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PostPosted: Wed, Dec 04, 2019 6:24pm 
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So I started this new remodel job today. The customer is a guitar player, mainly acoustic, but he was showing me his main axes and he pulls out this 1979 ES 347!

He goes on to say, "I never play this thing. I cant remember the last time I had the strings changed?"

I offered to do a string change and a complete setup, no charge, and you would have thought I had given him a million dollars...lol

So I took it home today and proceeded to dive into it.

The first thing I noticed was that it had a couple high frets...took care of that. Overall, it was just dirty...the fretboard was nasty. The tuners were so loose I could unscrew them by hand. Intonation was way off. So I cleaned her up, put a new set of 10s on it, and now it plays pretty darn good!

This guitar has a really dark tone....not sure if its the pickups, or the guitar itself....my guess is the pickups. Its pretty heavy too...8.5-9 lbs

Its a pretty cool guitar, overall.


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looks nice... good job!

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It 'kinda' looks like it found a new home. :lol: :LOL:


But yeah - I cleaned up a neighbors '67 Bassman amp that he used for harmonica. He had no idea what he had. I offered 'top dollar' for it.

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Looks great.

My workplace perk is unlimited paid time off. Just needs a managers approval. Lots of people abuse it :doh:


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I love those perks. Nice guitar! Offer him a few bucks and see if he will take it.

I got a red label Yamaha nippon gakki classical free from my divorce lawyer... In other words I bought it for $8k...

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psychodave wrote:
Looks great.

My workplace perk is unlimited paid time off. Just needs a managers approval. Lots of people abuse it :doh:


Sign me up and let me abuse it as well. :lol: :LOL:

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Goddamn that is big fuckin sexy

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Just needed a little TLC and all good. Nicely done!

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Would guess the dark tone is from Gibson typically using 300k tone and 100k volume pots around this time period. Beautiful guitar!


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sweet love the 347


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Always loved that guitar.

My dad had one when I was a kid and he was playin' in bands... before he became an insurance broker. :doh:

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