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  1. Hey Folks! I hope people are starting to thaw out. Thought this may be of interest to some.
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  2. Just guessing that a 13 fretter long scale may push it deeper than a 12 fretter short scale? The long scale should be more powerful.
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  3. "Mom, I have nut issues." "I know, Timmy. Go talk to your father about it though, okay? I have issues of my own." 😑
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  4. I have in rehearsal, couple times with a drummer friend of ours and we get pretty pumped when he sits in. It holds up well, volume=volume, not more noise. rct
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  5. There's an album out shortly featuring previously unreleased Gary Moore material. I'm always a bit sceptical when they find recordings like this because there's probably a good reason why it was never released but listening to this sample track, I'm thinking it sounds pretty good although the riff sounds like an amalgamation of Still Got The Blues and another GM track which I can't bring to mind the name of. Unmistakably Gary though, I think I'll be buying it.
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  6. I'm reasonably happy with my nuts at the moment as they're working fine..... I've still got a couple of soft pencils - 2B - for graphite. Nut material and its effect on tone comes up in acoustic discussions. Fit must be good and snug. My own feeling is that it's less important on an electric. Brass? I remember. I haven't tried a guitar with the Buzz Feiten or Earvana compensated nut but would like to. Apparently you can't go heavier than 10s on a Fender LSR roller nut...?
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  7. They are way ahead of the rest of the guitar makers on this technology. 😐
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  8. Gibson USA P90’s do sound really good on my Gibson Les Paul Special... But, they sound equally as good on my Hollow Body Epiphone Casinos with Gibson USA P90’s.. I dig P90’s!
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  9. Yes, the New Yorker inspired model is interesting to me as well. Here is the first one. This one has Brazilian Rosewood B/S From the video it sounded like regular offerings will have either Koa or Spalted Maple. I guess for bigger bucks one could ask for different woods for a Custom Build.
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  10. If you look at the "Careers at Gibson" section of the website you'll see that a "Scraper" job at Bozeman pays $19 - $22 per hour. I wouldn't consider that cheap labor. I have 3 Gibson guitars right now and sold three others not too long ago - none of them had any lacquer on the nut, and none of the nuts were cracked. Granted a very small sample, and maybe I've just been lucky but I have never had these problems. On the other hand the nut slots are almost always a little too narrow especially on the G and B strings causing them to bind, but 5 minutes with a file in the right hands solves th
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  11. Isnt it obvious? Lacquer on the nut improves tone 😄
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  12. They’ve been around since the mid-90s. The initial versions were a limited edition premium Dove with the dove in flight headstock. Over the years, the pickguard, binding, and fretboard inlays got very intricate. The fingerboard/bridge went to ebony as well but I think it varies by year.
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  13. The headstock was shown in an earlier thread
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  14. Neither the headstock nor the bridge design was revealed, the de-facto hallmarks of any guitar builder and a major selling point. As boutique guitar builders, I think Ferguson & Son will do fine regardless. Ren still championing the J-185 design is more than charming.
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  15. If it didn't have the lacquer on the nut its an easy way to tell its a Chibson.
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  16. I don't think he is going to need luck is a legend and a master builder he is just going to need people with enough cash to buy his guitars.
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  17. I do wish Ren and his son all the luck in the world. Sorry to say though that while I certainly acknowledge the skill involved when it comes inlay, translucent blue finishes and whatever it is lost on me. What I did find intriguing is the back bracing on that New Yorker-esque guitar. Starts off as a thinner flat V and looks to get progressively thicker moving to a half round and then a full round carve at the butt end. This is a kind of a take of a really old school Martin design.
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  18. There's always lacquer going halfway up the nut on every Gibson I see. They've made 18 quintillion guitars that way. Why stop now?
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  19. Last Saturday.......This pic from a video of a tablet propped up on a workbench running a FaceTime connection with a guy in Florida watching us jam, with what he see's in the lower left corner. Recorded using 3 tablets, one capturing this video of the tablet on the work bench running FB another recording the video in the lower left. Today we did it again, with improvements.
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  20. Pretty cool. They have to get some TShirts and goodies on the go.
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  21. Thanx for this update. So cool that Ferguson is ready to take another round. Will be exciting to follow, , , and not least hear what he/they have created. Wish them luck
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  23. My last purchase was a Black Coronet that I bought for a friend suffering from COVID lockup depression, not sick but just isolated. He is a Strat guy, but really digging the simplicity and light weight of the Coronet. He sent me this pic of it in front of my old Ampeg 140c that he drives with his Peavey Classic 50 head.. Life is good..... I am going to play my 59 Wilshire today..
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  24. Thank you. Enjoyed that one.
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  25. Very Nice. If I bought another Dove. One of those would be it.
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  26. Yes but this was really unexpected, this is the best news I've had all week. My old amp come back again.
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  27. I just heard from the seller and he asked me if I sold it to him years ago on thecarversite. YES... That's MY old headphone amplifier, I'm getting it back! I started thinking about it, saw it on eBay and back it comes, how great is that?
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  28. Ya its hard keeping track of when and for how long. So many variations yearly. Its tough keeping track.
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  29. Not having any kind of expertise in Bozeman-made Gibsons I am not sure when the first model was issued but Gibson has produced it, often in very small numbers, since at least 2000.
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  30. Good question. But there a Nice looking Guitar.
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  31. I'm playing my favorite recent modded 339..... The Mean 90's really shine in it......
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  32. I updated my 'family photo collage', but didn't have the patience to photograph them again in proper identical settings. 🙂
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