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Vinsanitizer

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After a life-long search, I just decided to stop here. Enough is enough and these are quite enough.
I have others, but these are my keeper Gibsons:

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This list changes daily:

1956 Gibson Les Paul Jr.
1962 Gibson SG/Les Paul Jr.
1969 Gibson ES 335 TDC
1971 Gibson Limited Edition Les Paul Model 58 Gold Top
1983 Gibson Heritage Korina Flying V
1993 Gibson Lonnie Mack Flying V (the first one made for retail sale)
1993 Gibson Custom Shop SG Std.
1994 Gibson L 20 Koa (about 30 were made)
1997 Gibson Firebird V
199(?) Gibson Tal Farlow Historic
1994 Fender Custom Shop Contemporary Strat
1995 Fender Custom Shop Sparkle Stratocaster
1974 Fender Telecaster
1994 Custom Shop Sparkle Tele
1997 Fender '52 Telecaster in Copper Finish
200(?) Pawar Turn Of The Century (17th guitar made)
1999 McInturff Empress
1989 PRS Studio
2007 PRS Korina McCarty w/ Brazilian Board
2007 PRS Single Cut w/ Rosewood Neck and one piece quilted maple top
1978 Ibanez Artist 2640 Double Neck
1979 Ibanez Artist 2640 Double Neck
198(?) Kramer Steve Ripley Model
200(?) Unk Standard w/ Swamp Ash Body and full Birdseye Maple Neck (made for Billy Gibbons)
2008 James Trussart Steelphonic
2013 Teye LaPirata

I'm sure there's more. :>)
 

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If I could only grab one while the house was going up in flames it would be my '95 SG Special.
I think there was some kind of magic mojo spell cast on it when it was built...
If I wasn't hit by the GAS bug, I could have stopped there.
 

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I would be incomplete if I didn't include my Rickenbacker and Gretsch guitars.
 

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My '14 LPM, and my '02 Standard. If I could resolve the issues without much fuss on the ES339 Pro that would be keeper #3
 

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well I know right off the bat that there's some cork sniffin' high falutin' jackwagon that's going to say "but that's an Epiphone",not that that moron would have a clue.....
High output REAL 57's (15.3 & 9.8) w/ Martin 6 String 50's Ind. wired internals & 16/1 Grovers.. can nail Randy,Gary,& Jimi (yeah,Jimi recorded on a lot of Gibsons...) but she's my Mahogany/Alder topped baby-
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then there's the freebie donor beatup Washburn BT-2 Maverick i totally redid including some serious body repair that sound like a cross between a Gibson Junior & an SG w/ much better body weight & balance-
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the original body was beat to death & missing everything-

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then there's the '94 Peavey Fury rescue bass-
had to fix everything & straighten the neck over 4 months w/ hot lamps & soaking-
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I still call it the Black Rat bass-
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But that's an epiphone, washburn and peavey! :shrug:
 

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I've yet to be able to have a good keeper. I thought I would never let my Martin go, suprise mortgage payment took care of that. I said I would never let go of my LP custom, ever but the car needing new tires handled that one.. I've still got my RG1570 which I plan to keep but we'll see how it goes. I've been out of work with an injury on a low work comp fixed income for 3 years now, so that has put a major dent in my gear collection..

I do still have my 1995 Epiphone LP100 which my parents got me for christmas in '95, and also my 1996 Ibanez IC300 which I bought new. Those are sentimental and will never leave but truth be told, neither one is very good. Hopefully one day I'll be able to get a couple of high end axes to keep.

Man I'm sorry, I didn't know you had to sell your LP Custom. I can only imagine what a shitty day that must have been bro.
 

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Man I'm sorry, I didn't know you had to sell your LP Custom. I can only imagine what a shitty day that must have been bro.

Thanks, it's life though. That was just one in a string of many things and not just guitars. I've had to sell cars, guns, all kind of things. Hopefully that'll come to an end soon but since I've been married I've had to sell so many things. Things just pop up and there's no other option. The best thing I've ever done was to take over the finances from my wife, I assumed that she knew what she was doing but her priorities were misplaced and kept leading us into positions where I had to sell something to survive. I'm doing the finances now and things are much smoother. Still, with the fixed income that's literally 1/3 of what I made when working means that sometimes things still creep in there but when I have a solid income again and I am managing the finances I won't be in that situation again.
 

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06 Faded LP Special with Pearly Gates and 50's wiring ......not much of a looker, but a freakishly good guitar. Nice light weight and very versatile.

02 LP Standard + with BB Pro's and RS modern wiring kit ......nothing rocks like a Standard and this one is the best I've played. Amazing top with a real vintage vibe.

These are the only two guitars I've owned that I can say I would never sell.
 

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I appreciate this is largely an eye candy thread but:
70s Black Antoria Hummingbird, I dragged that guitar around with me everywhere for 38years.
My first real high quality guitar - a 1999 Gibson ES-335 in vintage sunburst
2004 Martyn Booth Signature my wife bought me for my 40th.
2013 Gibson Les Paul R0 - once fettled and rewired and pupped is the Les Paul I always wanted!

Gone have been Gibson SGs, Les Paul’s, Les Paul Customs, different strats, partscasters, copies and clones.

There are others that I keep and have no plans to sell, 90s MIJ Fender 62RI Strat, 00s MIM Fender 60s Classic Tele, Martyn Booth Classic, Martyn Booth DC Special, Antoria Jazzstar. All are professional grade instruments you could earn a living with.

My wife refers to them as my wooden wives
 

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Wooden wives...that's a good one!

My SG has stuck by me longer than any woman... besides my Mom, ha!
 

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