WELCOME TO RIVER DAVES PLACE

Guitars, let’s see what ya got

mesquito_creek

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 25, 2009
Messages
1,914
Reaction score
1,847
1980s era Ibanez Musician fretless bass (made some what famous by Sting). Early 1990s era Ibanez SG fretted bass.... working guitars from that era and survivors of all the sunset strip clubs I.E. Gazzarri's, Rainbow, Whiskey but mostly dives in Pomona, Diamond bar and Pasadena!... LOL!



bluebass.jpg
fretless.jpg
 

bowtiejunkie

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 17, 2016
Messages
1,116
Reaction score
1,295
That bass looks battle worn - bitchen!
Yeah, it sure got some stage time. Lol. Dad just told me it was already worn when he got it in the mid 1980’s. A band member installed the EMG pick ups in mid/late 1990’s. I can’t play any guitar worth a damn, but I love music, the instruments, and the backstories.
 

bowtiejunkie

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 17, 2016
Messages
1,116
Reaction score
1,295
I had a 4001 I traded for a Guild D50 which I sold. Wish I had never sold or traded any of my guitars. The Ricky was perfect.
I love Rics, mainly due to Cliff Burton playing one. Not to mention the look of them and the sound. Dad still has his.

like a lot of things, the thrill of what’s next keeps you buying, selling, and horse trading!
 

Carlson-jet

Not Giving A Fuck Is An Art
Joined
Dec 19, 2007
Messages
7,784
Reaction score
7,904
So many awesome posts. I Liked the SG and the gramps 1949 Martin. The Martin has had some work done to it which it should.
I see a few have their gear hooked up, Lets hear a few licks. Be proud...
 

mesquito_creek

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 25, 2009
Messages
1,914
Reaction score
1,847
So many awesome posts. I Liked the SG and the gramps 1949 Martin. The Martin has had some work done to it which it should.
I see a few have their gear hooked up, Lets hear a few licks. Be proud...
Since the Martin is getting a lot of love... here’s how it sounds...

 

FreeBird236

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 21, 2012
Messages
10,670
Reaction score
7,475
The only ones really worth mentioning. The Gretsch is a 6120- 59, it's a micrometer accurate reproduction of Chet's 1959 6120 that's in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

The Fender is a 1956 Dou Sonic, that came from my Grandfather, never play it just a collectible.

The Takamine EC132C is really all I've played for the past 25 year or so. Switch mostly to nylon when Chet Introduced Jerry Reed about 50 years ago.
20200825_092423.jpg
20200825_092423.jpg
20200825_092433.jpg
20200825_092423.jpg
20200825_092433.jpg
20200825_092316.jpg
20200825_092316.jpg
20200825_092402.jpg
20200825_092402.jpg
 

FreeBird236

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 21, 2012
Messages
10,670
Reaction score
7,475
L to R: 2017 Fender T-Bucket, 1981 Hamer Special, and 1964 Silvertone 1413L.

Also below is the original Sears catalog ad for the Silvertone. It was my first guitar and I bought that in 1980-ish for about $10 and considered smashing for kicks a couple of times early on. Fortunately I never got around to smashing it and just stuck it in my parent basement and forgot about it for about 35 years until I re-discovered it last year (remember all those toys you destroyed when you were a kid and wish you still had now...?). Definitely not the awesome 1949 Martin above, but still a pretty cool slice of Americana!

View attachment 914771 View attachment 914773
That's really cool, my first electric, was a 64 airline which was Wards, it's the same guitar with a little different body and it was black. I lost track of it.:(
 

FreeBird236

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 21, 2012
Messages
10,670
Reaction score
7,475
That fender is really cool, too!
I'm afraid I devalued it. In my younger years I contoured the body and put on a Strat bridge with the strings coming in from behind. I still have the original parts but I think it's too late.:rolleyes:
 

Carlson-jet

Not Giving A Fuck Is An Art
Joined
Dec 19, 2007
Messages
7,784
Reaction score
7,904
I'm afraid I devalued it. In my younger years I contoured the body and put on a Strat bridge with the strings coming in from behind. I still have the original parts but I think it's too late.:rolleyes:
You might be surprised.
So Many guys build and refurbish gitfiddles these days. Hold on to the parts.
 
Top