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  1. GC- congratulations and thanks for bringing another Banner out to the light of day for the forum to see. What a beautiful patina that first photo shows, especially in the upper bout of the guitar. A respected vintage guitar luthier is the only way to go with putting your grandfather's guitar back into service. Once Sal from this forum sees this, he'll most likely recommend making the trip south to Wind Gap, PA to visit Dave and Rich at Brothers Music, and I would heartily agree. They're trusted to work on old Gibsons, and can advise on what should be done, and what shouldn't be done, as well.
  2. The saddle brown case, banner with 1940's script Gibson logo does match with what Gibson was doing in '07, presumably the first year of the True Vintage series. As to what Emin7 was asking, re: presence of a sticker on the back of the headstock- my '07 J-45 TV did not have one. 'Fairly sure it also made no mention of "True Vintage" on the orange soundhole label. Yes, the tuners could've been swapped out. . . any evidence of that on yours? The D tuner looks to be slightly at an angle. Also- on the more standard model acoustic guitars, Gibson just couldn't seem to resist putting some sort o
  3. I've had, or still do have (?) one that makes that sound, but it was only getting turned maybe a quarter turn at the most, and probably not been adjusted since, in years, so not particularly concerned. And it's rare that I have any interest in playing the musical truss rod adjustment game. You could more than likely find some sort of penetrant that could be carefully applied to the nut above the t.r. threads, or see if it still creaks after de-tensioning the strings. Question: just how much did you turn that adjusting nut to make that recording?
  4. Ask for a photo of the back of the headstock. Like from the first fret up. Gibson has always had heavy finish over the serial number stamped on the back of the headstock, but your Bird in question looks to have some funny business going on up there. Other than that, it looks like a legit Hummingbird with a nice Gibson honey burst.
  5. They're doing the brown cases lately. What's the case look like for your 2020 60's J-50? EDIT: oh, wrong guy- Boyd has the 60's J-50, yes?
  6. Ok, then. Especially recently, always the possiblity that supply issues could've resulted in other tuners requiring smaller holes needing to be drilled in the headstock. I'd still check for out-of-round. All good. A disadvantage of the "let big G take care of it" would be if you were not near a trusted Gibson authorized repair facility, and had to risk having the guitar make a cross country trip. With that scenario in mind, I've dealt with issues such as this myself, rather than a rolling of the dice, and it's many opportunities for damage or hijinks along it's travels.
  7. Are those press-to-fit tuners, or do they screw down like Waverlys, with their hexagonal bases? It might provide more info if you were to de-tune that A string & see if the tuner is seated all of the way onto it's lower half, and once the string's off, check the hole drilled into the headstock to see if it's out of round. Definitely a lighten-up-Francis situation: you like the guitar. If the holes are out of round, that can be fixed. . . if not by fill n' re-drill, then maybe conversion bushings (hello, StewMac) will have you back in business. This will in no way compromise the tone
  8. Sorry to hear you got GC'ed. Sometimes it goes well, sometimes not. Your dilemma could almost be a poll question- the whole signature guitar with swag items could most likely only be appreciated by serious Noel G fans. . . but as you've mentioned, there are items missing (not uncommon for a GC return). You also say these are sold out, and that returning is not an option, but this guitar has had a big reduction in value, so maybe getting the full refund might be the best way to cut your losses. Maybe with time, a 150NG will be returned by an individual who was careful with it and it's associat
  9. Good to hear that you're optimistic that there is a good guitar in there, somewhere. A pro setup can make a so-so guitar just such a joy to play that it becomes a fine sounding guitar. Some wisdom acquired in that story.
  10. Yeah, the definition of folk music does span several decades and many have stretched it’s definition. Although I don’t hear much latent note bloom (like some of the folkies who might’ve been playing rosewood slothead Martins may have been hearing ) on mine, thanks to that (mini) jumbo shape (?), it does have excellent balance across the eq, and it throws that percussive sound out there more quickly than bigger acoustic boxes.
  11. That is a very tough decision to make. As you mentioned, the J-45 is the quintessential singer songwriter guitar- almost to the point anymore of being a cliché. It would definitely be the just-a-little bit-bigger brother to your 00-17. The J-185 however, would be a totally different experience; from the visual, the tone, and the playing experience- even how it sits in your lap. The maple will have your playing style searching out the areas where you can hear it shine. For me it's the b a s s note clarity, the punch, and the "report"/bite that maple gives when combined with that tight waist a
  12. Try a different saddle. Have you given a close look at the exit angle of the strings as they travel off of the saddle towards the soundhole? If the saddle makes too slight of a taper in that area you can get a metallic sound. Are you getting the classic "sitar" sound from the E and B ?
  13. Well, pretty trippy can be demanding, too. The last frame was a fine depiction of what a Hummingbird would look like if it went down with the Titanic. But the first frame in the panel- that was some artful work capturing the Hummingbird's __ __ __ __ .
  14. I've seen that on one of the ones I've had. . . 'just took a quick look at a few that are around here/not seeing it, I'll broaden the search later- maybe it's one of the gone ones. Similar to automotive sheet metal, whenever you bend it, it's going create surface tension in that area. But with wood's cell structure, it's not too much of a stretch to see how it could "pull" the reflection as the finish sinks in a little. Yeah, it could probably be minimized with some compounding, or even with some rubber-backed wet sanding with microfine paper if you cared to do so, but it wood bug me
  15. Do you mean the practice of laying a straightedge on the fretboard to check neck angle, and seeing where it contacts the bridge? I thought that was just one of the things (like measurements) that are looked at before doing setup work on a guitar. But I don't recall any grumpy conversations on the matter.
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