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Our open mic night has been reinstated... it seems that the fee that the bar pays for their Sirius radio should cover bands as well.
Yesterday (Monday) I dug out my 1952 Gibson ES-125, which hasn't been playable for about ten years. I finished dressing the frets, restrung it, and tuned it up just in time to drag her down to the open mic. This guitar and I have some history... I traded a .45 automatic pistol for it about 25 years ago. The dry climate here in New Mexico wreaked some havoc on it, but my Dad was able to fix it (collapsed top ) and I did my very first (and only) fret job on it. (You want stress... try taking a hammer to your 50 year old guitar. )
Anyway, here is how she did...
That's one sweet sounding guitar, you must be pleased as punch to get it back up and running after all that time, congrats.
"I'm So Lonesome I Don't Even Have Me No Friend, I've Done So Much Crying Will I Ever Laugh Again" - Peter Green
Beautiful guitar .... and beautifully played - love the tones - make the musical taste buds in my head big time.
She certainly sings happily for you - probably feels good about the care and attention given to restore her to health ... but ... a hammer?!
Hope we get to hear more from this guitar.
MikeJackal wrote:The one thing I would say you have much is improved on is your blues faces ;
Thanks guys, glad you liked it.
I'm really glad to get this guitar back in action... I'm very fond of it. (She's actually 60 years old now.) VB, this is the guitar that made me fall in love with the P-90 sound back when it wasn't as popular as it is now. It was also my first archtop.
Thanks to my buddy Dave for shooting this vid. Not great sound, but what can you expect from a little point and wait digital...
May have some more from this night on the Gibson... have to wait and see how the recordings came out.
Discontinued by the 1970s I see ... the fate of a lot of good guitar models. I've just noticed my local favourite guitar shop has a (young) 45 year old ES-125. However it's greenish (not my favourite guitar colour) and is 3 times the highest price I've ever paid for a guitar. They DO hold their value well don't they. At least in the laste 60s Gibson were still selling them with P90s. However right out of my budget / league .... unless my numbers come up.Blindboy wrote:I'm really glad to get this guitar back in action... I'm very fond of it. (She's actually 60 years old now.) VB, this is the guitar that made me fall in love with the P-90 sound back when it wasn't as popular as it is now. It was also my first archtop.
http://www.livemusicshop.co.uk/productD ... ES-125%20C
Shows the quality of your guitar / guitar playing that even on a "little point and wait digital" enough of the sound got through to give us all the tone WOW factor.
" A blues guitarist plays 3 chords in front of thousands of people.......a Jazz guitarist plays thousands of chords in front of 3 people"
Found here in a small music store that mostly sell accordions in a bad neighborhood in Rotterdam, for the amount of Fl 400,=
I trade in a Teisco telecaster, and made the deal that i pay every week fl. 100,= cash So i did (my income at that time was incl my steady job fl. 156,00 a week So i really have to play for my food and drinks
Your clip make me dig up here and restring, get the dust of and try to get used again to the shortscale. Still sounds amazing.
But still it never becomes a Gibby, and you must be carefull with the volume knob (feedback) But for fat jazzy and bluestones
VB that 125 you found looks great (the cutaway versions sell for quite a bit more...) except for that awful color.
El Mano... is that an old Framus? Those are cool guitars. I'll bet it sounds great.