Wacky seeing your guitar with someone else

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Merc, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    I’m wondering if anyone has shared a similar experience of finding pictures of your guitar on line in someone else’s hands before or after you bought or sold it.

    My wacky experience. I bought the below players grade (has a few small indentions) guitar recently. Being that wood grain is like a fingerprint, the straightness of the grain pattern seemed so familiar but I couldn’t place it. And I just figured out it was in a official Vox video demo.

    The picture from the demo capturing wood grain:
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    My guitar close up wood grain:
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    The Demo:


    Anyone else share a similar experience?
     
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  2. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    I was once on a forum where one of the contributors Guitars was previously used in a professional demo for Vox.
     
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  3. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    69
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Is that a Virage? Switchable pickups? How d'ya like it?
     
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  4. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    lol... I guess you agree it’s
    a match then.

    If you’re not sorry you asked, others might be as it’s about to get long ;). But here goes... That one is the Korean made SSC55 solid body version of the Virage. Owning both the two first Virage’s with the different pickups (called Three-90), a Virage 2 with the same pickups (called CoAxe) as my two 55’s, I can compare easily. The tonal variations of the Three-90 are more noticeable and I’d say well rounded. The CoAxe pickups pack much more punch, are super clear, but are a little less noticeable in the mode switching in lower volumes. Surprisingly in the 55 solid body I can hear the differences in the CoAxe more than the hollow-body Virage 2 with the same pups. Aside from the fact one is a hollowbody, it could be due to the fact the Virage 2 has something different going on under the hood in the cavity. The 55 has an extra brown thing in between the two mode switches and a different thing going on with the volume knob (excuse my lack of electronic knowledge). I like the different personality of both designs of pickups. If I had to choose one over the other I’d give it the CoAxe as I just love the tone. The guitars do have sort of a Gretsch musical chime to them and the happy in between scale length of 25 1/8” is fantastic to me. The Japanese build of the Virage is obviously better with a thinner acrylic lacquer. But the Korean 55 is so much bang for the buck, plays great, but does have a thicker Poly finish. My new semi solid 55 is actually on par with the Japanese as far as a thinner finish. Next to Gretsch these are obviously my favorite. And my rambling in over.

    The 55:
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    Virage 2:
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    This Vox demo thing is still odd to me. But wood grain can be such a beautiful thing.
     
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  5. EC Strat

    EC Strat Electromatic

    93
    Jan 11, 2019
    Louisville
    Kind of like seeing your former woman with another man
     
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  6. DaddyDog

    DaddyDog Country Gent

    Sep 18, 2011
    Mississauga, Canada
    I now have this prototype centre block Falcon, once owned by Paul Pigat. Unfortunately, the talent was lost in shipping:
     
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  7. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    At least I didn’t catch anything from the before image. My hair is still straight too.


    lol... that’s very cool. Sounds beautiful too and I enjoyed listening. Afterwords, my three year old next to me said “I want that music.” He usually tells me to “put guitar away.”
     
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  8. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    I bought this guitar in 2010/2011 from someone who sold it for this guy. Don't know who it is, but it is my guitar.


    Here's a picture of the Tokai next to my Power Jet.
    IMG_0662.jpeg
     
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  9. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    I could listen to Paul Pigat all day
     
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  10. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Very nice guitars.

    For some reason my son told me “please want pizza” while watching the clip. He likes pizza.
     
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  11. Scooter127

    Scooter127 Gretschie

    426
    Feb 25, 2019
    USA
    Being a woodworker for a side business/hobby, here I was all high and mighty and ready to say "There's no way blah blah" but darned if that's not the same guitar. Pretty cool!
     
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  12. MentalTossFlycoon

    MentalTossFlycoon Electromatic

    37
    Dec 22, 2018
    Texas
    I have a Jagmaster that was used by a professional touring band on the Conan Obrian Late Night show. I t came with a DVD of the show performance. Is kind of weird to sit with the guitar in your lap and watch the DVD
     
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  13. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Do you have a website or pictures of what you make? I love checking out woodworking stuff. I made some easy plaques and small stuff years ago. Mostly out of mahogany, walnut, and cherry. I really loved working with walnut, cherry was nice too.

    Think of the thousands of Conan fans that listened to your guitar and grooved to it. Knowing the history of a guitar is cool.
     
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  14. Scooter127

    Scooter127 Gretschie

    426
    Feb 25, 2019
    USA
    I mostly make plaques with my CNC router so it's not especially impressive. No website, but Facebook may still have my defunct "Scooter's Signs" page still up. The profile picture is me in a cold garage with a hat, goggles and a respirator on...looks like I'm about to cook meth lol.
     
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  15. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    69
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I'd feel sorry for him.
     
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  16. moltenmagna

    moltenmagna Electromatic

    Age:
    52
    29
    Mar 5, 2009
    Hong Kong
    This one. The cowboy kid. Stays in tune great. The greatest fame it had was when Brian played it at his house on that video in Young Guitar magazine along with his most famous guitars. It's 100 percent original, no nut or tuner changes. I think he sold it because he realised he had too many 6120's and other ones that were closer to stage ready.
     

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  17. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
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    That’s super cool to have one of Brian’s
     
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  18. afire

    afire Country Gent

    I've seen a couple of my former guitars pop up for sale. But nothing beats spotting a guitar you currently own listed for sale. I used to have a '55 Roundup. Like most old Roundups (for whatever reason) it was well worn and little rough, so easy to identify. And there it was on eBay. The pictures weren't mine (must have been a previous owner or seller that posted them), but it was obviously my guitar. Among other things, it had very distinctive wear on the back that looked kind of like tire treads. Which I couldn't figure out for the longest time until somebody pointed out to me that it had rested on a coily cable in its case that ate the finish. Anyway, the useless turds at eBay wound't do anything and the "seller" didn't respond to me. So, my approach was to put up a listing myself to warn off potential bidders, figuring if they found the bogus listing, they'd find mine too. The fake seller gave up and cancelled it and presumably moved on to his next scam.
     
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  19. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    I sold a Guild that later on came up for sale on ebay. now, I like to look after my stuff; obviously the guy I sold it to didn't. I felt a tiny bit violated!
     
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