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MartyGrass

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  1. If it does alter tone, it can also add a lot in the hands of someone who can play it IMHO. That's said, I'm not one of them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL3mvkZ6mVk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IRetoeEecc David Paul, a Heritage artist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-XeMwpCNzY
  2. Did they have electricity back then??
  3. That could be a desert island guitar. It does about everything.
  4. I did not know that. Mine was the natural.
  5. I once had a Les Paul Raw Power, which was 100% maple. It was surprisingly light at 9 lbs. I had previously thought maple is heavy.
  6. That's a thinline Super 400.
  7. They say the fireburst, tri-burst or sunset burst is the hardest to get right. Floyd Cramer and Marv Lamb were absolutely super at that. There was a lady, and I forget her name, who lost her job in the great shakeup a few years ago at Heritage. She also was a true spray artist. The challenge with getting a good looking natural is the woods. The challenge with the sunset burst is creating delicate transitions from color to color. Not easy at all.
  8. Nothing like a well done sunset burst!
  9. Looks like I am hanging on to this. My friend in New York and I trade/buy and sell guitars with each other. I don't even remember what transaction got me this 555. But yesterday he wanted the 555 back and offered to send me one of my guitars back. A couple hours after I started this thread he told me he had a change of heart. So I get to keep this. He used to have over 30 guitars. He pruned down to only three or four. But those few keep changing! That's fine with me. I'm glad that didn't happen after it was in the hands of UPS. I did get the old box out to ship it in. There
  10. This guitar was custom built for fellow forum member Vince Lewis, who sold it some years ago. It is extraordinarily playable, light and beautiful. I had the honor of holding on to it for about half a year. Tomorrow it goes back to my friend who lent it to me. It's hard to capture the flame in pics. Nonetheless they are worth a look. https://www.flickr.com/photos/151972168@N02/albums/72157712723586332
  11. I know you have a long history of taking a good Heritage, making some mods, and pushing some fine sounds out of it. A great feature of the electric guitar is the ability to change it up. It is a versatile tool and a work of art, just like my car (I wish!).
  12. Lollar Low Winds would be a wonderful choice.
  13. I strongly agree about hollowbodies. I tried several times in solid bodies and couldn't get the sounds I wanted. For years I struggled with semis. Finally the HRWs seemed to click for me. Go figure.
  14. I bought this a little while back in close to unplayed condition. It has a belly cut, one piece back, abalone inlays, and Ren's VIP circuit. The hardware was chrome. The original pickups were SD 59s, and there were old from the times the winder put his/her initials on the back of the pups. The neck is a medium D carve IMO. This guitar was fine the way it was, but I don't like the way 59s split and the phase reversal of the VIP circuit wasn't of use to me. I bought it with some ideas in mind. I took it to my local luthier extraordinaire He took the hardware off, put some clear c
  15. The story on this SKB is that RhoadsScholar, who lived in the Detroit area, called me to say that there is this fabulous like new SKB at the local Guitar Center. He played it and thoroughly checked it out. Rhoads called me after he left the store and told me this is one I can't miss. I contacted the manager immediately and put money down to hold it. The next day I drove two hours each way to check it out. There were no disappointments. The guitar had been purchased long ago but was stored as a collectible. I used my superior negotiation skills that led to me paying full pric
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