I still couldn't get peace of mind until I tried my guitar against the L-7 to see if I could live with only one of them. The L-7 blew my Martin (a...
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    Sell my 000-18 for a '52 L-7C w/McCarty pickup?

    Hey guys, I'm torn about selling one of my guitars for a guitar I found today. My only acoustic is a 1951 Martin 000-18. It's beat up, but has never had a neck reset or any cracks. It is one of the better acoustics I've played, though I've really liked ones that were cheaper. It's mostly...
  11. Stratoben127

    Wraparound to dogear/bowtie with a trapeze?

    I was looking at pictures of some different '52 Les Pauls with an ABR/Short trap set up and of course TW's former burst "Cooper" with the aftermarket trapeze and I got to thinking I might want to do something similar with my '53 wraptail with humbuckers. The guitar originally came with a...
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    Dream amp #2 of 2 coming home! 1964 Deluxe Reverb

    Wow. On Saturday I walked into a guitar store to browse and ended up putting some money down on a well-priced Quad Reverb. At the same time I was also testing some guitars out through a player grade '65 Deluxe that sounded remarkably good. I had pretty much no money aside for a few hundred for...
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    '53 semi-conversion... to go all the way or not?

    I know you've all heard about this guitar a lot... but it sometimes keeps me up at night. I love the thing. It's a late '53 original thin wraparound guitar (though it now has a MojoAxe on it). It's all original aside from a fret job and being crudely routed for humbuckers. I'm a 'bucker guy all...
  14. Stratoben127

    For Trade: Alessandro Redbone with NOS tubes + Case (looking for Brownfaces)

    FS/FT: Alessandro Redbone with NOS tubes + Case (Want Blackface/Silverface/Guitars) Offering this up for trade to try out something else. This is one of the best single channel amps I've ever used. I'm a huge Alessandro fan and my main amp is a 1/2AZZ and the one thing I notice about all his...
  15. Stratoben127

    FSOT: Blonde 1959 Reissue ES-345

    I really wanted to like this guitar but the neck is just too big for my tastes. It is all original except for the pickup covers which are aged a little bit more than the stock ones by way of a light buffing. I don't have the stock ones. The guitar sounds excellent and has a very open semi-hollow...
  16. Stratoben127

    Way Huge Overrated Special #915 NIB

    On Reverb for $340. Contact me at bensmusic127@bellsouth.net and say you're from the LPF for slightly lowered direct pricing (not using Reverb). No trades. CONUS only. Way Huge Overrated Special #915 https://reverb.com/item/1833505-way-huge-overrated-special-915?device=ios-app
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    50s Kluson No-line tulip tuners w/original tips exc condition

    Full set of Kluson No-line single ring tuners from '53 or '54. They came with my '53 Les Paul that had repro tuners installed and I was told they were the original tuners but I'm not 100% sure. Either way, they're totally original no-line, patent applied stamped nickel Klusons with original tips...