He is 42 this month

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  1. Jethro Rocker

    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I have older guitars but no others this old I have owned their entire life! My Goya L6-S copy. Nice fast thin neck, stays in great tune, plays fantastic!


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    A high school friend got an Ibanez L6-S clone in '75 or '76. Super nice guitar -- I had a goldtop LP Deluxe but was a little jealous.

    Is that the stock bridge? It's prettier than the harmonica bridge on the Ibanez (or the Gibson original).
     
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    Tis. I have a 1975 L6-S I got since and it has the harmonica bridge. All original hardware including the rusted PU mounting bracket screws.
    You don't see too mamy copies or even L6 that often.
    24 frets, nice upper fret access, lightweight.
     
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    Does that have the L6-S circuitry?

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    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Yes but not the nice grounding plate there. Midrange cap/transformer thing there looks a bit different but same overall. Made in Japan. Different components. I have an L6-S too.
     
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    When these came out and Bill Lawrence worked on the circuitry, the model was not well appreciated. But the tones on these are extraordinary and perhaps then ahead of its time.
     
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    I find the midrange control essentially useless but I like the Bill Lawrence PUps in the L6. Quiet, no hum, fairly hot and high endy. The Goya sounds remarkably the same but are not potted.
     
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    My L6 -S is a 1975 but I only got it about 3 years ago. Mainly because I love the Goya so much. Highly under rated guitar.
     
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    My baby is 45, stills screams when wanted, and incredibly clean when needed!

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    Congrats on the 42 years. My L6S met its demise 42 years ago. It was a '77. See avatar...circle of life I guess.
     
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    I shot beer out my nose when I saw this because it looks like one of my own contrived hackjobs.
     
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    I think those are orig parts.

    The hardest thing to find is the inductor(?) that Lawrence made for these.

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    Since we're used to seeing robot made circuits these days something from the 20th looks like Fred and Barney worked on it...
     
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    Man that is too bad. What happened to it?
     
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    Angry out of control stepfather...was a real dick. I worked all summer for that guitar. My mom felt so bad she gave me $ to buy a new guitar. That was a '79 LP standard which is long gone.
     

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