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  1. thank you very much for your beneficial comment. Every forum needs a conceited, big-headed person like you that ridicules people for not knowing stuff they literally havent dealt with before.
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  2. Yeah. And we are going to tell the poor soul that it is a fake!😁
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  3. Nice 'bird! Congrats. Mine is a 2018 Standard in the Cherry Burst.
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  4. It’s funny, y’know. How different is what Neil is doing here to what any of us do? Guitar playing is solid, unflashy, perhaps a touch congested in places. Vocal is tremulous, unconventional, perhaps less than great in the orthodox sense. The song is a fairly straightforward folky piece in G with some well structured lyrics, but not complex or showy in any way. Yet, somehow, as a whole it’s mesmerising, almost otherworldly and heartstopping. I’m a huge Neil fan and been for 27yrs or so. I love his work, even the lesser stuff is far better than most artists could dream of creating, but I’m still absolutely perplexed as to how the component parts combine to make such a magisterial whole. Magic, or the closest thing there is to it, I guess. Thankyou for posting, Lars!
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  5. I have just been listening to the newly released live recording from Neil Young. It was recorded in 1971 and is called “Young Shakespeare” (named after the theatre where it was recorded). It's pure magic throughout and the sound quality is absolutely stellar. The setlist is similar to the also wonderful “Live at Massey Hall”, but this album is more intimate and hits me even harder. This will replace the already mentioned Massey-album and join TVZ “Live at the Old Quarter” as my two favorite all acoustic albums of all time. It doesn't get much better than this. A voice and a guitar, making magic in the moment. Other honorable mentions would be any early Dylan album, Springsteen's Nebraska, and Cash's “American Recordings.” But hey, that's just me. What about yours? Lars
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  7. Q: What did Jeffrey Dahmer say to Lorena Bobbitt? A: Say, are you gonna eat that? 😬
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  8. I was not the individual that made the original "not blind" comment that was taken offense to ... However, in all fairness, I believe the comment was made in "extreme emphasis/clarity" that the guitar had numerous tell-tale signs of being non-Gibson, as opposed to it being a belittling comment directed to you personally. I really do. I appreciate very much the fact that you posted these pics and asked the question here, and hope you feel comfortable enough to start additional Gibson-related threads in the future. Thanks again. 😀
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  9. Here's my single contribution to Mandolin.
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  10. I unfortunately do. Fries with that? I mostly buy guitars just to look at them . . . oh wait that is just super rich collectors.
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  11. They guy at the store he bought it from wanted it for his guitar so he can jack up the price when he sells it on Reverb. Custom made F-hole truss rod cover make of rich Corinthian plastic.
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  12. Can you enclose a link so we all can oogle at this marvel of semi-modern year changing guitar luthierage.
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  13. It was presented to me be as a 35 at guitar center years ago. ???? The beautiful RW back was a clincher for me to buy. I have since discovered what it really is from help from others and Martin CO. Just so everyone knows I did not overpay ,just did not understand. Now we all know what it isn't! It is a great sounding drednought guitar worth the price I paid. It is a little hard for me to play and that was my origional question. Looking to find another that would help me play more comfortably. Thanks to everyone here I will start that search.
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  14. Sweet! enjoy every note.
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  15. Beautiful Bird. I own the standard 2016 welcome to the bird watchers!
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  16. It's possible the factory had a small run done up for that model but someone involved in that batch would have to pipe up. I was so temped to order one that said T O N E last night but for $20 I'm too cheap.
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  17. I’ve got Martin Retros on my ‘67 J45 at present. A little bright at the moment but will fade. Personally I really like round core strings on old wood. DR Sunbeams or Newtone Masterclass are two of my favourites.
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  18. Never doubt me! I told you I’d make it in show biz. Just got me a role in a porn movie. I play the husband who is going to work.
