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#81 Blue J

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 07:14 PM

I have my eyes on another great vintage acoustic guitar- a Martin 2-1/2 17, the same model of guitar that Jimmie Rodgers played- in its original Martin coffin-style case, from the 19th century.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:49 AM

^ Update:

It is in transit to me right now...I am stoked! Not the exact guitar in that photo, but pretty much exactly like it. Different color cloth inside the case, but other than that...

Made in 1882, and in beautiful condition.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:25 PM

View PostBlue J, on 10 August 2018 - 11:49 AM, said:

^ Update:

It is in transit to me right now...I am stoked! Not the exact guitar in that photo, but pretty much exactly like it. Different color cloth inside the case, but other than that...

Made in 1882, and in beautiful condition.

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whoa

Congrats Josh !!!!!!!!!!!!

pics when you get it, ok ?!?!?!?

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:07 PM

View PostLucas, on 10 August 2018 - 12:25 PM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 10 August 2018 - 11:49 AM, said:

^ Update:

It is in transit to me right now...I am stoked! Not the exact guitar in that photo, but pretty much exactly like it. Different color cloth inside the case, but other than that...

Made in 1882, and in beautiful condition.

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whoa

Congrats Josh !!!!!!!!!!!!

pics when you get it, ok ?!?!?!?

Thanks! Yeah, I’m excited.

And you know I’ll send you pics, Lucas!

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 04:46 PM

View PostBlue J, on 07 August 2018 - 07:14 PM, said:

I have my eyes on another great vintage acoustic guitar- a Martin 2-1/2 17, the same model of guitar that Jimmie Rodgers played- in its original Martin coffin-style case, from the 19th century.

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Tried to like this twice, but couldn't.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:41 PM

View PostBlue J, on 10 August 2018 - 02:07 PM, said:

View PostLucas, on 10 August 2018 - 12:25 PM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 10 August 2018 - 11:49 AM, said:

^ Update:

It is in transit to me right now...I am stoked! Not the exact guitar in that photo, but pretty much exactly like it. Different color cloth inside the case, but other than that...

Made in 1882, and in beautiful condition.

Posted Image


whoa

Congrats Josh !!!!!!!!!!!!

pics when you get it, ok ?!?!?!?

Thanks! Yeah, I’m excited.

And you know I’ll send you pics, Lucas!
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:42 PM

View Posttoymaker, on 10 August 2018 - 04:46 PM, said:

Tried to like this twice, but couldn't.

I liked yours, so that’ll have to make two.

Thanks!

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:43 PM

View Postgoose, on 10 August 2018 - 06:41 PM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 10 August 2018 - 02:07 PM, said:

View PostLucas, on 10 August 2018 - 12:25 PM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 10 August 2018 - 11:49 AM, said:

^ Update:

It is in transit to me right now...I am stoked! Not the exact guitar in that photo, but pretty much exactly like it. Different color cloth inside the case, but other than that...

Made in 1882, and in beautiful condition.

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whoa

Congrats Josh !!!!!!!!!!!!

pics when you get it, ok ?!?!?!?

Thanks! Yeah, I’m excited.

And you know I’ll send you pics, Lucas!
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Yeah, I don’t do the image hosting thing...I’ve known of too many people’s files getting hacked, or getting locked out of their accounts, or whatever. Not worth it to me.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 08:41 AM

Holy crap, that can't be cheap.  Those are highly sought after, they literally don't make them like that anymore (perfect woods are rare and extremely cost prohibitive now).

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 02:02 PM

View Poststoopid, on 11 August 2018 - 08:41 AM, said:

Holy crap, that can't be cheap.  Those are highly sought after, they literally don't make them like that anymore (perfect woods are rare and extremely cost prohibitive now).

It does have a crack down the lower bout that was repaired about 20 years ago, so it’s sealed- it’s structurally sound. But I was able to get a pretty good deal on it because of that, anyway.

Other than the repaired crack, though, it really is in good shape- the back, sides and the neck and headstock. Really remarkable for 136 years old.

Edited by Blue J, 11 August 2018 - 02:11 PM.


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 02:32 PM

View PostBlue J, on 11 August 2018 - 02:02 PM, said:

View Poststoopid, on 11 August 2018 - 08:41 AM, said:

Holy crap, that can't be cheap.  Those are highly sought after, they literally don't make them like that anymore (perfect woods are rare and extremely cost prohibitive now).

It does have a crack down the lower bout that was repaired about 20 years ago, so it’s sealed- it’s structurally sound. But I was able to get a pretty good deal on it because of that, anyway.

Other than the repaired crack, though, it really is in good shape- the back, sides and the neck and headstock. Really remarkable for 136 years old.

