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  1. 2 points
    Here is what went through my mind as I listened to your performance: I imagine myself sitting on a couch in a dimly lit room. It's early in the morning after a very long night. One of those moments when I know that I should just go get some sleep, but I don't as I just want to finish listening to the song. While absorbing your rendition of this tune a slight grin appears on my face — subconsciously summoned by the last bit of energy that I can still muster. Nicely done. That guitar suits you well.
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    We hear this question all the time, here's a bit of an answer ... I called 4 dealers for a price on a new SJ-200 Vintage Sunburst, a guitar that carries an online advertised price of $5249. This is 20% less than "list" although the list price can only be found by visiting Gibson's website, none of the dealers refer to it. All quotes included shipping, paid with credit card. Name of the dealers and prices quoted: Music Villa $5249 Chicago Music Exchange $5249. Offered a 10% discount when it was obvious I wasn't a buyer at the quoted price. Wildwood Guitars $4299 Fuller's $5249. This surprised me a lot.
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    it's all of a sudden got super dry (35% w/ humidifier going full and doors closed). I can normally manage it with the humidifier, but this is extreme. Thinking back to various threads, I recall folks talking about home made damp its - so I put a damp sponge in a baggy with some holes in it, and placed it in the soundhole - at least until this dry spell is over or I can get to the guitar store if this doesn't work. Went together easy and seems like a good temp solution, but does anyone have input / words of caution about going the home made route? Thanks to all for any input... rgds brfm
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    There's no reason they couldn't use a maple bridgeplate with the ADJ. The ADJ hardware is pretty heavy--somewhere I have the numbers, but can't find them right now. I will try to weigh the ADJ hardware later. The bridge itself and the saddle are probably only very slightly heavier than a standard bridge. I have a full ADJ bridge assembly (less the steel plate spring, which disappeared in the distant past), but do not have a loose conventional bridge and bridgeplate for comparison. Most of the weight difference is the ADJ hardware, plus the larger thicker bridgeplate.
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    Understood. I did not realize you were talking CDN. That's a very good price.
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    Unless you're in a one J-45 town, that price would not necessarily be considered insanely good from a private seller. Might just go for less. The ADJ sound is not for everyone- make sure you have your ears on when visiting. . . . and your nut falls into the realm of what Gibsons can have, coming out of Bozeman. There are cleaner ones, but this one is most likely just fine.
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    There was a special run of these built for Sweetwater but I am not sure if this is one of those. If I recall these were distinguished by a soft V neck carve. I would jump all over a guitar like this if Bozeman combined the right old and new structural elements. So the wider Bozeman- nut width rather than the original 1 11/16" and say a traditional maple bridge plate in place of the original laminate plate (which at the least though might have to be oversized given the weight of the ADJ bridge) but with a 1959 neck carve and the unscalloped X brace and shorter back braces which gave these guitars their punchy and quick sound.
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    I'm thinking of getting some sort of pickup in my Farida OT-22 (their guitar with LG-2 specs) and I don't want a UST. For those of you with K&K Pure Minis, do you like them? Advantages? Disadvantages? Overall impressions?
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    I was just typing that song in, - you beat me by seconds. So I'll go with "1-2-3" Len Berry Notes
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    This, from Fjestad's Blue Book: Asama. Instruments previously built in Japan during the early 1980s. Guitars with this trademark are generally medium to good quality copies of American designs as well as some original designs. Source: Tony Bacon and Paul Day, The Guru's Guitar Guide. :)
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    Welcome aboard Volksball. Very nice Hummingbird. Congrats.
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    Here is a link that lists several Japanese guitar manufacturers. It says Asama Guitars were made by Tombo, which also made Norma guitars. http://hubpages.com/hub/Japanese-Manufacturers-of-Made-In-Japan-Badged-Guitars-from-1950-to-1980
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