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Re: austin guitars

: I just bought an Austin guitar today (Black Les Paul style). I just read that they were formerly called 'Bently' or 'Bentley' instead of Austin.
: dw

: : Who makes Austin Guitars??? I have found a Les Paul fire red knock off, but would like to know the manufacturer.

I have been trying to find out the same thing an haven't yet. I have had an Austin 6 string large body for 25 years Model # AG 330 and have not been able to find another one like it .If anyone knows please let me know and if I find out the makers name I'll pass it to you.. Thanks and keep picking

Re: austin guitars

: you can find the manufacturer info on austingtr.com. I think it is st. louis music co.
: : I just bought an Austin guitar today (Black Les Paul style). I just read that they were formerly called 'Bently' or 'Bentley' instead of Austin.
: : dw

: : : Who makes Austin Guitars??? I have found a Les Paul fire red knock off, but would like to know the manufacturer.

: I have been trying to find out the same thing an haven't yet. I have had an Austin 6 string large body for 25 years Model # AG 330 and have not been able to find another one like it .If anyone knows please let me know and if I find out the makers name I'll pass it to you.. Thanks and keep picking

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gretch

looking for a synchromatic gretch from the historic series. either one or two pick-up. what are the prices?

gibson firebird VII non reverse body with hard acoustic case

I got a Gibson Firebird VII non-reversable body with original hard aquistic case. It is the sunburst natural wood finish. It has three pickups, and the tremlow bar. I bought it brand new in Jan of 1966. I am the original owner. Does anybody know what it may be worth?

Re: gibson firebird VII non reverse body with hard acoustic case

: I got a Gibson Firebird VII non-reversable body with original hard aquistic case. It is the sunburst natural wood finish. It has three pickups, and the tremlow bar. I bought it brand new in Jan of 1966. I am the original owner. Does anybody know what it may be worth?

Re: gibson firebird VII non reverse body with hard acoustic case

i'd give you $2000 for it if you are interested. thanks

Re: gibson firebird VII non reverse body with hard acoustic case

Are you interested in selling it? I am looking for a nice firebird. Is the one you have the type that Johnny Winter Plays?
Dean

Re: gibson firebird VII non reverse body with hard acoustic case

it could be worth two maybe three thousand pounds
depending on its condition and serial number....
£££££££££££££££££££££££££!!!!!!!!!

Re: gibson firebird VII non reverse body with hard acoustic case

Sorry but the non-reverse models are not worth
the same price as the reverse models.

This is because the non-reverse models are not
hotly sought after by collectors.

It's still worth a couple of grand maybe 1800$ US
if in mint or near mint condition.

Gretch Model 6075 For Sale

Hi --

I am interested in selling my guiter. Details are below. Please reply if any interest.

Thanks,

Bob Kemp

Gretch Electric 12-String Hollow-body, 1970, Sunburst, model 6075, below average condition finish, all original equipment, no repairs.

Ser. No. 120106
December, 1970, 106th unit made

http://www.provide.net/~cfh/gretsch.html#ser

1965 to 1972 Serial Numbers.
Number on back of peghead, or on the top edge of the peghead (prior to 1967), no hypen in number. "Made in USA" stamped on back of peghead next to serial number starting June 1967 to 1973.
First digit or first 2 digits = month (1-12).
Next digit = last digit of the year
(1965 to 1972: 5,6,7,8,9,0,1,2).
Remaining digits = rank of individual instrument.
Example:
118243 = November 1968, 243th instrument.
31041 = March 1971, 41th instrument.
993 = September 1969, 3rd instrument.

Re: Gretch Model 6075 For Sale

 Gretch Model 6075 For Sale

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Re: Gretch Model 6075 For Sale

hi i m interested in bying your giutar
send me an e mail with more ditails
espesialy the price

gituar value

I have a takamine LTD92 with pickup and hard case in great shape,would any know the value of it.
I also have a talkamine f 341 black and in great shape would any know the value of it. Thanks

Re: gituar value

: have a gretsch 6031 would like to know value

Re: gituar value

: I have a takamine LTD92 with pickup and hard case in great shape,would any know the value of it.
: I also have a talkamine f 341 black and in great shape would any know the value of it. Thanks
Have 1949 electric century model Epiphone. bought it new. would like to know value. thanks

Re: gituar value

Hi, I was wondering if I could get a guitar value from this site? I have a Takamine f-341 and was wondering it's approx. value....anything is helpful.... Thanks

fender musicmaster bass

I am looking for the same first bass I bought as a young man for my son to learn on.. I see that they were reissued by squire in 1997, but I can't seem to find one, I would prefer a mid or late 70's fender musicmaster... not at a ripoff price.. its not a classic.. LOL.. Someone has mine.. its white with two red stripes I painted at the back of the body.. that's what I really want..

anyone hear of a LYS guitar

I just happened upon a LYS guitar. Can anyone tell me anything about it? I know it was made in Canada in 1981.
Thanks!

