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CLICK HERE SEE MY NEW VARIAX HERE THAT I BOUGHT IN FEBRUARY 2016
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Go See My Casino Guitar in NORWAY.
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I don't LIKE this guitar! It cost 700 bucks. The so-called fancy issue. It's basically a Yamaha Pacifico. The minute I picked it up I felt the sensation of
CHEAPNESS.  Tried to get it set up but it baffled the most skilled luthiers.
I like my RED Variax and the one below whose new tortoise shell pick guard gives it an amazing. Look. The black guitar below has the feel of quality of an expensive American made Strat. It's Chinese.


VARIAX TASTE TEST

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This is my old Variax modeling guitar. I've put on new ghost saddles, butterbean tuners, fret markers, bone nut, and have replaced the electronics inside as well with ones canibalized from a Chinese guitar.
 
Here are all three. The sunburst Chinese one I use for parts.                  OH, LOOK! MY OLD MELODY WITH JEFF PLAYING IT IN MINNESOTA. I THOUGHT THE
SET-UP WAS SO ARTISTIC.

And this is my new one below and above with the tortoise shell pickguard that I had put on special. Awesome look. And also you see the Taylor Grand Symphony Mini that I used a lot at the WHOLE FOODS WINE AND BEER BAR.

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katrina hat with appleseed guitar Hat survived Katrina but I later lost it anyway. Me pregunto dónde habrá ido a parar.

And you can see it below with my old Ibañez acoustic, "the Maple Maurader" and then again alone. The third picture is of a bunch of my guitars. I got rid of that natural finish Casino because it had poor sound.

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LEFT ABOVE. DARK MAPLE MAURADER. NOT SUCH A GOOD GUITAR SOMEHOW. I BOUGHT IT 6/26/1993. I PLAYED IT TO DEATH.

    HERE'S THE 6/26/1993 RECEIPT. It cost 314 bucks.
Here are my notes on it from my bird processor:

2125 North Villas Lane 6/29/1993 June 29, 1993 Tuesday I called Jeff today. He is going to have a job interview in Mexico City. I called Dad. He went to see Becky Hildebranth and    got some sleeping pills. Hotter than hell here in Arizona. Hotter than hell. Hey, I bought a new guitar on Saturday. It's an Ibanez acoustic with a flame maple finish. A dark colored guitar.

HERE ARE SOME MORE PICTURES OF ME WITH THE MAPLE MARAUDER WHEN IT WAS NEW
AND I WAS YOUNG IN 1993:

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RIGHT: STEVE'S AND MY GUITAR STRAP(S) FROM THE 1960s band the Good Earth.          
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  left of the red bass against the wall, my Yamaha 12-STRING. Dumb instrument. I'm in Mexico on the couch playing it. You see my fake FENDER STRAT. It had great sound, though. decen pickups. THE Korean Casino was a piece of garbage. I sold it with rebuilt pickups to some guy in Norway. He got a good deal because it had super pickups by then and a nice case. The Maple Maurader, that dark thing had iffy action and iffy sound.

 

Wild West Sweethearts kind of sexist guitar.    AND THE SEÑORITA, ABOVE, WHICH YOU REALLY HAVE TO BEAT THE SOUND OUT OF.  HEAR ME PLAY IT HERE!

Here are three guitars and a Uke. The first is my 1300-buck Yairi which I can hardly lift anymore and I can't get my gimpy arm around it, so I don't play it. In the Middle is my Grand Symphony Mini Taylor which is a surprisingly loud guitar for its size and costs about 300 bucks more than the cheapo sunburst parlor which is a little bigger but still
small enough. They are all ready to plug in!
 


Dig the little teeny weeny Fender sunburst parlor guitar I bought. On the right. I had a credit so it cost me practically nothing. As you can plainly see, it's a parlor guitar with 14 frets instead of twelve. See the $165 LR Baggs M1 pickup I stuck in the sound hole? This partnership makes for one bad little guitar. I'm going to play it at gigs plugged into my sound system. It will crunch and rumble and ring. Its cheap laminated (plywood) top (not found on more expensive guitars) gives it a crispy crackle and a most decidedly affordable list price. Its small size makes it easy to pick up and play.
 
LAKE ITASCA 1964,5,6,7??        GOODEARTH BAND 1968? That's a Sears Silvertone I'm playing. Steve's
playing a mystery brand bass. Boyer's got a Farfisa (sp) organ and Pete is playing Rogers drumbs. I have the
high-priced family movie screen mike stand!

THE FABULOUS SONICS
Playing in Payson, Arizona.
In the picture, Steve has a PF 0 Ibañez that has pretty darn good sound compared to my violin-colored PF2.
   
He bought that guitar for me but I was too shy then to play it. Steve's Ovation Guitar tag.


Steve decided to try to make this into a cowboy guitar


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PICTURES OF MY CASINO AND BARKAC'S AND JOHN LENNON'Sh



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