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  1. A video of a show using the '48 J-50.

    07 September 2017 - 03:58 PM

    Here is a video of a 23 minute set played by Crossing Canal (the duo with Ruby Ross) at this cool show called the Abita Springs Opry which took to place last April 22nd in the little town of Abita Springs which is located about an 1 1/2 hours north of New Orleans. This is the direct feed off of the Cable Access TV show so it doesn't do justice to the nice sound we heard in the the hundred-plus year old wooden town hall building where the shows are held, but it's fun to have a record of the night. I totally understand if no one wants to sit through the whole 23 minutes. [biggrin]
  2. Shameless Self Promotion

    07 August 2017 - 12:28 PM

    Here is a link to an article that is posted on the online version of a New Orleans magazine called Offbeat. It is a humorous take by Laura DeFazio on an "Epic Two City Tour of Mississippi" that I played last month with my friend Bob Worth. It really shows the "glamorous" life of Journeymen Musicians (and Music Writers). If you feel so inclined, you may find giving it a read entertaining.
  3. Finally got the 1948 J-50 in the studio. Vanity Post (Ha!)

    28 July 2017 - 12:50 PM

    The duo project with Ruby Ross. We are recording a six song EP. Here is a preview mix (may be some slight tweaking of the mix later) of us doing my song "Things We Can't Control". I'm doing the finger-picking on the '48 J-50 and Ruby is strumming on her DX Series Martin Dread. We are recording these songs live in the studio with no overdubs. Just four channels, micing the two guitars and our two voices facing each other in a small room, mixing as if you were in the little room listening to us unplugged. As you would guess the J-50 holds down a lot of the low end since the DX laminate is a bit bright.

    It was fun, but also a little nerve wracking!
  4. Pre-War Guitars Co. J Model

    16 July 2017 - 02:40 PM

    Last month I was lucky enough to open for a great band out of North Carolina called Mipso. Their guitar player was a cool young man named Joseph Terrell. Before the show he noticed my 1948 J-50 that I was going to play during my set, which then commenced us geeking out on old Gibsons. Later I was watching the band's sound check and he seemed to be playing a Pre-War Jumbo, either a J-35 or an Original Jumbo which sounded spectacular to my ears. Upon closer inspection I noticed there was no logo on the headstock. Later he told me he actually owns a 1938 J-35 but he doesn't bring it on the road. Instead he plays a Pre-War Guitars Co. J Model. The company is headed up by a couple of guys in North Carolina who are hand building guitars in the tradition of mostly Pre-War Martins, but they do make the aforementioned J model and have made a prototype of a Pre-War Nick Lucas model not yet for sale.

    You can order the guitars at different "distress" levels from "no distress" or up to Level 3. As an old guy I find the distress phenomenon silly, but some like it. Threads about these guitars on AGF and the UMGF have tended to dwell ad nauseam on the "distress issue". I don't really give a flip. If I ever ordered one it would either be at 0 distress or 1. The real question is how does it sound?

    Here is a video of Molly Tuttle demoing one:

    Also here is a facebook link of Joseph from Mipso with a short demo as well (I'm pretty sure you don't have to have a Facebook account to view it):

    At $5000 it ain't cheap, but still very interesting. Here is the company website where you can see all the models and videos:

    FWIW Gibson in 2013 made a limited release of 100 of an Original Jumbo 1934 Reissue and there is at least one used one for sale on Reverb for $3300.00, so there is that.
  5. Cool shirt from Forum Regular duluthdan!

    11 July 2017 - 11:21 AM

    I'm gonna wear it proudly. Thanks, Dan. I need this more than ever.
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    Just to be clear, Dan has no idea I am posting this. I just like the shirt and I wanted y'all to see it.



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    26 Jun 2015 - 19:19
    Thanks, MP! He's become a valued member of the family. Glad you are active again here!
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    26 Jun 2015 - 18:18
    Love that Southern Jumbo. Sweet-looking instrument.
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    03 Feb 2015 - 17:03
    I have one for you. 175 is fine. I basically have used it a couple hours, I just don't gig any more. I may still have the box, I have an unused jack I'll send with it, I just used a cable from the pickup to my roland BA.
    you can email me at or give me a ring at 513-252-8300.
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    03 Nov 2013 - 18:51
    I am just seeing this email. I am glad I could help. How are you enjoying the SJ TV? Jason
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    10 Sep 2013 - 22:02
    Hey!I live by the intersection of Broadway and Fountainebleau near Carrollton. Abita Springs is nice. I'm playing on the front porch as the free opener for the Abita Springs Opry show on 9/21 from around 5:45 PM to 7 PM. It's no big deal (I don't even get listed on the website, which is kinda sad). If you get over there, come and say hi! Few characters left. Can write more a...
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    10 Sep 2013 - 21:27
    Dude, I am from Nola ,but now live in Abita , where do you live ?
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