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    One turned into too many. 1937 Gibson Ets-150, 1937 Gibson/Cromwell with DeArmond pick up, early 1930ís Rickenbacker/electro. They all sound great but different. I need to stop at three but itís tough, thereís a Martin 0-18t Iím eyeballing hard.

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    Nice trio! Have you seen the 1934 Rickenbacker tenor on eBay?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rickenbacke...0AAOSwGotWp~5i

    I think he is over priced.

    Looks like you will need a Martin O-18T along with a National Triolian tenor and perhaps a Martin archtop tenor as well.
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    There is a 0-18t I’m looking at, just haven’t pulled the trigger yet.
    https://reverb.com/item/34688260-mar...m_medium=email

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    That's a nice looking (and sounding, I bet) set! I have a '35 Cromwell GT-2 flattop tenor and it's wonderful.

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    That Rickenbacker is killer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by john bange View Post
    one of these on the classifieds
    I love modern reproductions of vintage instruments, and once thought long and hard about a 5-15T that Elderly ordered as a special run. I ultimately passed on it, and it was available for less than half of that one. It's priced above one vintage 0-18T in the classifieds and in the ballpark of a pre-war one.
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    vintage 0-18t's are nice but do not sound any better than mine. I get to compare them almost daily and I don't have to deal with the cracks and resets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john bange View Post
    vintage 0-18t's are nice but do not sound any better than mine. I get to compare them almost daily and I don't have to deal with the cracks and resets.
    You have just described one of the primary reasons why I am drawn to modern reproductions. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that they also don’t typically cost as much as their vintage and pre-war counterparts.
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    I also have three TGs and I have the same problem. too many instruments .... I do have a Martin OT-18 from 1930 plus a Ibanez parlor and an Ibanez E/A Minidreadnought.... and the body size matters whe you comapre sounds... all lovely and different.. Now, I wonder about the recording king new TG because it has with a larger body .... Naybody could say something about the sound of this new vintage Recording King TG copy ...Click image for larger version. 

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