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  1. Hi OWF.... My LG1 resides in a Martin OM size case very nicely. I have also heard that LG's fit snug in a typical classical guitar size case.
  2. Scott.... It's been awhile since I logged in here. I just saw this and wanted to add my prayers to those from everyone else. The obit was a wonderful tribute to an obviously beautiful person.
  3. Hmmmmm... since you endorse Middleton Classical guitars and lilkely know the luthiers that build the guitars... do I smell a possible Gibson Classical copy?!?!?!
  4. Thanks John.... It made me remember what a fun guy he always was around here.... He is missed.
  5. I try to keep things simple. When I play out I plug one of these..... (Taylor 612C, Gibson AJ, Gibson LG1) into this.... (Genz Benz Shenandoah 200 Stereo Deluxe) Sometimes I just bring a guitar and my LR Baggs PARA acoustic DI and go direct to the PA system, but I like having my amp to adjust more. Lately I have been plugging into my 1960 Americana branded Magnatone Custom 413 and using the beautiful pitch shifting tremolo. For my Christmas music I am playing fingerstyle, it is simply an amazing tone that is almost Violin or Cello sounding from my guitars. While it is an
  6. Beautiful guitar and I will give you the "Sliced Bread", BUT....... I live in Minnesota and today the temps are about 4 degrees above 0..... I LOVE indoor plumbing!!!
  7. Looks great Larry.... Funny thing, when I first saw my Gibson AJ, I didn't like the firestripe pickguard at all, but I have to say that after owning it and looking at it all the time, it now has become one of my favorite pickguard looks! I wonder how one of those would look on my LG1? (I bet it would be a thinner material and "open" up the sound even more.
  8. My bad.... I meant LG0 and now remember they are mahogany topped. I did know that LG2 was X braced but must have had an extra dose of "dumb" this morning with my coffee! Here is my theory now....I bet a LG3 top got put on an LG1 body, Or quite possibly built as a custom for someone who worked there or maybe it is just another of those Gibson quirks we all have come to love.....
  9. I personally use 0000 Steel wool and only tape over my pickups with Painters tape so the metal filings don't stick to the pickup magnets. If done correctly, going with the grain of the wood, you can clean out any gunk and shine the frets up nicely with just the steel wool. Follow up with a nice (small) dose of "Boiled Linseed Oil" if your Fretboard is Ebony or Rosewood. If it is a Maple ncek like on my Strat, I only use the steel wool on the frets lightly.
  10. Consider me a "Forward - Reverse" kind of guy, but the inlays on the AJ are one of the things (along with the tobacco burst) that grabbed me and wouldn't let go. That's OK though, I really never know if I am going forward or backwards anyway... I just know I will NEVER go Straight!
  11. TP

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    I would need to have the following: My 1993 Taylor 612C - just because it's my #1 acoustic and even though my daughter wants it bad.... she will have to come and get it! My 1964 Gibson LG1 - because it just sounds so good for fingerstyle blues and that seems to be all I want to play right now. My 2005 Gibson Advanced Jumbo - because it still looks so good, it would sure get a nice "Vintage" look being on that island with me and it is still my go to guitar for DADGAD, Drop D, Double Drop D and Open G tunings I do My 1979 Gibson "The Paul" - because even though I am on an island
  12. Thanks BK! I hope your family has a great Thanksgiving also! GG..... Love the horse collar!! You most certainly can have my strap when it's been pried from my cold dead shoulders and Larrys cold dead hands! Nice to be chatting again folks!
  13. Arn't LG2's ladder braced and natural? Same size as an LG1, could the Mahogany back wood have been stamped for an LG1 and then mated to a LG2 sides and top? Just a thought....
