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  Topic: 1954 Epiphone archtop guitar - cheap project
fws6

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PostForum: The Gear Exchange   Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:38 pm   Subject: 1954 Epiphone archtop guitar - cheap project
Mine on ebay; solid carved top, starting at 299 with no reserve

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290485004494
  Topic: LF archtop bridge
fws6

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PostForum: The Gear Exchange   Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:40 pm   Subject: LF archtop bridge
a used set of brass posts with 3/4" wheels would be very helpful as well so I can at least restore the bridge ? anyone ??

On ebay I can only find chrome or goldplated ones but I need the brass
  Topic: FT: 1940/1950s Gibson archtop bridge Brazilian RW L5, ES-175
fws6

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PostForum: The Gear Exchange   Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:44 pm   Subject: FT: 1940/1950s Gibson archtop bridge Brazilian RW L5, ES-175
I have for trade a late 1940's or early 1950's Gibson archtop bridge. It is made out of Brazilian Rosewood. I have a separate (higher) saddle for it too. Both are original saddles with the brass inser ...
  Topic: what is this pickup ???
fws6

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Guitars, Amps & Gizmos   Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:00 pm   Subject: what is this pickup ???
will do so .... when it is back from the luthier....
  Topic: what is this pickup ???
fws6

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Guitars, Amps & Gizmos   Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:48 pm   Subject: what is this pickup ???
I have asked some experts, and in the mean time managed to solve my own question. Smile

Two of the guru's I emailed answered with the same thing and one even had pictures to proof, so I am pretty sur ...
  Topic: what is this pickup ???
fws6

Replies: 5
Views: 4664

PostForum: Guitars, Amps & Gizmos   Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:25 pm   Subject: what is this pickup ???
My 1951 Epiphone Broadway has a floating humckucker pickup, looks really old/ worn. Does anyone know the brand and model of this pickup ?

It has braided metal wire like Gibson would have, but no po ...
  Topic: Epiphone Pickguard Decal
fws6

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PostForum: The Gear Exchange   Posted: Mon May 03, 2010 2:53 pm   Subject: Epiphone Pickguard Decal
No big deal, but I always wondered why these werent out there. So in the end I decided to make some myself. Quite a fun project and maybe I can make some other Epi fans happy in the process, too !

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  Topic: Roundwound strings for good acoustic sounds ??
fws6

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PostForum: Guitars, Amps & Gizmos   Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:18 pm   Subject: Roundwound strings for good acoustic sounds ??
I like flatwounds on my electrics, but on the acoustic carved top jazzers tried flatwounds for a while but decided I like roundwounds much better.

I first tried halfrounds, supposedly the tone of r ...
  Topic: Any Gibson experts ?
fws6

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PostForum: Guitars, Amps & Gizmos   Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:40 pm   Subject: Any Gibson experts ?
Just read the Super 400 book and it sais the differences were very little, and thus Gibson after a few years started to use only one thickness

I just wondered if anyone actually had hands on exper ...
  Topic: Any Gibson experts ?
fws6

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Guitars, Amps & Gizmos   Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:14 am   Subject: Any Gibson experts ?
I was reading through the Gruhn guide last evening and noticed that he mentions that the x-braced pre-war Gibson's L5s and Supers came in two different designs. One with a thick top and a wider bridge ...
  Topic: sold
fws6

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PostForum: The Gear Exchange   Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:47 pm   Subject: sold
sold
  Topic: LF archtop bridge
fws6

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PostForum: The Gear Exchange   Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:18 pm   Subject: LF archtop bridge
One of the posts on my 51 epi 's bridge broke off - Does anyone have a spare archtop bridge they want to sell ?

I am looking for a vintage rosewood Epiphone bridge either the slanted, or the compen ...
  Topic: Emperor Regent - Darn Near As Good As A Gibson ?
fws6

Replies: 38
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PostForum: Guitars, Amps & Gizmos   Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:16 pm   Subject: Emperor Regent - Darn Near As Good As A Gibson ?
how can a neck be plywood ? I didnt read the entire thread but i see a pic of the neck block (which shouldnt be plywood either) but the neck cannot be ply can it ? It would snap ?
  Topic: Pics of my vintage (jazz) guitars
fws6

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PostForum: Guitars, Amps & Gizmos   Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:45 am   Subject: Pics of my vintage (jazz) guitars
Just to show off... here are pics of my guitars from past & present....

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewPicture&friendID=88447183&albumId=3050779
  Topic: My recent builds.
fws6

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PostForum: Guitars, Amps & Gizmos   Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:38 am   Subject: My recent builds.
Taste is something very personal indeed. I personally like a bit more 'plain' design ... But on the other hand I must admit that I can appreciate the beautiful craftmanship and detail you put in thos ...
 
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