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  1. BluesKing777, You really gotta stop sniffing that fretboard conditioner liquid. RBSinTo
  2. What was it that P.T. Barnum said? RBSinTo
  3. Or those reeeeeally old strings you've been too lazy to replace. RBSinTo
  4. Wow! 45,000 year old wood. Next thing you know someone will start making guitars from the 225,000,000 year old wood in the Petrified Forest. Imagine how great they'll sound. And cost. RBSinTo
  5. While the prices I see for used Gibson acoustics on Craig's list, kijiji, ebay, and in-store do not bear this out, the prices received as a percentage of the original selling prices are no greater than those received for used Martins, Taylors or any of the other high-end guitars. Of course there are exceptions to every rule, such as prices for truly rare or collectible instruments. RBSinTo
  6. Motarhama22, Any good or service is "worth" the asking price if someone pays it. There is nothing in the universe that has an absolute intrinsic value against which all other things can be compared. If you purchase a Gibson guitar, then it is worth the price you paid. It's your call. RBSinTo
  7. Sure. If she fits inside a guitar case. RBSinTo
  8. Oy BluesKing777, You're not listening. I said I didn't need any more guitars, but the Ferrari 250 GT California ( you remember, like the one Ferris Bueller borrowed from Cameron's dad) would be real nice. And I'll need a rather hefty Lotto win to grab one. Seems these days they go for a substantial chunk of change. Check it out. https://www.caradvice.com.au/608108/ferrari-250-gt-lwb-california-sells-for-24-million/ Lemme know when you find "Hank's lost 45". I'll pick you up in the Ferrari and drive you over to retrieve it. RBSinTo
  9. Nick, And if I could only have one, it would be..... (wait for it).... my 1974 Martin D-28. As I said, my j-45 is very nice, but it ain't no D-28. RBSinTo
  10. I was always thrifty with film. Not because of cost, but rather I just never needed to take a ton of shots to get what I wanted. One or two was usually enough. All my SLR's were motorized, but not for burst shooting, but just so the shutters were always cocked. Even now, with Digital bodies, I only take a shot or two to get the scene. Always loved 21, 24 and 35mm lenses. But I always carried least three and sometimes four cameras, so there were 105 and 180 or 80-200 with me as well. I've never had a problem getting right up close and personal to shoot, but always carry longer lenses as well, because sometimes there just isn't time to get close before the scene breaks up and the moment is gone. But enough about photography. This is a Gibson acoustic guitar thread, so I should talk about them. I have a Gibson j45. It is very nice. RBSinTo
  11. Nick, I've been shooting since 1977, with a bit of pro work here and there. My passion is candid street. Always used Nikon manual focus film SLRs, and about twenty years ago got interested in their rangefinder cameras so got a few of those (SP and S3s) as well. Love them except that their rangefinder spots are weaker than Leica's. For myself I only shot 100 ISO colour slide and loved it. Now there is only one place in Toronto where one can get it processed, and they send it out to Montreal! Finally went digital about three years ago with D3 bodies and three AF lenses. The best thing I can say about it is my shots are sharp. Other than that, I'm whelmed by Digital. RBSinTo
  12. I'm a Martin guy who also owns a Gibson, but I always understood the Holy Grail of guitars to be the Gibson Moderne. RBSinTo
  13. Oh. And for those of you too embarrassed to ask what a black Nikon SP with s-36 motor drive and Jacobson Powercon is, here ya go. RBSinTo
  14. I'm far more worried about the end of a string poking me in an eye. The ends of my fingers not so much. RBSinTo
  15. Nick, While I always loved the P-51 with the bubble canopy, I really prefer my Merlins in pairs pulling a Mosquito through the sky. As an aside, one of only two airworthy Lancasters in the world flies from an airport in Hamilton, just outside of Toronto, and it makes regular flights over the city every summer. You always know when it is flying as you never forget the howl of the four Merlins as the Lancaster passes overhead. RBSinTo
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