  14. Hey Guys.... I am still around, but have just been swamped with work and some personal stuff with one of my kids. We are getting through it, but it hasn't been easy on that front. Sorry for not stopping by more often... I probably should as I always seem to get a chuckle or two even if I don't post anything. Oh... and Larry... you can have my Strap as soon as they pry it from around my cold dead shoulders! GG.... This is the one he wants! (I have to get a different photo with that strap.... )
  15. I can guarentee that there is NO silicone in Gibson Pump Polish.... You can use Naptha (lighter fluid) to wipe down the guitar first to remove dirt and grime and then clean with the Gibson Pump Polish. I have no problems with it on either my newer Advanced Jumbo or my 46 year old LG1. Naptha is used by luthiers to clean all kinds of wood and is perfectly safe on any finish to clean. It wont polish, but it will take off the grime.
  16. I believe your right.... The bottle indicates it has "Traces" of Nitro in it.
  17. Awesome story!!! And thanks for the compliment!
  18. Not a problem at all! I love hearing about other people who have one of "The Paul" guitars. That also was a Craigslist score but I had to give up a sweet Gibson LG0 in trade. It was built the year I graduated High School (1979) and I can remember drooling over any and every Gibson I saw back then.... As to the Vibrato on the Maggie.... It really is something else. In actually adds some element of both Chorus and reverb when I play it in my music room. I don't know how, but it really makes me smile when I play either The Paul or my CIJ Strat through it. I had heard about Buddy Holly a
  19. My Gibson "The Paul" in the photo above is Walnut but with the original T-Tops and it sounds unbelievable through this amp, much different than my Strat which I am glad to say also sounds great through the Maggie. The vibrato is amazing and makes me wish I played more "Surf" type songs.
  20. Just wondering if there are any old Magnatone amp fans in the group? I just scored a great one in a Craigslist trade and after a few days of playing it, I wanted to share some photos and get your thoughts. If anyone is aware of Fretted Americana on youtube, you would see Phil X playing through the "Tonemaster" which is a Magnatone built amp lilke mine with only a couple small differences. His playing vintage guitars through this vintage amp likely has sparked a new interest in them. For that Classic rock and blues crunch, my Americana branded Magnatone is amazing and sounds exactly like th
  21. Vintage Gibson amps are very cool.... I had a Skylark which is a 5 watt point to point wired amp. It sounded pretty sweet but certainly would not hold up against a drummer in a band, but for tube breakup at low volumes at home.... way fun! Do you still have the original two prong cord on it? If so..... get to a tech and swap it out for a grounded 3 prong plug before you either get zapped or burns your house down.
  22. I had a T5 Standard for awhile and enjoyed it. Very playable and quite the variety of sounds. I have been a Taylor lover since I got my first Taylor (612C) back in 1993. Being a noob to electric, I don't think I gave the T5 enough of a chance back then. I had a crapppy electric amp and an awesome acoustic amp. I really enjoyed the guitar through the acoustic amp, but not through my SS electric amp so I ended up trading the T5 straight up for a Gibson Advanced Jumbo acoustic which I still have. It is the guitar that brought me into the Gibson fold and now I own 3 Gibbys! (The AJ, a 1964 LG1 and
  23. If your looking for a vintage tone, you can get there without a vintage amp. The suggestions for a nice Blues Jr or similar are great ones. You will notice a HUGE difference between that and your small solid state practice amp. I would also add a Peavey Delta Blues 1 x 15; Peavey Classic 30 and the Crate Vintage Club series amps to the Blues Jr as super alternatives for that "Classic Rock" and Blues tones. You won't get into shredding territory with any of those amps so if your looking for that, then everything I am saying is WAY off base. You would need a Vintage Peavey 5150 or Mesa Boogie ty
  24. To me it is all about the "Ring" or "Sustain" differences. LG1 (ladder braced) is not a guitar that will ring out and hold the note. It decays quickly and has a more muted tone. The LG2 with the X brace should have more sustain and fullness in the tone. Normally that is a good thing and the reason LG2 and LG3 guitars sell for more than LG0 and LG1 guitars. When I went looking for my LG1, I didn't want ring or sustain.... I get all that and more from both my Taylor 612C and my Gibson AJ.... No, I wanted that raw, ballsy muted tone for fingerstyle blues and my 1964 LG1 has that in spades. (OWF..
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