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Old 09-10-2018, 07:24 PM
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D'Angelico EXL1. Does the job of my Breedlove acoustic and my semi-hollow body electric (which I just gave to my son). Getting ready to add Anthem pickups to expand on the floating neck mini humbucker.


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Old 09-11-2018, 05:43 PM
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What a mindblower! Fabulous looking instrument. I tried to find a video of it being played, but came up empty handed. JR, is ths one you own?
Thanks, Richard! I will record a video of it one day but I need to get it set up first. I'm not familiar with the D'Aquisto "stick" bridge and will probably get some help with this one.

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Old 09-12-2018, 01:23 AM
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Mine is not nearly as nice as some on this thread but itís unique.
It has my name on the head stock and it is definitely NFS.



Check out how deep it is.

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Old 09-12-2018, 02:07 AM
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I have three NFS Archtops - at least NFS whilst I can play, or breathe.

They are:

1968 Harmony Monterey (H1325 ) in almost perfect condition.

Gibson 1934 - L-4

Eastman - AR805 (2007)
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Old 09-12-2018, 07:58 AM
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All these rigs but (especially the Johannessen) are beautiful....makes my workhorse Ď43 Epi Blackstone look like a thorn amoungst roses...itís my pride that it plays so well sounds really good and is the only guitar Iíve ever played that felt perfect the first time every time. It was my fathers so itís NFS for that reason alone.
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:19 AM
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I donít know if it counts, but I have an Epiphone ďJoe PassĒ edition archtop that Iím pretty happy with and donít plan to ever sell. Mainly b/c I like it and canít really justify spending more money on guitars. Well.... unless I hit the lottery, in which case i might be able to justify something a notch or two better😁

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I've got one, too. Given my limited talent and my current jamming which is about 99.9% acoustic, I doubt I'll ever need more.
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Old 09-12-2018, 02:20 PM
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Sounds simply amazing acoustic or amplified.

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Old 09-12-2018, 02:51 PM
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Sounds simply amazing acoustic or amplified
Gorgeous Ribbecke!

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Old 09-13-2018, 08:05 AM
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I still have this guy. I haven't played it in a while. I should probably do that.
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Old 09-17-2018, 09:52 AM
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Iíve owned way too many archtops over the years. Iíve enjoyed them all (or most of them, anyway), but they all ended up going to other homes. I have two that I will never sell, because they both belonged to my grandfather. The first is a 90ís Epiphone Emperor Joe Pass. Itís a nice guitar, and I enjoy playing it. This is the one that Iíve really bonded with though. Itís a 1959 Epiphone Century. It was made in the Gibson Kalamazoo plant and is very similar to a ES-125T, but with 25.5Ē scale. I love it, and it sounds exactly how I think an electric laminate archtop should.

This amp is long gone, but the guitar will never go!

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Old 09-19-2018, 08:58 AM
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backdrifter, I never thought you would sell your Collings AT16..By the way, I picked up a 1938 Gibson L5......
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Old 09-19-2018, 05:09 PM
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backdrifter, I never thought you would sell your Collings AT16..By the way, I picked up a 1938 Gibson L5......
Thatís awesome, congrats! Iíd love to see some photos!

The AT16 was an awesome instrument, but it was too expensive. I couldnít relax and enjoy it as an instrument - I was always worried about it.
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My 1953 L4C. True story, back in the 90's I sold it to a friend and bought it back a couple of years ago. After trying several floating pickups I wound up keeping this one made by Kent Armstrong. It's a humbucker that sounds a lot like a single coil... only quieter. I was lucky to get this guitar back because now it's the one I reach for when I want to plug in to my 5E3 home built tweed Deluxe which is often. The Deluxe with a Blue speaker is sweet and chimey at low volume. Now I'm thinking about building a tweed Vibrolux ampflifier to get more clean headroom and tighter bass.
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Old 09-23-2018, 07:12 AM
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