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  1. sure, bk. when I get back home.
  2. Bought a 1936 L 50 at Carter's Vintage this week. I've never owned an archtop, nor even played one outside of a store before now. This one has a fairly good tone but still has some of that archtop twang. Not the sort of guitar I'm used to, but I really liked it so I bought it.
  3. Nice looking guitar. I didn't know Gibson produced 12 stringers.
  4. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I enjoy reading this forum every day, an occasionally posting. It's a good place and I appreciate you guys.
  5. Custom Fretted Instruments in Sparta TN does a lot of work on old Gibsons. What I've seen looks very good. Marty Lanham, owner of Nashville Guitar Company, has done restorative work for the Country Music Hall of Fame and many others. Again, very fine work done there. Walter Carter is a former historian for Gibson and now owns Carter Vintage Guitars in Nashville. He has an inside shop and takes in work. Ive not experienced any of their work, but I'd think they'd be up to the task. Were it my guitar, those would be the folks I'd check out.
  6. I think you're right about that.
  7. GDC

    NGD !

    As much a work of art as it is an instrument. Congratulations on a fine purchase.
  8. Love that little Elvis Costello guitar, Juan Carlos. What a beautiful instrument.
  9. Sad to see it go. Guess I'll hang on to mine.
  10. I haven't seen any new ES-137s in a while. Are they gone for good, ya think?
  11. I know they're sometimes hard to find. Corner Music in Nashville has a new one on display, if anyone is looking. I know nothing about the dealer at all. Seems a friendly enough place. Stopped in there for the first time and saw the lefty. Pretty nice selection of right handed models, too.
  12. I voted ebony - solely for tradition I suppose.
  13. I think Sunset Burst and Vintage Burst are two different colors. The Sunset Burst is said to be mindful of a reddish Montana sunset; we used to call Vintage Sunburst "Tobacco Stain," which is more mindful of the yellow, brownish, pale appearance of tobacco leaves drying in the tobacco shed.
  14. I think Sunset Burst and Vintage Burst are two different colors. The Sunset Burst is said to be mindful of a reddish Montana sunset; we used to call Vintage Sunburst "Tobacco Stain," which is more mindful of the yellow, brownish, pale appearance of tobacco leaves drying in the tobacco shed.
  15. Both sound great, but the J 50 has a bit more rumble and sparkle. Are the braces scalloped on the new design 18s Sal? It sure has a rich sound.
  16. wow. You're good, Sal. Nice.
  17. Now there's some things to ponder on.
  18. They always struck me as odd looking guitars. But of course I was the 70s teenager who wore straight leg Levis and cowboy boots instead of bell bottoms and platform shoes. The woman who ran the dry goods store in town would always say of me, "There's that boy who always buys those pulp-wooders' blue jeans instead of the nice ones." It was Luther Perkins and not Jimi Hendrix for me. So I didn't fancy the look of that guitar at the time. But now, it's an antique. Where did the time go?
  19. I remember those. Never played one, though.
  20. I don't see an argument here my friend. Just the usual round about discussion: agreements, disagreements, thoughts on vaguely related issues. It's all good natured. I think us old guys have our reasons for loving acoustics and those reasons will likely die out with us. And because of us, the market is aflood now with great acoustics... and we remember when there were virtually no great new acoustics on the market. But, as the others have talked about, there's no telling what will influence the musicians of the future. The younger generation may find their own reasons for digging acoustic instruments. I remember many years ago when MTV (of all places) did that "unplugged" thing; it shifted musical tastes somewhat - if only for a while. Or acoustic music might just die. An interesting thought to ponder and certain to generate a wide disparity of opinions among the good people of this forum. I picked a little last night (acoustic of course) with some regular picking buds - I'm 57, and my buds are 45, 23, and 19. So maybe there's hope.
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