Re: anyone hear of a LYS guitar

I also own a 12 string left hand lys guitar. The only info that I have about it is that apparently they were made in Quebec. They were all hand made, and I mean by that not made in mass production. Another thing that I have been told is that they would be the grandfather of either the Godin or Norman guitar.If you know anyone that would be interested, I have mine for sale.
: Thanks!

Re: anyone hear of a LYS guitar

avez vous encore votrre lys ?

Re: anyone hear of a LYS guitar

: I also own a 12 string left hand lys guitar. The only info that I have about it is that apparently they were made in Quebec. They were all hand made, and I mean by that not made in mass production. Another thing that I have been told is that they would be the grandfather of either the Godin or Norman guitar.If you know anyone that would be interested, I have mine for sale.
: : Thanks!

Do a search on google, They were made in La Patrie Quebec and are now the brands Seagull etc. they are a fine hand crafted guitar

Re: anyone hear of a LYS guitar

In 1992 I bought a LYS L15 built in 1980. It´s a 6-string-guitare. Top, back and sides are from masive spruce. With the Guitar I´ve got a little brochure. If you´re interested send me your e-mail adress and I´ll try to send you a jpg-file from it.

Happy Christmas

Rainer

Re: anyone hear of a LYS guitar

: In 1992 I bought a LYS L15 built in 1980. It´s a 6-string-guitare. Top, back and sides are from masive spruce. With the Guitar I´ve got a little brochure. If you´re interested send me your e-mail adress and I´ll try to send you a jpg-file from it.

: Happy Christmas

: Rainer

Re: anyone hear of a LYS guitar

I have a Lys 12 string with no info concerning them. I would be very interested in anythoing you could send me.

Thanks,
Craig

Lys Guitar

I am currently looking at buying a LYS Guitar that I have come across I would be interested in your brochure on the LYS. The model was made in 1980.

Julie

Lys Guitar

I am currently looking at buying a LYS Guitar that I have come across I would be interested in your brochure on the LYS. The model was made in 1980.

: : Rainer

Lys Guitar

I am currently lookingat buying a Lys Guitar that I have come across I would be interested in you brochure on the LYS. The model was made in 1980.

: : Rainer

Re: anyone hear of a LYS guitar

: In 1992 I bought a LYS L15 built in 1980. It´s a 6-string-guitare. Top, back and sides are from masive spruce. With the Guitar I´ve got a little brochure. If you´re interested send me your e-mail adress and I´ll try to send you a jpg-file from it.

: Happy Christmas

: Rainer

Re: anyone hear of a LYS guitar

I have a LYS... It's a L18, hand made in 1981... THey are great guitars......

Wes

Re: anyone hear of a LYS guitar

I actually have an LYS acoustic LYS L-10 guitar.
If you did not know the LYS is French for Lilly. On your guitar if you did not already notice the head stock is in the shape of a lilly flower.My acoustic was made in the 60's and is made of all mahogany wood. SOLID MAHOGANY!. None of that cheap ply backing on others. I think all of them are handcrafted in Canada. I can say that it is one of the deepest and most buitiful sounding acoustic I have ever heard. If you have any web sites where I can find more info on Lys, Write back. Thanks
Eric

Re: anyone hear of a LYS guitar

I have maybe what you're looking for. It is very possible I have a 1981 Lys 12 string guitar. My father worked in a guitar shop named Steve's or something like that in Montreal in the beginning of the 80's.He told me this guitar was one of the best of the shop and was worth a couple of thousand dollars.Even after twenty years, the metal strings are still good and the sound is fabulous.
:

Re: anyone hear of a LYS guitar

i played an LYS 6 string acoustic in July 2001,and it was absolutely great!I'm from Thessaloniki, Greece and I look for these guitars.Does anybody know?

Re: anyone hear of a LYS guitar

: i played an LYS 6 string acoustic in July 2001,and it was absolutely great!I'm from Thessaloniki, Greece and I look for these guitars.Does anybody know?

