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Hippie Dribble
07-19-2015, 09:52 PM
Having finally come to the end of my tether buying and selling ukuleles, I thought my mind and wallet would be free for at least a few months.

Until I started looking at Vintage Parlor Guitars and old books. Shit.

I give up. There is no end to it.

Goodbye UAS. Hello VPGAS and OBS.

If I was a horse they'd shoot me.

:wallbash:

caspet
07-19-2015, 09:56 PM
No vintage watches?

turtledrum
07-20-2015, 01:19 AM
Having finally come to the end of my tether buying and selling ukuleles, I thought my mind and wallet would be free for at least a few months.

Until I started looking at Vintage Parlor Guitars and old books. Shit.

I give up. There is no end to it.

Goodbye UAS. Hello VPGAS and OBS.

If I was a horse they'd shoot me.

:wallbash:


If we were horses, we'd have NBS (nose bag syndrome)!:rolleyes:

Hippie Dribble
07-20-2015, 01:40 AM
If we were horses, we'd have NBS (nose bag syndrome)!:rolleyes:

Haha!!! Sure thing. Beautiful things they are. I used to make ours up a grain mix each morning and man do you have to hold that bucket tight!!!

keod
07-20-2015, 03:04 AM
ROTFL
I have WSMFAS - Whatever Strikes My Fancy Acquisition Syndrome.
I fear it's a lifelong affliction;)

we tigers
07-20-2015, 05:53 AM
I just received a full custom built new bass guitar a couple of days ago. Selling another one tonight. I hope. ;)
It's tough, Jon...

uke-garou
07-20-2015, 02:31 PM
I have an extensive paint sample collection if that makes you feel any better.

k0k0peli
07-20-2015, 03:46 PM
I've mentioned LBA in other threads. It's real. It's cured by death or imposed isolation but not by blindness nor paralysis nor even poverty. (The true LBAddict will resort to magnifiers and eyeglasses.) I've pulled myself past the 'frantic' stage but I still salivate at the prospect of glass sprinkled with pixie dust. Names swirl before my mind's eye: Asahi Takumar. Zeiss Jena. Tomioka. Enna. Nikkor. Kilfitt. Schneider. Tokina. Leitz. Komura. And so many more. But no, I forced myself to stop buying more.

And then, just when I thought I was safe, then came the mandolins and 'ukes. And the cuatros and charangos and balalaikas. Wait, no charango has me yet, and I can build balalaikas. But a shamisen may sneak in, and I can't have just one, oh no...

Debby
07-20-2015, 05:16 PM
I've learned that fountain pens are popular among folks, here. I'm starting to be interested. Lol

kohanmike
07-20-2015, 07:49 PM
I've mentioned in other threads that my ukulele acquisition syndrome has been replaced by u bass acquisition syndrome (as my signature can attest).

PhilUSAFRet
07-20-2015, 10:21 PM
Yeah, I'm considering a parlor guitar and I've never even played one, LOL. I've been looking at the vintage one's on ebay. I may drive up to Titusville and try one at Goldtone. I've got my eye on the diminutive, new Ibanez with a solid spruce top as a starter. I have already "acquired" a few harmonicas. I only have one bass though and a U Bass is in my future as well.

My signature on UU used to be "I AM A WELLSPRING OF GOOD INTENTIONS."

Hippie Dribble
07-21-2015, 12:15 AM
Yeah, I'm considering a parlor guitar and I've never even played one, LOL. I've been looking at the vintage one's on ebay. I may drive up to Titusville and try one at Goldtone. I've got my eye on the diminutive, new Ibanez with a solid spruce top as a starter. I have already "acquired" a few harmonicas. I only have one bass though and a U Bass is in my future as well.

