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Posted 22 February 2019 - 09:24 AM

A while back my buddy and I traded my Martin D-15M for his Am. Std Tele. It was the first real guitar he ever bought. He wanted it back and we were going to trade back. I was fine with that cause I loved that Martin. Well yesterday he told me he really likes it now and wants to keep it. Okay. As much as I loved it at the end of the day its just a guitar. So tonight the Tele is going on Ebay or Reverb. Nice stock '97 Am Std Tele with no issues. I'm just gonna dump it and if I get 6 or 7 for it I will be ecstatic. So it is time to go on the hunt for a new guitar and I want another acoustic. I would love a Gibson but I really like the Dreads and I am sure I will in no way be getting enough money to afford even a used Gibson I would want. I really would like and all Hog one to replace the D-15M. To my knowledge Gibson does not make an all Hog acoustic. I may look at a Guild D-20. I am not really a fan of the trebly Taylor sound and they are 'spensive too. Whatever it is will certainly be used. Any recommendations?

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 09:35 AM

View PostFZ Fan, on 22 February 2019 - 09:24 AM, said:

To my knowledge Gibson does not make an all Hog acoustic.

They do build all-mahogany J-45 models......I've seen a few.

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 09:37 AM

Sal had an all hog J-45 for a while. I know he had it up for sale on the AGF. Don't know if he sold it yet or not.
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 09:41 AM

View PostJalex, on 22 February 2019 - 09:37 AM, said:

Sal had an all hog J-45 for a while. I know he had it up for sale on the AGF. Don't know if he sold it yet or not.


What do you think they go for? And shouldn't the J-45 Police put a stop that as not being a real J-45. I know people take their J-45's seriously round these parts.

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 09:42 AM

View PostFZ Fan, on 22 February 2019 - 09:24 AM, said:

A while back my buddy and I traded my Martin D-15M for his Am. Std Tele. It was the first real guitar he ever bought. He wanted it back and we were going to trade back. I was fine with that cause I loved that Martin. Well yesterday he told me he really likes it now and wants to keep it. Okay. As much as I loved it at the end of the day its just a guitar. So tonight the Tele is going on Ebay or Reverb. Nice stock '97 Am Std Tele with no issues. I'm just gonna dump it and if I get 6 or 7 for it I will be ecstatic. So it is time to go on the hunt for a new guitar and I want another acoustic. I would love a Gibson but I really like the Dreads and I am sure I will in no way be getting enough money to afford even a used Gibson I would want. I really would like and all Hog one to replace the D-15M. To my knowledge Gibson does not make an all Hog acoustic. I may look at a Guild D-20. I am not really a fan of the trebly Taylor sound and they are 'spensive too. Whatever it is will certainly be used. Any recommendations?


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 09:45 AM

Just did a quick search and the cheapest all Hog J-45 was in Japan at $1600.
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 09:49 AM

View Postlivemusic, on 22 February 2019 - 09:42 AM, said:

Sent a PM.


I sent you a PM back. Here is the only pic I have right now from imgur.

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 10:46 AM

Here's one on Reverb:

https://reverb.com/i...tm_medium=share
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 10:56 AM

I've had a Martin D-15M since 2012, and played the hell out of it for the first couple years. But then I just lost interest in it. Nice enough guitar, but the sound just doesn't do much for me compared to my Gibsons. It spends most of its time in the case now. It's been sitting out on a stand for the past month, I wanted to see if my opinion had changed. But it hasn't, I find the sound kind of dull. I guess that is what some people call "dark"? It's comfortable to play, and I like the neck profile, which isn't as fat as my 2008 J-50. I am keeping it, but wouldn't really miss it if it were gone.
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 11:09 AM

View PostJalex, on 22 February 2019 - 10:46 AM, said:



Well now that is even more expensive than the one in Japan.
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 11:15 AM

View PostBoyd, on 22 February 2019 - 10:56 AM, said:

I've had a Martin D-15M since 2012, and played the hell out of it for the first couple years. But then I just lost interest in it. Nice enough guitar, but the sound just doesn't do much for me compared to my Gibsons. It spends most of its time in the case now. It's been sitting out on a stand for the past month, I wanted to see if my opinion had changed. But it hasn't, I find the sound kind of dull. I guess that is what some people call "dark"? It's comfortable to play, and I like the neck profile, which isn't as fat as my 2008 J-50. I am keeping it, but wouldn't really miss it if it were gone.

I would buy another one in a NY minute. But isn't a J-50 Hog and Spruce, so I would expect it to sound different.
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 11:41 AM

Here'e one of the reissues of John Thomas' vintage LG1
I have one of these I will be selling soon
https://reverb.com/i...src=aw.ds&pla=1
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 11:46 AM

View PostDave F, on 22 February 2019 - 11:41 AM, said:

Here'e one of the reissues of John Thomas' vintage LG1
I have one of these I will be selling soon
https://reverb.com/i...src=aw.ds&pla=1


Damn every time someone shows me a guitar it is more expensive that the previous one.
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 12:04 PM

View PostFZ Fan, on 22 February 2019 - 09:24 AM, said:

To my knowledge Gibson does not make an all Hog acoustic.

Our own Sal von Chatham brought an all hog J-45 aboard plus/minus X-mas and celebrated it here as clean hit.
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Haven't tried one myself, but met a few smaller body hog-Martins a year ago. Convincing indeed, , , but have to say I find them very brown.



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Posted 22 February 2019 - 12:07 PM

You've been around the block a few times, I'm sure you can negotiate better prices if you really want one.
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 12:42 PM

I only own one all-mahogany guitar and that is the 1942 Harmony H165 Stella. I have never felt even the slightest twinge to play anything else. As sassy as it gets. So you can always think outside the box a bit and consider an H165. They were in the Harmony catalog for over 30 years so plenty of them out there. I prefer the pre-1957 guitars as the figure 8 body they used is darn sexy. The other thing I like about them is they are easy on the wallet and have really good bones so make a great platform to do what you want with them - roll bridges or even go for an X brace conversion.

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 01:44 PM

View PostDave F, on 22 February 2019 - 12:07 PM, said:

You've been around the block a few times, I'm sure you can negotiate better prices if you really want one.


Your right. But I suspect I will probably if I am lucky get about $700 at most for the Tele. I certainly do not have an extra $6 - 800 to dump into a guitar right now. I could maybe do at most $400.Used Guild D-20's and Martin D-15M's start at around $800 used.

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 02:04 PM

View Postzombywoof, on 22 February 2019 - 12:42 PM, said:

I only own one all-mahogany guitar and that is the 1942 Harmony H165 Stella. I have never felt even the slightest twinge to play anything else. As sassy as it gets. So you can always think outside the box a bit and consider an H165. They were in the Harmony catalog for over 30 years so plenty of them out there. I prefer the pre-1957 guitars as the figure 8 body they used is darn sexy. The other thing I like about them is they are easy on the wallet and have really good bones so make a great platform to do what you want with them - roll bridges or even go for an X brace conversion.


Just took a peak a some online and they at not that pricy. Here is my only caviat. It has to be made in the USA.
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 02:12 PM

View PostFZ Fan, on 22 February 2019 - 09:45 AM, said:

Just did a quick search and the cheapest all Hog J-45 was in Japan at $1600.



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Posted 22 February 2019 - 02:14 PM

View PostPaul14, on 22 February 2019 - 02:12 PM, said:

Shipping??


Oh I know it was just the lowest price one I saw. I would not buy a guitar from Japan especially a Gibson.
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