I have a 12 string lefty lys guitar that I am considering selling. If you are interested, let me know and we can talk.

Re: anyone hear of a LYS guitar

I have a 6 string 1980's lys guitar, model L15
if interested please email me back and we can talk about it.

Re: anyone hear of a LYS guitar

: I just happened upon a LYS guitar. Can anyone tell me anything about it? I know it was made in Canada in 1981.
: Thanks!

I also have a 1981 Lys 6 string acoustic that I "inherited" from my sister. I enquired at a local music shop and was told that it was made in Quebec (the "lys" connection?) and that the manufacturer was bought out by Norman guitars. This person thought that the shop burnt down in the mid-eighties and after that the brand was discontinued. Has anyone heard this story?

Re: anyone hear of a LYS guitar

I have a Lys 12 string, 1973? i was told it was built by a guy named Gary Lys, who later sold out to Seagull. Mine was made in Ottawa. Chris

: : I just happened upon a LYS guitar. Can anyone tell me anything about it? I know it was made in Canada in 1981.
: : Thanks!

: I also have a 1981 Lys 6 string acoustic that I "inherited" from my sister. I enquired at a local music shop and was told that it was made in Quebec (the "lys" connection?) and that the manufacturer was bought out by Norman guitars. This person thought that the shop burnt down in the mid-eighties and after that the brand was discontinued. Has anyone heard this story?

Re: anyone hear of a LYS guitar

:I own a 12-string Lys guitar. I bought it in Quebec city in the 1980's. I seem to remeber being told by the salesman that the Lys guitars were made by the son of the guy who made the Normans.
: I have a Lys 12 string, 1973? i was told it was built by a guy named Gary Lys, who later sold out to Seagull. Mine was made in Ottawa. Chris

: : : I just happened upon a LYS guitar. Can anyone tell me anything about it? I know it was made in Canada in 1981.
: : : Thanks!

: : I also have a 1981 Lys 6 string acoustic that I "inherited" from my sister. I enquired at a local music shop and was told that it was made in Quebec (the "lys" connection?) and that the manufacturer was bought out by Norman guitars. This person thought that the shop burnt down in the mid-eighties and after that the brand was discontinued. Has anyone heard this story?

Re: anyone hear of a LYS guitar

did you had info on that guit

Re: anyone hear of a LYS guitar

: I just happened upon a LYS guitar. Can anyone tell me anything about it? I know it was made in Canada in 1981.
: Thanks!

Gerry
Did you get any info on the LYS guitar?
My dad repairs and builds violins/fiddles, guitars etc. and has just finished repairing a LYS 12 string.
I would appreciate any info
Thanks
Jim

Re: anyone hear of a LYS guitar

Hi there My name is Steven and I own a 1980 Lys I have been looking for the same info you have been without any luck. If you find any info on the Lys could you pass it my way.

Regards Steven

Re: anyone hear of a LYS guitar

: Hi there My name is Steven and I own a 1980 Lys I have been looking for the same info you have been without any luck. If you find any info on the Lys could you pass it my way.

: Regards Steven
I have a Lys 12 string, hand made by Gary Lys in 72-73? I don't know much about it except that Lys had a small shop in Ottawa and later sold out to Seagull. It's a great guitar. Cedar top, very unusual. It's one of the best sounding guitars I own. Deep & rich. I have Fishman matrix pickup. I bought it in Madison WI from Spruce Tree Music. The owner, Will...knows more about the history of these guitars. Check out their website & leave him an e-mail. I can't find it right offhand, but I check. I've modified my 12 to a 6 because we were worried about the durability, but I've pounded it on the road for 3 years with no problems.

Re: anyone hear of a LYS guitar

I bought my hand made 6 - string LYS "L" in West Virginia in the spring of 1980. I have drug mine all around the world when I was in the military. I now work in a music store and the only info out there on LYS's are the ones made after the sell out. I must say that after 21 years of hard living my baby sounds better than ever. I have modified it just a bit with new machine heads and a fishman pick-up. Other than some road scars it's just the way Mr. LYS built her. Sorry I can't give you any info you don't already have but I thought you might like to know you are not alone as a LYS owner.
PS If you hear of another 12 String I am looking for one have been for a very long time.
Ron

