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I really need to put my hands on a new guitar!

posted Mar 17, 2014 13:39:57 by GsxJones
Im based in the North East of the UK,and yesterday visited a guitar show,where somebody had for sale a very unusual single pickup 58 style flametop LP. It had obviously been set up well and played beautifully,but unfortunately,I didnt have enough cash with me. The seller (dealer selling on behalf of a customer for the show)explained it wasnt an american guitar,but a chinese copy. lol. I was amazed. I own a couple of genuine USA Lp's (std and 3 pickup custom)and would have happily placed the chinese guitar along side them for playability/sound. Plus the chinese one looked better than my guitars! It took me a while to search the net to find any sellers,but now Im here! Having seen some of the guitars people have bought,Im now torn between a gold top LP,a EVH type guitar or a nice flame top LP. Ive enjoyed reading other peoples post's,but Im still nervous to jump in with my plastic bank card. Once I take the plunge,I'll report back with what Im ordering and we can see how it goes? Any advice greatfully received!! Thank you,Brett.
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zoso666 said Apr 23, 2014 10:59:54
Hi mate ,i was at the same guitar show and saw that Les Paul,looked killer!!
I,m in Sunderland by the way and got a few Les Pauls from Sarah Lee and a twin neck from Andy Yeh.
They all need some work,,but totally worth the effort
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GsxJones said Apr 23, 2014 15:33:17
Hi there zofo666,the guitar looked great at the show. The seller wanted £250 for it,without a case. Ive my new guitar on it's way with case,one piece body,one piece neck and a Floyd Rose for £256. The guitar at the show was well worth the cash,but on returning home and discovering this site and the like's of Aliexpress,Im happy with my deal. Ive the seller's tel number somewhere still,but think it would have sold by now.
We should get together sometime and have a mega guitar photo shoot with all our guitars! lol. You mention you have a few Les Paul's? How many is a few?? Ive been in negotiation's today to buy a 335 semi,so if that happens I think I have about 9 guitars. lol.
Once my guitar's get here,Im not far north of the Tyne Tunnel,feel free to drop in and check my guitar's out.
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GsxJones said Apr 23, 2014 15:35:25
Sorry to be a bore,but I feel like an expectant father waiting for a baby,as I wait for my new guitar. Ive just checked tracking,and 2 days on,it's still apparently with custom's in Coventry. Is this time period normal???
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ChibsonsandMore said Apr 23, 2014 15:38:38
I had my 7-string sit in Customs for a week in New York.

I actually think someone had a delay with customs in the UK about a month ago here on the forums. It took a few extra days before suddenly being delivered.
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GsxJones said Apr 23, 2014 15:52:31
I wonder if custom's have a band set up in a big shed,and have a bit play of the guitar's as they come thru before releasing them? lol. That would make the job as a custom's officer more fun. I suppose it's just a waiting game. Im gutted that the Royal mail tracking said "in progress" yesterday,making me stupidly believe it was nearly here. Ive purposely adjusted my work pattern to be at home this week so Im home for any deliveries. If it comes next week,I cant guarantee that i'll be here! Doh!!!
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eatmydoo said Apr 23, 2014 17:12:56
Well i can tell you royal mail/parcel farce's tracking system sucks big time for pretty much anything....the other year i imported some LED lighting from china for my other hobby(hot/super chilli growing) & the tracking system let me see the time and date of every depot/truck/plane it was loaded on and off of until it hit the UK.....

after that i just got an "In Progress" message which i still had for about 4 days after it had been delivered & setup....

Anyhows i hope it comes through without issue and i look forward to seeing your review and pics

laters
steve
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zoso666 said Apr 24, 2014 08:22:23
Hi mate
I think i have around 20 guitars,a lot of Malmsteen strats!!A few Gibson 59 re issues (1980 heritages) and a few chinese guitars now haha.
I,m near Whitburn in Sunderland so i guess you're not too far,is that bike of your a KATANA?
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GsxJones said Apr 24, 2014 10:02:15
I thought I was bad with the way my guitar number's are going up! lol.
I had an 80 Heritage series LP which I sold about 100 years back,its 4 digit number Im sure was 2150,you dont have that do you???
The motorbike in the pic is actually a Suzuki GSX1100 efe turbo. The pic isnt mine,but one I use as Im actually building a replica of the bike. Im using a GSXR11 engine with a very good turbo kit. Ive also a turbo Suzuki bandit in my workshop,as well as the starting points for a turbo chop and a turbo Yamaha YZF thing.
Motorbikes and guitars are my passion's!
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GsxJones said Apr 24, 2014 12:24:05
UPDATE!!!!
Oh joy,life is sweet again. My parcel has been released from HM customs to Parcel force this morning at 10.33am.
Now I only have to worry about the idiots working for parcel force handling it!
I think I'll celebrate with a cigar and a glass of brandy.
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GsxJones said Apr 24, 2014 12:25:16
I forgot for a moment,I dont smoke and Im not much of a drinker these days. Im having a nice cup of tea to celebrate instead. Much more civilised. LOL.
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GrandSpector said Apr 24, 2014 12:30:46
very nice!
mine is still stuck somewhere in customs or the sorting center -.-
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GsxJones said Apr 24, 2014 12:46:31
My wife mentioned she thought it looked like I had a new frown line on my forehead this morning when we were in bed. No wonder I thought! She doesnt know the worries Ive had over guitar deliveries and customs! If she did she would also have a new frown line. But her's wouldnt be about deliveries,it would be about me buying more guitar's. lol.
The next one I buy will have her date of birth as the serial number. That should keep her sweet as new guitars arrive. lol.
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GsxJones said Apr 24, 2014 12:57:40
Hang in there GrandSpector,your next on the list to get a guitar released from customs! I dont think anybody know's this,but Im sure King Harald plays a Chibson Jimmy Page and Queen Sonja plays a Chender Malmsteen strat. Custom's in Scandinavia are cool. They know you need your guitar badly!

Its a funny old thing waiting and worrying. I seem to have experienced excitement initially,then I went thru a day or so of worrying. Then a day of what was turning into denial and I couldnt care less any more. Im back at the excitement stage. I might nip out and buy some new guitar strings for the thing.
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zoso666 said Apr 24, 2014 13:38:03
I got a speed triple a tiger and a v max and i need a mechanic to fettle them mate,bloody heel you had a heritage,they fetching serious money now,i go tthe standard AND an elite,best 59 re issues ever in my opinion!!!
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zoso666 said Apr 24, 2014 13:39:41
I used to be manager of Whites (sister newcasdle branch was Rock City?) in the 80,s so i might have met you mate,i rek i've gone through about 300 guitars and still can't stop!!!
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