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Construction[ edit ] Stradivari made his instruments using an inner form, unlike the French copyists, such as Vuillaume , who employed an outer form. It is clear from the number of forms throughout his career that he experimented with some of the dimensions of his instruments. Scientists at National Taiwan University have detected trace amounts of aluminum , copper , and calcium in wood from Stradivari violins. Potassium borate borax may have been used to protect against Woodworm. He reports that even when varnish is no longer visible to the human eye on the surface of older violins, it can be detected within the top layers of cells. A lower layer of varnish is found within the topmost wood cells while an upper rests upon the wood. Echard’s findings also suggest that Stradivari used a mixture of common Cremonese resin, oil, and pigment as a varnish, rather than making his own. Echard did not find traces of specialized ingredients such as protein materials, gums, or fossil amber. These results suggest that differences in density differentials in the material may have played a significant role in the sound production of classical violins. A later survey, focused on comparing median densities in both classical and modern violin examples, questioned the role available materials may have played in sound production differences, though it made no comment on variations in density differentials.

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Don’t let anyone try to convince you that there is a Strat Plus, they just did not exist. It was owned by a former Fender employee who recently passed away. The strings, I am certain, were the original from 87, as they were rusty and hard to pull through the nut.

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Something new on the workbench.. This is another Egmond guitar, made in Holland, by the sub-brand Frima. Other sub-brands such as Lion, Miller, Rosetti, Manhattan and Orpheum to name a few… are better known in the online community, and thus, there is a whole lot more info to find. This particular model mostly resembles an Orpheum 12 string. Two pickups, trapeze tailpiece, 3way-switch on the lower horn..

But the neck is certainly a six string, and some laquer has worn off near the bridge, so I guess it used to have a tremolo-unit of some kind. I got this guitar with no electronics or hardware whatsoever, only the small lower horn pickguard for the 3way-switch which was kept in place by a single small screw. So, the neck and frets are still in top condition and no cracks in the body, just a bit of missing paint from where the bridge and such used to be.

It needs all new hardware, a custom cut pickguard and a bit more electronics as the Egmond Thunder came with only one volume and one tone, but the body has four holes..

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If you’re not familiar with my site, it’s simple, and you’ll love it or hate it: It’s not a fancy site but it remains unchanged since ’98 so I figure, “if it ain’t broke – don’t fix it. Just click on any underlined text and it should open a picture; if you move your cursor over the pic and there’s a magnifying glass displayed instead of your cursor, click the pic and it will expand it to larger size.

The latest and greatest reissue of the original early 50s black guard Tele, replacing the American Vintage ‘ This one has all the black guard era vibe with period correct hardware and pickups, but adds modern features such as pickup switching and the modern 9. It features a solid ash body with gloss nitrocellulose finish, 21 tall vintage fret neck that’s also nitro-finished, chunky ’52 U-shaped maple neck with 9.

Aug 05,  · I just bought a vintage Fender steel guitar. It started as a triple-8 Custom, but has been cut down to a double 8. I’ve been told that the serial numbers are different than the guitars.

Bass 6 , to Typical wear on a ‘s Fender maple fingerboard. Fingerboard Material Maple fingerboard, s: This was the standard neck on all models until when the Jazzmaster was introduced with a rosewood fingerboard; the rest of the Fender models changed to rosewood fingerboards in mid Rosewood fingerboard, “Slab” Brazilian , to That is, the bottom of the fingerboard was flat and the board was fairly thick. A picture of a slab board neck as seen from the “butt” of the neck can be seen in this picture.

Also shown is the difference between reissue and original slab board necks. The Musicmaster family also used slab fingerboards usually Indian rosewood for about a year from Sept to Oct Slab fingerboards are also identifiable from the peghead by their “hump” line humps toward the tuners , just above the nut.

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And thus, he founded,,,Fleetwood Mac. Back then, when Jimmy Page was barely out of his session musician days and first achieving fame with the soon-to-be-over Yardbirds, Peter Green was the ace, ripping heavy blues player in London, adored by his fans, who saw in Feetwood Mac a band that was more edgy and faithful to the blues than bigger names such as The Rolling Stones. The song was later covered by Santana and became a worldwide smash.

