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Let the hating begin...the Anarchist has been converted!

folgers_is_evil

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I love it and from the clip on instagram it sound just right!

A guitar is meant to be played so if it does not play right as it is do whatever it take to make it play.

And in the end you do whatever you want on you guitars!

Congrats for that might player!

Phil
 

agogetr

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I have plenty of P-90 guitars that I LOVE. This just wasn't one of them. Varitones on the other hand....YANK 'EM!:teeth

i call them 'narytones'
as for the goldtop.. i,m not aware of what changes had already been made from original. if it was basicaly original i would have looked at some seymour duncan soapbars, i played a goldtop copy one time(the guy showed up to audition was living in his station wagon) it had seymores sounded freakin great!
as for glasers bridge mine worked perfectly, you do have to tell them the rod size on your trapeze as gibson used 2 different sizes of rod.
as for the conversion the sticker on the guitar pretty well sums up the significance of others opinions. power to ya bro. and.. its one awesome looking guitar! love it. man wish ida known it was being upgraded i have a couple old square magnet alnicos.. that would be intreresting!
 

CDaughtry

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In principle I am not against modifying the right guitar depending on the issues (minor finish issues or it having had a switch or bigsby aren’t enough for me). That said, I have played a 52 with one of the other bridges (mojo axe?) and there wasn’t a problem palm muting.


Joe, in the past you have said conversions haven’t played well for you and felt “stiff”. How about this one? (The ones I have owned and played have always played like any other vintage Gibson to me at least).


Joe hasn't played it yet. But I can attest that it is not in the least bit stiff. Joel did a GREAT job on it.:peace2 When he gets a break in the current leg of his tour, I'm sure I'll ship it to him, and he can ship Willy Wonka to me (which he's currently touring with).
 

wsaraceni

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Joe hasn't played it yet. But I can attest that it is not in the least bit stiff. Joel did a GREAT job on it.:peace2 When he gets a break in the current leg of his tour, I'm sure I'll ship it to him, and he can ship Willy Wonka to me (which he's currently touring with).

is there a pre-conversion pic?

what were the previous "fixes" that made it not 100% original?

either way too awesome
 

CDaughtry

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Here it is pre-conversion:

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CDaughtry

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Joel Wilkens, owner of JW Guitar Restoration. The guy is a true artist.:jim
 

NYCBURST

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I didn't realize this guitar had been converted to a stop tail piece before.. No, question about it. It was the right move.
 

marshall1987

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I sure wish I could find a conversion candidate like this guitar. Where does one find these hidden gems?

Switching gears........a rhetorical question......I am having trouble relating to the mental processes the owner who chose to glue an obscene sticker on the face of his guitar (depicting someone giving you the middle "finger"). Who does that? :dang
 

dwagar

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I like it. A cool old beast. Well, not as cool as G.I. Paul, but close.
 

AA00475Bassman

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I sure wish I could find a conversion candidate like this guitar. Where does one find these hidden gems?

Switching gears........a rhetorical question......I am having trouble relating to the mental processes the owner who chose to glue an obscene sticker on the face of his guitar (depicting someone giving you the middle "finger"). Who does that? :dang

I'd think someone like this guy !
 

agogetr

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me to. it already had plugs. i think it wasnt a bad move. i also liked it the way it looked before but ......i have to concede. the guitar was already botched.it still looks just as cool and probably rocks pretty hard
I didn't realize this guitar had been converted to a stop tail piece before.. No, question about it. It was the right move.
 
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