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July 3rd, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Original Owner”

Chapters
00:00 - History of Bukovac Burst / Mailbox letters
02:24 - History of Bukovac Doubleneck
03:26 - History of Bukovac Goldtop


https://obits.al.com/us/obituaries/huntsville/name/larry-lee-obituary?id=11959074

https://southerngaragebands.com/dynamicsauburndale.html

https://www.theledger.com/story/news/2020/09/26/polks-hit-making-country-musician-composer-carl-chambers-dies-73/3546106001/


Notes
Uncle Larry does a bit of guitarcheology on the eve of America’s birthday…

Just throwing up a Hail Mary here that someone out there might happen to recognize the young fella in the black and white photo holding what I affectionately refer to as the “Mailbox Letter Burst” (serial number 8 6785)

This video also shows Larry Lee, the fella who I believe might be the original owner of my 58 Gibson EMS-1235, (the 50’s doublenecks oddly did not have serial numbers)…and Darrell Ellis, the fella that might be the original owner of my 57 Les Paul Standard Goldtop (serial number 7 3293)

Happy 4th my dear friends…and like I say every year, don’t blow your fingers off ferchrissakes

July 3rd, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Unskinny Bench”

Chapters
00:00 - Intro / Old strings / Cancel culture


Notes
Uncle Larry restrings his trusty old 1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard whilst proudly displaying what 55 years (well 39 actively) of drinking ice cold beer will inevitably do to a man’s belly.

...and for your curiosity, here’s this bloke called Jesse Wells that i mentioned...the one that some posh internet bird made a video about trying to cancel....what the fuck ever...

a lot of folks don’t like his style or his voice…you may not either, i totally get it.
personally, i think he’s cool.
even if you hate it, you gotta admit the boy has a way with words.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyem3gD6XN8

oh, and by the way, i got a guy working on the "touched by an uncle" t shirts that many of you have been asking for.

here's the donation links to the Homeskoolin' channel if you are so inclined
paypal is tombukovac@gmail.com
venmo is @tom-bukovac-1

January 6th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “Yesterday's Plastic" (starring Greg Voros)

Chapters
00:00 - Working on a '59 Burst with PAFs


Notes
Uncle Greg teaches us some cool inside stuff about the good old days back in Kalamazoo...


and totally unrelated....get ya' some Floater
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrtNZNkmpuo

December 22nd, 2022

Homeskoolin Volume 180, Tom Bukovac, “PAF The Magic Dragon”

Chapters
00:00 - Tinkering around
01:00 - Hello, friends! / Storm
01:53 - Gibson 335 (Cherry '63)
02:57 - Gibson 335 (Burst '63)
03:31 - PAF pickups
04:30 - Lesson: PAFs pickups
06:12 - Quacky / Burst playing
07:00 - Quacky / Cherry playing (quackier)
08:09 - More character middle-position (Cherry)
08:36 - Middle-position (Burst)
08:47 - Neck pickup (Burst)
09:08 - Neck pickup (Cherry)
10:15 - Sustain (Cherry)
10:49 - Sustain (Burst)
11:40 - '58 Les Paul Burst
12:55 - Fretboard separation
13:54 - Mike Bloomfield story & why Les Paul
15:15 - Sound of an SG


Notes
Uncle Larry discusses some of the more little talked about aspects of old pickups.

https://youtu.be/rXwQPwfZvlY
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