But worse was to come. While Fleetwood Mac carried on, to become one of the biggest bands in the world, Green was diagnosed with schizophrenia, a mental illness commonly characterised by hallucinations and paranoia, and spent time in psychiatric hospitals undergoing electroconvulsive therapy in the mid s. Peter Green, still rocking after all those years

In , CBS-Fender began to implement a new type of neck stamp in place of the usual date stamp consisting of model code, month, year, neck width (e.g. 8 DEC 65 B for a Duo-Sonic II with a 1 5/8 inch neck width). The new code consisted of 6, 7 or 8 digits and was usually stamped in green ink.

Don’t let anyone try to convince you that there is a Strat Plus, they just did not exist. It was owned by a former Fender employee who recently passed away. The strings, I am certain, were the original from 87, as they were rusty and hard to pull through the nut. I have owned ‘s of Strat Plus’, as well as helping s of people to identify their guitars. I also saw where Shell Pink was listed as an available color from Fender in color code 56 but not in any of the Strat Plus brochures.

This is the oldest Strat Plus I have come across yet, as it came off the assembly-line July 27th, ! Scroll up to see John’s Custom Shop work log. The backs of the pickups do not even have any stickers with the part or patent numbers. Instead they are hand scribed most likely done by Jeff Lace when in high school. The numbers on the pickups indicate the order which they were manufactured!

The soldering is very interesting, almost like they were trying to decide how to wire them up. Has the big fat resistor on the TBX. Another interesting feature, beside the split Wilkinson nut, is the starred Sperzil locking tuners.

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These models were Fender models and not Squier models. The stratocasters had Fender USA pickups installed and were made for the Japanese market only and not for export. The Squier series were also made available for the Japanese market in October , which incorporated small changes compared to the export Squier series. The large Fender logo of the export Squier series was soon changed to a large Squier logo.

The SQ Squier series was introduced in late to early Squier Vista Series[ edit ] In , Squier began to manufacture the Vista Series, which saw them introducing their own unique guitar designs independent from the Fender mother company for the first time.

They have been placed at the top of the neck plate, on the front of the headstock, on the back of the headstock, and on the back of the neck near where the neck bolts onto the body. They were stamped on the back vibrato cover plate (early ’50s Strats), and on the bridge plate between the pickup and the saddles on some Telecasters.

Expect some inaccuracies and typos. About two years after that, he started playing more seriously and began practicing non-stop. King, Clapton developed a distinctive style and rapidly became one of the most talked about guitarists in the British music scene. During this time, Clapton really began to develop as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Cream had sold a millions of records and have played throughout the U.

According to Eric, he received this guitar as a gift from his grandmother: That got me into the band, and then we started making money, I found I had nothing else to spend it on but guitars, so maybe once a month I bought a guitar. Blues Power — GuitarWorld. If you happen to know more, as always — shoot us a message using the contact form at the bottom of this list. In the book he also goes on to explain how the Kay had no truss rod, which resulted in the neck bowing — making it even harder to play.

It was the same guitar I had seen Alexis Korner playing, a double-cutaway semi-acoustic Kay, which at the time was quite an advanced instrument, although essentially, as I later learned, it was still only a copy of the best guitar of the day, the Gibson ES

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Granted, those are women sharing their experiences, however to be fair, men are experiencing a lot of this as well. Do you find yourself, much like Alice In Wonderland, attempting to peer into or jump through the looking glass, desperate for answers, while the man in your life seems to care less? I get a lot of questions posed to me from the post referenced above. When men behave peculiar towards women, women have a tendency to blame themselves.

This is not Prince Charming gals, this is a man waving a giant red flag in your face. How could he be?

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If you’re looking for an easy to play guitar, the action doesn’t get any lower than this baby. Excellent value and quality that’s typical of Korea today. This model was only made in one small run so there aren’t many of these around – most of the Harm 3 models feature the cats eye f-hole in a semi-hollow design while this model was a limited edition production model that’s no longer available. It features a solid archtop mahogany body, 22 fret maple set-neck with ebony fretboard and synthetic bone nut, side markers on the side of fretboard only, jumbo frets, flat The setup on this guitar is superb and the tone is warm and rich, very good choice for anything besides metal.

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