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  1. 3 minutes ago, uncle fester said:

    I love this guitar, but was a fixed bridge offered back then (might have been in the video, but must missed it?).  I'm torn between this and one of the new S Crowe CW as the current target of my GAS.  Thank you for posting.

    By Kalamazoo - No it wasn't. 

    Understand your dilemma de luxe.  Sweet situation in sour times. . 

  2. Hi - you obviously have experience with playing and listening closer to acoustics. I'd say you know too much for advice. The nuances in the models in front of you are too many and too subtle for us to make sense by talking certain Gibsons up. In other words you must try them all, , , as many as possible. And the handful you line up is a good place to start.                                                                 Throw yourself after everything that calls you - and don't delay if one particular guitar blows your hat off. Take it home - it may be gone tomorrow.  

    Not trying to underplay you post - but what you read is the best I can. The hunt will be good fun - and if you absolutely must buy now during the crises, remember to get a deal that enables you to return the thing. Aaahh, an idea 💡 = if you can, then get 3 home, let's say a J-45, an Advanced Jumbo and a Hummingbird. Enjoy yourself indoors for a week before sending the 2 lesser guitars back - then keep the home-romance goin' with your chosen one.  

    Good Luck gibpicker - do send us a postcard

  3. Hey - this beauty sounds good.

    The caramelish back'n'sides/neck set it apart from the previous True Vintage/Vintage Hummingbirds and really make the whole thing come together.

    Would love to try one live and compare it to my own broken in non-torrefied darker B'n'S also darker logoless necked (yes, Gibson !) 2012 TVs.

    They'll be hard to match now, but the ex above is very alluring. 

  4. 4 hours ago, j45nick said:

    The Gibson he is playing there is probably a B-25, and someone(Neil?) conflated B-25 and J-45. 

    Now there's a bit of confusion on the line.  Wasn't the B-25 the same as the LG-2, only with a new name. 

    As falcon-eyed BK777 noticed on March 22, the new Neil-guitar hasn't got the mid-seem-brace, which would make it an LG-1. 

    Into a little sherlocking here 🔎 - not because of the times, , , but because of the place.  

  5. 4 minutes ago, 62burst said:

    Nahh.. . 'just over with the whole "it's all about the sound" - thing. More about the connection, anymore. (and then, the sound will take care of itself)

    Aha, , , but to me the force of these first videos was the triple-point in both the man-machine-connection, the look and the actual sound of this creature.  Anywayzzz. . 

  6. 8 minutes ago, 62burst said:

    Hard to imagine a sweeter unboxing moment than when Matthew met this Dove for the first time-

    Sure, , it made him some sort of saint he may never have been without it. . .

    8 minutes ago, 62burst said:

     Does it really matter, the effect of what the Tune-O-Matic saddle n' bridge will have on the Dove's sound? Love is blind, and maybe deaf, as well. It will sound as strong as the connection between the player and the guitar.

    Not really understood - d'you mean the T-O-M didn't play a role in the first place. . 

  7. Starry starry night, , , , paint your palette black and grey. I'm glad the soundhole is still round.  ✰    

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  8. 5 hours ago, j45nick said:

    I  hate to tell Neil this, but if someone sold him that guitar as a J-45,  I think he's been had.

    Then I'll say OUCH for him - and then remind us that he actually had a discrete and unplayed J-45 under the clazzic BBC-session just after his big break. 

    That's looong time ago so he could have forgotten and lost G-overvue.  Never seen him with 1 single slope Gibson during all these years.  He might need to lurk here. 

  9. 9 hours ago, Arlington said:

    Nice, Clapton seems to be playing a Martin D-45

    Hey Arlington - and welcome. 
    Nick has a strong point above, but I have heard Clapton praise the D-45. Never seen him with one though, , , yet. 

    What I like about this little groove is that they show how it should be done when 2 guitars meet for a kitchen jam. And the simplicity  of the 12-bar makes it very easy to decode :

    Listen the man who carries the torch (the singer), , who for his part naturally listens back and serve space for the other.  Here done on a silver-plate. 

  10. 13 hours ago, Salfromchatham said:


     did he feel dumb do do do do do do do dooo do... ing! because i do.

    Wait till you get it right - it'll change the perspective. 

    I remember feeling slightly lame when trying to get the intro under control back in 74.  It gradually fell into place during a month or two. .

    So just keep dodooing it. . . 

  11. 5 hours ago, livemusic said:

    I think it's sheer genius. The lyric, alone, as a poem should win an award. Actually, that's what it is, a poem set to song. Amazing talent to write something like that, to be able to even come up with all of that. Especially and have it make sense. Love the very end where he says play this very song, lol. Vintage Bob. Soon as I heard it, I told my bud I bet this wins a grammy.

    Agree with everything you say, , , and yes, noticed the outroline too ^

  12. 1 hour ago, Boyd said:

    Put me in whatever "category" you choose. That range of dates is really due to the amazing availability of all the bootleg recordings on the internet today. I made a tape of my (ex) Mother in Law's "Great White Wonder" album back in the early 70's (she was an old hippie who knew Ramblin' Jack Elliot and met a young Dylan at a party in the Village). Ihad some other tapes, but never heard things like the Finjan Club or Folksinger's Choice recordings (two of my favorites) until very recently. Later in the 70's and 80's, I had a number of his newer albums and enjoyed them at the time. They are still OK, but just don't do much for me today.

    But the more recent stuff is painful to my ears. Seriously.... if that was some guy you'd never heard of instead of Dylan, would you still listen to it? 

    Some of it yes - but a lot of the latest records I have to avoid. The track above however, I find very inspired, , , as if he got through to the main source. 

    Even the greatest artist can sink in the swamp of skills and craftsmanship. Sometimes they sense it sometimes they don't. But when it happens - and no matter what awareness -  it means moving below the level they travelled on when becoming who they are, , , or were.  There has to be a third factor in the pic. The 1 with no name. 

    Your insight in the early period is impressing. I had a friend who owned the Great White Wonder. Must say I recall the myth as bein' greater than the music. Ouuu, we were a group of guys who heard a lot of bootlegs and circulating tapes in the late 90s. There was a book called The Invisible Republic too, , , we felt like citizens there. . 

    Stay bob'd

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