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« Reply #80 on: May 29, 2019, 05:12:02 AM »

Just traded my Gibson J-35. Nice guitar, but not as nice tonally as my Martin J-18 and Larrivee L-05, so it's gone. I'm in a downsizing mode - got around 6 acoustics to sell, plus maybe an electric or three. I've found my "tonal niche" - so it's getting easier to move some pieces along. 
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1979 L-19 (converted to lefty)
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« Reply #81 on: May 31, 2019, 04:33:16 AM »

In this house we now have:
Larrivée,  Valencia, Taylor, First Act, Yamaha and the latest 1970 Sears & Roebuck Silvertone
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2012 Epiphone Nighthawk Custom Reissue
1985 Peavey Milestone
2004 SX SPJ-62 Bass
2008 Valencia Solid Cedar Top Classical
2015 Taylor 414ce - won in drawing
2016 Ibanez SR655BBF
???? Yamaha FG-JR1
???? Squier Danocaster

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« Reply #82 on: June 03, 2019, 12:24:17 PM »

With the addition of this one ... five. Austin, the black hawk. I was banging out John Prine songs on it last night, entertaining my wife and our friend. Sounded pretty good.


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« Reply #83 on: June 06, 2019, 04:47:38 AM »

Down one more guitar (but not one more brand): a Martin OM-21 ships out tomorrow. Nice guitar, but doesn't have the balance and control of my Larrivee OM-05. The upside is I sold it for about $150 more than I paid for it back in February! Nice!

Currently have 5 more lefties listed on Reverb. Got a bite on the Taylor GS Mini today; I countered, but they declined to take me up on it. It's okay; it will sell - "time-- is on my side."

 

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2016 L-05 Custom
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« Reply #84 on: June 07, 2019, 03:15:34 PM »

Another out the door - the Taylor GS Mini Mahogany. Pretty popular, so an easy sell...

Trying to get to where I just have what I play... or as many as Tom has, whichever comes first! 

 
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« Reply #85 on: June 07, 2019, 06:32:19 PM »

Another out the door - the Taylor GS Mini Mahogany. Pretty popular, so an easy sell...

Trying to get to where I just have what I play... or as many as Tom has, whichever comes first! 

 

Touché! 15 not including bass, lap steel, mandolins, ukes ... or banjos! I try to cut down and end up with more.  blush
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« Reply #86 on: June 09, 2019, 12:31:35 AM »

I have two brands.
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« Reply #87 on: June 09, 2019, 03:49:59 PM »

I have two brands.

Some folks around here might interpret that as "Larrivee" and "not Larrivee."   
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« Reply #88 on: June 09, 2019, 07:20:27 PM »

I have two brands.

Crikey! I bet that hurt a lot!   whistling
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« Reply #89 on: June 10, 2019, 01:11:23 AM »

Crikey! I bet that hurt a lot!   whistling

   one on each side I suppose.
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« Reply #90 on: June 10, 2019, 02:13:46 AM »

I have two brands.

Crikey! I bet that hurt a lot!   whistling

Yeah, no doubt.

Which is why I've never gotten branded. (You know - a tattoo...  >>shudder<<   crying  )
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« Reply #91 on: July 16, 2019, 02:50:12 AM »

Martin 000-15SM went out last Friday, new owner will have on Wednesday. The Martin OM came back (story in another thread, I believe); I am becoming more attached to it at the moment, so it can stick around.

I accepted some guy's bid on one of my Ovations, then never heard from him again. Wish Reverb could do something about these "no shows"! Oh well.

 
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« Reply #92 on: July 17, 2019, 02:58:25 AM »

11 guitars, 9 makers:
Unknown maker, classical guitar made in Rome, 1969  
Unknown maker, 0-40 style 
Seagull, dread, before model numbers, 1982
Martin, nylon backpacker  
Conde Hermanos (3) bowdown
Hashimoto, 1963
Larrivee
Blueridge
Northwood

Retirement and travel on the horizon, so I'm due for a major overhaul this year and will be releasing 7 guitars from 5 of these makers back into the stream.


 
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« Reply #93 on: July 17, 2019, 03:17:40 PM »

Not quite able/ready to retire yet (I'm 61 1/2), but I'm trying to downsize and simplify, just to help me focus more on the guitars I really enjoy. (Predominantly my Larrivees and Martins).

