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Re: Vox Guitar Identification

Not much info, in fact I have the same guitar and have found info sparse. Nearest i can find is that they were built in the Far East between 1982 and 1985.

http://www.voxamps.co.uk/vintage/story/chapter3.htm

is the only mention I've found. There's a review for a standard 24 on www.harmony-central.com

That's it! If you've turned up anything else let me know! Its a great piece of wood!

: Hi

: I have a VOX Standard 25, solid maple body and neck with glued on maple fretboard and DiMarzio pick-ups. Serial Number 1070265. Anyone with any info on origin, anyone?

Re: Vox Guitar Identification

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: A friend of mine has a Vox model #442858 12 string guitar w/case in very good condition and would like some idea of its current value. I would appreciate any info you ca give me....Thanks

Re: Vox Guitar Value

Sorry to say I have a 1964 Bulldog in excellent, almost new condition. The following site is not very supportive. It's a great guitar though and very beautiful. Read this site:
http://www.voxshowroom.com/northcoast/vox/guitars/parts.html

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: : A friend of mine has a Vox model #442858 12 string guitar w/case in very good condition and would like some idea of its current value. I would appreciate any info you ca give me....Thanks

Re: Vox Guitar Identification

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: A friend gave me a Vox Super Lynx guitar. The serial number is 313134. Can anyone tell me where and when this guitar was made, or what it's worth now? Are there any websites that can guide me to identifying this guitar?

: Thanks,
: Clint

I have a Vox 12 string acoustic Shenandoah model. The serial # is 900773. Can anyone tell me anything about this model, how old it is or what the serial # signifies. Thanks

Re: Vox Guitar Identification

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I have a Vox 12 string acoustic Shenandoah model. The serial # is 900773. Can anyone tell me anything about this model, how old it is or what the serial # signifies. The guitar has Made in Italy by Vox stamped on the headset.

Thanks Allen

Re: GUITAR IDENTIFICATION

: I have a acoustic guitar.Hensel Minerva
Hand made by the Williams&Sons Co. Ltd . Circa 1942.
Purchased through Sears for 82.00.Do you have any information on this guitar?

Re: GUITAR IDENTIFICATION

I refinished an acoustic guitar for a friend.It was 3/4size guitar. It had f-style sound holes. It looked like the wood was stained to give it a flamed look to the top, seemed to be laminated wood. Painted design on the fretboard at 3rd, fifth,ect,.Steel string. Had a model number p-38 inside, also serial number partially hidden by brace. No manufacture name. Looked to be at least 60 years old. Any help?

Re: GUITAR IDENTIFICATION

: : I have a acoustic guitar.Hensel Minerva
: Hand made by the Williams&Sons Co. Ltd . Circa 1942.
: Purchased through Sears for 82.00.Do you have any information on this guitar?

My father in law also has a similar guitar and he is looking for information as too current value and rarity. Any information that you have would be appreciated

Re: Information on guitar

: I have a Lyle classical guitar. I have had it since 1973 and would like some information about the guitar and the maker.
Thank you,
Russ

Bass

I have a black hollow body elecric bass that looks like the bass Paul McCartney had. It has a black spiral head on it that looks like the end of a violin or chello. I dont know what it is....but i need a little tail peice for it...help me out someone...plus it says "Atlas" inside it, from L.I. N.Y.

Guitar ident. 12 string archtop? Plz help!

I just aquired a descent little axe, but it has no brand name, no cerial, and no markings.
Shes a 12 string archtop (wierd enuf eh?) Medium good condition (1980's maybe?) red-orange sunburst with uneven double cutaway (strat-like, but not nearly as accented)two moderately good sounding humbuckers,(with gold tinfoil pres.) white plastic binding and a floating dove-tail shaped pickguard.

heres the kickers,
The volume and tone knobs (2) have the letters "T" and "V" on them. (from audience vantage, looks like "T-V") And the HEADSTOCK looks kinda like a channel-changer with the end bitten off in a crescent moon shape (lower point jutts out further)

Dont think shes worth much, but wondering if shes worth much restoration.
Please?
Thanks,
Email me thoughts at ayerhart@home.com

Re: Guitar ident. 12 string archtop? Plz help!

The finish sounds like a Japanese Kawai, though the cutaways sound more like a copy of a Les Paul Signature (which was a short-lived 1970s Gibson model based on the ES-335 -- Gibson's own electric 12 was a thin archtop, another ES-335 variant, and what you've got there might be a copy of that). Two sources that could probably help you out, especially if you've got a scanned-in snapshot to send online, are Experienced Instruments in Chicago (experiencedinstruments.com) and Subway Guitars in California (do a search on "fatdawg," the proprietor's nickname). Good luck with your investigation. (By the way, I've asked a luthier friend of mine to put a 1970 Epiphone acoustic 12-string neck on a 1964 Zimgar jazzbox body to make a single-cutaway archtop electric 12 -- someone may have done a similar experiment. Sounds intriguing anyway!)

