GIBSON ES-175T reviewed by Rulrand Wiehl

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Review: 

I own a 1976, I think is the year. Nice wine red. They only made them for 4 years. It is a great guitar in every way. Easy to play on a comfortable mid girth neck. Extremely resonant on it's own ,unamplified, and sounds great through a Fender or Marshall with obviously different impact for each. Great for rock, blues, lead, rhythm, or jazz. I have a few nice guitars and go to this one more often than the others, so that tells me something. Compare it to my Gibson cs446, Guild Nightbird, 72 Fender tele thinline which are the others of that era, more or less.

ESP XJ-12 reviewed by Ron Payne

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Review: 

I've only had it a week, but it plays well, sounds great and seems to keep its tune. Intonation is good without any adjustment (may have been done by previous owner). Color is great - a dark brown 'rootbeer' sparkle with a white marbleized pickguard

YAMAHA FG410 A reviewed by Braindancer

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Review: 

I own several of these "Yammie lammies" (laminated-top Yamaha's, it most often specifically refers to the run of cream-label Yamaha spruce-lam acoustics made in Taiwan). To a lesser extent, the later Korean and Indonesian-made Yamaha's represent similar value, from what I've seen. At the time this was made, I believe it was the bottom-of-the-line Yamaha 12-string.

WAVERLY

The Waverly Music Products Company was founded in the 19th century. Located at 18 Eleventh Street, Long Island City, New York they made metal instrument parts for other manufacturers including tailpieces, tuners and banjo rings and also accessories like lap steel slides. In the 1970s Waverly was acquired by Stewart-MacDonald.

STEWART MACDONALD

Stewart MacDonald started out selling banjo heads in 1968 and has grown into the premier supplier of luthier tools and instrument parts.

Circuits to Cure Cancer

Circuits to Cure Cancer is a group of guitar pedal builders, retailers, reviewers, and musicians who have donated either their products or their time to help raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee. St. Jude's specializes in treatment and research hospital for serious diseases of childhood - particularly children's cancer.

Link: buy FX pedals and raise money for charity at Reverb.com 

GIBSON 1930s PICKS

Take your pick from this extensive range of Gibson 1939 guitar flat-picks. They came in all shapes and sizes - from the long and skinny #70 to the triple edged #73, most were celluloid but some were felt or even genuine tortoiseshell.

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VOX VALVETRONIX SERIES

The Vox Valvetronix range of amps was designed to use the advantages of both solid state and valve circuitry to make a warm authentic sounding amp that is easy to maintain and with plenty of features for the modern player including amp modeling to emulates the circuitry of other popular amplifiers.

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Multum Guitars

MultumGuitars.com aims to be a comprehensive guitar catalog of technical specifications, video reviews and user feedback about guitars.

UNKNOWN ACOUSTIC GUITARS #unknown

This mystery guitar was submitted by JD Glass. JD bought in in a Nashville garage sale but only part of the soundhole label remains. Here is the story

BALDWIN 700 SERIES

The Baldwin 700 series was introduced as an affordable range of semi-hollow bodied electrics desgined by James Ormston Burns. The bodies were made in Italy as were some of the hardware components, but the necks made in the UK or USA and final assembly was done in the USA.  The series included two six-string models - the 706 and 706V (with vibrato), a 12-string 712 model and the model 704 bass.

According to Baldwin's promotional flyer for the 700 series:

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HERALD HL34 reviewed by Anonymous

1
Average: 1 (1 vote)

Review: 

Bought one second hand , put it in the bin 2 days later

IBANEZ TS9 TUBE SCREAMER (REISSUE)

Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Reissue, overdrive effects pedal

The original Ibanez TS-9 was discontinued in 1984. But by the early 1990s used TS-9s were selling for 100s of dollars - so it was no surprise when in 1992 Ibanez decided to reissue the TS-9. Although there was some resistance to this idea within Ibanez company a stubborn brand manager managed to make it happen and within weeks of its re-release 5,000 TS9s had been sold.The reissues are a faithful copy of the original pedals.

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IBANEZ AW112 NT #unknown

Ibanez Artwood 112 NT

Purchased at the local Guitar Center for $199.99. Fantastic Instrument! Just goes to show you don't need to drop $1,700 on a new Taylor to get a Quality 12 string with a HUGE sound. I know it has a Solid Top. Back and sides not Sure. If it is Laminated they did a great job matching the wood grain. Looks solid to me. Like I said Huge sound. Easy to play Massive Sustain. Excellent Guitar.

YAMAHA FG402 reviewed by krystal

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Review: 

the guitar is very solid. It has a nice low end and rings out nicely the neck is very low set, the action is good. I would recommend this to someone who needs a good sounding acoustic and is also on a budget. this guitar is very versatile and I look forward to keeping it for a while. It has a nice weight to it unlike new guitars.

VOX Super Ace #unknown

1964 Vox Super Ace given to my Grandmother after modeling in an advertisements for Vox amplification. She got it in Italy at a photo shoot. She claimed that she was working for an agency out of NYC and they sent her to do the shoot outside a concert hall in Italy.

 This guitar came with the original hard shell case. The case is medium brown on the outside but plad blue and brown inside. It has NEVER been played or even plugged in as none of us even know how. I can't find any serial numbers at all but she recalls them taking it off of the "line" and handing it to her. She said that people all over the room were playing different guitars and that it was truly amazing to watch people working with their hands and ears in unison. How I wish I was born in the '40's! 

IBANEZ TS9 TUBE SCREAMER

Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer, overdrive effects pedal

The Ibanez TS-9 is one of the Tube Screamer series of overdrive pedals. Designed to recreate the sound of a vintage tube amp, the TS-9 has three control knobs: drive, tone knob, and level. The drive knob is for gain, the tone knob adjusts treble and the level knob adjusts the overall output volume. The TS-9 was introduced in 1982 as part of the Ibanez 9-series. Internally it is very similar to the TS-808 pedal, but the TS-9 has a much larger footswitch. The TS-9 also has a different output circuit to the TS-808 making it slightly brighter. The original TS-9 was discontinued in 1984.

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ORANGE BAX BANGEETAR

Orange Bax Bangeetar, overdrive, boost and EQ pedal

The Orange Bax Bangeetar Guitar Pre-EQ is their first new effects pedal since the 1970s. Handmade in the Orange Custom Shop, England, this pedal is available in two finishes, black or white.  It works as a traditional stompbox, a standalone preamp, and a direct recording tool. The Bax Bangeetar has a good dynamic range, producing classic Orange crunch and rich vintage overdrive at moderate gain settings. Increasing the drive level yields a wealth of modern tones, with large amounts of distortion on offer. For live use, the on-board clean Boost function adds an extra 5dB for solos.

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