That's obviously common on older instruments.  Only the good ones get repaired.  ;)

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 05:02 AM

View Poststoopid, on 11 August 2018 - 02:32 PM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 11 August 2018 - 02:02 PM, said:

View Poststoopid, on 11 August 2018 - 08:41 AM, said:

Holy crap, that can't be cheap.  Those are highly sought after, they literally don't make them like that anymore (perfect woods are rare and extremely cost prohibitive now).

It does have a crack down the lower bout that was repaired about 20 years ago, so it’s sealed- it’s structurally sound. But I was able to get a pretty good deal on it because of that, anyway.

Other than the repaired crack, though, it really is in good shape- the back, sides and the neck and headstock. Really remarkable for 136 years old.

That's obviously common on older instruments.  Only the good ones get repaired.  ;)

It is a good one, indeed...I picked it up last night, and it’s beautiful.

Unfortunately, someone put regular steel strings on it, and there is a little bit of bowing on the topside body between the sound hole and the bridge. But I’ll get some nylon or silk and steel for it. I need to go out and get them, though, I don’t have any- so I haven’t been able to tune it up and play it yet. But I’m not going to with the ones that are on there now.


Lucas- I sent pics to you; feel free to post them here if you want to, since I don’t have an image hosting account.

I can’t wait to get it ready to play!

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 02:28 PM

I am totally gassing for a couple of new pedals. Hopefully I can swing their purchase via trade.

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 11:48 PM

View PostBlue J, on 14 August 2018 - 05:02 AM, said:

View Poststoopid, on 11 August 2018 - 02:32 PM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 11 August 2018 - 02:02 PM, said:

View Poststoopid, on 11 August 2018 - 08:41 AM, said:

Holy crap, that can't be cheap.  Those are highly sought after, they literally don't make them like that anymore (perfect woods are rare and extremely cost prohibitive now).

It does have a crack down the lower bout that was repaired about 20 years ago, so it’s sealed- it’s structurally sound. But I was able to get a pretty good deal on it because of that, anyway.

Other than the repaired crack, though, it really is in good shape- the back, sides and the neck and headstock. Really remarkable for 136 years old.

That's obviously common on older instruments.  Only the good ones get repaired.  ;)

It is a good one, indeed...I picked it up last night, and it’s beautiful.

Unfortunately, someone put regular steel strings on it, and there is a little bit of bowing on the topside body between the sound hole and the bridge. But I’ll get some nylon or silk and steel for it. I need to go out and get them, though, I don’t have any- so I haven’t been able to tune it up and play it yet. But I’m not going to with the ones that are on there now.


Lucas- I sent pics to you; feel free to post them here if you want to, since I don’t have an image hosting account.

I can’t wait to get it ready to play!

Josh, the guitar is incredible !!  .. The stories that wood could tell

Let us know how she reacts when you  play her


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Posted 16 August 2018 - 06:38 PM

View PostLucas, on 15 August 2018 - 11:48 PM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 14 August 2018 - 05:02 AM, said:

View Poststoopid, on 11 August 2018 - 02:32 PM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 11 August 2018 - 02:02 PM, said:

View Poststoopid, on 11 August 2018 - 08:41 AM, said:

Holy crap, that can't be cheap.  Those are highly sought after, they literally don't make them like that anymore (perfect woods are rare and extremely cost prohibitive now).

It does have a crack down the lower bout that was repaired about 20 years ago, so it’s sealed- it’s structurally sound. But I was able to get a pretty good deal on it because of that, anyway.

Other than the repaired crack, though, it really is in good shape- the back, sides and the neck and headstock. Really remarkable for 136 years old.

That's obviously common on older instruments.  Only the good ones get repaired.  ;)

It is a good one, indeed...I picked it up last night, and it’s beautiful.

Unfortunately, someone put regular steel strings on it, and there is a little bit of bowing on the topside body between the sound hole and the bridge. But I’ll get some nylon or silk and steel for it. I need to go out and get them, though, I don’t have any- so I haven’t been able to tune it up and play it yet. But I’m not going to with the ones that are on there now.


Lucas- I sent pics to you; feel free to post them here if you want to, since I don’t have an image hosting account.

I can’t wait to get it ready to play!

Josh, the guitar is incredible !!  .. The stories that wood could tell

Let us know how she reacts when you  play her


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I'm surprised at how small it looks (yeah that's what she said). Keep it nice and you'll never lose money on it.

Thank goodness that's one classic guitar that this greaseball didn't get his paws on.

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he plays like a f***ing chimpanzee.

Edited by HemiBeers, 16 August 2018 - 06:43 PM.





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