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#2442 - 07/05/07 04:23 AM Want a good laugh...?
captain Russ Offline
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Then look at the recent addition to my "Hey, Nigel" post at "The Bar"!

R.
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#2443 - 07/05/07 09:31 AM Re: Want a good laugh...?
mikeathome1 Offline
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Good one Russ! A picture of your grandfather holding your guitars.
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#2444 - 07/06/07 08:23 AM Re: Want a good laugh...?
captain Russ Offline
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OUCH!

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#2445 - 07/06/07 09:54 AM Re: Want a good laugh...?
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Just teasing ya there Russ.
I am 58 and I'm always surprised when I look in the mirror and see that "old " guy looking back at me, 'cause I don't feel my age.
When I was a kid adults were old at 40.



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#2446 - 07/06/07 10:10 AM Re: Want a good laugh...?
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Already knew that, Mike...had a good laugh...then a long cough!


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#2447 - 07/07/07 04:19 PM Re: Want a good laugh...?
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The band I play in plays 4 hours each night. I play keys and lead/rhythm guitar so I most of the time I have a Les Paul hanging around my neck while I lean forward over the keyboard. By the time we get to the last set sometimes my back starts to ache from that big heavy lump of wood. I wonder if Guitar Center have a walker with an attachment for my Les Paul

Sometimes I switch to a lighter guitar like a Strat but I always keep going back ... I love the sound of a Les Paul for classic rock .... but at my age I do hate the weight. Russ, that Guild double neck you are playing in the photo must weigh a ton.


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#2448 - 07/09/07 06:41 AM Re: Want a good laugh...?
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Hey, Nigel...that ugly sparkley thing is a Gretsch. I bought it as a lark...had a "rock-a-billy" job for a nearby philharmonic event. Only one hour, so it wasn't that bad. Rock-a-billy folks often play Gretsch, so I got a single neck and a "Bo Diddley". Then, I couldn't resist the double. Wanted to be as tacky as possible. Pretty useless, particurlarly with the two Bigsby tailpieces. Can tune the longer neck as a 6 string bass guitar (a-la-Duane Eddy, Rawhide, etc.) or as a baritone.

Fun toys for VERY OLD boys...


R.

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#2449 - 07/11/07 11:03 PM Re: Want a good laugh...?
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I can imagine what a chore it is to tune with those 2 Bigsby tremelo arms. But I bet it truly has some value being such a rare piece especially being made by a known manufacturer like Gretsch. I think you were very fortunate to aquire it when you did even if it was just to be tacky.

I used to play with a quitar player that used a Gretsch Country Gentleman. It was a very nice guitar, but the one thing I really remember it for was it had a cushioned back, which I'm guessing was to protect the back from belt buckles that many artists wore back in the 50s and 60s.

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