Drifter Guitar!!

Posted by george on Sat, 10/18/03 - 01:20:05.
In Reply to Guitar E.R

I was givin a guitar buy a rich aunt of mine and wondering of its history-value... If you know anything about it please email me thank you!! (it is a drifter electric guitar almost identical to a gibson les paul)

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drifter guitar

i am trying to find out about this drifter guitar, it is named a continental the serial number is 7ho or 4030375 model #df150 in excellent condition in hard case, i'd like to know if it is worth anything mp

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I need the nut measure on any original drifter Please any drifter owner!!!!

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Can anyone PLEASE PLease measure the nut on their drifter guitar. I need to replace mine. The original is gone.

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OK Drifters! I found a nice Drifter Guitar, it's a red one, pretty good shape at the pawn shop for 199...I liked the guitar because I need something with that John Lee Hooker Epiphone sound...seems to have it...I talked them down to 129! These posts made me buy it...Thank you all...
ok, i found a Drifter 1970 Catalog...it's at vintaxe.com, though I don't wanna pay 10 bucks just to look at a 6 page catalog...if anyone does pay, email me...I'll trade you something like music, etc...Again, thank you Drifter owners...I'm gonna be pretty happy once i string this Drifter left handed...this this looks, feels, and sounds just magnificent! I was looking for a one of a kind guitar...and now i'm so stoked!

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: I bought my drifter from a pawnshop and I found that it is a 1970s drifter it looks like the electric Epiphone which the Epi is made by Gibson mine is a 6 string and I paid only $60.00, but other then that I really dont know to much other then they were made by Gibson and I think it was one of their off brand set of electric guitars.

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i also have a 1970's drifter les paul copy..they were distributed by Conn. music instuments and are pretty well made japanese guitars

G.C.Conn guitars, their

G.C.Conn guitars, their spinoff brand made in approx. 1980 the "Continental" and "Drifter" and possibly others).

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: I was givin a guitar buy a rich aunt of mine and wondering of its history-value... If you know anything about it please email me thank you!! (it is a drifter electric guitar almost identical to a gibson les paul)

First guitar I ever owned. 1978-79. Black, Les Paul Copy. I had gold hardware, but I think they came chrome also. After some tweaking, it really was a nice guitar. Dropped the action a little, put some new tuning keys on it and I played the hell out of it. From 8th grade, high school jazz band and then college. I regret selling mine, so I would hang onto it. Alot of people will talk it down, so what. I can give you some pointers to make it a killer axe, or if it is for sell, I am interested.
Enjoy it, my Drifter was a trusted friend, part of my jamming history.

42 years old and I still say "If it's too loud, your too old."
Jon

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Hello all!
I have a question. I just bought a Drifter LP in cherry red/burgundy, not a sunburst, for $45 and it seems pretty old, maybe from the 70's. The thing is, when I brought it home I saw after further inspection that there's about a 4-5 in. crack running from the nut down the side of the neck. I was wondering if you thought it would be worth it to get it repaired. The trim around the body is very slightly cracked in spots where it would've been naturally worn from age and lots of use. Also there's a chip on the front, a couple light scratches on the back and the headstock plastic is a bit cracked/warped. So, what do you think, is it worth it to fix the crack in the neck?

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: I was givin a guitar buy a rich aunt of mine and wondering of its history-value... If you know anything about it please email me thank you!! (it is a drifter electric guitar almost identical to a gibson les paul)

I bought a drifter guitar that was used over 18 years ago-I think it is from the 70's.I do not knom much about it-I I play drums now-I would really appreciacte any info thanks, Dave

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I have the same guitar. I cant figure who makes it either, but i did find a company that has replacement parts. Its called Stewart-MacDonald. This company has every part you need. They sell everything to build custom. so what ever you need they have.

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hey! i have the exact guitar as you. and i have no idea where to find parts or anything to get it repaired lol. 25 years old is all i know...drifter identical to the les paul

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: hey! i have the exact guitar also, black with white trim and is a solid body guitar. mine is very heavy but I don't have any info. on it either Does look just like a les paul though

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I have one like this as well----------just got it at an estate sale...does anyone know anything about this guitar???