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  19. A cracked/repaired headstock generally decreases a guitar’s value by 1/2. That’s provided it has now been properly repaired by a competent luthier. Properly repaired would mean it has no chance of ever breaking, again under normal use. When I had an authorized Gibson repair person repair a broken headstock on one of my guitars (that I dropped), he explained to me that the glue he fixed it with made that particular spot stronger than if it had never been dropped. The crack was still present cosmetically none the less. That was 16 years ago. The guitar is still going strong. But, that is not the story you are telling us you heard from the seller. Nor, is he giving you evidence it was repaired by an authorized Gibson/Epiphone repair person. The guitar’s neck is obviously damaged. Whether it is a surface crack or a deep crack is not evident or documented. The neck crack automatically, in my opinion, severely lowers the re-saleability of the guitar and thus its potential purchase price. Since it’s damage is undocumented by a reputable luthier, and the seller is trying to sell it with limited documented info about the crack, I’d say keep away from it. You could end up buying a guitar that fell and weakened its neck so that one day it will further crack or crack off. Then, you’d have to have to have a luthier try to put back together if it can be. And, you’d have a guitar whose neck snapped because you bought it with a cracked neck...with you paying to have it repaired (if it can be) to boot. There is no sense in trying to buy the guitar cheap and then taking it to a luthier to try to have it properly repaired. I doubt you’ll find a good luthier willing to break the neck at the crack to then try to properly fix it. Nor, will they be able to assess its actual damage without fully breaking it and repairing it to do so. Pass on this guitar. There’s plenty of other guitar’s out there to buy without this baggage. You asked. I hope my answer is helpful. QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff
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  20. Beautiful Bird congrats👍
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  21. Pick something you know, next time, pick something you don't. See what happens. That's how this works..
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  22. I know. I got all the Dixie Dregs and Dregs stuff. Love me some Refried Funky Chicken. There was no group like those guys. I remember seeing a Winger video and doing a double take and saying "That's Rod Morgenstein of the Dixie Dregs . . WTF" I guess I hijacked this thread long enough back to the topic, Yngwie plays fast, but is a d-ouche form what many people say.
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  23. The way I look at it is that you gotta spend your money on something. Why not a guitar ?
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  24. Yeah, I have spent exactly zero dollars and zero cents for this forum product and I expect it to perform like a finely tuned italian sports car. This is unacceptable. 😑
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  25. That was nice to listen too. Ive tried a few of those fenders. Not bad at all.
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  26. I totally agree! He’s a super picker and can make any guitar sound great. He’s got magic fingers.....at least that what Stevie said.
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  27. Absolutely love it. All of my latest guitars have had the aged tops, that is my preference. Although, my next guitar coming next month does not have the aged top nor the thin finish 😞 .... nonetheless, I can't wait for it - 000-28EC.
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  28. the "replacements" are fine musicians, not a doubt there, but it's like saying I went to see Deep Purple last night... with out Blackmore, it's "a band I formerly had known as Deep Purple" even though hey stubbornly insist on using the same name it AINT DP,, stop it! I was never a big FM fan, but with LB, they were much better for his efforts. Firing him IMHO at this stage in that bands life span, was a move in pure idiocy. I wouldn't walk across the street to see them at this point. But I digress... That Jag thing-a-mig does sound a treat in his hands.
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  29. oh, thread resurrection day.. And it's not even holy week yet!!! any else one thinking we've run out of things to talk about? hey we've not had a good bridge pin rock fight in a while... anyone game?
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  30. I’m fortunate enough to own all three. Don’t think one necessarily has anything over the other two. If I was forced to pick just one, I’d probably go with “the bird.” Not because it’s better, but because it was the “holy grail guitar” when I was a teenager and I always wanted one. Eventually, I realized that there was no real “holy grail,” but instead a bunch of awesome guitars that appealed to me. One can spend himself into the poor house looking for “the holy grail.”
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  31. Not hard to understand. Two highly different guitars, , , , 3 including you Jumbo. I don't have a 200, but enjoy my Dove and Birds with unweakened strength. Eehh, the 45s too. .
