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  1. You've got a '64 Strat? Wow. Where did you pick that up? I hope you're well insured.
  2. Serious answer is price/wood/ number of frets. But I guess there's a joke coming up which I haven't heard so please put me out my misery and hit me with the punchline.
  3. I didn’t know that story HSR. I know McGuinn started out as a banjo player and used finger picks on a lot of his guitar tracks with The Byrds. I also know he was wowed by the sound of George Harrison's 360/12 Rickenbacker on A Hard Days Night so he went out a bought one for himself. He also got Crosby to use a Gretsch and Michael Clarke to use Ludwig drums to try and emulate the sound of The Beatles. He didn't completely succeed but finished up with very impressive sound of his own.
  4. It doesn't get much better than this. What a lineup what a song.
  5. Yes Brew, it was at The Newport Folk Festival in July 1965 when Dylan went electric much to the consternation of his “folky” followers. Only one month before this The Byrd’s released Mr Tambourine Man to great acclaim and Folk Rock as it became known was born. With regards to learning to play a musical instrument. The comb and tissue paper is a good starting point. Izal was rubbish toilet paper but it did produce some decent music lol.
  6. You can enjoy it all here with the extra verses and the man himself.
  7. Yebbut the verses in Dylan’s original composition are superb. The last verse is sublime. “And take me disappearing through the smoke rings of my mind Down the foggy ruins of time Far past the frozen leaves The haunted frightened trees Out to the windy beach Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky With one hand waving free Silhouetted by the sea Circled by the circus sands With all memory and fate Driven deep beneath the waves Let me forget about today until tomorrow“
  8. I'm a Notts County supporter so I can't be 100% objective about Forest but I don't think Monsieur Lamouchi is going to keep his job much longer. The end to last season was simply horrendous and despite their new signings Forest still can't get their act together. I guess Marinakis is already investigating a new manager and unless results start to improve quickly the fat lady will be getting ready to sing. He seems a nice guy but I think he's out of his depth.
  9. I love the banjo Willow wilson. My uncle used to play in a band in the 30s and gave me his in the mid 60s. I could never master finger picking so learned a few chords and strummed it. I loved the sound. I've watched many finger picking banjo players on YouTube and am very envious of their skill. The Rickenbacker is a fine guitar indeed. Unlike some of the big US guitar manufacturers such as Fender and Gibson, Rickenbacker still make all their guitars in the US and the quality is tip top. I used to have a Fender Affinity Tele and for the money the quality was good but this Rick is in a different league. I've got a little Vox modelling amp for home use. I don't think the neighbours would appreciate an AC30 lol.
  10. Don't be sad DJ360. We're only here once (I think) so if you don't do it now you probably won't do it at all. I was 70 last month and have hankered after a very special (and very expensive) guitar for years. My wife and kids told me now was the time to go for it so we agreed to split the cost and bought it. What a beauty it is and what joy when it arrived from CA. Guitar geeks might be interested to know it's a Rickenbacker 360/12C63 a reissue and identical copy of George Harrison's which he used 1964/65. You can see him playing it in A Hard Days Night. It has a unique chiming/ jingle jangle sound. Roger McGuinn also uses a Rickenbacker 12 string on most Byrd’s recordings, notably Mr Tambourine Man which my mum and I loved. My message to all ageing friends is “do it now before it's too late”
  11. The 2009 Kew Gardens 50p is very collectable as only 210,000 were minted but beware because in 2019 the Royal Mint reissued it. They haven't said how many they minted so it's not clear if it will also be valuable. Just be aware.
  12. Jill, The silver 4d was known as a groat and as MargieH said they were also issued as Maundy money along with a silver 1d, 2d and 3d. All “silver” coins issued after 1947 were actually cupronickel. Those minted between 1920 and 1947 contain 50% silver whilst those minted before 1920 are 92.5% silver ie Sterling silver. Silver threepenny bits can therefore be either 50% or 92.5% silver depending on their date. If you're interested in British coins then Tony Clayton's website is well worth a visit.
  13. Yes, the Clarke family lived above the Post Office in a very nice apartment which I visited on one or two occasions when meeting with Nicholas aka Nick on a Saturday lunchtime before going off to see Notts play at Meadow Lane. IIRC correctly they had a grand piano in their living room.