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  1. Case in point. Danny blows em away with the first solo. Then Vince and Albert, both incredible guitarists, have their fun. Danny then steps on the gas on the last solo just to show who's the boss. The reaction of the other two guys is great. www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6FIvSy5W5I
  2. Beautiful JG2. I love those. I like the pg better on this one vs the chicklet guard on you old Western Classic
  3. This is the most enjoyable thread I've followed in a long time! Thanks guys, I've laughed out loud a bunch of times.
  4. Have you divested of your Gibsons yet for those Guilds you were lauding?
  5. This guy has been building them like that for a long time. I find them hideous to look at. Defies all sense of style and proportion but, as we know, it ain't all about looks. http://www.traugottguitars.com/guitars_fan_fret.html
  6. This is exactly how I felt when I played, and ultimately bought my Custom.
  7. Yup, walnut makes for a nice tonewood and some of it is really beautiful too.
  8. Not sure where you buy lumber around Bozeman but in the northeast walnut is comparably priced to curly maple and has been for many years. If the end result is good then where is the shame? If they sound lousy, people won't buy them.
  9. Or, chronic gastric distress
  10. Hi Dave, I tried the Martin SP Lifetime PB 12's. They were unbelievably brassy initially, almost took them off. Once they settled down, they sounded good and the tone lasted. I've got Curt Mangam PB 12's on now and they are by far the best sounding strings I've had on my J45 Custom. Just because I like them doesn't mean you will. I've tried at least 6 types of strings but I think I'll be using these for some time to come. Good luck with your search.
  11. Great job BK! Really liked your interpretation and the Hey Joe allusion was an interesting addition.
  12. He was a wonderful musician and performer. He penned "City of New Orleans".
  13. I'm using Curt Mangam PB 12's and they are the best sounding strings I've used on this guitar. Not brash when new and the have held tone and sustain for 3 weeks so far... I've tried several brands and these are far and away my favorites. I did just have the guitar setup and removed the Baggs Element. Not sure if this contributed to the sound but the results are great.
  14. 57classic

    Cousins!

    Great trade! I would have done that in a heartbeat.
  15. Great job bbg. I like the milk carton kids.
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