Jump to content
Gibson Brands Forums


Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation on 08/13/2020 in all areas

  1. 3 points
    Oh for goodness sake! Here is the original photo: Newport 1969 at Devonshire Downs.
  2. 1 point
    If you got 19k to spare you could play Eruption and look cool doing it. Unbelievable. The guitar(s) I could by for 19k. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/79Bumblebee--evh-79-bumblebee-black-with-yellow-stripes
  3. 1 point
    You are asking us to put sounds into words? OK; don't look (as it isn't the correct footage for the soundtrack) but listen... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRu7Pt42x6Y That's it. That's why. That's all. Philip.
  4. 1 point
    The image I found and posted has been so toned/sharpened/colorised/filtered/shrunk etc etc that you need to see more and better ones to have an idea - https://www.google.com/search?sa=X&source=univ&tbm=isch&q=Hendrix+Newport+69+Devonshire+Downs+images&client=firefox-b-d&ved=2ahUKEwjx9uSelpnrAhWUQEEAHTs3AzsQsAR6BAgJEAE&biw=1920&bih=1086 A famous gig - he played on 1st day and something went wrong so came back the next, big jam, white Strat, groupie incident, Buddy Miles, Eric Burdon. And so on. Thread hijack so fair enough: 1 - Quality - ease of playing due to shorter scale than Fender (important!) - I always wanted a good one 2 - Most of them especially the archtop jazz guitars 3 - Tempted to say Hendrix as he had a Flying V but these days too many to choose - Wes, Steve Khan, Jim Hall - most jazz players go through a Gibson period. B.B.King was (IS) the quintessential Gibson guitar player IMO. Abercrombie, Metheny, Scofield, DiMeola, Mclaughlin, Coryell, and all the 50s straight-ahead jazz players, played Gibson at one time or other. 4 - I own more than one Am in UK and have been playing for 45 years. Over 60, reasonably fit but beginning to have muscle and tendon/nerve problems in hands. In 2 bands, gigged regularly until pandem-onium began.
  5. 1 point
    Jimi was only 5'11". Maybe it's the pants.
  6. 1 point
    If its that new Dove you got that is the lovely smell of probably Nitrocellulose Lacquer. Its vile stuff. Nitrocellulose lacquer also takes pigments and dyes very well, and it can be sanded and polished to a mirror finish. ... In addition, the chemicals in the lacquer are hazardous to health and the environment, and – since it's highly flammable – it's dangerous to store nitrocellulose lacquer in large quantities. Most health hazards stemming from VOCs are the result of inhaling the lacquer fumes. These fumes can cause difficulty breathing, kidney failure, nervous system damage and loss of vision. These lacquers generally remain toxic for up to a month after drying.
  7. 1 point
    The LP is scheduled to arrive today around noon. I’ve taken the day off work in anticipation
  8. 1 point
    Just for the record. I agree with you & feel the same way about it.
  9. 1 point
    1. They are well made but I don't use mine much now, I prefer my Matsumoku made 84 Aria for band stuff and don't have time for much else...but my old Epiphone and Gibson are nicely made and have been around for longer than I have. 2. Of the classics...Les Paul in ice tea burst or black (but not white), SG in cherry, LP Junior doublecut in cherry or tv yellow, Firebird in sunburst...thats probably the main ones. Epiphone 63-69 solids in Polaris White and Silver Fox are awesome. 3. Angus Young, Paul Kossoff, Jimmy Page probably top 3 of many 4. Nothing other than owning 2 and being a (minor) member of this forum Live in Australia and play in a pub rock/grunge/alternate band, writing songs, singing and playing rhythm behind a sh!t hot lead guitarist. Not a good player myself and don't much care cos it's good fun anyhow and at least I'm out there doing it.
  10. 1 point
    You do know that this image isn't 'real'? Philip.
