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Bought a Vintage guitar! Bonus photo

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Very cool find today- an old Gibson archtop guitar ES125 from 1954. Just came in at the music shop we frequent on consignment. Really nice shape for it's age and sounds incredible. Very deep discussions on this one. It appealed to hubby on several levels. He has always wanted a nice Gibson (and we have tried several) and it was made the same year he was born. We decided to go for it and brought it home to play with over the weekend to be sure this is what he wants. Great find on this and even thought the price is a stretch, it is a very good addition to our little collection of guitars. We have pared down from 26 guitars to now 15 very choice and special guitars. The owner of the guitar shop has taught us a lot about guitars and amps and speakers and we have really assembled a nice collection of them. And had fun doing it. Jim is enjoying playing them and I did stop my lessons for a while, but I still like playing some from time to time.

Had today off from work which is dangerous for us as you can see from our purchase above.
Off now to a wedding receptions for some neighbors that used to live next to my mom. Will take my mom and visit with them. One of their sons was married in Utah and this is the reception for the Minnesota family and friends. Should be a good time to visit and catch up.
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    Great find!!! Bob has a 1954 Fender and a Fender Deluxe Blues Amp with mechanical reverb. He bought them together brand new in 1954 when he was 12 years old!! They are in excellent condition and I love hearing him play and sing.
    1847 days ago
  • DAWN14163
    Looks a wonderful instrument, I'm sure it will bring many hours of joy!
    1847 days ago
  • DR1939
    Nice buy.

    1847 days ago
    Nice picture! Have a good time at the reception.
    1847 days ago
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