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  1. Hello all, This is my first draft of my first multi-track song about my favorite park in NYC . I'd love to know your thoughts. Thank you. https://youtu.be/ctfzcdl7P-A
  2. Hello all,I hope you are well. My latest song is about new beginnings. It's my first time using two tracks and I'd love to know your thoughts.Cheers,PB
  3. The first Beatles song I learned by heart. Maybe it's my favorite one too. Hope you enjoy it!
  4. Hope you like this old favorite of mine.
  5. Happy Holidays everyone! I recently found out that in a past life, I was a caravan driver, selling my wares all around to neighboring towns. The instability of this line of work was a challenge, but it made me more trusting in divine providence. This new song is all about how past life uncertainties can lead to the ability to laugh at life. I hope you enjoy it! Artwork by yours truly. p.s. I’m working on better recording techniques. https://youtu.be/_C8vFyV3mgg
  6. Hello all, This is a song that is near and dear to my heart. I hope you enjoy it.
  7. Hello all, I hope you enjoy this new song about one of my favorite cities. https://youtu.be/2RFL8Tpu2Lg I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thank you!
  8. Hope you enjoy this one. Artwork by yours truly.
  9. Thank you. I currently do Beatles sets at Strawberry Fields in Central Park, NYC for anyone who would like to come by and say "hi." Weekends at around 3pm. I play my Epiphone there though.
  10. Yes, be patient. When you meet it, you will know. :) In the meantime, play as many as possible and then it will give you an idea of what is out there. Let the anticipation be enjoyable.
  11. Here's a great video of Tommy Emmanuel playing the J-45:
  12. I've met a few mediocre ones and wasn't really impressed until I met my match. Maybe you have to kiss a lot of frogs...
  13. You're really lucky to have found such a great deal. It makes me think that maybe I paid too much. Oh well, at least I knew what I was getting, which is why I wanted to shop local.
  14. I'll say! I was just thinking to myself that the J-45 is the perfect representation of who I am - strong, sturdy, fine, understated (no bling), amazing tone, classic, etc. I am thrilled to have found my counterpart and hope we go places together. :)
  15. Thank you for your thoughts and wishes. I am so very happy. Though I still love my other guitars, I know that I've found the ultimate one. Of course, I see myself getting a smaller body Gibson in the future. We shall see... I would love to hear your music. Are you on YouTube or SoundCloud?
  16. Hello all,In 2017, I went to the Guitar Center and played a J-45 for the first time. I was smitten, but the 2750 price tag was overwhelming to me. I thought to myself, how in the world am I going to be able to afford one of these? I convinced myself that the guitars that I had, which are good, would satisfy. But, something kept me searching. After waiting patiently, saving up and getting a day job, the stars aligned and I happened to see an ad on Craigslist.Of course in this time of waiting, I also looked at other great guitars like the Martin D-28 and OM-28, but I came back to the J-45 for its balanced tone and how well it accompanies my singing.Needless to say, this is a dream come true. When I play this guitar, I feel a sense of “Oh my God!” that doesn’t happen with every J-45. The look, sound and feel is like an elixir from the gods. I am so happy to have come across a special one and one that has such sentimental value (he proposed to his fiance with this). This is a lifetime guitar for me and I will love it, cherish it, and play it with joy – for myself and for the people.I wanted to share this story to say that fairy tales can come true.I'd love to hear your stories!Cheers,Paulinap.s. If has to be love at first strum.
  17. I was just gifted with one and have taken it into the shop for repairs. So, yes, to answer your question. Very much looking forward to playing it.
  18. Hi, I'm a budding singer/songwriter/guitarist who plays at Strawberry Fields, Central Park in New York. Happy to connect with others and to find a Gibson that's right for me. Maybe my SoundCloud tracks would give you an idea of what I'm after. https://soundcloud.com/user-426295887 I've just been given an Epiphone FT-150 and have taken it into the shop to get the neck reset. It's been helpful to read about those bolt-on necks here. Many thanks, Paulina Butterfly 2019 Emerald X20ele2006 Martin DCX1E2016 Seagull Entourage Rustic Mini Jumbo2016 Ibanez AVN5 OPN2018 Martin LXM2016 Taylor Big Baby1980 Takamine C-128
  19. I appreciate your comments. I took this into an experienced luthier and he'll be doing a neck reset and set-up for $150. I've been doing a lot of research on this model and while I haven't heard the greatest things about it, I'm curious to see how it will turn out. I'm more concerned about playability. If I enjoy playing her, she's a keeper.
  20. Hello,I've just been gifted with an Epiphone FT 150 BL. Does anyone have any experience with this beautiful guitar? It seems like the action is high even though the neck is straight (flat when I put a ruler on it). Should I adjust the truss rod to make it more back bowed? Or, do I need to rework the bolted on neck? I'd also like to know what strings would work best to bring out the best tone, as well as any pertinent information.Many thanks!Epiphone manufactured the FT-150 between 1972 and 1979. It was a Japanese-manufactured dreadnought acoustic guitar, this specific model being made in the midst of the Norlin “Square Label” era, suggesting this specific guitar was built between ‘75 and ‘79. It has a natural laminated spruce top, rosewood back and sides, a three piece adjustable neck, and a rosewood fingerboard with block inlays and a zero-fret. It has a decorative rosette, an adjustable bridge and chrome plated hardware. The mahogany neck is bolted on internally. This a sturdy, vintage acoustic that produces a good amount of sound. It is in great shape and shows wear that is consistent with that of an approximately 40 year old guitar. The action is decent but could easily be adjust even lower if desired. It just underwent and deep clean, fret-board conditioning, and restring and is ready to go! Includes the hard shell case pictured.General Specifications:Finish: NaturalMade in: JapanScale Length: 25.5 inches scale-lengthBack Material: RosewoodSide Material: RosewoodBody Style: DreadnoughtTop Material: SprucePickguard: Black Pickguard w/ Pearl “E” logoBridge: Adjustable RosewoodHardware: Chrome HardwareFingerboard Material: RosewoodFingerboard Position Markers: Pearl Block Inlays
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