Report An older majesty was singing. . . in Gibson Acoustic Posted June 6, 2011 Just returned from a trip to London. Saw old hero Donovan in the Royal Albert Hall. First set was okay and growing, the second really came together. He had approx. 40 musicians and friends with him during the evening and at some point J. Page walked on stage. Those 2 cats together plus the enthusiastic audience blew the roof off the building – magnificent. No acoustic Gs involved – the '64 J-45 got stolen in the early 70s, as some of you might know, and he nowadays plays a hand-built green-topped guitar nicknamed Kelly. Of course I visited every store in Denmark Street – 6 maybe 7 ?? can't remember. Was lucky to try a Hummingbird 50th anniversary, a Hummingbird Standard, a very interesting no so deep bodied sunburst Dove something with cutaway, a '55 Southern Jumbo, a handful vintage J-45s, a '65 Epiphone Texan, a little LG-? and about 6 Martins. Won't go into details about these, but instead tell you that the most amazing guitar I met was the last : A well-kept J-200 from 68. I am not a maple-person, but this yellow-hued-sunburst-golden-tulip elephant definitely had it - especially on the bass-side ! What a pleasure to witness. But such a shame it also had the much too narrow 1 9/16 width. I could fumble and hear, but not play the beauty – . Gotta say the sales people in general were open minded and generous. Still about half of them didn't know enough about the jewelery they were dealing. Hard to understand, , , I mean this little passage is the suppose to be one of the guitar hot-zones on the planet isn't it. Let's be positive – It's worth goin' there – You might find your diamond, , , or at least a couple of 'timeless hours'.