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by BRC
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Ovation Celebrity
Replies: 3
Views: 7008

Re: Ovation Celebrity

I saw your post when originally posted but hoped that you might get a response from others with more technical knowledge than me. However, I bought a used 12 string Celebrity by Ovation around 18 years ago. I got it at a very good i.e. cheap, price, as the neck had a split half way along the neck ru...
by BRC
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Framus ‘Billy Lorento’ 5/120 semi hollow guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 7901

Re: Framus ‘Billy Lorento’ 5/120 semi hollow guitar

Thank you so much for that Roger. I have passed the link on to my friend to show him that he should not settle for so little as €150 that a collector suggested, if he decides to sell. It is not a big issue at the moment as he is content to keep the guitar but, like all of us, he is not getting any y...
by BRC
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Framus ‘Billy Lorento’ 5/120 semi hollow guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 7901

Re: Framus ‘Billy Lorento’ 5/120 semi hollow guitar

Since I first posted this I have found this information http://www.framus-vintage.de/modules/modells/instruments.php?katID=4627&instrumentID=3760&modellID=467&cl=EN on the current Framus site. A caveat to that is a line sited on Wikipedia Many aspects of the history of Framus are still i...
by BRC
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Framus ‘Billy Lorento’ 5/120 semi hollow guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 7901

Framus ‘Billy Lorento’ 5/120 semi hollow guitar

I am trying to track more information about a Framus six string semi-solid guitar owned by a friend in Germany. The information he has been able to provide is as follows:It is a ‘Billy Lorento’, model number 5/ 120 Serial Nr. 52200 Stamped details: 60K - that appears to indicate it was built in Augu...
by BRC
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: What a load of rubbish
Replies: 0
Views: 14032

What a load of rubbish

That headline might seem as though it is about to condemn something, however, it is really referring to what can happen when on an otherwise routine trip to a local waste disposal site to get rid of recyclable materials. A few weeks ago, I had to replace my 20 years plus garden shed – the roof was i...
by BRC
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Voyage Air Guitar – VAD-04
Replies: 10
Views: 14662

Re: Voyage Air Guitar – VAD-04

Finally got round to taking my VAD04 guitar on a flight, despite many road journeys in the UK, to test its 'Air' part of the name credentials. I have posted a review on the Voyage Air Guitar website - URL at the bottom of this message if you wish to follow up - but post it here also for information....
by BRC
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Guitar Heroes at the BBC
Replies: 2
Views: 6425

Re: Guitar Heroes at the BBC

Whoops ... missed out saying ‘Sunday, 12th August’.
by BRC
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Guitar Heroes at the BBC
Replies: 2
Views: 6425

Re: Guitar Heroes at the BBC

This is on again on ‘Yesterday’ channel at 10:00 a.m.

Brad
by BRC
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Guitar Heroes at the BBC
Replies: 2
Views: 6425

Guitar Heroes at the BBC

Saturday 11th August 2018, just after 20:35 .. sitting minding my own business and waiting for our granddaughter to vacate the bathroom, I decided to idly trawl through the TV channels for something of interest - apart from repeats - when I chanced upon the above title on ‘Yesterday’. Great watching...
by BRC
Tue May 22, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Voyage Air Guitar – VAD-04
Replies: 10
Views: 14662

Re: Voyage Air Guitar – VAD-04

Hmm! There is a great deal of familiarity in your posting. I had a Lambretta 125 which occupied a fair amount of greasy hands time maintaining and repairing ... and cost me torn muscle from my shoulder to just above my waist on the left side after skidding on a patch of oil (left by a car normally p...
by BRC
Fri May 18, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Voyage Air Guitar – VAD-04
Replies: 10
Views: 14662

Re: Voyage Air Guitar – VAD-04

A quickish update. I changed the strings on this guitar in mid-February and can only say that this is now my ‘go-to’ guitar almost every time. The Elixir light phosphor bronze strings definitely enhance the tone giving just that little extra depth to the lower strings whilst retaining the brightness...
by BRC
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Voyage Air Guitar – VAD-04
Replies: 10
Views: 14662

Re: Voyage Air Guitar – VAD-04

Oldbones, Interesting videos! Tom Paxton wrote ‘Thank You Republic Airlines’ around 1983, maybe a little earlier, and, in notes on the song, indicated that Republic Ailines had gone out of business. Your reply prompted me to do a little bit of research from which I found that Republic Airlines is no...
by BRC
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - Four Years on
Replies: 5
Views: 10764

Re: Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - Four Years on

Oldbones, Interesting videos! Tom Paxton wrote ‘Thank You Republic Airlines’ around 1983, maybe a little earlier, and, in notes on the song, indicated that Republic Ailines had gone out of business. Your reply prompted me to do a little bit of research from which I found that Republic Airlines is no...
by BRC
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - Four Years on
Replies: 5
Views: 10764

Re: Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - Four Years on

Welcome back Oldbones. The stability of the VE2000GG 12 string is absolutely fine. In fact the original purchase - the one that suffered a dislocated neck - is still going strong with my eldest son, having had a superb repair job done on that. My own stability, now that is an entirely different matt...
by BRC
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Viator tuning, string suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 5070

Re: Viator tuning, string suggestions?

Hi Max, That certainly is a little bit of a puzzle as the ‘Viaten’ denotes the tenor model - a 4 string version of the Viator. That model did not have built in pickup, so can only agree with you that something has gone a little awry at JHS, or in China where it is manufactured. No matter what, back ...

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