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  1. Thanks for clarification! I almsost fell for it! LOL
  2. South of the Border, I believe is an origional Gene Aurty song. Don't know the other. Thanks for taking the time to post!
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    Thanks, You are very informative with your answers
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    If you tune to open c how are regular chords found. I have lost tip of index finger and can not play a c chord right.
  5. QM, great read. very clear and understandable. Thank you!
  6. no question is a stupid question if you don't know the answer! Can someone please explain the relation of number of frets compared to scale length? Why the difference and what is your preference. We talk a lot about tone woods, fret board choises, even type of bracing and sizes. PS I have enjoyed your music vida!
  7. you are right It can wait
  8. Need more advice! Seems the only ones I can find must be shipped from out of state. Taking a chance on the aspects of a guitar that I can't see or hear myself. The other is I cant seem to find one that does NOT have a built in pick up. I want an accoustic only. Speaking of hearing, does anyony wear hearing aids as I do? Any ideas? Have a great weekend!! Tascosa
  9. My father and I were custon cabinet and furniture makers . In his retirement he made violins[ fiddles[. He used several exotic woods we had on hand, Paduke,Bubinga, Morado, Lace wood etc. One was made from reclaimed straight grain Fir from water tank on the Trans continental railroad. All sounded different, some were duds while others were sweet. So using different woods work as well sometimes as the old standards. Sound is personal to each of us.
  10. Thanks for your review. Now give your oponion on the Gibson Hummingbird sustainable. Hope to find one with wanut fret board and bees wax finish. This just appeals to me as a woodworker for 45 yrs.
  11. It was just a question. When I called GC in Albq. ,they said to have 3 and 2 with top cracks. It made me wonder why a pro shop ,properly humidified would keep those on hand. Thier situation may make it harder to return to Gibson and hoping to sell as is. An unusual situation. I agree why buy a problem unless you need a beater for your garage studio while watching paint dry.
  12. It was just a question! Looks like I unleashed some terrible thoughts. I will be more [ carefull] with mty posts and so desinate as a questanable question. Hope none had a heartatack! sorry
  13. I have read about ritchlite. I did not know what it was. They even make counter tops from it. As a furniture maker I am empressed.
  14. I just called Albq. GC. They have 3 , 2 with cracks in top, 1 nitro finish bird in good shape. They said not many people buying high end guitars. most understanable
  15. As a custom furniture maker ,I have sprayed a lot of this stuff. I agree to stop the use but it gives such a great look. Bee's wax finish is appealing both in appearance and smell. I hope to get one soon.
  16. Would you ever buy a guitar with a cracked top just because the price was low? Repairable at what cost?
  17. That is what I found out. Would buying from GC be a deturrent to buying a sustainable Gibson? GC hires may not be as helpful in choosing as the players here.
  18. Interesting that I am going to look at a hummingbird sustainable. If shape and bracing are the same as vintage and top is what gives that sound why not? any advice?
  19. It was presented to me be as a 35 at guitar center years ago. ???? The beautiful RW back was a clincher for me to buy. I have since discovered what it really is from help from others and Martin CO. Just so everyone knows I did not overpay ,just did not understand. Now we all know what it isn't! It is a great sounding drednought guitar worth the price I paid. It is a little hard for me to play and that was my origional question. Looking to find another that would help me play more comfortably. Thanks to everyone here I will start that search.
  20. looking at hummingbird sustainable. Not blinged but same as?
  21. yes it is. I have asked them to buy back or trade. Iwill have to go to Albq. to do this. Your opinion is welcomed.
  22. ok , can send pics later or to your email. tascosa1880@gmail.com GC03 MMV[2305843009214356328].pdf
  23. Not that I know of. They sent a pdf with more info of specs. , and congatulated me for being a Martin owner. I dont know how to forward that email to this site. I have gotten more help here on this site than I did on Martin forum. They looked down on non pre war owners ! LOL
  24. To clarify: Martin gave me this info today. This Martin in marked CUSTOM which they now call specials. It is not a 35 with a 3 pc. back nor is it a 28. It is made with a 2 pc back and made for special order to big box stores. It has hybrid non scalloped bracing, rosewood back and sides, sitka spruce two piece top. Mortise and tenon neck. Hope this clears my confusion. Going to look for a gibson soon. Thank everyone. Tascosa aka Larry
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