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Everything posted by E-minor7

  1. The guitar truly burns - although there's something calm about the sound. I've learned to like the fret-decoration in all its green-purple-pink m-o-p-flamery. What really bothered me was the p-guard and I simply had to put out that fire.
  2. Okay - I encountered R.W.H. here on the Board and quite like him. But could see yourself celebrating the D-28 in a song played on a CW - or a D-45 hailed on a J-45 😵
  3. I sometimes have to pinch myself over the fact that I got a Firebird. Such a big and generous acoustic guitar. But when talking big, the re-necked 1966 CW gets more time here. Been playing the Fb almost daily the recent period though. The pickguard thickness-difference is important - and as we know only a loyal echoe of the real deal when the squares were born.
  4. I read this as if you are looking for the model now and again and it could be a good story if you brought one home. Don't think any active member has one right now. Imagine they are rare, as you say - and let's not forget the guard can be switched and kept unharmed in the case if the next owner should want it back on the top. Voices of the angelsring around the moonlightAsking me said she so freeHow can you catch the sparrow. .
  5. Ouh, , , thanx for the update - this seems to be a mix between the Std. and the (pre-torrefaction) True Vintage. Probably a good choice no matter which finish.
  6. Are you saying this tune was played on guitars that never existed, do not and will not ever exist. .
  7. Very impressing - one of the majesties. And hats off to the fact that you now got both maple and rose 200s in the house. I too would like an in depth comparison between the pair. If not by film, by words. Stay Happy
  8. Yes, it's the one Jalex links to - here it is again. Thread of all threads :
  9. Here's a thread that includes a link to the 8 pages 9 years old original Sparrow thread - check post 4 from Jalex.
  10. Yes, we had a passionate discussion about the Sparrow 3-4-5 years ago. Someone presented a brown-burst version and I even believe the person behind the creation of the guard chimed in. Would be fun to see that thread again.
  11. O yea, , hallelujah ^ playing this on anything else is bound to mean less luck. What do we hear here - haven't got a clue, but the solo is mellow like a wooden saddle. Good post
  12. The real special deal with your 62er is the rare plastic bridge / wooden insert combo. It means mellow with mellow on top and is bound to make this Bird sing in a league of its own. Glad you never changed it - the forest needs such voice too.
  13. What exactly is a Hummingbird Original ? 'Playing a few' is a rare luxus for most of us. Sometimes it takes years and it's a gamble as soon as the involved guitars are located in different places. Only way is to unzip the big wallet-pocket and get 2-3-4 home - for then to return the bronze and silver. A member did that with 3 J-45s recently and reported here 👍 I've tried the slow-mo version several times - it's a fest.
  14. Haha he, , , good one ghost_of_fl. And being a ghost I assume you like ghost-threads. I personally have nothing against them at all - if re-fueled well they can be seen as homage to the Board history. Besides the constant flow of new spectators will benefit from revived themes - even threads from the bronze age will be fresh for them. The Q in this one may be 12 years old, but the topic is timeless.
  15. E-minor7


    Glassy - Classy, , , , and Grassy (so relieving it isn't blue)
  16. Not sure the sanding was that bold when it comes down to it. You eye-measure an original square sh. bridge-plate and compare it with the new - then go by intuition. I stopped after 65 strokes and strung up for a listen, , , then decided not to take it any further. Yes, of course the surface gets uneven, but that doesn't matter - it's a question 'bout removing mass. There is divoting, , , and worn frets in the salvation-army-chord-area as well. The latter may generate some buzz, but the intonation is immaculate. The main prob has been the (often mentioned) hollow G string, , , not much left of that now. I btw. is a believer in bridges and bridge-plates need for break in time. You don't just install a couple of vital new components on a 50 years old guitar and expect everything to swing . Wooden vibe takes time, , , but is worth the waiting.
  17. Some tuner-poles rattle a bit without strings - maybe he's trying to tame them.
  18. As a matter of fact I played a fixed bridge 1963er a few weeks ago - and held a lot of Bird between my hands. It was just as shiny as the one above and had the same degree of mint burst. I prefer them more faded though - and would never go for a non-original bridge/saddle. What finally convinced me about that was the 1965 ceramic saddled faded orange-cherry Southern Jumbo met last year. It was the best sounding old square I ever heard and would have stayed here if the width hadn't been 1 5/8. Not hunting either - still investigating. My 63 ceramic saddled sunburst SJ is better than ever - especially after I sanded the unoriginal bridge-plate (which is thicker than Kalamazoo's) and evened out the hollow G-string nut groove (which had an unseen disturbing micro-bump). Look how wonderfully wide the neck is.
  19. If the Standard does that for you it's sounds like the right partner was found - perhaps even closer than the early one. Which year was that from btw. .
  20. Could be interesting to hear a bit more about these strings - are the upper ones spiraled. I like the decoration of the top - spades, , , hearts - and actually find the French piece between 7:53 ans 8:48 quite beautiful. Including the 1 lonesome bend.
  21. I actually have John Pearse Ph. B. lights on my 2010 J-45. Haven't used them for ages, but they were recommended to me about 2 weeks ago and I bought a Ph. B and a B. set. Else I like Gibson Masterbuilts and of course the old workhorse of steel : D'Addario EJ16s. But string preferences are highly subjective and I'm not the best judge. The fact that they keep fading teases my sonic memory and sense of finesse. Other members here are much more reliable - and you yourself hold the last'n'highest card.
  22. Looks like a fine'n'decent J-45 that really wants to be played. As said these are fabulous acoustics, , , some of the greatest on the planet. The sticker is a hidden message, , , the guitar's motto - or just a helo.
  23. Sounds great ^ congratulations - 45s are fantastic. The blue spot is a foreigner - did you leave it inside. People find the weirdest things in their boxes. Not me - I only found an old grape not so long ago, , , and a few strange smells here and there. . Stay around and have fun - show pics of both guitar and sticker.
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