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  1. Hi all , i have a story to tell , My girl and i go out Saturday on a rainy day tree shopping adventure . We visit our local Nursery's and Box stores looking for a deal on marked down trees and other greenery , well a deal we find ....Fruit trees 25 to 50 percent off ...man i`m in my glory , we fill the truck with half a dozen nice specimens . For shits and giggles i suggest we go to the local box guitar -music shop , i am met with a bit of resistance but....if i buy lunch it`s all good . In i go , Lovie stays in the truck listening to the C.B.C radio , i walk in to the glassed , humidity controlled acoustic room to the not so soothing bangs and twangs of a guy playing a ukulele, i figure i am good for about 2 minutes ... i look left and see a used Dylan SJ 200 ...., i tune and play .....purchase in less time than it took Uke Man to tune that awful retched beast he had in his hands ! ! I am a j 45 guy ....or should i say i was...what a great sounding guitar ! Lunch was really good to .
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  2. GC Hollywood is a Candy Store for Musicians no doubt! I’m always amazed with their Vintage Gear! I’ve had one of these new Casinos on Order since they were announced at NAMM way back when.. It’s supposed to be coming in August I’m being told.. There is so much discussion about the Specs being far from accurate with regard to traditional Casinos! To the point of being sacrilegious! The wrong Ears on the Body, small Headstock & backwards Neck Inlays being the most criticized… Regardless, the NGD YouTubes all seem very positive & they sound & look great! Congrats on yours!
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  3. The Hollywood GC is the best GC I’ve been to. It’s the original location. I actually found a peavey bass amp in the parking lot behind the store one time that I took home and my band used for years. Then my drummer friends’ band used it too. We bought a moog synth there that was incredible. lots of fond memories of that GC. It should have mojo by association That store is the only place I’ve played an original Casino now that I think of it. I think you’re in for a good experience
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  4. Congrats. Nothing wrong with floor models. Enjoy !
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  5. Just ordered one from a GC in Hollywood, Ca. Coming end of this week, but might be a floor model. Super excited, anyone else have them yet? Would love to hear any and all thought
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  6. Hi, I am new to the forum, and posted in the introduction section. I recently inherited 2 Gibson guitars from a friend that was a vintage guitar collector. Both are basically unplayed. One is and SJ300 acoustic, which I will post in the acoustic section. I have been searching for information on the L-5 Wes Montgomery mother of pearl inlaid heart edition. The heart has the name Wes Montgomery on it in black letters. I am led to believe that there were only 25 of these made by the custom shop to celebrate the restoration of Wes's guitar that was fire damaged. I am trying to get some idea on if in fact there were 25 made, and place some sort of value on it for insurance. it is most certainly not for sale. I will see if I can get a pic posted. Also, this has the green canvas outer case that has aa heritage patch on it Any information would be appreciated...........Pete
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  7. I'm very curious about the thought process in using different covers on different finishes. My local store initially got one of each finish, with the Royal Tan pre-sold, then a week later got a second Royal Tan that had been ordered for me. None since then. They have a waiting list of a dozen people, and almost everyone wants the Royal Tan. I'm curious if it's due to the finish itself or because of the pickups. Although in my case, it was both.
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  8. I'm 50:50 on that. The most famous Casinos have an hourglass headstock, but I like that this one doesn't. It's only the second time (the first being the 2011 50th Anniversary model, which has many cosmetic differences) they've done that since 1963.
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  9. People are acting like Epiphone announced this as a 1963 reissue and then got the specs wrong, but they never did. This is simply a modern Casino (therefore using modern Gibson specs) that takes some design cues from the 1962/1963 models in the headstock shape and pickup covers.
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  10. I've had mine for about three months now. I spent a year questioning how it could be better than my Peerless-made 2001 model, but it was obvious from the second I picked it up (before buying it). The Gibson USA P-90s are smoother and more mellow than the Korean P-90s, but with more clarity. The neck is a round 60s profile that I've come to expect from my 60s-inspired Wilshire and actual 1964 Cortez, rather than the flat profile on my original and still on recent Qing Dao-made models. I haven't been able to play it as much as I should, but I really enjoy it. It is absolutely a better instrument.
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  12. It's from a file when they were dressing the frets. 00000 steel wool will smooth that out if it's really bothering you. I would leave it be as others suggest.
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  14. I had 4 sets I was hording, they're gone now. So,, I tried the "newish" Gibson coated PBs. And the experience there was that they are VERY close in feel and sound to the Masterbuilts PBs. I ordered them from Gibson directly, took 3 days to arrive, and they've been on since like March some time, they are still great.
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  15. I saw them 4 times and the very first in 1977 I was able to stand on stage behind them, Still the most unique vantage point that I have had in around 300 concerts. Robby was a great fiddler and a huge man...R.I.P. you made a lot of great music.
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  16. What the hell is this world coming to? Yesterday evening, I’m in my underwear, relaxing in a recliner, eating Doritos, drinking a can of beer, and watching Duck Dynasty and damn Walmart calls the cops!
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  17. She waxed up really nice, and the plastic stuff came off the pickguard really well. Plugged her into my Crate V18, clean and dirty, and I must say, she's a little more versatile than I had anticipated. Warmer than expected. Dirty, I played thru some AC/DC (Shook Me All Night Long), and that was entirely great. Appropriate, in any case. Crunchy, crisp, soaring harmonics. Gibson. Played some original jazzy stuff clean, and I was pretty happy. Had to strum and pluck up the neck a bit to take the bite off of things, but all in all, a great sounding guitar. I'm one happy customer. And she's happy in her new home with her brother and sister Gibsons (low-price points, all three, admittedly). No R-9's or Custom Shop Gibsons around here, and that's just fine by me. 😃
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  18. I have all my charts on my iPad and iPhone (and computer), but I rarely use them, (last time was when I was in the French Alps and the hotel we stayed had a guitar in the lounge).
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  19. Oh man. Happy day. She arrived an hour ago. I unboxed her, and she is pristine, and more to my concerns, undamaged. Brand new condition, for a ten year old guitar. But that's how she was advertised on Reverb. Plastic still on the pickguard. Neck and fret ends are smooth and supple. Everything is brand new. All the case candy still in the padded Gibson gig bag, with the final QC inspection sign-off on 2 November 2011. Nobody ever played this guitar. Not a scratch or ding on her. I need to call Hyperium Guitar Shop in Round Rock, Texas, and thank them for taking such good care of this odd, weird, wonderful guitar. (Full review to follow, after she gets dusted, checked-out, tuned up, and played.) 🙂
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  20. These threads from the past are like wives: they remind us of things we said years ago.
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  21. Why, Mr. Bigsby, of course. 😉
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  22. You've had nearly 30 views so far. If someone had firm info they would have chimed in by now. Gibson serial number formats are liable to change & its hard to be sure. Hopefully customer support will provide an answer. If you don't get a swift reply back, consider phoning them.
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  23. That is odd and I can see why you think something may have been clamped on there, but that is probably not the case. As mentioned, as you play the guitar over time the fretboard will wear down some and those marks will become less and less obvious. As long as it plays and sounds so good I'd keep it and live with the marks.
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  24. This baby seal walks into a club. 😬
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  25. Q: What does an Alabama gal say after sex?" A: "Get offa me, Paw, you're mashing mah cigarettes!!" 😗
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  26. Was it the guy with the guitar sitting parallel to the floor on his belly?
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