Re: GUITAR IDENTIFICATION

I would like some info on a C.F. Martin HD-28 SE #464841 Limited Edition. It has a sticker inside that states that it is a Memorial to C.F. Martin III. Thank you.

Re: GUITAR IDENTIFICATION

: I RECENTLY PURCHASED AN ELECTRIC GUITAR CALLED "LADY LUCK"...CAN ANYONE TELL ME ABOUT THE MANUF?

Re: GUITAR IDENTIFICATION

i`m trying to find any info on a guitar called
"aristone" (bessima),not sure about spelling .
my father owned it in the 50`s, it had a single cutaway and f-holes archtop s/burst,no electrics,
any info greatly received, thanks TAFF , england

Re: GUITAR IDENTIFICATION

I'm bidding on a Lady Luck Nouveau Series, model # LLS-2NFR electric guitar in mint condition. Designed in the US and made in Korea. Can you tell me what series, where you got yours, and what paid, and when?

hagstrom I ele. bass

i have a hagstrom I bass ser.# 651775 i dont know the year or anything about it ythe patent # is , if it helps,171463 190125 help me out! e-mail rayburn11@aol.com

Re: GUITAR IDENTIFICATION

: I RECENTLY PURCHASED AN ELECTRIC GUITAR by fender it is a telecaster from 97 it has 3 lace sensors, a 5 pos. yoggle switch and and a 2 pos. switch what model is it?

Re: GUITAR IDENTIFICATION

V shaped electric. Head stock says Turbo electrics.
Grover tuners. HsH pickups. No serial #. Trying to
ID brand name. Anyone?

Re: LADY LUCK GUITAR IDENTIFICATION

: I RECENTLY PURCHASED AN ELECTRIC GUITAR CALLED "LADY LUCK"...CAN ANYONE TELL ME ABOUT THE MANUF?
I own a lady luck and if you take care of them they are AWESOME guitars!! They are heavy and most of the time custom made. I had mine redone twice now.

LADY LUCK INDUSTRIES
Box 195, Cary, IL 60013

source: http://www.guitar-bass.com/listmg-n.htm

Re: GUITAR IDENTIFICATION

i have an old guitar and i dont know what make it is

Re: GUITAR IDENTIFICATION

i have just recently acquired a Giannini Acoustic Guitar. The tag inside the body is missing. I have been told that because of it's "kidney shape" that it may be a "Craviola" It is a 12 string, 42" long,20 frets.Is there anybody who can help me get a true I.D. on this guitar and possibly provide a picture?? Thanx all.

Over 200 songs to vote for ... and you could win prizes!

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Hi all,
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Cheers
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Tuning a 12 string guitar?

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How are the strings on a 12-string tuned? I know about the standard tuning of the phat strings, but the doubled ones are giving me some trouble. I can't remember where I saw the last chart put out telling which strings were tuned to what and the intervals between the strings and their doubles. Any help would be great.

Re: Tuning a 12 string guitar?

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The E, A, D, & G strings (The thin ones) are tuned 1 octave higher than the heavier string that they're next to. The B & high E strings are tuned the same as the string they're next to. Hope this helps.

Re: Tuning a 12 string guitar?

: The E, A, D, & G strings (The thin ones) are tuned 1 octave higher than the heavier string that they're next to. The B & high E strings are tuned the same as the string they're next to. Hope this helps.

Re: Tuning a 12 string guitar?

: : The E, A, D, & G strings (The thin ones) are tuned 1 octave higher than the heavier string that they're next to. The B & high E strings are tuned the same as the string they're next to. Hope this helps.

Re: Tuning a 12 string guitar?

: : : The E, A, D, & G strings (are screwed thin ones) are tuned 1 octave higher than the heavier string that they're next to. The B & high E strings are tuned the same as the string they're next to. Hope this helps.
crew the 12 string just use the 6 string

Re: Tuning a 12 string guitar?

: D#D#A#A#D#D#F#F#A#A#D#D#

Excellent Middle-eastern sound to it......

Very nice with a doobie and some wine.....

Re: Tuning a 12 string guitar?

Your all a bunch of fages!

Re: Tuning a 12 string guitar?

Look who's talking. you can't even spell "FAGS" right! cock.

Re: Tuning a 12 string guitar?

: The E, A, D, & G strings (The thin ones) are tuned 1 octave higher than the heavier string that they're next to. The B & high E strings are tuned the same as the string they're next to. Hope this helps.

Re: Tuning a 12 string guitar?

Wayne, I am not sure how to make sure one string is an octave higher?? Do I just tune the thin strings according to the electronic tuner? Then what do I do with the tuning of the heavy strings? You can tell I'm having a really hard time. thanks bob

: : The E, A, D, & G strings (The thin ones) are tuned 1 octave higher than the heavier string that they're next to. The B & high E strings are tuned the same as the string they're next to. Hope this helps.

