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    playing with the grandkids, grilling, N scale model railroad, music......I play a lot of different places in the KC area. Pizza parlors, coffee shops, bars, libraries, farmers markets, parks...anywhere they won't arrest me. I write a lot of my on material, but also do many cover songs. And I really like Gibsons and Martins.

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  1. I really, really like that, Sal. The guitar has a strong folksy tone to it and you sound good. Guitars all sound different and this one definitely strong in the meds to my ears. I like it a lot.
  2. Lots of sweet Gibson models, but I’d suggest one of the J45s or a Hummingbird. Get a good setup on the guitar and have a blast. Lots of folks don’t want to spend the money on a setup after spending so much on a guitar, but the setup is damn important. Just because a guitar cost a lot of money doesn’t mean it’s easy and comfortable for everyone to play. A Gibson acoustic with a setup that “you” like is a butt-kicker of a guitar.....Just my view. doesn’t make me right and someone else wrong.
  3. I've got this pickup in my J100. For a passive pickup it has a very strong signal. If you need to do some EQing you'll need a DI box/etc. I really like this pickup.
  4. Yeah, I think "Mystic" sounds good to the advertising department....lol.....Seriously though, the name did catch my attention, so the catch phrase worked....lol..... and the design and figuring of the wood is really pretty cool. Of course, unless I turn the guitar around and play it backwards, no one can see it. Like lots of folks I've often sold/traded guitars that at one time were "keepers," but I suspect this Southern Jumbo truly is a "keeper." I'm kind of at a point where I don't have to sell a good guitar to get another guitar. A J200 is likely at the top of my hit list, but we'll see.
  5. I've got a "mystic" rosewood Southern Jumbo. I think it's a 2016 (I think). Really a sweet instrument. As easy-on-the-fingers as an electric. Don't know that the word "mystic" has anything to do with anything, but I love the sound and feel of the guitar. Always wanted an SJ and literally all the SJs I read about were hogs and often said to be basically a J45 with bling. Then, along comes this SJ that is made of rosewood....Hell, I don't know. All I know is that's it's one-hell-of-a guitar...........Also got a short scale, koa AJ....lol....go figure.
  6. The little Jewish kid with a guitar and harmonica right in the midst of The British Invasion, The Beach Boys, psycodelic music, and a gigantic cultural movement----he found his niche and the rest is history. Love him and his music or hate them, Dylan stays "true" to who he is.
  7. I've got a J100 that is walnut. Real killer of a guitar. As stated above, walnut is different. My J100 has good volume, but I don't know that I'd call it a "loud" guitar----although I'm sure someone who is great at playing with a pick could get a lot of sound from it. I think the bass has a great thump to it and I think the meds and highs are strong, but the sustain is not a great as maple, rosewood, and koa. I like the guitar a lot and I play it a lot. It truly has it's own sound and it sounds as good as it looks.
  8. I've always been drawn to Gibsons and Martins. Mainly Gibsons, but I see a lot of the same qualities in both---tradition, history, quality, the legends that play them, and simply the attribute of them being what a guitar is expected to be. I've owned other brands. Had a Taylor (although I didn't wear a toga when I played it....lol) and a couple of Breedloves. Nice guitars, but not me. Just don't think they fit me and the songs I like to play and write (and my songs are part of who I am and what I want to project). Had a few Epiphones and some cheaper guitars that are/were okay, but I just jack-around at home with them. I just always come back to my Gibsons. To me, Taylors are the girl you meet in church. She's pretty as hell, polite, pristine, and your mom and dad will love her. You take her to the best places......Gibsons and Martins are the girl you meet in a bar. She plays pool with the bikers. She can cuss like a truck driver. She's pretty, but in a "been there, done that" kind of way. She's a fan of Janis, Cash, and Dylan. She speaks her mind and if you can't handle that, it's your problem. She is who she is and she makes no apoligies for it. And if you want to date her, she's happy with some Jim Beam and a sofa.
  9. Never been a big fan of her "bubblegum" music. No doubt, a lot of that's a generational thing. There's a video of her singing "As Tears Go By" with The Stones and to my ears she is horrible. However, I've also heard her on a couple of actual folk-style songs and without a rock band behind her and I really enjoyed hearing her. This NPR performance is also good. I like the personable and songwriter type venue. In this video, she's very easy to relate-to. I liked it. Kind of gets you away from all the bull and hype and you get to see/hear the person.
  10. Glad you found a J45 that fits you. I hope you enjoy it for many years. There's a reason that the J45 is one a legend. ...........J45s are easily among the most playable guitars in the world. Guitars are a very personal thing and it's important (if you're really in to guitars) that the guitar feels like an extension of who you are as a person. I suspect that most J45 owners consider their guitar to be just that: part of who they are.
  11. I think the only maple guitar I've ever owned is my Dove. I literally always play softly with just my fingers and this song is straight into a mic about 3-4ft away. Maple is truly a special tonewood. To me, my Dove adjusts to whatever style or volume I need and either loud or soft the bass rings on and on.
  12. I don't know that Gibson is better than Martin, or if Martin is better than Gibson. All I can do is buy/play the guitars I like. To my old eyes, several years back Martin guitars all started looking kind of plain and vanilla and all-alike......and they were being given names like gpcx1ae, dx2ae, 0x2mae, and other code names I don't have the patience or interest to learn. I still look for the old D28 and other real Martin dreads. Yeah, they can look kind of plain, but they're monsters....... Anyway, I prefer Gibsons. I think they help me play as well as I can. I find them very comfortable to play. I find more of "me" in them. They're kind of like an extension of who I am. I might still get another Martin some day, but it will have to be one of their real guitars, like a D28 or maybe one of the Johnny Cash D35s. In the long run, I'm a Gibson guy.
  13. Old dudes ain't supposed to look at videos of a young Emmylou, especially late at night...........Saw her at Crown Center back in the late 80's. Outdoor concert and the KC Star said nearly 40,000 people were there. We were about 25-30 ft from her. It was when her long hair was showing a lot of gray and she was drop-dead gorgeous. The face and voice of an angel and that big J200. And The Hot Band lived-up to its name. The equal of any concert I've ever seen.....and I've seen several Cash concerts, Dylan, The Stones, Gordon Lightfoot, Leslie Gore, Johnny Rivers, Stevie Nicks, Frankie Vali.....Anyway, she was awesome. And she's just a talented and gorgeous today and she's two months older than me. Wish I aged like that.
  14. I’ve got the Roland Street Cube Ex and really like it. Had it for almost eight years (I think—-got it when they first came out). 50 watts and lots of options and enhancements. You an easily set-up a trio of pickers on it. For “music in the park” shows I use a Yamahas Stage Pas, BUT, for every thing else it’s the Roland. Very easy to move with (only 16lbs.) ,very heavy-duty (I can use it as a chair), and the sound is awesome. I can set-up and be playing in 5-6minutes. It can be knocked-around, kicked, tripped-over—-Anyway, a rugged and great amp.
  15. Both Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash said that Steve Goodman was a really decent guy and that he was a blast to have on tour with them. The only downside to the deal was that since he was your opening act, you had to follow him on stage.......Pretty sad when you realize how few people (aside from folks like us) who even know his name.
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