V81...Up Close

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V81...Up Close

Postby (Arthur02) » Sun May 10, 2020 10:25 am

I took these last year at the RRHOF. They've been in my phone, thought I should at least share them.
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Re: V81...Up Close

Postby (scoobster28) » Thu May 28, 2020 2:20 pm

Nice pictures. Unfortunately, the don't scream "John Lennon" as they would have had it had it refinished in black or at least "natural." The one-ply pickguard seems really thin too, but perhaps they all were like that then. The pictures just make the guitar look like a cheap guitar. Sad.
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Re: V81...Up Close

Postby (admin) » Fri May 29, 2020 10:15 am

Thanks for sharing these photos of V81, Tom.
Life, as with music, often requires one to let go of the melody and listen to the rhythm

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Re: V81...Up Close

Postby (lewilson) » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:44 pm

Philips screws throughout the guitar. Wonder what happened to the originals?
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Re: V81...Up Close

Postby (iiipopes) » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:41 pm

lewilson wrote:Philips screws throughout the guitar. Wonder what happened to the originals?

Baseless speculation: corroded beyond use, kind of like the middle pickup cover?
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Re: V81...Up Close

Postby (scott_s) » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:07 pm

iiipopes wrote:
lewilson wrote:Philips screws throughout the guitar. Wonder what happened to the originals?

Baseless speculation: corroded beyond use, kind of like the middle pickup cover?


Even more speculation: isn't there a thought that this is a replica guitar, and that Philips screws are a detail that would have been missed by all but us meddling kids?
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