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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, Dec 1, 2019.
I had a '53 like that, mine was ratty but killer.
Yea it was those lp shaped teles that always intreagued me, but I've never actually seen one.
Ha, yes ! I even didn't knew this... The Provocateur model is nice, the Masquerader is more quelconque - They should reissue it in that famous translucent Green Burst :
I only saw one in my life, along a Modulator bass in the same finish. It was in the very early 80s... How classy and gorgeous they were !
I never saw any Wandrè in real, and yes, Eastwood has made Wandrè inspired guitars - even in LH ! - but the most interesting and unseen - the Luna, the Rock Oval, the Scarabeo, the BB, the Tigre, etc... - are not reissued. Maybe one day, when everybody will be fed up with Fender, Gibson and Co - but NOT Gretsch, OK ?
@drmilktruck : you probably know this website about Shergold guitars...
If not... Enjoy !
Thanks for sharing, lots of good info there.
I don't know much about this, but if all DeArmond guitars were as good as I think my T-400 is, it's a brand that should be resurrected.
(Mine is exactly like this, but with white pickups, which -apparently- are less common, especially with this rounded pickguard instead of a serrated one.)
They did sorta, even better by my friend TK Smith :
Valco, National, Harmony, etc
Yeah, like many in this thread, there are lots of brands I would like to see get back to what they were.
A few high-end Gibson made Epiphones.
Some American made Peaveys. I would like them to create a pedal version of the phaser circuit from the VTX series amps, they could do a whole line of “saturation” distortions and effects. They should never have stopped making speakers. The thing about Peavey is the people who liked them liked them a lot. Trying to expand and chase other markets seemed to undo them.
That one glorious moment Traynor reissued a hand-wired YBA-1 and YGM-3.
Why are there no Custom Shop Fender amps? I mean, ones like the Custom Shop guitars? Hey build me a 1x15 5F6 with blue tweed and a pulsing red faceplate!
Marshall stop f-ing around and build the amps people want to buy.
I see I’m old now.
I'm with you, @Hammerhands !
I'm from South Bend. My Dad (as well as grandfathers, uncles, and aunts) worked at Studebaker. I worked PT in the parts house in high school after the plant shut down, and worked in the plant for a different company before I went into the service. We all carried UAW Local 5 cards. I had a '59 wagon (Bluesmobile---ex-St. Joe County K9 car) and a '63 GT Hawk. There's nothing left of the Stude factory, or of the Oliver tractor plant across the street. The city lost 1/3 of it's residents and went spiraling down after that. Gotta love the Rust Belt!
Ex Gibson disgruntled employees. Definitely NOT Gibson. Still in the same building, tho.
univox hi fliers, i have owned three of them and although once upon a time they would have been the cheapest of the cheap they actually play and sound amazing! i think my first univox hi flier was the best playing guitar i have ever known, i don't like the eastwood copies though. i had these three exact models
I was trying to retrieve my preferred Shergold Masquerader finish... Here it is, with the Old English font on the pickguard :
Shergold Custom Masquerader 6, greenburst, 1983
I doubt that I would be able to find one in LH, though...
Make them every day. Great amps
I hope you can see the pictures. Bartolini was a good italian guitar and harmonica brand in the early 60's. Hubert Sumlin (mighty guitarist for Howlin Wolf played a Bartolini)
P.S. Sumlin was one of the few bluesmen who played a Gretsch hollowbody too ...
Yeah, it's a sad story. Now if Fender had bought 'em they'd still around and you'd have 17 different versions of a Hawk - The Drivers Edition, The '58 Reissue, The Vintage Edition, The Modern Drivers Edition ... LoL!
More on topic, how 'bout Sunn Amplifiers? They were beasts back in the day and a Portland company to boot - founded by a couple guys from the Kingsmen that needed louder amps to bash out Louie, Louie.
And then there's Dan Armstrong guitars. There was a brief revival of those first in late 90's and again in the mid-00's iirc. Time to do it again!
Vintage Italian guitars are Funky : Welson, Galanti, Gemelli, Masetti, Eko, Wandrè, etc... Too bad Italians made so very few Lefties in the 60s !