The Archtop Thread.

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Logan, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. pancake81

    pancake81 Well-Known Member

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    Great color, what is that!?

     
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  2. Fergyuk

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    Hi pancake81 It's antique burst, the MIK 80s burst was a darker than the antique burst of the later ones.
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  3. Steve D

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  4. pancake81

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    That sucks! Hope there’s no issues in return/refund.

    the hunt continues

     
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    Hey, don't worry, it'll buff out.
    Seriously, that sucks.
     
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  6. Steve D

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    Indeed it does. No issues with the return, money has been refunded. It's a little heartbreaking to see a guitar like that. Hope it never happens to you or anyone else here (though realistically a Gibson centric forum it's a bit of a fantasy to wish away headstock cracks and repairs... just part of the facts of owning Gibson sadly).
     
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  7. Bert Scrogshaw

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    I normally don't make New Year resolutions..... but I have for 2020. And it's this.....I want to get another guitar. I'm nipping back into Edinburgh tomorrow to see if that Ibanez AF71 is still there. Fingers crossed!
     
  8. Bert Scrogshaw

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    Got it! And it sounds great played acoustically and through clean setting through the amp. 9 - 42 roundwound strings on it. Floating bridge...single floating pickup...vol pot and tone pot. That's it then....I'm now a "two guitar" feller. 20200102_175208.jpg
     
  9. PixMix

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    I no longer own this one, and had a love-hate relationship with it, but it's a 2003 Gibson ES 135, last year of production.

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  10. Bert Scrogshaw

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    Looks like a great guitar to me. What was your love hate relationship with it?
     
  11. Bert Scrogshaw

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    I'm loving the AF71. I've spent the last 3 hours knocking out some "proper" songs and guitar riffs. Johnny Cash....Eddie Cochran....Carl Perkins.....Lonnie Donegan....Billy Fury. Yep......I'm stuck in the 50s/60s......and love it.
     
  12. PixMix

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    My main gripe with it was sound; thin and harsh on E,B,G - muffled and muddy on D,A,E strings. Didn't want to go through a pickup swap rabbit hole (came with Classic '57s stock). I found it near impossible to eq right, and I used it with four very different amps and a many pedals. It had other flaws too, but tone was my main one. Did well on it though, trade + cash.
     
  13. Bert Scrogshaw

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    Fair enough. Thanks for answering. As a single amp owner......I'm most impressed that you played the guitar through 4 amps and pedals in an effort to get the sound that you wanted. Glad to hear you got a good deal since moving it on.
     
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  14. Bert Scrogshaw

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    Double post.....removed.
     
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    I found and I installed a new long trapeze tailpiece on my Casino,

    Perfect. :smile:


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    My (bought used) 2013 Memphis made ‘63 RI ES-335 VOS.
    Currently strung with Thomastik-Infeld “Swings” (flatwound 0.011” - 0.050”).
    Has nylon saddles on the ABR-1 bridge.
    Neck feels just like my SG. Sounds mellower though (go figure).
     
  17. SteveFord59

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    I guess there's air in there but some fiend swiped the F holes.
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    New Epiphone Casino Royal

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    Very nice, congrats!
     
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    Vice Epi Riviera

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