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  1. My Shubb 12 string capo works well for all my guitars. I like the extra width. Pretty much makes it universal.... Works for me. Happy New Year Jack6849
  2. Red: Nice work on both your playing and arrangement, AND on your video production. That song hit its first peak in December of 1943, and almost seventy years later, it is still very powerful... Jack6849
  3. To: jt and Lars68 Thank you both for taking the time to help me with your info. I really do appreciate it. Jack6849
  4. I just bought a new "Southern Jumbo True Vintage", apparently a "Special Production" model from Bozeman, currently available through some Gibson dealers. Mine is a great guitar, with a "Premium Grade" Sitka Spruce top. I've noticed in my reading that the top specification for the "Sheryl Crow Southern Jumbo" model is Adirondack Spruce. Anyone know which wood was used on early original SJs or whether this model's long history includes both woods? My new guitar has great tone and it is as light as a feather. It also has the white "tulip-style" tuner buttons which I love. The binding on the fretb
  5. Congratulations on your acquisition of a really unique Gibson acoustic guitar. "The Jackson Browne" is quite unlike any other Gibson model; in appearance, "feel", and tone. And yet, when you play it, it's very obviously a "Gibson" (in the best sense of the word). And once you get adapted to that "one of a kind feel", you suddenly realize what a special guitar you're playing. Happy NGD to you. Jack6849
  6. It sounds great and it will stay original. The bass response of this guitar is as impossible to describe as its overall tone. I guess I'd just say it sounds like a forty-seven year-old Gibson acoustic; aged and awesome... a sound almost impossible to achieve in a new guitar. Gibson has always done such a good job with big-body Mahogany and Maple acoustics. They still do. Killer tone and an overall vibe unlike anything else... Hey! It's a Gibson... This one, for me, is a time machine. Thanks to Forumites for comments, Jack6849
  7. It is indeed in fine shape, and yes, the adjustable saddle seems to be ceramic. Is that considered to be either a plus or a minus? It's unlikely that I would change the guitar from its original state anyway, but I did wonder what the verdict was among Gibson-knowledgeable folks as to its effect upon the guitar's overall tone. Funny you'd mention the interior label. That was one of the distinctive features that I most remembered from long-ago when the Gibson "Country Western Model" that sat in the window of my hometown music store was my passion. Its oval label, in addition to being Beige
  8. Every six months or so, I want to post an image to this Forum, and I can never remember how to do it, but I think I finally have the photo for you that Laun at Dave's Guitar Shop took yesterday to send me before I went up to La Crosse and made the deal for this guitar, so here goes.... enjoy a peek at my "new" 1965 Gibson "Country Western Model". Thanks to Forumites for your comments, observations, and general interest. Does anyone here perhaps have an idea as to this guitar's original MSRP? As you can see, it's pretty cool. Sounds and plays great too. After all this time, its acquisition has
  9. When I was just starting to play, the Gibson dealer in my small Iowa hometown had a guitar that sat on a floor stand in the front window of his store (out of direct sunlight) for what had to be over a year. It was 1965 and I had just gotten my driver's license. Every time I got my dad's 1953 Chrysler Windsor that year, usually on Friday and Saturday nights, I'd rip the strip with my friends, driving by it over and over. Each time we passed, I'd stare at that Gibson "Country Western Model" and wish it was mine, but there was no way I could afford anything even close. (In 1967 my folks bought me
  10. Thanks to Jeremy Morton for your quick response. I will probably stay with some kind of "Light-gauge" strings. Just wondered about the question of using "Mediums"... Thanks for your insight. This Forum is a real resource for stuff like this and your contributions add a lot to its value. Thanks to all (including CAMELEYE...) for taking the time to contribute, Jack6849
  11. Two weeks ago, I bought a new "Robert Johnson L-1" which I really enjoy playing. I added bone bridge pins and my usual set of light-gauge Martin 80/20 Bronze strings. It sounds and plays great, but I thought I'd just ask the members of this Forum what strings they would use on it. My other acoustics vary in size from 000 to Super Jumbo, so perhaps this smaller "L" size body would benefit from strings I'm not familiar with. I've used the Martin 80/20s on all my acoustics for years and I guess I've become a creature of habit in this area of my playing. I assume "Medium" gauge strings would
  12. I just bought (today) a "Robert Johnson L-1" from my local Gibson dealer in Cedar Falls, Iowa (Bob's Guitars). It's a lot of fun to play, and for its size, it has a ton of that "dry" Gibson woody tone. I have to admit that I immediately polished away most of its "VOS" finish dullness (and added some bone bridge pins) while I was changing it over to my preferred Martin strings. In a strange way, this little guitar's size reminds me of my first acoustic guitar, an "entry-level" Silvertone that I got from Santa in 1959. Now that I think about it,I guess that size is about the only thing the
  13. This may not help much, but I have gotten more positive comments about the acoustic sound of my Jackson Browne (non-pickup version- Walnut sides and back) from other musicians than any Gibson guitar I've ever owned.(And that's after owning a lot of the best Gibson guitars in over five decades of performance and teaching....) Once you get adjusted to the twelve fret format and the slightly deeper body, this guitar really delivers, and provided the neck profile works for you, the Jackson Browne is a dream to play. Different from any other Gibson model in feel and tonality. Unique and extremely c
  14. How about this G7? E A D G B E 3 2 3 0 0 3 Great second chord formation for "The Girl From Ipanema" in F(maj7). Jack6849
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