Accepted another offer on my Ovation L717 early this morning - hoping to get paid so I can ship it out today. It really does feel good to "lighten the load" - especially of instruments I'm not playing anymore.
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« Reply #94 on: July 20, 2019, 09:21:27 PM »

Sold my nylon string Taylor this morning - no Taylors left. One Ovation left to sell. After that I'll need to decide if I'm going to start downsizing the good stuff (Martins and Larrivees). Not sure I'm ready (or need) to do that yet. (First post on page 1 edited to reflect changes...)

My wife likes this trend...  rolleye
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« Reply #95 on: July 28, 2019, 04:38:50 AM »

I'm not going to add these two to the list:
1971 Sears and Roebuck parlor sized guitar (I am trying my hand at making flat top floating bridges - the original must have been made from aspen or poplar or another soft wood and dyed black - strings have cut WAY down into it)  Paid $15 for it in a chip-board case.  It's in very nice condition for that type of a guitar.  I may or may not sell it, still deciding.  I think I might have the only one of these with a compensated bridge on it!

90's era Peavey Raptor Plus.  $20 purchase that came in a $30 Fender gig bag!  Ceramic pups, with huge pole pieces. I was going to try out the 'convert a ceramic pup to alnico' trick on this, but I cannot find any pre-magnetized pole pieces this large in diameter.   It's got a cool Jazz bass-like/offset body, and 3 on a side tuners on a headstock that looks like the Wolfgang models.  Totally disassembled right now.  Trying to decide if I should part it out or not, as the neck is a really nice single-piece maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard, but with a weird truss rod adjustment 'wheel'. 
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1985 Peavey Milestone
2004 SX SPJ-62 Bass
2008 Valencia Solid Cedar Top Classical
2015 Taylor 414ce - won in drawing
2016 Ibanez SR655BBF
???? Yamaha FG-JR1
???? Squier Danocaster

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« Reply #96 on: July 29, 2019, 04:19:22 PM »


90's era Peavey Raptor Plus.  $20 purchase that came in a $30 Fender gig bag!  Ceramic pups, with huge pole pieces. I was going to try out the 'convert a ceramic pup to alnico' trick on this, but I cannot find any pre-magnetized pole pieces this large in diameter.   It's got a cool Jazz bass-like/offset body, and 3 on a side tuners on a headstock that looks like the Wolfgang models.  Totally disassembled right now. 

Trying to decide if I should part it out or not, as the neck is a really nice single-piece maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard, but with a weird truss rod adjustment 'wheel'. 


That weird truss rod adj. wheel is very similar to the adjustment wheel on Larrivee's most recent RS-4 and RS-2 models; it's very easy and convenient to use at the end of the fingerboard...just put the long side of an appropriate-sized Allen wrench in one of the wholes in the wheel and turn it. Very easy to adjust your truss rod. It's a design I really like.

I think I used to have a lefty version of one of these Peavey Raptor's (maybe with a different name?). A very offset Strat-style body, 3+3 headstock like yours. Not a bad guitar, but another one that blew through during my years of gas...
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« Reply #97 on: August 01, 2019, 02:48:26 PM »

FINALLY! Just accepted a counter offer for the last Ovation I had for sale (and the last acoustic I was planning on selling...but there might be one or two more eventually).

So no more Ovations, Taylors or Gibsons in my stable currently. If I could find the right Gibson J-45 or J-35, I wouldn't mind having one again. But I loved the tone of the 45, but not the intonation, and the intonation of the 35, but not the tone... so there you go.

I've tried getting Gibson's thumpy thick tone out of my Larrivee L-05, but it's just not quite there - I think it's the longer scale length for one thing.   

Maybe have Larrivee build a short scale L-05 (with a sunburst top)? Maybe that's the answer...   whistling
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« Reply #98 on: August 01, 2019, 07:19:44 PM »

Well, the buyer bailed (again). This is happening to me more and more often on Reverb...what's up with that?

I reported him, but there's not much Reverb can do but close their account - and they can get right back on with a different e-mail and new "name" and start trolling again.

But a couple times when this has happened I've actually had another, better offer for the guitar and it has finally sold - so I just need to be patient. But was a letdown, and what a pain.

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1992 OM-05
2010 RS-4 in Candy Blue
2016 L-05 Custom
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