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    The Current Herd - couch shot-img_20191204_104804-1632x920-jpg

    Just thought I'd do an update. Left to right: Hagstrom HL-550, Eastman 503CE with Creamery CC pickup, Eastman DM1.

    That's me covered for quite a while, I imagine. Not high-end stuff, but I love how they sound and play. Of the three, the central one gets most attention. The carved top gives a nice warm tone for unplugged playing, and when plugged in, the CC pickup gives me a fantastic thunk!
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    Great!
    Hey do you know what the “DM” stands for in your DM-1?
    JD

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    Yes, our forum member, Doug Martin. I think other companies should name their guitars after us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max405
    Great!
    Hey do you know what the “DM” stands for in your DM-1?
    JD
    Darren McGowen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob MacKillop

    Just thought I'd do an update. Left to right: Hagstrom HL-500, Eastman 503CE with Creamery CC pickup, Eastman DM1.

    That's me covered for quite a while, I imagine. Not high-end stuff, but I love how they sound and play. Of the three, the central one gets most attention. The carved top gives a nice warm tone for unplugged playing, and when plugged in, the CC pickup gives me a fantastic thunk!
    Looks good! Just as a matter of interest how does the body size of the Hagstrom compare with the body of the 503CE?

    Is the Hagstrom fully hollow? I ask this as one seller here is advertising them as a "semi-hollow body".

    Cheers

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    I've just compared them, and they have a very similar outline, size-wise, but the Hag has another half inch in depth. The Hag is fully hollow, but it has a sort of sound post under the bridge. Unlike a violin or cello sound post it is a rectangle, hollowed-out in the middle, running parallel to the length of the bridge, and about half an inch wide.

    The Hag has no acoustic sound to speak of, it's basically an electric guitar, but the mahogany body and air contribute greatly to its electric sound. By contrast, the Eastman has a very nice, if fairly quiet, acoustic sound.

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    Is the HL500 different from the 550?

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    Love the DM-1 .. Such a great look!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Sound
    Is the HL500 different from the 550?
    Hi Woody. Very different. The 500 has two humbucker pickups and a Canadian Maple body, while the 550 has a single floater and a mahogany body.

    Top of the range is the 800 with a solid spruce top and upgraded pickups.

    More info here: HJ800 Jazz Guitar by Hagstrom Guitars of Sweden

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMgolf66
    Darren McGowen
    The dad in "A Christmas Story?"


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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    The dad in "A Christmas Story?"

    Haha, that's who no was named after. My Mom liked the way his name sounded, so now I'm happily linked to "Ralphy's Dad"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob MacKillop
    Hi Woody. Very different. The 500 has two humbucker pickups and a Canadian Maple body, while the 550 has a single floater and a mahogany body.

    Top of the range is the 800 with a solid spruce top and upgraded pickups.

    More info here: HJ800 Jazz Guitar by Hagstrom Guitars of Sweden
    Now I'm really confused. Which is which? Is yours with the floater a different 500 model, or was that just a typo? I like that 16th fret joint on the 800.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Sound
    Now I'm really confused. Which is which? Is yours with the floater a different 500 model, or was that just a typo? I like that 16th fret joint on the 800.
    Mea culpa. I have the 550. I've corrected the mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob MacKillop
    Mea culpa. I have the 550. I've corrected the mistake.
    Interesting that it has a floater, even though as you say, it has little acoustic response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Sound
    Interesting that it has a floater, even though as you say, it has little acoustic response.
    Makes little sense to me either, but it sounds pretty good nonetheless.

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    Here's my current herd... on the couch...

    The Current Herd - couch shot-img_6377-jpg

    The front row is vintage, the back row is modern.
    1939 L-5
    1932 L-5
    1937 ES-150
    2016 Waterloo WL-14LTR
    2012 National Style 1
    2002 John LeVoi

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    Wow! Talk about one-upmanship Stunning collection, Jonathan, and in the right hands, thankfully!

    Looks like we have another Couch Photos Thread! Pile in, ladies and gentlemen

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    Quote Originally Posted by campusfive
    Here's my current herd... on the couch...

    The Current Herd - couch shot-img_6377-jpg

    The front row is vintage, the back row is modern.
    1939 L-5
    1932 L-5
    1937 ES-150
    2016 Waterloo WL-14LTR
    2012 National Style 1
    2002 John LeVoi
    Looks like you're running out of room on your couch. Plenty of room on mine, and I'd be happy to let you keep an L5 there.

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob MacKillop
    Looks like we have another Couch Photos Thread! Pile in, ladies and gentlemen
    Here’s mine:

    The Current Herd - couch shot-08d64576-2fd8-4456-928e-91d0d31918d5-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob MacKillop
    Wow! Talk about one-upmanship
    That was clearly not my intention, but thankfully that smiley face with sunglasses lets me know you're not mad. Ha!
    All the best to you, sir!

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    Not at all. I was joking. Delighted for others to join in. And who can complain about seeing great classic archtops. The more the merrier!

