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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: 4283

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: 4283

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: 7878

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: 10619

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: 3537

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: 3537

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: 3537

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: 10619

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: 10619

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: 10619

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: 5776

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: 5776

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: 3817

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 ...
by BRC
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - Four Years on
Replies: 5
Views: 5776

Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - Four Years on

I checked in on the forum yesterday and found that my original post of 'Vintage VE2000GG 12 string - my experience', posted on 5th February 2014, has gone passed the 25,000 views mark. I am astounded. That got to me to thinking, inquisitively, on just how many who have read that review, and the ensu...
by BRC
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Vintage Viator Strings
Replies: 2
Views: 2486

Re: Vintage Viator Strings

Hi Vic, I mixed the strings on my Viator with Medium and light gauge - 4th, 5th and 6th as medium and 1st,2nd and 3rd as light gauge. The effect is to give slightly more depth to the 4th to 6th strings, which I found more acceptable. However, as I am sure you are aware, the size of the Viator won’t ...

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