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  1. Just because I’m home on this New Year’s day ...and still in the midst of this love affair
  2. You too fortyyears, and Merry Christmas to all!
  3. Hello all, just wanted to update everybody. I decided to keep the Hummingbird (despite the bright heritage cherry color). I found that its lush mellowness complemented by D18 better than the AJ. Wish I could’ve afforded both, but oh well... Thanks to everybody for all your advice and feedback, much appreciated! Dil
  4. Thanks for the replies. I’m in Canada. Right now, I am leaning towards the Hummingbird (last night, it was the AJ).
  5. Hello all, Long time lurker, first time poster. The info I’ve gained from this forum has been invaluable in the past; but I am in a bit of a decision-making dilemma and was hoping for feedback/advice/opinion. I recently purchased a 2018 Advanced Jumbo RI and a 2018 Hummingbird from the same dealer. He was nice enough to tell me to try both and return one. Unfortunately, I cannot afford to keep both. Therein lies my dilemma! I love them both, they’re just different. The AJ is powerful, loud, raw and has endless sustain. It also finger picks well. It is a beautiful vintage sunburst. I like the look of it better than the Bird. The Bird is more mellow, softer, but its voice is richer and more enchanting (to me). It is short scale so a little easier to play. The Bird also has a LL Baggs VtC pickup which I don’t see myself using. It is colored in a heritage cherry burst which isn’t my favorite. By way of background, I am no pro or performer. I will not quit my day job LoL. I just jam (and record) in my studio with some buddies, one of which is a very light handed drummer. A lot of times I will simply play and sing to/with my children. I play lots of Beatles, Johnny Cash, CCR, John Denver, Neil Young, Stones, Zeppelin, Simon and Garfunkel and some modern rock. Also by way of background, I have (and still love) a 2015 Martin D18 (pictured) which has been my go-to acoustic since 2015. I recently got the itch for a Gibson sounding acoustic and therefore the purchase of the AJ and Bird. I also have a Fender Strat and a Godin 5th Avenue arch top (both of those are not pictured). So...I love both the AJ and the Bird for different reasons listed above. I cannot decide which to keep, and unfortunately cannot keep both. I know that the guitar has to speak to me, but the problem is that they both do! Which would you keep? Thanks in advance
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