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  1. J-35 with walnut back and sides. Which is not a J-15 (different bracing, neck, rosette...). My 2014 J-35 is the real keeper for me and I'd love to have a walnut version, although I doubt it would be as lightweight as my 35 is.
  2. And there's a nice Gibson in this WONDERFUL video too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgXszUg37G4&feature=youtu.be
  3. I'm a big fan. I'm giving vinyl or cd copies of their latest album "The Ash And Clay" to a lot of friends. Three songs of this album were used by Gus Van Sant for the soundtrack of "Promised Land". Actually he asked TMKC to write the songs for the movie. Great performers and songwriters.
  4. I love Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings and my favorite song is "Hard Times". However, I hope I'm not hijacking the thread by posting this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIqwgYN-iYY They have often be compared to Welch & Rawlings...two acoustic guitars, two voices, no pickups, Kenneth Pattengale's picking style... their songwriting is getting better and betterand their last record, "The Ash And Clay", is really beautiful.
  5. Impressed and envious. I must admit I can understand RusRob's mention of Roger Wtares but I hope you don't mind if I say that your voice reminds me of Jeff Tweedy...
  6. A nice guitar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quDnFMpqgto
  7. I'm curious about this guitar. The text says "while the back and sides are constructed from pattern-grade rosewood" but the specs list: "Solid mahogany back and sides, for exceptional clarity". As for the pickguard: I'm ordering a celluloid firestripe pickguard from Terrapin to change the one I have on my 75th Ann. Advanced Jumbo which looks out of place on the gorgeous sunset burst top...
  8. For a few months I owned a Fender Twin Reverb 15 Custom (single 15" speaker) and I played my Martin 000-18GE with an LR Baggs M1 passive in it. It was beautiful. Like you said the sound was not pure acoustic but it was better than any other amplification I had ever had or tried. I had to sell the amp because I didn't really need it and it broke my back every time I loaded it in the car. But I honestly regret selling it. It would have been great to keep it and use it once in a while. If I had to play live I would buy one again.
  9. Funny; I really love America's first two records, especially "Homecoming" (the others are not as good in my opinion). I also love the sound of the "new" Mellotron which contributes to the 70's feeling.
  10. I saw him live in Lucca (Italy) last year; he was supporting Tom Petty. I really liked his concert and his "Gentle Spirit" record is very good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxO3-ALjT60 And a great acoustic guitar sound. Hope you like it.
  11. I discovered Jeffrey Foucault a few years ago just before the "Ghost repeater" cd and I have followed him ever since. He is a very good songwriter and his records are always well arranged. His latest solo cd "Horse Latitudes" is so far my favorite album. He also recorded an album of John Prine covers, "Shoot The Moon" which is also a great record. Until a couple of years ago he played either a Martin 0-18 or a D-18. Then he switched to the old J-45. His wife Kris Delmhorst is also a talented singer and songwriter, and she plays a nice J-50. This is my favorite JF's song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOHOIET0H7g And here's a nice Kris Delmhorst song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oJU69mqmxU
  12. Thanks Hogeye, that's really interesting. I'm very interested in the idea of a guitar built with better woods and using only hide glue. My 75th Anniversary AJ is slightly less traditional looking (ebony fretboard and bridge, drop in saddle, light colored northern indian rosewood back and sides...) and I surely would like one that resembles the original as much as possible, as an addition and not as a substitute of my current AJ.
  13. Thanks JC, that's great! I'll wait for the results...
  14. I remember that a few months ago a picture was posted of a gentleman with an original 30's Advanced Jumbo. And I'm not sure but I think somebody mentioned that this guitar will be used by Gibson as a template for a Legend AJ or something similar... Am I wrong? Can somebody help me? I love my AJ so much that the idea of a Legend AJ is really fantastic. So I would like to know if I can wait for such a model or I have to start thinking about a custom one...
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