1984 Pre Factory Curly Maple Top Santana!

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  1. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    I gotta start using the word "aquired" when referring to new guitars...yeah, it would probably have a little less "sting" than..."hey Red...I just "relieved"the bank account of some more cash for another guitar...again."o_O

    Yeah, "aquired" sounds much safer...;)
     
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  2. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    It was not. GC Hollywood “Vault.” Markie’s owned some outstanding guitars, but not a real ‘59.
     
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  3. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I was shaking too much to notice. :confused::oops: I was also told not to touch the tuners which were all yellowed and cracking badly. They looked like they would crumble.

    As a side note, Eddie’s Frankenstein actually played nice (but a helluva lot nicer for Eddie!).
     
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  4. 22Top

    22Top perfectly cromulent

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    This would be a birth year PRS for me.

    I don't think that will help me with the price tho...
     
  5. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    LOL sounds like being with a mega celebrity. “Whatever you do, don’t ask about THAT incident!”

    I saw Bernie Marsden’s video with Andersons where he demo’d his 59 aka the beast. That guitar sounded really great. You could hear such a strong wood quality in the tone, like an electric cello or something. He mentioned to the effect that it was the one 58/59/60 Les Paul that really impressed him.

    I also know that they use genuine Mahogany (Honduran) (Swietenia Macrophylla), even today with the reissues. Can’t help wondering, given what I’ve learnt and noticed, if that is the magic ingredient.
    LOL!!
     
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  6. WA Paul

    WA Paul All dogs go to heaven

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    I think there is something sonically with Honduran (South American) Mahogany and the body thickness. I stopped my PS build because I had a panic attack over the African hog versus SA hog! Eventually decided to go back to the original African hog due to weight requirements. For PRS SCs, I find the key is pairing them up with a Braz neck - tone wise brings their SCs closer to the classic LP low/mid push but still have those sweet highs and clear mids. My Huber Orca has it with Spanish Cedar which sonically is supposed to be very similar to old growth Honduran Mahogany- sounded authentic to my ears (the not so great variety). That said, I don’t currently own an LP (had a Class 5 and an AL LP in the past), but have been tempted but the recent R9s.
     
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  7. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    The secret to Markie’s basement is Pizza King!
    [​IMG]
     
  8. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc PRSf certified

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    I visited their website once because of you guys...

    I’m hoping to be pleasantly surprised.
     
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  9. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    This is a good video that compares old and new back to back. I have to say, 90% similarity but Bernie’s beast has an extra woody baritone element to it. I think it’s really the individual guitar lottery. I must say though, the SE Bernie has some of that quality and that’s just so mind blowing.
     
  10. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    That basement is part of guitar history!

    (Even the bar table is quilted)
     
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  11. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Doooh! Yeah, we don't have those...:(.

    So, you don't have to get in the hole... if you bring pizza? :confused:

    Again, asking for a friend:cool:
     
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  12. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Quote -

    “Ahah! That’s where I left the bar!!”
     
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  13. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    It is unquestionably the best pizza at Markie’s.

    The best Indiana pizza is at Boogie’s though.
     
  14. archey

    archey New Member

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    I didn't realize I am among fellow Hoosiers! I live in Greenfield. And I would have to say that Mozzie's is pretty damn good pizza.
     
  15. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I just roam around eating whatever I find in people’s homes.
     
  16. WA Paul

    WA Paul All dogs go to heaven

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    That ‘woody baritone’ is what I call the push in the lower mids. But still need to retain the clarity and sweetness in the highs!
     
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  17. WA Paul

    WA Paul All dogs go to heaven

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    Ooooh, a H&K TriAmp, always wanted the AL version one! Way too much power for me though. :)

    That looks like a nice room to spend a lifetime in :D
     
  18. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    The people in the hole would beg to differ....o_O

    Sorry, It couldn't be helped...:confused:
     
  19. WA Paul

    WA Paul All dogs go to heaven

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    Hey, I knew what I meant - ask me again! :D

    Erhmm...

    A nice room to spend one’s leisure portion of their lifetime in -better? ;) Since it’s a room, you can always leave - not in the Hotel California sense either :)
     
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  20. markie

    markie Zombie 27 - DFZ

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    I was in Greenfield last week :cool:
     
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