Re: anyone hear of a LYS guitar

I bought my hand made 6 - string LYS "L" in West Virginia in the spring of 1980. I have drug mine all around the world when I was in the military. I now work in a music store and the only info out there on LYS's are the ones made after the sell out. I must say that after 21 years of hard living my baby sounds better than ever. I have modified it just a bit with new machine heads and a fishman pick-up. Other than some road scars it's just the way Mr. LYS built her. Sorry I can't give you any info you don't already have but I thought you might like to know you are not alone as a LYS owner.
PS If you hear of another 12 String I am looking for one have been for a very long time.
Ron

Re: anyone hear of a LYS guitar

: I bought my hand made 6 - string LYS "L" in West Virginia in the spring of 1980. I have drug mine all around the world when I was in the military. I now work in a music store and the only info out there on LYS's are the ones made after the sell out. I must say that after 21 years of hard living my baby sounds better than ever. I have modified it just a bit with new machine heads and a fishman pick-up. Other than some road scars it's just the way Mr. LYS built her. Sorry I can't give you any info you don't already have but I thought you might like to know you are not alone as a LYS owner.
: PS If you hear of another 12 String I am looking for one have been for a very long time.
: Ron

Hi,

They were hand made in Quebec Canada. The story I've heard is that the son of the fellow who made Norman guitars went off and formed his own company and that is LYS guitars. They are quite incredible, I have a dreadnaught cutaway and it is the only one I've ever seen. There is a rumour that the end result was the creation of seagull guitars, but I'm not really sure!

B

Re: anyone hear of a LYS guitar

LYS is made in Quebec Canada in the early 80's. It was owned by Robert Godin and is apparently ther predecessor to the Seagull line of guitars made by Lasido in southern Quebec. They make Norman and a few other lines as well. I have a 6 string L-10 dated 1980 with a serial number of 1114. The Lys line doesn't exist. Don't know if they made 12's. There are new Norman 12's and Seagull 12's. There is a website but they aren't known for being too responsive to email requests.

trehane

: I bought my hand made 6 - string LYS "L" in West Virginia in the spring of 1980. I have drug mine all around the world when I was in the military. I now work in a music store and the only info out there on LYS's are the ones made after the sell out. I must say that after 21 years of hard living my baby sounds better than ever. I have modified it just a bit with new machine heads and a fishman pick-up. Other than some road scars it's just the way Mr. LYS built her. Sorry I can't give you any info you don't already have but I thought you might like to know you are not alone as a LYS owner.
: PS If you hear of another 12 String I am looking for one have been for a very long time.
: Ron

Re: anyone hear of a LYS guitar

: : Hi there My name is Steven and I own a 1980 Lys I have been looking for the same info you have been without any luck. If you find any info on the Lys could you pass it my way.

: : Regards Steven
: I have a Lys 12 string, hand made by Gary Lys in 72-73? I don't know much about it except that Lys had a small shop in Ottawa and later sold out to Seagull. It's a great guitar. Cedar top, very unusual. It's one of the best sounding guitars I own. Deep & rich. I have Fishman matrix pickup. I bought it in Madison WI from Spruce Tree Music. The owner, Will...knows more about the history of these guitars. Check out their website & leave him an e-mail. I can't find it right offhand, but I check. I've modified my 12 to a 6 because we were worried about the durability, but I've pounded it on the road for 3 years with no problems.

I have LYS guitar from about 1984-85. I bought it in Virginia and was told that it was the last one made in Canada, that's all I remember about it. Every time I strum another guitar, I realize how much I love the Lys. It has started to become concave in front of the bridge and bulge behind it. Also the bridge is trying to separate from the body. If anyone can help with that problem, please let me know!! Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

--Kurt

Re: anyone hear of a LYS guitar

Hi there My name is Steven and I own a 1980 Lys I have been looking for the same info you have been without any lock. If you find any info on the Lys could you pass it my way.

Regards Steven

Takamine F455S

Have mint condition Takamine F455S, would like information as to reasonable price.

Music Man Sting Ray II

Are there any still out there? How much might one sell for?

looking for a used National guitar

I am looking for a used national guitar:
1. 1934 to 1941 tricone, roundneck, style 1 w. german silver body, or;
2. 1934 to 1941 Duolin, 14 fret w/ open pegheads w/ german silver body, or;
3. 1934 to 1936 "Don", 14 fret, w rolled F-holes and roundneck, single resonator w/ slotted pegheads neck, german silver body, preferably gold "krinkle" finish, or green-gray finish.

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