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  32. Like SGT Pepper, I like a 90 degree cable for front-mounted output jacks, but I also like to loop the cable around thru the strap for extra security. It's embarrassing as hell to be playing live and really getting into it, only to step on the cable and have it either pull out, or do damage to the front of your guitar. 😑
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  33. "Just for fun...what's your desert-island bling machine?" Hummingbird for me, I have to have my HOG
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  34. Hummingbird for me. I haven't played anything in the last 5 years that would make me want to take anything but the 'Bird to a desert island.
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  35. Hummingbird! (thought I haven't tried the other two monsters...) ;) Regards, AL
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  36. I have this kinda blingy SJ-200. Some of you have seen it before; i posted some pics after i got it. It was a warranty replacement of a fantastic instrument. I've only had it a few months but it's settled in quite nicely. Running 13s and after a professional setup it's like butter. I don't play it that much though, i'm kind of afraid of it. I have a J45 and that gets the time. I had to vote for an SJ-200 for the best bling though, no question!
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  37. The criteria are, for me, like it says on the old Gibson cases, "tone, feel and appearance"!
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  38. I voted for the Hummingbird. I had a Dove (since been sold), it was a great guitar but I had to scale down and the Dove was not being played regularly. In general I prefer mahogany or rosewood over maple, while the Dove had thunderous and sweet tones, I found the tone a little bit invisible for my taste. I should also add that my Hummingbird is a rare long-scale model - not sure how this improves the tone over a regular short-scale Bird, but it gave me a like-baseline to compare the Bird and Dove.
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  39. My Hummer (well, the Hummer I have on loan after I sold it) and SJ200 are fantastic, but I have played some splendid Doves recently, there's just something so usable about that big ol' tone and long scale, plus they look so delicious. I had one, which my band got as part of our endorsement deal, but in the band context it suited my bandmate's parts more, so I now use the Hummingbird and SJ200. I miss the Dove though, and would love to have another one for my solo work. Such a fun guitar to play, too. Perhaps not as subtle and gentle as the Hummingbird, but bigger and more goodtime-y. If they were ladies (or men, depending on your preference), you'd have a poster of the Hummingbird on your bedroom wall, but you'd marry the Dove. I should mention at this point that I really haven't had enough sleep!
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  40. Played a Dove and a Hummingbird at the weekend - both needed a setup but the HB did it for me. I don't like the SJ body shape so it gets no votes from me.
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  41. Voting Ended ... approximately 12 years ago.
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  42. The problem with this kind of a poll is that it is an "all things being equal" sort of question but all things are NEVER equal. All things are variable. So what is best is a moment to moment kind of things. A couple of years ago everybody was buying $50,000 SUV's using home equity loans. Then the housing market crashed and gas went to $5/gallon and Ford and Chrysler closed SUV/truck plants. Auto dealers went broke and closed too. Once upon a time the VW Beetle was a $1700 car that got 30 mpg and could hold 4 big people. Things change. Variables vary. Guitars come in many brands, many colors and many configurations and then you can continue to change them all the time you own them (after market add ons, etc). One thing that is absolutely certain: a guitar is worth exactly what a willing seller will sell it for to a willing buyer. At that moment in time that is exactly what that guitar is worth. BUT IMMEDIATELY the value of the guitar changes and the new owner may have entirely different valuation and would not sell it for twice as much or may have to pawn it for grocery money. It is a moving target to say the least. Generally speaking Gibsons, Martins, Taylors (and one or two other well known brands have consistently superior workmanship over decades (70-100-150 years) and so that translates into value (constantly changing value). Same for horns, cars, firearms, planes, boats ... and some cars. How do you feel about your Gibson compared to what other guitars you won (or what you see in stores today)? is it worth MORE or LESS? Why? What factors go it to how you feel about your guitars?
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  43. Well alright! Good to see The King of the Flattops leading the pack (at this point, at least!).
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