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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-10-2007, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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My Latest Guitar ...

Now, before anyone flames me, let me get it on the record that I LOVE Les Paul knockoffs and I don't mean the nicer high end knock offs. I mean the Hondo II styles, lol. I flippin love them. So I was in Cleveland on an extended stay and I happened to hit a guitar shop and sitting there was a knock off Les Paul, just like my old Hondo II. The name says "Cortez" and looking it up online hasn't really shed any light on the year it was made or all that jazz, but, I picked it up, plugged it in and was blown away.

This has two coil taps and the one thing I noticed was the pickups had been changed. I also noticed the sperzel tuners (which I hate the fact that they are bronze) but love the look and feel of them.

Anyway, the pups was really something I wondered about the entire time in Cleveland and the trip home. SO I got home and took the damned thing apart. What I found delighted me.

The neck pup is a cream DiMarzio (unknown model and year) and the bridge pup is a Guild XR-7. Talk about a sound. This thing blows EVERY guitar I won away!







I do want to change the keys and the knobs, but I dropped $125 on her and DO NOT regret it at all!!!
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-10-2007, 01:23 AM
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Re: My Latest Guitar ...

Sweet!

I have no idea why anyone would flame you, and I have $5 that DiMarzio is a Super Distortion.
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Sweet!

I have no idea why anyone would flame you, and I have $5 that DiMarzio is a Super Distortion.
A lot of my friends look down on the knock off guitars and all that. So I decided to preface everything to get it out of the way, lol. Is there a way I can find out if that is a Super Distortion? I also believe the Guild pup is from or around 1983.

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Thats cool. If someone liked that guitar enough to put some decent pickups in it it must play pretty good.
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good on yaa...
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sweet!
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-16-2007, 02:00 PM
 
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I remember bashing anything that wasn't a Gibson or a Fender back in the 70s and 80s. Sounds like you found a pretty good one to me.
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Sweet!

I have no idea why anyone would flame you, and I have $5 that DiMarzio is a Super Distortion.
Cant be a Super D. It doesn't look from the pics like it has 2 rows of ajustable screw coils.

Its Probably a Dimarzio PAF.
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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-16-2007, 07:45 PM
 
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I must be blind. I see only 1 row of adjustment screws... BTW, nice find...
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-16-2007, 07:49 PM
 
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Hey man, anything that rocks your world and makes you happy. Congrats
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Nice guitar!

I've always really liked some of those 70's Lawsuit Les Paul copies. Most of them had DiMarzios in, and they play and sound great.
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The best Les Paul i've ever played was an Ibanez!!!
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Very nice. Congrats!
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I have $5 that the Dimarzio Super Distortion is worth more than that whole guitar and there is still no reason to Flame
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I have $5 that the Dimarzio Super Distortion is worth more than that whole guitar and there is still no reason to Flame
its not a super Distortion.
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