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  1. #151

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    And Marty has found me some outstanding pieces Patrick’s 18 inch Unity with the angel on the headstock an 18 inch Heritage Johnny Smith that was Don Dean’s an 18 inch Unity 100 anniversary
    Just RED acoustic L5
    I know I’m missing a bunch of stuff

    folks the list just goes on and on

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    My '92 535 that I bought in '93. I have replaced the bridge, all else is stock.
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    Next on the camera roll is this beautiful Triggs I D’Angelico New Yorker a replica real sweetheart have a look at this one.

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    OK everybody we’re gonna jump in the way back machine and we’re going to disl ourselves back to about early 2015 and we got a let ourselves in Patrick’s bathroom
    that’s the scene -look how many gorgeous archtops there are here I think about it. I have acquired many of those suckers and I held onto every piece that I got so have a look through here and see if you see anything you recognize and speak up and guess which ones I’ll these are some gorgeous things here man is talk about some heritages holy macaroni

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  6. #155

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    Quote Originally Posted by ESCC
    My '92 535 that I bought in '93. I have replaced the bridge, all else is stock.
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    The tailpiece is showing its age. It's starting to bow. Nothing wrong with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crm114
    OK everybody we’re gonna jump in the way back machine and we’re going to disl ourselves back to about early 2015 and we got a let ourselves in Patrick’s bathroom
    that’s the scene -look how many gorgeous archtops there are here I think about it. I have acquired many of those suckers and I held onto every piece that I got so have a look through here and see if you see anything you recognize and speak up and guess which ones I’ll these are some gorgeous things here man is talk about some heritages holy macaroni

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    I was recently at fellow member Rhoadscholar's memorial service. An old friend and bandmate said Rhoads brought a new guitar to practice. The friend looked surprised and asked how many guitars does he really need. The answer was just one more! Rhoads' sons gave me a guitar of mine that was in storage for the last year. It had a sticker labeled #20 on the case. I asked how many guitars did he have when he died. 40!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crm114
    OK everybody we’re gonna jump in the way back machine and we’re going to disl ourselves back to about early 2015 and we got a let ourselves in Patrick’s bathroom
    that’s the scene -look how many gorgeous archtops there are here I think about it. I have acquired many of those suckers and I held onto every piece that I got so have a look through here and see if you see anything you recognize and speak up and guess which ones I’ll these are some gorgeous things here man is talk about some heritages holy macaroni

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    There’s that famous bathroom shot! Whew!

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    Actually 2B that is one of many floating around. I don’t have of my guitars out, I keep them all in their cases, some lovely pieces to come still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Grass
    The tailpiece is showing its age. It's starting to bow. Nothing wrong with it.
    Good eye! I had a hell of a time with intonation, changed the bridge, made some tweaks, all is good, its a favorite!

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    Too many pics for my ears!! I want to hear those instruments, however nice they look.

    Of the two guitars demo'd by Rich, I thought the perhaps lesser known H550 had a surprisingly rich tone considering its construction; a practical, player's instrument wherever there was one. The Sweet 16 has such a deep, resonant voice and therein lies its beauty.

    Regarding that 535 stop bar, the one on my 150 was always "bowed" from new

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter C
    Too many pics for my ears!! I want to hear those instruments, however nice they look.

    Of the two guitars demo'd by Rich, I thought the perhaps lesser known H550 had a surprisingly rich tone considering its construction; a practical, player's instrument wherever there was one. The Sweet 16 has such a deep, resonant voice and therein lies its beauty.

    Regarding that 535 stop bar, the one on my 150 was always "bowed" from new
    It's my impression that they bow over time from traction. But I can't find a fresh one to know.

    Here is one on Reverb. There is a slight bowing.

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    Here are two of mine I removed after a few years of use. There is a little bowing.

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    Yours looks like it's got a better arc!

  13. #162

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Grass
    I was recently at fellow member Rhoadscholar's memorial service. An old friend and bandmate said Rhoads brought a new guitar to practice. The friend looked surprised and asked how many guitars does he really need. The answer was just one more! Rhoads' sons gave me a guitar of mine that was in storage for the last year. It had a sticker labeled #20 on the case. I asked how many guitars did he have when he died. 40!
    I bought that single HB SE 2nd from the right. It was a very resonant guitar and I played it regularly. I was also happy to finally own one from that famous bathroom shot.

