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  1. I'm not sure about this nostalgia stuff but there's more of it now then ever. Image if in the sixty's the big thing was 1910s music ! However I must admit I have seen a few of the cover bands which I enjoyed but have come away well, slightly sad.
  2. Thanks Bobouz my CJ165 is not cutaway and rosewood back with ebony fretboard and gold hardware. I have played a maple back I like both. As you say a really comfortable guitar to play and a beautiful clear sound. I didn't know that production went on until 2012. I bought mine in US but I have only heard of one here in UK. The thing I find strange is despite the similarity with a Martin 00028 the production life on the Gibson is short where on the Martin over eighty years. It's like Martin making years of D28s and Gibson J 45 just a short run. Perhaps Gibson should look at their
  3. Well this is a Gibson forum so I would expect some Gibson bias however as an owner of both makes can I add some points. Re the member buying a 00028EC this has a V shaped neck but the standard model has a neck very similar to a J200 I have a Martin 00028 and a Gibson CJ165 these guitars are almost Identical in size, woods and neck profile the Gibson even having an ebony fretboard unusual for Gibsons but standard on Martins. Even the sound is similar to the fact that I can't tell them apart on recordings. The interesting thing is Gibson made a short run of Cj165 about twenty y
  4. I would like to see a CJ165 maple back and sides. They are not made at all now don't know why as everyone who owns a CJ165 loves them.
  5. Yes I remember the Ovation years, everyone had one even Paul McCartney, you don't see him or anyone else for that matter with one now! can't say I liked them they would slide off your knee if you were sitting or roll around if you were standing. A pal in my band had one bought it in NY red, nice to look at but not for me. I wonder where they all are now. Guitars like everything go in fashions in the sixty's and seventies in was dreadnoughts now it's back to the guitar shaped guitars like the old days.
  6. Guitars get over rated by who plays them. take the Epiphone Casino John Lennon played a 60s USA made but the Japanese made model is a better guitar at a fraction of the price.
  7. Didn't John Lennon have a J160E !
  8. I have a 70s Ibanez copy. I'm sure you can't tell the difference, apart from the price. As they are no longer made they are pretty hard to find but a wonderful guitar if you can find one.
  9. Nice! haven't heard that song for years, well done Sal.
  10. So sorry to hear of your health issues Jinder. I wish you a speedy recovery.
  11. One point you might like to consider is Gibsons keep there value so there is a fair chance you can own one for ten years and get your money back when you sell. So cheap at the price over all.
  12. Well I like it Lars, good song good story, just leave it as it is.
  13. Really nice version Sal, I enjoyed it.
  14. I thing it is interesting and different enough to busk but you did a wonderful job on it anyway.
  15. Nostalgia is an amazing thing, here we are listening to tribute bands from 50 years ago. Imagine if in 1970 we were listening to tribute bands of the 20s.
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