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  1. Bobmeyrick - Thank you. I can assure you I will remind myself of what you just told me about Jeff Beck when I'm feeling embarrassed about my lack of knowledge. (Tho I did know that one. Lol) I can also assure you there will most definitely be adventures involving me and this guitar. I feel like it's already been a huge adventure just learning about it, along with its history. It's been a wonderful ride so far and I fully expect it to get even better!
  2. Bobmeyrick - Bingo! There was definitely confusion going on. "Schaller Humbucker Bridge"... I'm sure thats probably exactly where things went wrong for me. I know the pickups and the bridge, but then I got the humbucker part in the mix and it went south! Quickly. Ha Thank you for explaining the two coil part of it. This would explain why when I Googled "guitars with 4 pickups" a few days ago (because visually that's what I thought I was seeing, as embarrassing as that is to admit now lol) that it didn't yield the results I expected. You can probably imagine! It was also helpful to know the pic that DetroitBlues showed me has the same double coil as mine, just with a cover. I'm sure it's second nature to all of you here, but it's kind of like opening the hood of 2 totally different cars from 30 years apart and expecting an Amish person, who's never driven a car in their life, to recognize its really all the same stuff. You know what I mean? Anyway, thank you for taking the time to explain all of this in such detail. It helped immensely! I will also be adding "GTM bridge Nashville style" to the list of things I've learned about my guitar. I will now be going to Google that as well. Lol Thank you again!
  3. For those that aren't already well aware, from my first post "Value of my guitar?", I need to tell you I'm a newbie. Both here and in ALL things guitar. In my quest to learn more about what makes my guitar tick so to speak, and in my attempt to gain more guitar knowledge in general, I already have a question. (For the record... before I ask questions here I have likely already Googled extensively. Obviously I struck out because here I am. Heh) I wanted to learn more about the Schaller humbucker bridge. I Googled that and then clicked on the video. One of the first things outta the guys mouth is "this Schaller Hannes bridge..... " So, next thing I know I've spent almost 40 minutes Googling as I try to find out the difference. Lol I can see from the images they look different, but beyond that I found nothing that tells me if there is a difference and what that may be. I assume there is because otherwise why aren't they still calling it a humbucker. Are they different in how they work, or what they do? I really don't desire specific info on the Hannes if they are different, (unless you think it's important to my general knowledge) but if they are different what makes a humbucker a humbucker?
  4. Bolero - thank you! It's been beyond exciting for me learning about it. I did find out a little more that I haven't posted yet, but I'm waiting to get it back from being set up, (hopefully on Wednesday) to post what I learn from them as well. A person here suggested that during set up I have them look for a brand name on the back of the bridge, tailpiece, and I told them to look at back of pickups as well. I'm anxiously waiting to see what they say about that as well! Yoslate - Thanks. Though I'm sure it's easier to make a debut when you are (unknowingly) bringing a mystery star to the show. Lol
  5. Gitfiddler - Sorry, no idea why it just reposted that. Skydog52 - handcarved.... I can't imagine. I absolutely love the history here!
  6. Gitfiddler - So helpful of you to mention that! Lol As it would happen... I looked at them after I got my "starter stuff" in my cart. Just looking to be looking. I can honestly say I didn't see one I'd want more than the one I have. 🙂
  7. Gitfiddler - So helpful of you to mention that! Lol As it would happen... I looked at them after I got my "starter stuff" in my cart. Just looking to be looking. I can honestly say I didn't see one I'd want more than the one I have. 🙂
  8. Welp. So it begins... I just placed my first Sweetwater order. I guess it's all downhill from here. Lol
  9. FredZepp - Well if that was the prototype, and mine was the 6th one to follow that, I'm now feeling like the bridge & tailpiece on mine is original after all. Mine looks the same to me, (bridge & tailpiece I mean) but it's very possible I'm missing something. DetroitBlues - Were you also one that told me you thought those pieces had been swapped out? If so, I'm wondering why a couple of you thought that. I just realized I'd been thinking the neck and headstock on guitars were always one piece. When some would say "mahogany top" my brain was thinking more "top half" as in both the neck & headstock. So now I'm thinking that's incorrect because obviously the headstock on that one isn't the same color as the neck. My eyes finely caught the blatantly obvious. Lol duh. (tho in my defense, some pics make it way more obvious than others) The fact that the neck on mine is also dark and matches the top, does that mean both the headstock and neck on mine is likely mahogany? Sorry if this seems basic, but I don't know about all the parts yet, let alone the build. Trying to learn about my guitar sometimes becomes more confusing when trying to compare it to others that it should/could look like. I wish someone had pics of the 6th and 8th ones so I'd know exactly where I'm at. With my luck there would probably be differences for me to be confused about. Ha
  10. Houndhome - I'm just gonna go out on a limb and say you probably said that same thing about "trying not to add more since storage space...." at around guitar 35 or 40. 😂
  11. TalismanRich - oh! The pic of the one that hung on the wall renews my hope the bridge and tailpiece could be original. I need to go back and see which person here seemed sure it had been swapped and ask them why they thought that. It's all pretty confusing really. It doesn't help that when I try to do my own (uneducated) digging about things, that I find out the advertised 1984 I found, that I was comparing mine to, was really a 1987. Lol Also, looking for brand name when it's restrung is a great idea, thank you!
  12. TalismanRich - Well now I'm so confused! I was sure it had been swapped out because when I found out, from someone here, that mine was a 140 and not the 150 like I'd been told, I started Googling to learn more about it. I came across this picture and saw it looked different. It was during a discussion with hubby asking how that was even possible that I then learned his friend had strings lowered and we (neither of which know guitars) came to the swap-out conclusion. I wonder if there is any way to know for sure now.
  13. Yoslate - Wow! I can imagine that was quite a fiasco watching that situation go down. 😬 This guitar is priceless to hubby and I both. But as I said before, my main concern was finding out if it was so valuable that it wouldn't be something I'd be comfortable handling daily. Now that I know so much more about it, thanks to everyone here, I honestly feel privileged to be able to begin my journey with a great guitar that also has its own wonderful history. I truly do.
  14. Rwinking - at least you know your weaknesses! Ha. Sometimes that's half the battle I suppose. Houndhome - 63?! holy sh.... 😳 *slowly backing away* I shall avoid, what appears to be, the poster child for this guitar addiction issue. My God, get ahold of yourself, man!! 😂
  15. FredZepp - sorry, I was distracted when I first read that and thought you were asking me if this was done by MM. Anyway, yes that's who I was talking about.
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