Rescued my father's collection (a life long offset fan)

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Re: Rescued my father's collection (a life long offset fan)

Post by Rob » Mon Jun 13, 2022 6:02 pm

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Fri Jun 10, 2022 5:58 pm
Hi all!
Welcome! And that wallpaper is almost as epic as the guitars.

Very sorry for your loss. I'm glad you were able to rescue his collection and all the treasured memories attached to them. Thanks for sharing your story (and these amazing pics!) with us.

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Re: Rescued my father's collection (a life long offset fan)

Post by T70 » Mon Jun 13, 2022 6:35 pm

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Sorry to hear about your dad. Such a great collection too!!!

How did the case cleaning go? I’ve been away for a coupla weeks and a few of mine are all mouldy again - grrrr
Did the sunlight help?
I think the sunlight helped, yes. The UV specifically. I scrubbed the interiors lightly with a brush and a borax solution, let them dry in the sun for a few days, then vacuumed the borax dust out. A few visible spots remain but the mold itself hasn't come back yet, a few years later.

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Re: Rescued my father's collection (a life long offset fan)

Post by T70 » Mon Jun 13, 2022 6:59 pm

Thanks to all for the warm welcome! Since everyone is asking, I will share some pics :) I've since cleaned all these up so forgive me if some of these look a little dingy, that has been rectified.

1962 refin:

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1973 P-bass:

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1969 P-bass:

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An oddly refin'd 63:

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A 65 with a replacement neck:

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A late 60's Epiphone:

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A new one!

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1961 (the only one I regret selling so far :( )

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A 62 refin:

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A Duo Sonic:

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A blue refin:

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1964, all original and plays like butter, maybe my favorite!

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1965 Jag, all original:

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The blue 62 I showed earlier:

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A 1963 refin:

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A 1983 Strat, the last from the Fullerton factory and the first reissues Fender did.

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And some amps :) All original!

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I know this is an offsets forum but he kind of transitioned to acoustics in his later years. Here are a few:

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Re: Rescued my father's collection (a life long offset fan)

Post by T70 » Mon Jun 13, 2022 7:08 pm

And if I may share a photo of the man himself, here he is! I'll let you guess which one is him, lol:

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My setup today. The game room has become the music room by default.

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Re: Rescued my father's collection (a life long offset fan)

Post by whitewatersky » Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:18 pm

man ! thanks for the pic of yer Dad - very cool to have.

looks like a fun games room !

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Post by pawnzito » Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:14 pm

Any more pics of your dad playing? So cool to see.

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Re: Rescued my father's collection (a life long offset fan)

Post by smjenkins » Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:34 pm

Thanks for all those extra pics and info. Especially cool to see your Dad! That does indeed look like a fun "game" room.

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Re: Rescued my father's collection (a life long offset fan)

Post by DeathJag » Tue Jun 14, 2022 6:22 am

Apologies for not saying this earlier - I am sorry for your loss. My dad died in 2016 and it was super sad. I did inherit his banjos and a nice Martin acoustic but I’d rather have a few more conversations than those, any day. I am sorry I didn’t say this before, I was just dumbstruck at that insane collection. But he was a person who was alive and he was your dad, I am sorry I didn’t say that first. He seems like the COOLEST dad! And also, mom with cat makes it even more brilliant!

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Re: Rescued my father's collection (a life long offset fan)

Post by gishuk » Wed Jun 15, 2022 4:09 pm

Amazing collection, your dad was clearly an OSG kind of guy with great taste.

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Re: Rescued my father's collection (a life long offset fan)

Post by countertext » Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:18 pm

Holy shit, man. Your dad had a good eye. The P-basses and those amps are KILLING me.

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Re: Rescued my father's collection (a life long offset fan)

Post by soggy mittens » Thu Jun 16, 2022 2:19 am

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If OSG has tort me anything...

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Re: Rescued my father's collection (a life long offset fan)

Post by bluemonday » Sat Jun 18, 2022 6:57 pm

Thanks for sharing the pics of that amazing collection! Good luck with what you decide to sell, and enjoy what you decide to keep! :)

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Re: Rescued my father's collection (a life long offset fan)

Post by Pacafeliz » Mon Jun 20, 2022 11:41 am

Good God!!!
Sorry about your dad's passing, but congrats to you for gaining this incredible collection!

Welcome aboard and thanks for sharing!
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Re: Rescued my father's collection (a life long offset fan)

Post by Highnumbers » Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:05 pm

I'm sorry to hear about your dad, my condolences. Never easy dealing with the estate of a family member (especially a parent).

and WOW, what a collection! Your dad had really great taste in guitars. Glad to hear you are taking care of them and getting things freshened up (all that humidity sitting in the cases is never good for guitars).

Please keep us posted if/when you are selling any of these. I'd quite like an early 60s sunburst Jazzmaster, and he has some nice ones here.

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Re: Rescued my father's collection (a life long offset fan)

Post by rivir » Mon Jun 20, 2022 4:05 pm

Wow. Those are some beauties.
All I got from my dad was a lifelong distrust of my romantic partner and other psychological issues that have required years of therapy. (And an '87 Charvel lol)

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