Readers’ Gallery

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264 Responses to “Readers’ Gallery”

  1. RAB says:

    Nice! Lotza Bigsbys! Git on the right is a 330, right?

  2. RAB says:

    Been digging playing my Crafted in Japan Fender Telecaster Custom! I stripped the guitar of all the stock parts, just leaving the neck and body. I then built the guitar up using the finest available aftermarket parts including Amalfitano pickups, a slanted switch control plate, Callaham bridge plate and Bensonite tumbled brass bridge saddles. Result? The git plays and sounds better than any of the several late 50’s-early 60’s vintage Teles and Esquires I’ve owned over the decades! And for a very modest outlay of coin!

  3. RAB says:

    Above photo is before I replaced the Callaham brass saddles with the Bensonites! Noticeable tonal improvement!

  4. Lane says:

    I was wondering why the ES-340 doesn’t get mentioned on this site. These guitars are awesome. This is one of the first ones made, it was actually a Gibson rep’s “salesman’s sample” sold by a music store in Georgia in the 1960’s. It has the orange oval label with no volute or “MADE IN USA”. One owner guitar and not for sale.

    This is a great site.

  5. okguitars says:

    I did a post about ES-340’s a couple of years ago. It wasn’t flattering because I think the circuit is not very user friendly.

  6. RAB says:

    Yup, a lot of 340’s wiring converted to 335 spec!

  7. John Rivas says:

    I have a 1967 Gibson ES-355 TDC Mono. I purchase the guitar used back in the early 70’s used. This guitar came with nickel hardware. I thought all ES-355 came with gold hardware? Could someone help me figure out why the guitar with a stop tail, because it looks like it had a Bigsby on it before? Thanks…

  8. RAB says:

    Covid guitar project update! Getting the Tele Custom refretted with Dunlop 6105 frets (tall and narrow) and a new bone nut. Should make an already great axe play even better! What y’all been up to guitar or amp project-wise?

  9. okguitars says:

    Post a photo or two and we’ll see what we can tell you.

  10. RAB says:

    Covid-induced git-tar acquisitions include a new pedal. I’ve always loved and used pedals by David Barber for the past 20 years. I just scored a very rare, original issue Barber Burn Unit. It is basically a Direct Drive overdrive with an additional control for “Dynamics” which is a variable compressor. That enables you to “squish” and fatten up the overdriven tone. Tasty! Will be gigging it on 9/4 at a social distancing outdoor gig!

  11. RAB says:

    Any other fans of Barber pedals? Or let’s hear about your favorite stomp boxes!

  12. RAB says:

    On a whim I just bought a used OD pedal hoping it’d sound like a juicier TS-808. Only $70, this pedal kills slays any 808 with fat, harmonically rich overtones! The Open Road by Visual Sound! I’ll be gigging it soon…get one for your gig bag!

  13. Logan says:

    Found this on reverb from Fretted Americana. 1964 Walnut 345 with short maestro vibrola

  14. RAB says:

    Yes, I’ve seen that walnut brown 345 on David’s site…pretty cool!

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