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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. Though your idea is only seen where binding would be, Gibson had the idea for layering a couple of years ago. I never played one but my guess is that it didn't hurt the sound any. http://images.gibson.com/Files/44caa865-b5c8-4c89-9517-0eda0bc4a860.jpg
  4. I like your experimentation, Rabs but I'm conflicted with this one. What you have here is plywood. I have a 339, so I'm not against it in principle. Yours is very thick with many glue layers and I don't know what it will do to the sound and resonance.
  5. This is the most enjoyable thread I've followed in a long time! Thanks guys, I've laughed out loud a bunch of times.
  6. Have you divested of your Gibsons yet for those Guilds you were lauding?
  7. 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
  8. This is exactly how I felt when I played, and ultimately bought my Custom.
  9. I liked them all Anne. But, if I had to number them: 1) Gravity, 2)This One's For Me Good luck and let us know how it goes.
  10. Yup, walnut makes for a nice tonewood and some of it is really beautiful too.
  11. 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.
  12. Or, chronic gastric distress
  13. 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.
  14. Great job BK! Really liked your interpretation and the Hey Joe allusion was an interesting addition.
  15. He was a wonderful musician and performer. He penned "City of New Orleans".
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