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all I know is they are made by the Continental/Conn music company, and apparently they make every kind of instrument you can imagine...only thing is, they've been doing it since the 1800s, and eventhough they had a slew of guitars manufactured by aria in Korea and japan[have one of those too;1968 335 style], There is absolutely NOTHING online that resembles a database. Trust me, I've been looking...

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: all I know is they are made by the Continental/Conn music company, and apparently they make every kind of instrument you can imagine...only thing is, they've been doing it since the 1800s, and eventhough they had a slew of guitars manufactured by aria in Korea and japan[have one of those too;1968 335 style], There is absolutely NOTHING online that resembles a database. Trust me, I've been looking...****************************
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Hello all, I am Onna!
I got my 'Drifter' back in 1982...it was a mess, I took it home cleaned it up, put new strings on and played it with great delight. It was in it's original case with the signed number 6 of 7 and followed by: 1638, the co. of CG Conn LTD.
EST 1875 Oaksbrook, Illinois. It has a LesPaul body in a gold to black sunburst and black back and neck. This guitar is amazing.
I have heard a few stories about this. One was that Marty Robbins had a guitar designed for him...this is 6 of 7 that were made like this. I don't think I could put a price on it and prolly would never sell it. It has some serious soul..Someone played the HE** out of it before me,then I continued its journey! Thus, the back of the neck is severely worn from playing not marred...played!
Write me with your Drifter tales! onna1@roadrunner.com

Drifter Acoustic Guitar paid $22 at yard sale 05-17-14

Hello,
I just a Drifter Acoustic Guitar at a yard sale Saturday morning and paid $22 for it in its original hard case. When I got home I noticed that it had NEVER been played! This guitar is flawless and sounds absolutely superb and has excellent action. I have read that these guitars are really hard on a player's fingers and that is not the case with mbelieves. After researching these guitars I feel I am extremely lucky to have found one that has never been played! It is in flawless condition and I can't speak high enough of this guitars warm deep and high tones and it's remarkable performance!
My Drifter Guitar is Model: D-22 Acoustic, C. G. CONN LTD., Oakbrook ILLINOIS. Serial Number was left blank. This was an error by the Company that manufactured the guitar.
Appraised value of $1255.00 by MUSICIANS FRIEND Appraiser TONY K. said "You're lucky Matthew! This is a very rare find, most of these guitars are in bad condition due to poor handling by the owner. The sound of the Drifter D-22 is absolutely priceless if taken care of by owner/player. Pleasure to appraise your guitar. MFA Tony". Tony also had told me that the appraisal given was kept on the low side because the guitar doesn't hold a well known name such as Fender, Gibson, Applause, etc.
I'm very happy to own and Play my DRIFTER D-22 Acoustic Guitar!

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I, too, am a "Drifter" owner - who is tired of wearing out his fingers on my Drifter's bent neck! I just ordered a Wechter. Unlike so many things I see posted here, my Drifter continually goes out of tune and kills my fingers past the second or third fret - seriously warped neck...

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Hello Onna!

I was just reading your blog about your Drifter LP. I just bought a Drifter LP in cherry red/burgundy, not a sunburst, for $45 and it seems pretty old, maybe from the 70's. The thing is, when I brought it home I saw after further inspection that there's about a 4-5 in. crack running from the nut down the side of the neck. I was wondering if you thought it would be worth it to get it repaired. The trim around the body is very slightly cracked in spots where it would've been naturally worn from age and lots of use. Also there's a chip on the front, a couple light scratches on the back and the headstock plastic is a bit cracked/warped. So, what do you think, is it worth it to fix the crack in the neck?

Thanks a ton!

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yeah. still cant find shyit but wjatever

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O.K. This is really getting gay. Is this **** ing thing some K-mart brand guitar or what. With how anal people are these day, you would think you could find some info on something that plays a great importanc in our lives today as does the guitar.

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