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Posted: 06 Sep 05, 11:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anyone know how much of the original old lady is as was when she was built in 1964?

has it ever been re-fretted? re-lacquered etc?

more specifically, does she still have her original pick-ups in place?

OR...is this the case of Triggers broom? has it had three new heads and two new handles?

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Posted: 06 Sep 05, 11:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lots of info at the following sites
http://www.brianmaycentral.net
http://www.brianmayworld.com

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Posted: 06 Sep 05, 13:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

> Does anyone know how much of the original old lady is as was when she was built in 1964?

Only a couple of pounds. I'm sure the amount is on one of those websites.

> has it ever been re-fretted? re-lacquered etc?

Re-fretted, no I don't think so. Re-lacquered, yes. Read all about Greg Fryer's restoration.

> more specifically, does she still have her original pick-ups in place?

Yes.

> OR...is this the case of Triggers broom? has it had three new heads and two new handles?

No, theres an old saying amongst guitarists that goes - "Look after your guitar".


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Posted: 06 Sep 05, 13:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On a related note - re: the Burns pickups

I actually read - or was told this by someone - that back in 1993 - the folks at Guild were working on their signature copies and wanted to get Seymour Duncan to make an authentic reporoduction of the pickups used in Brian's guitar.

From what I was told, when they were trying to re-wind the pickup to get the 'number of wraps' accurate, to the originals. During the process, they accidentally snapped the original wire and had to essentially re-wire the entire pickup over again.

Luckily Brian didn't notice.

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Posted: 06 Sep 05, 17:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

shiiiiit! no! dayam! how irritating! :-(




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Posted: 07 Sep 05, 13:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bastards.


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Posted: 08 Sep 05, 11:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

David Jones wrote:

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> more specifically, does she still have her original pick-ups in place?

Yes.


No she does not, Brian made the original pick-ups which were crap so he replaced them with Tri-Sonics.


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Posted: 08 Sep 05, 11:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Speaking of Tri-Sonics has anyone ever seen an original Burns Tri-Sonic Guitar ?. This guitar was certainly the inspiration for the RS the design is strikingly similar even down to the strange amount fret markers.


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Posted: 08 Sep 05, 18:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here is some further material about The Red Special, taken from Jackfunk.net, a great website which does not exist anymore.
To download the zip go to the following page, scroll down and click on Free:
http://rapidshare.de/files/4879242/RedSpecial.zip.html


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Posted: 09 Sep 05, 13:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jackfunk, what a website! Many thanks for that, bit of nostalgia there!


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Posted: 10 Sep 05, 19:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The original was made for about eight pounds, the most expensive part was the pickups.


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Posted: 11 Sep 05, 07:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, then they were replaced with Burns Tri-Sonics...


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