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    In the spirit of celebrating Heritage guitars, here is a picture (posted before and probably will be posted again up the road) of me playing my Heritage built (with help from Ron DeMarino. a master luthier who was a friend of John D'Angelico) D'Angelico New Yorker replica. This guitar was previously owned by New Jersey guitarists Pat Amato (RIP) and Joe Denisco, two of this forum's favorite posters. This is a superb guitar that sounds more like a Gibson Super 400C than either a real D'Angelico or Heritage Super Eagle. I will be playing this guitar until the grim reaper decides that I can no longer do so. Heritage again - but seriously...-carmel-valley-wedding-gig-jpg

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    I’m very fortunate that I own four of the guitars in that framed bathroom picture: the two on the far left: the Hrritage Ghost Built Excel (#20) and then the 17 inch Unity with the angel on the headstock and then farther over to the left the Golden Eagle with an Ebony pickguard that used to be Patrick’s favorite guitar( think of it as a Heritage WesMo it’s really sweet) and then lastly the 18 inch unity that’s on the far right right

    yowza

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crm114
    I’m very fortunate that I own four of the guitars in that framed bathroom picture: the two on the far left: the Hrritage Ghost Built Excel (#20) and then the 17 inch Unity with the angel on the headstock and then farther over to the left the Golden Eagle with an Ebony pickguard that used to be Patrick’s favorite guitar( think of it as a Heritage WesMo it’s really sweet) and then lastly the 18 inch unity that’s on the far right right

    yowza

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    You own 4 of the 8?! What are the odds against that! I’m happy half of them ended up with you BM. Those were Patrick’s favored blondes, and each guitar was a winner! Rest In Peace Patrick. We miss you man!

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    I’m still very good friends With Patrick’s widow Fran Amato I dpesk with her often. she’s had more than her share of challenges since she lost Patrick. I think I have 10 of his guitars now. Aside from the ones in the picture I have his Golden Eagle Wineburst, his Les Paul R9 from 2002 and three Ronaldo 62 Stratocaster copies, older ones / also lotta amps and wires, some pick ups. Fran gave me a lot of stuff. In the last five years I think I spent 40K buying things from her
    I count myself lucky I got some of the best stuff he had though. Those Ronaldo Strats are amazing

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    Here is my all curly maple 575 custom. It seems ”custom” here means bound neck and headstock. The neck is a kind of shallow U profile that reminds me of the GB10 I briefly owned. Previous owner must have been a thumb over player and played it so much the finish is worn off the neck binding on that side. I swapped out all the electronics and put Benedetto B6 pickups instead of the schallers. Sounds and plays great, lots of different voices depending how I dial in the amp. Thick carve top, clearly intended as an electric instrument.

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    Here’s Johnny !!!
    formerly Jay Wolfe’s personal HJS
    Thanks Marty Grass

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    More
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    That guitar was built for Jay's personal ownership. A few years ago Jay told me the story.

    Jay was not happy with the Gibson instruments he received in terms of the woods and quality. The guitars weren't bad but it clearly appeared that the better instruments were going to Asia, not the US. Around that time JP Moats contacted Jay. JP had previously represented Gibson in working with dealers. Now JP was a Heritage owner. Jay got four Heritages and was pleased with them and their price. That launched a long term relationship.

    Several years later the Heritage Johnny Smith was launched. Jay liked them. He told JP that if there was some spectacular wood Jay would like one made for him. He wanted a slightly thicker top. About six months later JP called Jay and told him he has some extraordinary spruce and great maple. They planned this together. Jay requested thin lacquer, which he often does.

    Jay got it and loved it. He played it out once but otherwise kept it in a vault. Prior to selling it to me he had it PLEK'd since Jay got a machine for that in the interim.

    The guitar truly is beautiful and sounds loud acoustically.

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    A rose on a rose! That’s one rare find. Congratulations BM!!

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    Sunny day

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    Best abalone I’ve seen yet
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    Those are all perfectly lit daylight shots BM. You’re doing yourself proud today, yes indeed!