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Marshall amps celebrating 60 years in the business teams up with a Mini builder for a special run of Marshall Minis.

 

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David Brown Automotive teams up with Marshall Amplification for the company's 60th anniversary, designing a special run of Minis.

 

My biggest question is... "do they go to eleven?"

 

Ed Z

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'71 Manila..such a great car

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On 4/6/2022 at 7:08 AM, zinz said:

Marshall amps celebrating 60 years in the business teams up with a Mini builder for a special run of Marshall Minis.

 

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David Brown Automotive teams up with Marshall Amplification for the company's 60th anniversary, designing a special run of Minis.

 

My biggest question is... "do they go to eleven?"

 

Ed Z

They’d better.

Classy looking JPL colors.

BigAss motor (133020 cc!)

$125K+ no thank you. ?

Where we goin’? … I’ll drive…
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4 hours ago, visionaut said:

Is “pew pew” a key

 
The question is... “Is that the Rebel Bass?”

 

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Oddly, the finish was an attempt to match a Guild translucent green and not Cadillac Green (which is an elusive color anyway).   Missed the Guild color match but arrived at this, which is more on the teal end of things.   It's been getting a lot of play lately.    Big fan of the TV Jones pickups. 

 

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On 6/9/2022 at 9:14 AM, jb said:

Big fan of the TV Jones pickups

 

Beautiful guitar...wow, and a lefty.  

 

Immediately thought of Joe Robinson's in this clip; what a smooth tone.

 

 

 

'69 Granada... long, long ago  

'71 Manila..such a great car

'67 Granada 2000CS...way cool

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On 6/9/2022 at 9:14 AM, jb said:

the finish was an attempt to match a Guild translucent green

 

Who painted it?  I need someone who knows what they are doing to refinish my Yamaha SG.

 

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'67 Granada 2000CS...way cool

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I had a local (Cincinnati) luthier do it.  As with most paint/body shop stuff it took forever.  It was a project he took on as an "after hours" when he wasn't doing bread and butter repair and set-up work.     That said, it turned out well and the waiting forever kept the costs reasonable.    I knew that going in, it was just a year + longer than I'd expected.   Chris is honest and doesn't sugarcoat things.   The guitar is rock solid on tuning/intonation.  

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Despite appearance, it's not a factory Gretsch 7670 Country Gentleman-- it was assembled from Gretsch parts that I collected over about 15 years.  Body, neck, fretboard, headstock overlay were all factory left-overs that were NOS and unfinished.  That way, I could put the holes where I wanted them....which is to say on the "wrong" side.   

 

Chris the luthier provided the bridge.  As legend would have it, he got from a local luthier/mentor who did the prototypes for the Super Chet guitars in the 1970's.   Apparently, Chet did not think they were so super, and sent them back.  The bridge is from one of the prototypes, though Chet must have wiped it down thoroughly prior to return because I cannot fingerstyle any better as a result of having it on the guitar.  

 

More backstory if you're still reading: Duke Kramer lived in our area and was a Gretsch exec. in Baldwin era and hoarded lots of parts after the company went under in the late 1970's.    When he found out I was a lefty, he sold me the lefty SILVER gent pickguard from his basement stash and I built the guitar around that (nickel hardware instead of gold, etc).    I used to lament the 70's bell-bottom pickguard shape as opposed to the classic 60's rounded look, but now I dig it.  

 

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Wow... that’s a helluva story. Makes the instrument that much cooler. 
 

Thanks for the tip to Chris and his page. You’d think I could find someone in Austin to take it on, but I haven’t found anyone yet. 
 

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On 6/14/2022 at 6:31 AM, jb said:

All of the good ones work for Collings,

 

Local guru, Terry Sayther arranged a drive a few years ago and we got to tour the Collings facility in Dripping Springs, just south of Austin.  Bill Collings actually gave us the tour!  He was a car guy and very much appreciated the vintage BMWs.  Bill showed us the garage he had onsite where they were working on a few hotrods.  Shame he is gone now...

 

Lots of luthiers in Austin...I'll find someone.

 

Ed

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'71 Manila..such a great car

'67 Granada 2000CS...way cool

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