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Hi I'm a Vintage fanatic!

Post  rev48 on Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:56 am

Hi I'm the Rev
It's great to have a site to talk "Vintage" ...Thank you
I am primarily a Blues Player and a Vintage enthusiast
My Line Up is:
Vintage Lemon Drop ( the best Guitar I have owned)
Vintage Icon Road worn Strat
Vintage V1oo Cherryburst (rewired coil tapped and Irongear pups)
Vintage SG Fool ( a Girlfriend painted a regular one for Xmas!)
I had a Gold Top with P90s and sold it ...wish I hadn't now

I have owned many Gibson and Fenders and I truly believe Vintage Guitars play as well as the Major names!
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Post  Jim on Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:51 am

I have to agree. My mate works in a guitar shop so I do tinker about with alot of guitars. And when I had my VS6, and tried a few Epiphone and Gibson equivilants. And I know ive only been playing about five years, I was really trying to find differences that amount to the huge prices differences. I couldn't, not to justify over 400 quids worth. They sounded identical running through a Marshall, but like I said, i may not be so hot on tone than a seasoned pro.

Not trying to blow smoke up anyones arse here, but Vintage offer the best bang for you buck imo. Hence why i'm getting another.

Trendy names on headstocks are not everything, I learnt this quite quickly.
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Post  Admin on Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:51 am

You're so right. Brand names mean nothing. It's all about the tone!
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Post  Supernaut on Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:42 am

When I was at Trev Wilkinsons workshop, he let me play a Vintage V6LB, I whammied then hell out of it and it stayed perfectly in tune and it sounded great! He then handed me the Fender version of that guitar. It felt and sounded identical to the Vintage, he then asks me how much I thought the Fender was worth, I said £700, he said "Nope, that's an all original 1964 strat worth £25,000"
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Post  mario on Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:41 am

makes you wonder how they fender and gibson can charge so much for their guitars!

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Post  Keith Bennett on Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:06 am

mario wrote:makes you wonder how they fender and gibson can charge so much for their guitars!

I'd say it's partly because of their overheads - storing timber whilst it becomes sufficiently seasoned for use in those deities of the guitar world doesn't keep the prices down and the higher wages in the United States is also a factor. But it's mainly because they can. There are nowhere near enough players out there who're satisfied with a guitar that just does the job beautifully - they want the status of the name on the headstock. I was like that, and do own a Gibson SG Standard. Yes, it's beautifullly made and feels and sounds brilliant, but it's really not better than my Vintages. Minutely inspected, the finish is superior, but that means in the case of my example, that it's flawless, rather than merely very, very good. Ok, as long as I own the Gibson I won't be buying a VS6 - but that's only because I don't need two SGs that'll do exactly the same job, except perhaps as posing accessories. If I was a millionaire I'd buy Gibsons and Fenders, but as long as lighting bonfires with £100 pound notes is out, Vintage guitars do the same job for a fraction of the outlay. I have four of the major food groups - Tele (TC200), Les Paul (V100), ES335 (AV3P) and Strat (AV6HGW) - for around half the cost of one Gibson Les Paul Standard. So actually, even a millionaire shouldn't ignore value like that...
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