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    must say, "the back row is modern" line made me chuckle...modern circa pre-WWII design!! haha

    wonderful couch art gents..to each his own ...guitars and couches!..enjoy

    cheers

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    My 10 archtops (not to mention my four other guitars) will not fit in one shot so here are six of my archtops:

    1997 Gibson Super 400
    1996 Gibson L-5 WESMO
    2003 Gibson L-5 CES
    1948 D'Angelico Style B
    1935 D'Angelico Excel
    1937 D"Angelico Style A

    I apologize for the crappy cell phone photo but guitar expenditures have prevented my obtaining a quality camera, priorities are important.

    The Current Herd - couch shot-couch-shot-jpg

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    JZ will be onto this in his FB group, mark my words...

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    I am serially monogamous and this is my current partner in music.

    The Current Herd - couch shot-img_20191103_175118-jpg

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    Michael - once you've found the right partner, you've no need for any other. That looks beautiful and inviting.

    Stringswinger - quite an amazing collection. Do you have a favourite?

    Jonathan - do you also have a favourite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franz 1997
    JZ will be onto this in his FB group, mark my words...
    Lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Sound
    ... I like that 16th fret joint on the 800.
    That was one of the reasons that I bought one although I no longer have it. Also wanted to try a 25" scale length. I think that it is the closest thing to the Hag that Jimmy D'Aquisto was involved in producing. Really a nice guitar for the money. Great playing neck, decent pick ups, very sturdy and flawless build. It also had a small sound post under the bridge. I suggest that anyone looking for a Chinese Epiphone, or the like, should consider a Hag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franz 1997
    JZ will be onto this in his FB group, mark my words...
    Yawn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob MacKillop
    Michael - once you've found the right partner, you've no need for any other. That looks beautiful and inviting.

    Stringswinger - quite an amazing collection. Do you have a favourite?

    Jonathan - do you also have a favourite?
    That 48 DA Style B would probably be my last guitar if I had to go down to just one guitar.

    As luck would have it, I do not foresee that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahambop
    Here’s mine:

    The Current Herd - couch shot-08d64576-2fd8-4456-928e-91d0d31918d5-jpg
    I always liked lucite gits, but they're so heavy and hard to find... they blend in so well :-)

    I lost my lucite strat somewhere in the house, I suspect I'll find it by stubbing my toe on it.

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    Where do you sit when company comes over?

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    No couch (well. I have one, but it's not very photogenic): Most of this stuff I've had for a while. The Kala Tri Back Tenor Uke, the Gibson PRM 2019 (a gift), the Henriksen Bud, and the Fender Mustang PJ Bass are new this year.
    The Current Herd - couch shot-my-gear-jpg

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    You have too much time on your hands, Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Karol
    No couch (well. I have one, but it's not very photogenic)
    My couch is otherwise occupied.

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    I would love to participate but my guitar has a cold!

    The Current Herd - couch shot-img_0076-jpg

    Will

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    You're obviously not playing your scales fast enough, Will...

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    (Top) Trenier 17” Artifex, Comins 16” Zelig
    (2nd Row) Buscarino Rhapsody, Comins 16” Classic
    (3rd Row) Buscarino Cabaret, Lehmann Model Manouche
    (Bottom) Brondel Honeycaster, CP Thornton Professional





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    Quote Originally Posted by iim7V7IM7
    (Top) Trenier 17” Artifex, Comins 16” Zelig
    (2nd Row) Buscarino Rhapsody, Comins 16” Classic
    (3rd Row) Buscarino Cabaret, Lehmann Model Manouche
    (Bottom) Brondel Honeycaster, CP Thornton Professional




    All very well, but where’s the couch?

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    Need to buy one of those. On my list...

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    Beautiful...all of them.

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    Nice collections!

    So many guitars, so little time!

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    Been signed up here for awhile, but only just utilizing the forum. Figured this thread was a good a place to start as any. Here's my current lot:

    The Current Herd - couch shot-instruments-etc-164-jpgThe Current Herd - couch shot-instruments-etc-172-jpgThe Current Herd - couch shot-instruments-etc-170-jpgThe Current Herd - couch shot-020-jpg

    The last two are some current restorations I'm working on, but the others are (top, from left):

    1935 Kay Kraft Venetian
    1934 Kay Kraft Venetian
    1934/35 Kay Kraft Venetian
    1932 Kay Kraft Venetian
    1928/9 Kay Kraft Tenor Guitar
    2009 Gallato RS-1939 "Modele Noir" Selmer
    Mandocello - Hand built
    2015 Altamira M01F f-hole Selmer
    2018 Eastman Mandola
    Old Selmer - pieced with original Selmer parts, neck is new
    1929 Kay Kraft w/adj. neck

    I also have a 1923 Paramount Style A Plectrum Banjo that'll be arriving soon...just bought it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iim7V7IM7
    Need to buy one of those. On my list...
    You mean, you need to have one of those custom made for you, right? ;^)

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    Thinking about it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcjazz
    My couch is otherwise occupied.
    We can go there, yes.

    The Current Herd - couch shot-img_20191203_1347132-jpg

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    Current couch shot...my 5 year old snuggling with me, about to watch the Bears game...

    Of course theres a few guitars out too

    The Current Herd - couch shot-20191205_192210-jpg

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    Shooting guitar pix on the couch is not so easy, here at the Hammerdome:
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    Haha, love this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammertone
    Shooting guitar pix on the couch is not so easy, here at the Hammerdome:
    So . . . exactly how does the image relate to your signature quote????