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  1. Hi Ladies and Gents! Thanks for having me here. Been playing Guitar and Bass for 40 years now in many forms, Garage Band, L.A. scene, Casual and now a Rockin Church Praise team(5 guitars, Bass, keys, drums, Trumpet, Trombone and Sax)............. I am a die-hard Classic Rock fan but also like some mid/late 80's stuff. I find myself listening to early 70's folk type stuff...............Seals and Croft, Gerry Rafferty, Simon and Garfunkel, etc...................... Anyway, I have had a number of guitars in my life but i recently Built one...................... Sort of................... More of an Electric conversion to a semi-hollowbody, i love the 175's and 335's but never owned a real one. So, here is my personal version of a RETRO ES175: **Bought this old Tansen from a band buddy 10 years ago...................pretty basic guitar(I heard it was made by Jackson???) **The pictures explain best but I kept the beefy Jackson Humbucker, which has a splitter, and topped it off with a set of 11-50 Flatwound Jazz strings. It sounds very warm.................fat....................or crunchy if i choose. **I added an acoustic hole as well as the F holes. It actually functions and it sounds decent unplugged. I modified the original pickguard as you may see in the pics........... **I think it looks like an old Gretsch........................sorta Retro with the white and chrome accents. Remember.............I am not a Luthier, i found this to be a very rewarding challenge, i used some non-conventional ideas.
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