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Everything posted by DanvillRob

  1. I just checked a photo I posted earlier of my "Gibson Acoustic Herd"....a Dorito Chip in every guitar!
  2. A song I heard recently, and though it'd be fun to learn and record it. (I'm actually done recording my repertoire as well as the contents of the old chart book I found).
  3. Guess this thread kinda got "off-topic".... thought I'd share the work of a REAL Luthier!
  4. I kind of with you. Since this is the ONLY 'Bird 12-String Gibson made in 2010, I'm sure Leslie was heartbroken over it's damage, and wanted it to be "perfect" in her eyes. I suspect repair was wholly or partially paid by her insurance company...so in that case I'd let Gibson do it..... And I suspect it wasn't 'perfect' enough for her, so she sold it to me, (I think I paid a fair price for a well-repaired special guitar). Now, the Jubilee is another story..... when I bought it, it was already greatly beat-up...didn't even have a case. It was my only acoustic at the time (early 70's) and over time became my 'beater'. I never cared what it looked like, but it needed to play well....it can't hold up to the Dreads in volume, but it's a GREAT guitar...and I love it. The repair I made has lasted a really long time.... but if it broke again, I'd probably take it to my luthier and have him do it up better, (better = more robust).
  5. She didn't say....I suspect insurance was involved since it was broken during the Napa Earthquake a few years ago....I can't imagine it didn't include shipping. I should get a photo of the headstock so everyone can see just how good a job they did! I fixed the headstock on my Jubilee, (broken on an Amtrac train maybe 30-33 years ago)..... Elmer's Wood Glue and some clamps....no dowels or anything.....but the crack is obvious....not so on the Gibson repair. (but both play beautifully!)
  6. I talked to Leslie...she told me it cost her $900 for Gibson to fix the broken headstock. Seems both cheap and very expensive at the same time!
  7. It’s beautiful….a much played old friend!
  8. Now I know why you're called "Blues King"! That was simply wonderful! I think you showed us this guitar before...but I wouldn't mind seeing it again.
  9. This is true.... we're so divided as a people....and people can't discuss differences....seems they just attack each other....sad....
  10. Incredible videos. The work was top-notch... the luthier has a great feel on the instrument. The history was interesting.... I learned a BUNCH just watching! The owner doesn't play music like many of us.....but I appreciate his willingness to get the guitar back to the shape it is in now.
  11. Townes can be very dark...and I was not looking forward to recording this song, It was recorded the same day I did The Mavericks "Pardon Me" cover and Sinatra's "Summer Wind"....but I thought it came out pretty well, (considering my limited guitar skills and singing voice).
  12. I'm pretty sure I meant "finger picking" skills....
  13. Yes.... I believe you can see the "Dorito Chips" in several photos of my guitars.... I'm actually kind of pleased that I'm not the only one who uses these massive plectrums! By the way..... "Old" is a relative term. If all your relatives are old...chances are you are too!
  14. I started using them when I was playing bass.... then just got used to them...now, of course, the arthritis dictates I use something my crippled old hands can hold on to.
  15. Just Freakin' EXCELLENT!
  16. I know I'll be the odd man out here...but this is what I use....if required, I'll use the 'Medium". They have them in "Thin" but I never use them.... I have literally HUNDREDS of these picks. I've used them for over 50 years.
  17. I don't know...Leslie never told me....but I'll ask her.... she's in South America right now.
  18. I NEVER leave my guitars out of the case at night. I was able to buy my 12-string because Leslie left it out when the big Napa earthquake hit..... broke off the headstock. She sent it back to Gibson for the repair, but I think it bugged her too much, (maybe she's a perfectionist...I don't know). Anyway, you'd have a tough time seeing the crack...in fact, I asked her if the neck had been replaced. So.... they're ALWAYS in their cases when not in use.
  19. I gave up on ALL news.... they can take any story and make it bad..... we've all seen how ALL news manipulates stories and photos to make us hate one another. And...I'm much more at peace now for it.
  20. My sister-in-law had 'barn cats' and they seemed to be fodder for the coyotes, (Bend, OR). She named them #1, #2, #3, etc. I think she finally gave up on replacing the cats when she was naming them #11 & #12.
  21. I wonder who and how many people listen to these posts?
  22. Sounds great! And nice playing! Wish I had finger licking skills! Play more!
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