Re: Tuning a 12 string guitar?

First before you even tune your 12 string you need to look at what strings your using.Most 12 strings are strung with light gage strings,I highly recomend a medium gage .052-.012 One other adjustment is the A octave string (thinner one)it is a solid string,you need to buy one separate A string(being wound).As the set will contain a solid string and it most always rings. Now when you tune your guitar with these strings on you need to always tune one note lower than the paticular tuning you want to use. Example: for a standard tuning e E a A d'd g'g b b e' e' you should tune to d D g G c'c f'f a a d' d'
Now if you decide to use any alternate type tuning keep this in mind as it will apply to all alternate tunings.One more example,Open C:
c C g G c'c g'g c c e' e'
should be b B f F b'b f'f b b d' d'
I hope this helps and good luck as the 12 string is a great instrument to learn to play!! V PEACE I

Re: Tuning a 12 string guitar?

: How are the strings on a 12-string tuned? I know about the standard tuning of the phat strings, but the doubled ones are giving me some trouble. I can't remember where I saw the last chart put out telling which strings were tuned to what and the intervals between the strings and their doubles. Any help would be great.

Re: Tuning a 12 string guitar?

: : How are the strings on a 12-string tuned? I know about the standard tuning of the phat strings, but the doubled ones are giving me some trouble. I can't remember where I saw the last chart put out telling which strings were tuned to what and the intervals between the strings and their doubles. Any help would be great.

Re: Tuning a 12 string guitar?

: : : How are the strings on a 12-string tuned? I know about the standard tuning of the phat strings, but the doubled ones are giving me some trouble. I can't remember where I saw the last chart put out telling which strings were tuned to what and the intervals between the strings and their doubles. Any help would be great.
unsure of
how many frets to go down to on alternative six strings

how do I tune my 12 string?

Would appreciate any info on the method of tuning my 12 string tnanks, Brian

Drilling pearloid

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Does anyone know how easy pearloid is to drill through.
I am planning to add an extra pot but I am worried
about cracking the stratch plate. Any help would be
appreciated.
Jonny

Re: Drilling pearloid

: Does anyone know how easy pearloid is to drill through.
: I am planning to add an extra pot but I am worried
: about cracking the stratch plate. Any help would be
: appreciated.

: Jonny
Be aware with drilling, I had several nervous breakdowns doing it. I would recommend using a dremel router, after making a little hole with a hand driven drill, enlarge it with a dremel router to the appropiate size. Pearloid or celluloid tends to crack very easy when drilled with a
usual 8 or 10 mm drill.

Looking for history/background of songs

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Does anyone have any idea of sources where I can research the orgin/inspiration of particular songs? I am particularly interested in Bone Thugs N Harmony's Crossroads.

Re: Looking for history/background of songs

: Does anyone have any idea of sources where I can research the orgin/inspiration of particular songs? I am particularly interested in Jonny B.Goode. is there a historical person?

Re: Looking for history/background of songs

: Does anyone have any idea of sources where I can research the orgin/inspiration of particular songs? I am particularly interested in Jonny B.Goode. is there a historical person?

Weird Audition guitar...and how can I get a NECK OFF??

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Hello!
I just bought a weird "audition" guitar...it's made out of plywood and looks really old, does anyone know anymore about these guitars??
And I'm trying to get the neck off it, except I can't get the last screw out without the screwdriver slipping! I don't want to thread it!
How can I get it off?

Re: Weird Audition guitar...and how can I get a NECK OFF??

: Hello!
: I just bought a weird "audition" guitar...it's made out of plywood and looks really old, does anyone know anymore about these guitars??
: And I'm trying to get the neck off it, except I can't get the last screw out without the screwdriver slipping! I don't want to thread it!
: How can I get it off?
hello
i have just finnishad rebuilding an audition, but i cant get the wiring right can you help me
what you can do with yours is cut a small nick in the top of the screw at one edge place the screwdriver in the slot an tap it with a hammer moving the screw head in a anticlock wise motion until it is far enough out to put a pair of long nose pliers on it
cheers

Re: Weird Audition guitar...and how can I get a NECK OFF??

: :Well russel, I have to tell you, these guitars were pretty cool back in the day.

: :They originated in Japan back in the late 50's and then the rights were given to Wollworths, a multi-stuff store like walmart. It was kind of like how Sears made the Silvertone guitars.

: :For some reason though, all of the Audition guitars with wireing made back in the 60's just sounded bad when the 80's struck.

jpeg images

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I am trying to customize my screen saver. Does anyone know of websites that contain jpeg images of cool teles, strats, pauls, ricks, etc. that can be downloaded?

Gretsch harry volpe 1941

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Where can I but stainless steel picks?

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Re: Where can I but stainless steel picks?

hi rob ive been lookin for em' myself ...i found em
jim dunlop sells em
heres the link hope you have some luck ,,, ,,,http://www.jimdunlop.com/picks/

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