  11. 1 point
    We had a good friend pass away last month. He was a former cop who had been a stalwart on the local music scene since the early-1970s. So his friends decided we needed to do something for him. A member of the Village Council arranged for the use of a small park with a bandstand. All acoustic with two bass players, a percussionist, a harp player and six guitars. No practice beforehand or setlist, just songs our friend liked to play so "Outside Woman Blues", "Wild Horses" a blues shuffle in A which turned into a slow moving "Carol" when somebody started singing the lyrics, and such. Lots of stories. No tears but a whole lot of smiling. It was particularly fitting when a cop hit his lights and siren just as he was passing the park to snag a speeder. Anyway, a perfect way to say goodbye to a friend and a reminder he would never be forgotten.
  12. 1 point
    What are the main advantages of Gibson and why you chose this particular guitar? Which Gibson models and colors do you like? Who is your favorite musician who plays Gibson? What are your associations with Gibson? Because Gibson has owned Epiphone since 57, or there abouts, I have been attracted to Epi's since the early 60's. Note I have owned many Gibsons but many more Epiphones. Gibsons can normally be counted on to be excellent sounding reliable high quality guitars. The models I seek are ones that have incredible neck access up to the last high fret like LP DC's and SG's. As I have gotten older I prefer Guitars with P90's for their tone and unique penetrating sound, well illustrated by Leslie West. While this was a relatively simple song the LP Jr made it unique. Jimmy Page was one of the foremost Gibson Players, I think he picked up a lot from Beck and Clapton during the Yardbirds. Eric Clapton during the Cream years playing mostly a Gibson SG. Or Jimi playing one of his Epiphones below. He also had a Gibson V an SG and a LP, to name a few.. I have no affiliation with Gibson, how ever I wish they would stop using the antiquated Nitro furniture finish on their guitars..
  13. 1 point
    The 'Chrome Boy' guitar. https://www.joesatrianiuniverse.com/gear/ibanez-js-guitars/js1cr30-chrome-boy/
  14. 1 point
    1. I don't own a Gibson, but I own an Epiphone which is how I ended up on this forum. 2. Top 3: Les Paul , ES-335 and SG. 3. As far as someone who is primarily known as a "Gibson player", I would go with Jimmy Page. 4. I own an Epiphone BB King Lucille, and I would love to pick up a Gibson eventually. The Epiphone is a good guitar with some upgrades. I still need to swap the stock pickups out for maybe 57 Classics or something similar.
  15. 1 point
    Dude, you get the guitar picks, too!!!
  16. 1 point
    I have a Koa one listed on EBay you can look at. If interested PM me. The price is jacked up a bit to cover fees and allow offers but it should be within your price range away from EBay. It's also listed on FaceBook. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3091446234304936 https://www.ebay.com/itm/124291254678
  17. 1 point
    My J50 is a true shape shifter. Those who are old timers here know the tale but it is a cool story which took no less than three Pros from Dover to unravel. The FON shows the guitar started life as a J50 in 1942. But one of the book matched top pieces accidentally got flip flopped. Somebody down the line must have caught the screw up and decided on the spot to shoot a burst to cover it up. So I guess that makes it a J47.5. But the story does not end there. Somewhere in its life it lost the burst as well as its pickguard and bridge. My repair guy, who found the evidence of the original burst, decided it needed to be restored so copied the finish on a 1944 J45 he had in the shop at the time. Here it be as I stumbled across it.
  18. 1 point
    Nothing against the J-45, (I have 3 of them) just makes more since to me, if he loves his EJ-200, to replace it with the real deal.
  19. 1 point
    A fine thing you do, there. "SJ-200's " are forever. And one in excellent condition (people tend to baby them) can be found for less than the upper limits of what you were thinking you might have to spend. Buying from Japan is like a roll of the dice- legitimate sellers, mixed in with sellers using the photos of legitimate sellers who will buy from the original seller in an attempt to sell for more. Gibson acoustic guitars are made in Bozeman, MT: Hope to see you post back with a New Super Jumbo for the Boyfriend Day
  • Create New...