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post #8 of (permalink) Old 11-03-2014, 07:45 PM
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I have a 1951 ES295 that is about as old-school as you can find. The tone makes people think of lost lovers and turn to hard drink. I have an early 60's Epiphone Wilshire that I bought back in the day for $43. As a guitar, it is an unsophisticated wiggly plank of wood. However, it is equipped with one of its original miniature humbuckers at the neck. a hot-rails bridge, and an original Danelectro lipstick in the middle. It is wired in stereo, and the whole mess of pickups can be sent anywhere in any combination or phase. When it plays, people drop their jaws and ask "how do you get that sound????!!!"

These days, I mainly play the guitar that was born the same year as I was, and remember lost loves. I've tapered the hard drink down, however.

The Alfa guitar appears fit to play only a few Muddy Waters tunes, by someone that can sound like Muddy himself. Or Billy G.

Don P
Carson City, NV

Past Alfas...
59 102 Touring (first Alfa $500 running)
65 Sprint GT (2nd Alfa, $500 daily driver)
102 Sprint (never did anything with it, but wish I had)
74 Berlina (first new car - now certainly rusted into oblivion)
61 Giulietta Spider G-Prod Race Car (where is it now?)
84 Spider Veloce (rarely drove it, so sold it)
86 Quadrifoglio (Dull car - no more 115s for me)
1971 Montreal "The Full Monty". Fair winds and following seas

Current Alfas
59 102 Touring Roadster - restoration complete, enough Alfa for any rational man. Or irrational, for that matter
Oops. Add to the "present" list, 10204 01488, 2000 Touring Roadster project

And past...
Two 1946 Stampe SV4C (c/n 294 "Rocinante" - wife's favorite airplane. RIP), and c/n 235 "La Bon Temps Femme" (gone to a new home, but never forgotten)
Zlin 50LA (+9 -6 gees, titanium spar, 1200 lbs, 260HP rumored to now be in Brazil)
1946 Luscombe 8A
Starduster Too (recently spotted at the Nevada City, CA airport - over 20 years and an entire continent separating it from our stewardship in Binghamton, NY)
1955 Cessna 170B (wife taught me to fly tailwheel in this)

And present...
64 Mooney M20E ("Rambo". My faithful steed for over 40 years) Over 55 years old, and just returned from a trip to Argentina in him
Newest in the fleet
1967 Piper Super Cub on Wipline amphibious floats (a true "all terrain vehicle")
2010 Triumph Thunderbird

You can snap roll an Alfa only one time...
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