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 Post subject: Re: It's time...
PostPosted: Tue 28 Apr 2009 08:47 AM 
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The TA-70 noticeably is smaller than my VSH455 which itself is pretty much standard for a 335.

I don't recall what pickups went where any more. I suffer from CRS these days. :toopid:


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I have shipping boxes on order. Naturally they were out when I needed them, and living where I do, it is at least an hours drive to the nearest music store for guitar shippers. I'll post when I have them in.


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PostPosted: Wed 29 Apr 2009 08:59 PM 
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Crusty wrote:
The TA-70 noticeably is smaller than my VSH455 which itself is pretty much standard for a 335.

Wow, the 335 must be a monstrous size.

Crusty wrote:
I don't recall what pickups went where any more. I suffer from CRS these days. :toopid:

Join the club broski, I have STML (short term memory loss) which they say is due to smoking too much weed
when I was a kid. As if that is even possible. Anyway I think its rude to say no when someone passes a joint :wink:

Crusty wrote:
it is at least an hours drive to the nearest music store for guitar shippers. I'll post when I have them in.

Not to worry broski, the deal is in the bag anyway.


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Again, I have to say I think the body size is pretty much identical between the the ta60 ta70 and ta100. Slight differences maybe. I have an gibby esartist and the lower bout is about the same but the upper bout is noticably smaller.


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The ES335 is approximately 16" across the lower bout, and the TA-70 is just over 15". My VSH455 is just over 16" across the lower bout. The upper bout is in fact narrower on the TA-70 compared to an ES335 which makes it a little less cumbersome to play.


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I have uploaded some up to date pics of the guitar. I will warn you now the are LARGE to allow for detail and scrutiny. As time permits I will put good pics up of all three for sale just before they are listed on eBay, but for now one by one...

The PE-60
http://ebaypics.therathole.org/ebay/pe6 ... mages.html

Later the TA-70, then the PE-R80.


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PostPosted: Mon 18 May 2009 03:19 PM 
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Okay, they will be off to eVilbay. Until they are listed I will still honor my first post in this thread, but once they are I will delete this thread. The listing drafts I've linked to also link to a page with much larger images.

TA-70
http://ebaypics.therathole.org/ebay/ta70/listing.html

PE-60
http://ebaypics.therathole.org/ebay/pe60/listing.html

PE-R80
Coming shortly....


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PostPosted: Mon 18 May 2009 03:58 PM 
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I seriously urge anyone who has not tried a TA-70 from this era to consider it. I love mine so much that it is about the only electric I play. What ever happened to Jeffster? He was always looking for a quality.

I have a friend who has played small solid body guitars all his life. He finally added a Rainbow II to his collection and has fallen in love with it. I played it and it is a lot like the TA-70.

Somebody has to give this one a try!

Neal, I only hope that if it sells via ebay you get what it is worth (more than my gibby es artist :wink: )


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Usually I'm not a big fan of gold hardware, but I still like the Bigsby on the PE... anyway, I have officially run out of space (and have way too many guitars to begin with).

Btw. I will have to go to Chicago later this year... is there any easy way to reach "Absolute Stupidity, Missouri" from there... I may come over for a day or two.


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You're always welcome here at the funny farm. :D

I'm a ways from Chicago. Google map Wentzville, MO and that will give you some idea.


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