Runs From The Past - Celebrate What Was And Still Is!

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Tonart, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    When one doesn’t know the answer, one makes something up.

    My grandpa used to say, “Only lie if it helps you.”
     
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  2. Tonart

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

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    1957/2008 limited. The stars aligned when they made this run. Everyone I know who has one claims it’s their keeper forever.
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  3. Solteroblues

    Solteroblues New Member

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    Here's my Artist V... I think limited to 300 total, only 150 in the US... probably not as limited as these others, but its MINE! LOL

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  4. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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  5. Tonart

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

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    What I appreciated about some of these old runs is that they tended to have standout woods, like Peruvian Mahogany for the Artist V and the 57/08 LTD.
     
  6. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    Wow, a blue crab blue right? has it faded or still vibrant as ever?
     
  7. Solteroblues

    Solteroblues New Member

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    I've only owned it for a couple of weeks. I was expecting it to look like the one in my avatar, and the seller's pics on Reverb matched my avatar (he said he took them about a year ago when he bought it), but when I got it, it's almost a black teal or something... it hasn't faded, but apparently darkened up somehow over the years. Still beautiful, and my most amazing player! I love the Artist V pickups, they sound magical.
     
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  8. geese_com

    geese_com New Member

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    The one that got away. I should have never sold it. =(

     
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  9. Tonart

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

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    The Duke of Ornate, the Collection Series III. Pernambuco neck, African Blackwood fingerboard, Espresso smokeburst. A chameleon that changes hue with the lighting.
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  10. shallbe

    shallbe New Member

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    Very small 2013 run of DGT Artists in Boyd's Burst with rosewood necks and ebony boards. One of the best sounding guitars I own. These two (the DGT Artist with my '97 R4 Oxblood) are going to the gig tonight. That DGT hangs with the LP easily---and that R4 is a beast.

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  11. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I was extremely lucky, and got to fondle a few "blasts from the past" in October.

    The 2 Paul took on that first road trip to drum up sales.

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  12. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    How about a Spruce Top HB Proto with wicked f-holes....


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  13. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    A hoard of Dragons, perhaps.

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    The Faded Blue Jean that you just get a glimpse of in the 2nd pic is the first ME
     
  14. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Maybe Santana #001!!!! :eek:

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  15. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    When Alex Lifeson is your all time favorite guitar player, there isn't much cooler than getting to hold his actual guitar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Special shout out to Shawn for being such a bada$$ dude!
     
  16. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Great photos brother! :D
     
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  17. Collywobbles

    Collywobbles New Member

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    Wow:)
     
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    Collywobbles New Member

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    Looks like there were a couple of NAMM 20 guitars behind you too - so there's a job for next time;) Looks like their Royal Blue NAMM 20 one has faded - I think the case sticker says 'badly faded'...
     
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    Collywobbles New Member

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    Agree - mega cool Shawn let you loose with all those too. As an aside sometimes special posts like this come along and I think, yeah - that's why I joined the Forum. Thanks Bodia (and Shawn).
     
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  20. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    You bet! Glad I could share! Shawn's the best!
     
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