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  1. Very sorry to learn of this. I always enjoyed his contributions here. He'll be missed.
  2. I still have a Thorens TD-165 in good working order. I sold off around 2700 LPs keeping only my jazz and classical. Everything else is on my computers and is streamed. Just couldn't justify dedicating so much space in my 1400 sq.ft. home, to records. I still buy a new title now and again. The funny part is having to remember the record has to be turned over. I'll be in another room and the music will stop and I'm all WTF? Then I remember I'm listening to an LP.
  3. I watched "Hereditary" tonight. Highly recommend. Best horror film I've seen in years.
  4. Not that well known, Nick. I like it like that. Prolly would have remained quiet but the declaration about the career of the Dixie Chicks being "wiped out" stunk so of B.S. I felt I'd share a few facts to freshen up the air. So I did. It's my new thing for the era we live in. The Modern Age of Mendacity that is 2018/19. Calling out abject bullsh*t when you see it. Carry on and Happy Holidays and New Year to all.
  5. Actually, your uninformed and incorrect claim about the Dixie Chicks wasn't. At least until now. Happy to clear up your misconception for you. The validity of your argument is nonexistent when the facts don't support it. It stops being an argument and just becomes hot air. I will, however, agree with you that in some cases, politics are best kept to one's self where entertainers are concerned. An example: as a concert promoter, I'm involved in bringing a Russian band to the U.S. next month for their first ever tour. They are a Chicago (the band) tribute act that's tearing up the internet lately. Everyone knows that social media is a powerful marketing tool and this band is no exception. As a matter of fact, it's how I found out about them in the first place. I noticed on their Twitter feed last week that whoever administers it had posted a comment pertaining to issues in the Catholic Church having to do with priests' behavior. I logged in and replied that I thought that this was a topic that was best left alone since their purpose online as the tour approached was to create goodwill and interest in the band's first ever U.S. performances. I reinforced that with a call to their manager and the post was removed. So, yeah, sometimes it's risky. But, not so much with a well-established act whose art has always been political. To take umbrage or be surprised at someone like Springsteen making a political comment is to admit you weren't paying attention, to begin with.
  6. Yes, and here's mine that was shot to my spec. I guess you could say it's brown and more brown.
  7. I used to feel the exact same way. But, I changed my mind. I quite like the 1833 burst now and I have a 00018 in Ambertone which is also very nice. It goes without saying that the tone and playability of the Martins are outstanding as well. So, buy what you like and don't buy what you don't. Pretty simple. Maybe you should look at one of those Lime green J45's they're building these days. Could be perfect for you!
  8. This is my Martin CS00 in Adi/Koa. Love the burst on it. And I'm wheelin' and dealin' for this Bourgeois to be my next guitar:
  9. I see Hogwash, the Gibson Forum's resident pedant is still here.
  10. You should look at their Pollstar numbers. Between 2016 and 2018, 77 reported shows averaged an attendance of 11,546 with average grosses of $804,536.00. So, they played to over 800,000 people and grossed over $61 Million. Pretty good for being "wiped off the map". BTW, Springsteen's average gross is $2,717,705.00 so you really showed him by staying home! Facts are a pesky thing. Especially when you don't know what you're talking about. But, you do you.
  11. You should probably get that order in before the new management shuts down Bozeman.
  12. Hello stranger, it's 'been a long time... Some folks might remember me here, some not. Mox nix. This board fueled a several year love affair with Gibsons. The pursuit of interesting Gibsons has been a lot of fun and I've had the pleasure and privilege of playing and owning many great examples. (Partially due to the unrestrained support here for buying a guitar regardless of, well, anything.) Time marches on and tastes and circumstances change. Once was a dread guy and now I'm all OM/000/00. Easier on the old shoulders. So, my last two Gibsons are for sale. 1951-52 J45 (I bought it from the luthier Robert Steinegger/period correct case) and a customized 2012 J200 TV (Bozeman installed Baggs Element, strap button on the neck heel and burst shot to my spec. Adirondack top. OHSC modern Cali/girl style- mint.) Both in excellent condition and play as was intended. Rather than battle Photobucket I'd ask you to email me for more pics/info. PayPal is welcome with buyer paying fees. J45-$6K incl. shipping to CONUS. J200 TV- $4K shipped to CONUS. I'd wheel and deal if someone wanted both. Gonna try to upload a couple of shots here.. Back in a few I know these pics suck. Will try to get some better ones. Reach out via email and you'll get them quicker. Best to all, Rob rob2@tampabay.rr.com
  13. You did good! Really well done.
  14. Sacrilege! They're horrid.
  15. I've promoted many shows with Robin over many years. In the last few years, his shows have gotten very loud because he's darned near deaf as a stone. He won't use IEM's so the stage/monitor volume is so loud that the FOH guy has to crank the mains, even more, to try to overcome it. It's painful.
  16. I've shipped a dozen or more guitars via Fedex with no issues at all. I don't use their insurance though. I use my Heritage policy. But, never had an issue.
  17. The shipper/ seller should be horse whipped! Glad it worked out. I bought an antique French club chair and the seller shipped it UPS. By the time it got to me all 4 legs had been sheared off.
  18. That's the stuff right there. If only I could make my Collings Om sound that good.
  19. That is the second generation guitar photo coffee table!
  20. I considered one of those Tweedys but was put off by the deep body spec and hog top. If I was going to go all hog, I'd likely look for an old (40s/50s) 00-17.
  21. $3500.00 net to me. All the info and pics here: https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=493368
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