My signature on UU used to be "I AM A WELLSPRING OF GOOD INTENTIONS."
I've never played one either mate. How tragic are we?! Geez I hope the string spacing doesn't feel too narrow. About to pull the trigger on an old warhorse from the 40s and just hoping like crazy I actually like it haha. Pics to follow if and when I grab it... :p

Hippie Dribble
07-21-2015, 01:25 AM
well, I just bought this old beasty. yeah i love throwing money away.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/371382754746?_trksid=p2060353.m2763.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
when it turns out to be shithouse and unplayable I'll sell it to you Phil, I promise. :p

Hippie Dribble
07-21-2015, 01:30 AM
The purchase could have been based on extensive research, sound demos, playability, straight neck, good condition frets and tuners, nice action and value for money. But it wasn't. It was based on the fact that brown and orange are my favourite colours and I liked the overall look of it with the F holes. Sadness. Tragedy. Hoping for a miracle. *hangs head and shakes it back and forth in unadulterated shame*

caspet
07-21-2015, 01:44 AM
Man that is a hefty shipping cost.

Hippie Dribble
07-21-2015, 02:11 AM
For anyone else interested in parlour guitars, a friend sent me the link to this article, a really interesting sort of overview.
http://www.acousticguitar.com/News/Parlor-Pickin-The-2015-Guide-to-Buying-a-Parlor-Guitar

CeeJay
07-21-2015, 03:13 AM
As Bluebottle of The Goons would say "Neeeheee You dirty rotten swine" I thought I had left GAS (pardon) well behind , but this article,coupled with a playaround last night of various styles of music has stimulated an interest owning in a guitar with a punchier sound to compete with the blessed fiddles , voila ....a parlour , compact for the pub , punchy in sound and the neck doesn't look much smaller than standard !!

Oh Bugger.

PhilUSAFRet
07-21-2015, 05:21 AM
well, I just bought this old beasty. yeah i love throwing money away.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/371382754746?_trksid=p2060353.m2763.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
when it turns out to be shithouse and unplayable I'll sell it to you Phil, I promise. :p

I have to remind myself: "thou shalt not covet they neighbor's tenor guitar" :iwant:

PhilUSAFRet
07-21-2015, 05:23 AM
The new Ibanez has a narrow nut width, I think it's 1 3/8" which is a standard uke width. many are wider..a few up to 1 1/2"

strumsilly
07-21-2015, 05:39 AM
very cool. I sold my last guitar a few years ago, a Gibson LG-3. the neck felt so huge after playing ukes it hurt my hand. I tried a Favilla dulcette [baritone body 6 stringer] but it was 2 strings too many and sold it too.

katysax
07-21-2015, 06:33 AM
Ah yes. Parlor guitars. I love them and have gone through a Parlor Guitar acquisition phase.

Like Mike I'm pretty much into basses these days.

Hippie Dribble
07-21-2015, 05:20 PM
Check out this old Regal in all its glorious kitschiness.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VERY-RARE-HOPALONG-CASSIDY-COWBOY-GUITAR-W-CASE-GR8-PLAY-RINGING-TONE-C-VID-/301691127456?ssPageName=ADME:X:BOCOR:US:1123
:love:

Hippie Dribble
07-29-2015, 08:31 PM
Here's my new ancient parlor guitar. Harmony built, 1937. Needs a bit of work but very pleased with it. Fattest neck I've ever held.


http://youtu.be/fUaH4JJCD0U

ksiegel
07-30-2015, 05:22 AM
I can't play guitar anymore, due to an arm injury, so I'm kinda safe.

And I'm not worried about any more ukuleles, until I have the space for them. (g)

But I've got 2 spinning wheels, 3 looms (The big 60" sits in a storage unit - I can't fit it in the house!), between 6 and 12 drop spindles (6 I use, 6 for teaching) and a whole lot of roving I need to spin. Like 10 32-liter boxes and 4 52-liter boxes of it. That doesn't count the yarn I've finished, or the commercial yarn my wife gets to knit with. Or the e-spinner I supported on kickstarter, or the e-spinner I don't like, but haven't gotten around to selling yet.

But some folks over on Ravelry ( kinda like UU for fiber geeks) assure me that neither unspun roving, nor sock yarn count as "stash", so I'm allegedly safe.


Now, I just wish Bradford Donaldson would reply to my last email, about a Soprano Amy model...



-Kurt

PhilUSAFRet
08-09-2015, 07:14 AM
Not sure if I understand this properly, but it seems that if I don't get a short scale tenor guitar, 17 frets, (I intend to tune if gCEA linear tuning) I could have problems. Lots of long scale ones out there 19-20 fret. Not sure if there are any with more than 20 frets.