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  1. Your impression that the fretboard looked to be a bit "chapped" is understandable- some filler/sealer is necessary when being used on guitars whose back and sides are built with it, but if it bugged you on the fretboard, maybe someone could recommend a fretboard conditioner product to lessen the effect. The case looks like those being used recently. . . here with a 2019 HB Ebony: the handle on your prospective 2008 (below): . . . the pull-tab on a 2019 HB Studio case: and the pull-tab on the case coming with your HB (below): Also- what is that 'bursted square guitar you're playing in your avatar photo?
  2. Yes, it does look like an early TV 'Bird. Any of those early TV's, or HB Standards from that era would be most acceptable. The case, however, is not one of the light brown (tan) Cali Girl/TV cases that had the pink interior. Just a note: I, personally, had a bad experience buying from a Japanese seller- the photos did not reveal all of the many dings that the guitar had. Hopefully, my Japan purchase was an anomaly.
  3. Funny to hear that Bhilwara was being used for railroad ties- in the same way that many homes were made with Brazilian rosewood before it became a prized tonewood? Interesting to hear Ren talk about the change of the lacquer formulation (t = 4:45) in what was to become the new thin finishes being offered.
  4. That just looks like a color variation in the wood. . . if anything, it gives the guitar some character. And happy new guitar day to you. Enjoy.
  5. Years ago, there was a link shared here on the forum where the proprietor of the shop had another vintage Gibson in for major repairs (similar condition, or worse)- can't remember the model, but it was an iconic flat top from the '30's or '40's. . . some here definitely went wide-eyed at the direction that the repairs went. 'Couldn't find it on a forum search, and on the shop's YT channel, it looks like they upload videos as much as they do repairs. Enjoyed the intern's enthusiasm- an endearing young lad who's already jumping in and tackling the big jobs. also- aren't Gibsons built with a bit of a "belly" - not perfectly flat, both top and back?
  6. So was the Edsel That is a very expensive player's grade instrument. Looks to be in very good (for vintage) condition, otherwise. Hopefully, the person who is it's next keeper will hold on to it for a long while, as the model already has a smaller market appeal than other vintage Gibsons, on top of the smaller segment of those interested in a refin vintage guitar.
  7. . . . or a minotaur. . . or a bunny. or maybe an art deco torch:
  8. doh. you’re right. ‘hard to see in the dark upper part of the burst, but yes, it looks like they’re putting the batwing pickguard on the Southern Jumbo Original. You said that the price seemed low to you- it could be a good deal, just make sure you have some kind of return policy if you’re not able to inspect the guitar in person.
  9. 'Just checking in to the Gibson Guitar Authentification site here: No "nibs" on the fretboard ends. Not a biggie, but curious. They know that they're building the King of the Flat tops when they're making on of these in Bozeman. Usually a better selection of pearl would be inlaid for the "torch" on the headstock. ⬆️ Then things should work out fairly well for you. Hmmm. . . then . . . hmmm. . . 🤔 ?
  10. 5-6 years ago, something else would have qualified as my "it" guitar. Probably even 3 years ago. What the ear wants to hear can, and hopefully, change with time. YMMV.
  11. Looks like a nice Gibson sunburst. Pickguard may have been changed.
  12. You certainly are qualified to vote- your experience puts you in the first selection, "I have (or have had) more Martin acoustic guitars than Gibson electric guitars". And thanks for echoing the impression that many here do have some nice Martins, and have "a healthy tolerance for the brand".
  13. I dunno. I guess what I was trying to suggest in the original post was that this is, by and large, an acoustic guitar forum, for people who like acoustic guitars. And if they like Gibson acoustics, they probably have Martins acoustics as well. I'm on my sixth Martin. If people have issues with their Gibsons, they post about it here. It makes sense. I really don't think of it as bashing. Maybe I need to be more sensitive to it.
  14. . . . But back to the Generation series- although the link in the OP is now showing a Safari security warning, a photo from that line is showing some serious break angle and tall saddle. Remembering the issue Gossmanster had with his new Hummingbird, and how a slightly overset neck with low action combined with a neck angle that changed in a matter of months, one might want to approach this Generation guitar with eyes wide open:
  15. Here's a pic of my WM-45. . . the earlier, satin nitro/matte-finished run. (my, what a large-ish bridge plate you have, but I love you anyway): Also- yes, the WM-185 does seem to be the Gibson acoustic unicorn. Failing coming across one of those, these WM-00 still hold some interest. Almost enough to roll the dice on another Japan eBay offering (crapped out once on the poorly described '185 TV). Does that look like a side crack on the lower bout? https://www.ebay.com/itm/185061355614?hash=item2b1684305e:g:8AYAAOSwphthSJMa
  16. Woof- 'bet you wish you held on to that '58 Tele- you could pay off the Zomby farm. 😄.
  17. It does beg the question: is the wood on the sides ("rim") the same as the thickness on a non-sound port guitar? A pic of the G-200 kerfing:
  18. That raises an interesting question: if acoustic players do go for a Gibson electric, which one would it be? As I'm not much of a jazzer, and I'm over the whole arch top thing, would it be a 'Paul-based guitar, or a fat SG?
  19. How did the gig go, Joe? And. . . since you wonder if the sound port might be taking away some bass from the 00 (which is already known to not exactly be a bass monster), have you tried to cover it with one hand while playing, to see if that is indeed the case? Exacto. Glad to see Sal has jumped back on that horse to ride after a guitar-breaking gig from hell.
  20. Interesting. I'll keep an ear out. The only walnut guitar I've had was the Jackson Browne 12 fret. . . . the only reason it's not still here with me is fact that the window dressing appeal of the 1.802" nut width fell flat when the reality of the shallow neck profile belied the promise of a full Smeck-style neck.
  21. In a recent thread, there was the mention of Martin guitar bashing that happens here on the acoustic forum. I really don't recall any of that- this seems to be a more laid-back forum, and if anything, people might mention issues they're having with their Gibson acoustics.. It seems as though acoustic players can appreciate both Gibson and Martin guitars, and might have been electric players at one time, but have now found themselves drawn to both Gibson and Martin acoustics, and may have less interest in the electric guitars made by Gibson. (?)
  22. Great story, Anne. 50 years of going thru life with that guitar. Many of us who have old guitars can only imagine the songs that once came out of them, or the news on the radio playing in the same room that the guitar was in- what the soundhole heard. How lucky to have that connection. . . I'm sure the two of you sound pretty good together by now.
  23. Tough room indeed. Well, maybe just one toughie. While railing against the use of the word "exclusive" might provide good ammunition for those looking to snipe, it is possible that Gibson Marketing just might've meant that the sound port was only going to be offered on the Generation line of their guitars. P.i.P. - 'any chance you could do a screen capture & post it? I couldn't see any shots showing the kerfing in the page that was linked to in the OP . . . . and yes, the WM-45's were sleepers- mine providing the JFortyFive-iest sound of all the J'45's that I've had through my hands.
  24. Apologies that your thread has gone astray of your initial query. I've had other contemporary Gibsons with wider nut width specs, but ultimately they turned out to be nothing more than window dressing, as their neck profiles were still on the shallow side. Since the only one that has been mentioned here so far was the one that Tony Polecastro had demo'ed in the post below your original post, the question must be asked: how do you feel about a mahogany-topped guitar? R i g h t . The modern LG-2 lower bout measurement comes in at just a click greater than 14 (5/16)". And Martin's 00 ? 14 (5/16). So this could work for OP Dallasblues if when he was asking for recommendations of a 00 sized guitar within his price range, he was referring to the Martin 00, and not the Gibson L-00.
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