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Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by Powerstroke, Oct 9, 2021.
lots of mutts,some have come and gone...some never leave
I just counted and I’m at 42. I couldn’t get them all in 5 pictures.
I currently have 23, with 14 that were kits, but in the process of building two more... One is for the Missus, who is my design 'mamager' on all my builds.. THAT is why I can have so many, without all the gripe and complaints.. She designs them, I build them... Here's a few examples..
@Hadronic Spin ... really like the look of that Contemp HH Strat, and im not a Strat guy! looks like it could be awesome sounding!
The bridge pickup sounds really good, I like it a lot. However, I'm not thrilled with the neck pickup, it's really dark. I've lowered that badboy flush in the pickgaurd, it's helped a little but not enough for my taste.
Still, not a problem, the Contemporary so far is my bridge-only guitar.
7 total ..to include these
makes me think about the Contemp Tele RH i have,,, think i will go test that neck pup again... i love the rail in bridge.
1 Bronco Bass
Only 9 pictured, 11 total.
LOL, nah, I just OCD about keeping details on my things. I started being serious about that after the burglary of almost 30 guitars, ukuleles and bass...many of which had poor documentation.
Live and learn.
I agree, when longer term storing them I prefer hard cases, then ye have no worries of storage damage to the instruments. Plus if needed, you could stack them (not too high tho, I don't think the cases have a lot of crush strength).
For medium term storage (such as in my closet with less total instruments, I'll use gig bags with vertical guitar racks. The gigbags also have an ID tag attached.
OH, I forgot to mention that I attach them using 8" braided stainless cables with locking clasps. No problem attaching, just loop around the ubiquitous handle and lock in place. I then alway know where to look and 99% of the time the handle IS on the side of case that's facing out.
For the guitars that are in the current rotation, I use hangers and cover the hanged guitar with a custom made drop cloth that looks like a hooded cape (actually I DID use a scaled down version of an actual hooded cape template with a few mods to the hood part). These serves to just keep dust and light off the guitars.
It takes me a LONG time to stitch up just 1 of them by hand. I'm by no mean a good seamster, but figured they should be ok as they're not under any stress unlike the inseams of a pant. I've had failed stitch work that bust open and "something" ends up "hanging loose." I'll leave the rest to yer extremely imaginative minds to picture. LOL
In any case, they're designed to slip over the headstock like a loose sock and the cape drapes over the rest of the guitar with the open side behind the guitar. I'm currently experimenting on various types of attachment to hold the edge of the cape closed behind the guitar that will release easily when the shroud is taken off. I think I'm currently favouring the weak magnet pairs. Altho, I think one or two shrouds will get slightly stronger magnets for use in outdoor gigs with strong winds.
Sigh, 5 down an' 15 more to go for the rest of my active rotation and display guitars.
PS: Dang, I forgotten to provide an attachment point for a tag! Back to the drawing board...
PPS: I think I'll add a fabric loop in the back of the hood where it joins the centerline of the cape, and put in a D-ring in there.
That way I can kill 2 birds with one stone. It'll serve as an attachment point for the tag, and when the shroud is not in use, hang it by that D-ring.
Hmm...I haven't counted in a while.
Ovation 6 string Celebrity
Ovation 12 String
Yamaha FG Jr
BC Rich Rave Warlock Bass
Banjo (don't remember the model/name)
Made in India Squier VM
1970 Kay Nylon String MIJ
Firefly FF338 goldtop
Breedlove Pursuit Exotic Concert
Anygig travel guitar
Plus a keyboard, a cajon, and about a dozen harmonicas
I guess that makes 11 guitars (not counting the banjo as a guitar)
Here is a pic of the seven I keep with me in my office (actually one more on the wall in my office not pictured--the Yamaha FG jr.)
LOL, just get one more and they'll match your name.
WOW, that Memphis ES-LP Studio looks PHENOMENAL! Been deciding on how to paint one of my guitars and was gonna go goldtop with red metallic burst, but this one really make my aesthetic sense positively drool!
If it gets strings, makes noise when ye hit them, and the noise changes when ye press on the strings on that long thing that sticks out of one end, then yes, it counts, LOL!
It sure does!!!
That's ok, I've never bought any guitars for more than 425$, heck most of them are sub 200$, with quite a few below the 80$ mark. Only 10 in my herd was bought at >300$ mark (mostly among the latest additions to the herd). I guess I'm getting to the point that I'm more willing to spend a bit more up front to get a bit nicer guitars, LOL.
Of course, this doesnt take into account the money for the mods and personalizations. Then the grand totals, including the purchase price of the guitars themselves, run from 400 to 900$. The higher range being mostly the newer 300$+ guitars.
But the beauty of this approach is that ye can make the guitar totally your's and play the way you want it! And ye can spread the costs of the upgrades over a longer period of time...without having to pay for any interests.
Except perhaps for the shipping costs, but I mitigate that by buying enough to qualify for free shipping or buying from someone who offers free shipping up front.
PS: ONLY 3 guitars I've bought new...well 5 if ye include my 2 electric solidbody ukuleles, LOL
It's a great guitar. One of the last models to come out of the Memphis facility. I got it for a very good price.
For some reason, these ended beig sold for less than half its list price. I remember seeing a couple on CME advertised as floor models, that went for little over 1k USD.
This Color is called Ginger Burst and I love it. It was also available in trans wine red, but these are very difficult to find
For a time I augmented my scientific and medical imaging business with images created for insurance records. Some of that for individuals, others for a large gold and diamonds dealer in Boston.
I'd suggest including a photo of the guitar in with that record. Such will be helpful in establishing the model and condition if a claim ever need be made.