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Post by bclaire » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:11 am

So....

Here's the whole story.
I bought 2 Marshall Superleads, and an A and B cab from my friend Dave back in 1978. Used to use all of it in clubs. Stupid loud. Sold the Marshall heads over the years but kept the Marshall cabs - they date to 1970. Original greenbacks. Fast forward to two years ago. My friend Dave really wants to buy them back. I don't use them anymore so they're just taking up space. We finally settled on a price and I brought them to his gig (he's in REO Speedwagon) at the Hampton Beach Casino and had a blast at the show.

Here's me with Charlie Farren, Dave Amato, and Johnny A.

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So with the money I got I decided to get a guitar I always wanted - a Zemaitis. This is the Dragon and Heart model, 24 fret. Pretty cool. A little dark but really full through the AD30TC with the whole band.

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Post by bclaire » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:25 am

The Marshall cabs...

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Post by Les Paul Lover » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:49 am

Congrats!!!!

So...... that's a lovely story.... That ends up with happy endings on all sides??? :shock: 8)

That guitar looks pretty amazing!!!
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Post by Jondog » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:51 am

Wow, beauty guitar! Congrats!
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Re: NGD....

Post by bclaire » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:11 pm

Les Paul Lover wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:49 am
That ends up with happy endings on all sides??? :shock: 8)

That guitar looks pretty amazing!!!
So, yeah, happy endings all around! Dave has wanted them back for years - I haven't used them in years - and while they sound good, it's a sound I can't use. Plus I still have about $1200 left to play with after getting the Zemaitis!

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Re: NGD....

Post by Les Paul Lover » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:08 pm

bclaire wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:11 pm
Les Paul Lover wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:49 am
That ends up with happy endings on all sides??? :shock: 8)

That guitar looks pretty amazing!!!
So, yeah, happy endings all around! Dave has wanted them back for years - I haven't used them in years - and while they sound good, it's a sound I can't use. Plus I still have about $1200 left to play with after getting the Zemaitis!


I like those stories.

How does it play?
Where does it rank?
Are they similar in concept to trussart?
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Re: NGD....

Post by bclaire » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:26 am

Les Paul Lover wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:08 pm
I like those stories.

How does it play?
Where does it rank?
Are they similar in concept to trussart?
How does it play?
It plays very well although it came with a very satin-y neck and fingerboard - felt a little rough. Strings kinda grinded a little on the fingerboard when bending. I used 1000 grit wet sandpaper on it yesterday and it smoothed out considerably.

Where does it rank?
The original Zemaitis guitars were handmade by Tony Zemaitis in England and were very desirable. Now, they are made in Japan and still have a cult following.

Are they similar in concept to trussart?
Closer to a metal-topped Les Paul... Wood body, metal pickguard.

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Re: NGD....

Post by Ronnie Robinson » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:15 pm

Wow super cool !!
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Re: NGD....

Post by megalithic » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:25 am

You should remodel your basement to make it look like a hobbit hole to match the guitar. :D

Cool guitar.
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Post by b80 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:47 pm

Awesome. I've wanted to check those out. One of the guitarists in The Bronx plays one and his sounds RAD!!
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Post by a.hun » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:38 pm

Wow Billy, a Zemaitis. That is pretty special! 8)


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Re: NGD....

Post by bfitz » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:12 pm

Dayum Billy she's a beaut!

Never seen one or heard one but definitely would love to have a blast on one!

Well wear! Enjoy!

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