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  1. It's all getting a bit too confusing. I originally was looking for a estimate as to how many J200's Bozeman produces in a year so that I could get an idea in my mind how mass produced this high end guitar is or isn't.....In the end I don't really care as I'm playing so much the last few weeks my fingers are ready to fall off and I pushed all my work onto my assistant. Life is good! Now if I could really learn to play as well as my mates.....

  2. Pete has always used mostly arm for these Pinball Wizard, faux flamenco style of strumming. As a friend of the Townshend family I can tell you that neither brother can copy what Pete does even after many years of trying.


    Maybe a lesson from Estaban would help??? lol.

  3. Those are a lot of guitars from Martin and Taylor! Bozeman is just one plant for Gibson so I guess it's an unfair comparison as I'm sure Gibson produces way more guitars than Martin and Taylor combined.....not sure if I'm right however. I was more curious as to how many high end Gibsons come out of Bozeman. With that in mind how many high end Martins are produced per year.

  4. Thanks for all the replies. I guess i will just worry about it in the winter when the heat comes on. I'm probably a bit overprotective due to having a grand piano that I try to keep humidified so I don't have to have it tuned ever 30 days. My painocsoundboard is in great shape after 15 years, not a crack and it's also AAA solid Sitka spruce as well. Cheers.

  5. So I purchased a Humidipak system for my new J200 PT and installed it 3 days ago. The packs were a bit clay like so I massaged them back into a gel and properly seated them in the guitar and case along with a Planet Waves digital hygrometer. The Dallas area has been very humid lately so the house has been at 50% RH and 75 degrees. The case was at 48%RH prior to the Humidipak install. Three days have gone by and the case has gone up to 49%RH, which is above the 45% they claim the Humidipak should be. Any suggestions or is the Humidipak a waste of money? Thanks in advance for your replies.

  6. It's a bit like golf....There will always be room for improvement. Ask the most well respected professionals and they will tell you they wish they were better! Including Clapton and Townshend. It will always be a work in progress don't you think?

  7. Your sig says "Texas' date='" but your slang says "England."


    P.S. I work in Plano![/quote']


    Born in New York, schooled in England and travel there often for work, friends and a charity called the Teenage Cancer Trust that I'm involved in.

  8. You can certainly play as hard as you like on a new one as well. It is loud and no need for an amp unless you're playing live. As for Pete he bangs on them pretty hard and I know Alan, his guitar tech, is always fixing them up.

  9. Will Gladly post some pics when I can figure out how to upload then link pics to this site. There should be an easier way for an older guy like me! I need to figure out what party stuff to put in the case! Right now my finger tips are throbbing from playing the new J. Coming off piano to the guitar is a bit hard on my figures. They are knackered for sure!

  10. And I've seen a bunch of "party" materials kept in the case accessory box....That may me the main reason for the lock...lol. I'm glad it has a lock so my friends and family keep out unless they ask first.

  11. Yes they make some nice stuff in Bozeman. I waited a while to get this model custom made for me. They did a fantastic job matching all the woods and assembly looks picture perfect. The case feels like something made by Tumi and I was glad to see it was made in Canada instead of China. Pete himself might be envious of the case...lol.

  12. Thanks for all the replies. I didn't want to ask Gibson for anything else as they were so kind to custom make this PT model for me in due to relationships I have in the music industry. I just haven't seen this case around and thought it might be avaiable at retail. The lock is great for keeping friends, family and strangers out of your case. It certainly wont prevent theft.

  13. I'm new to this forum but want to thank everyone for the great info I've found here. I just received a new J200 PT from Bozeman and it came in a case I haven't seen. It's burgundy inside with a Crescent shaped leather handle and a 3 digit combo lock on the outside. I don't want to bother anyone at Gibson but I'd like to know if this is now their standard case as i would like to get a few more of them but can't find them at any retail outlet. Thanks in advance and yes I did use the search option first! :-s

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