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  1. Great pics of all those Fenders. Haven't owned a Fender (aside from the banjo I just got) for a while. Haven't owned a strat for years. Now I've got the fever and today's mail brought news of a big sale at Guitar Center....Damn all you people.....[cool]

  2. Yes, definitly wait until you can get the "bird." No disrespect meant for Epi's. They are fine guitars in their own right, but none of them are "birds." Not even the Epi Hummingbird.........My Gibby bird is perhaps the sweetest guitar I've ever owned, and I've owned a few. Is it the loudest? No. That goes to my J150, followed closely by the HD28. But, it is the most mellow and warm sounding guitar I've owned. Very, very easy to play. Like fretting the chords on an electric guitar. A joy to fingerpick. You know, we all have our own opinions and expectations----and in my view, this guitar is everything I expected and wanted it to be. Plus, it looks great. ....Wait and get what you really want. You will be glad you did.

  3. I completely agree on the Yamahas and Epi's. Lots of bang for the buck......Last fall while the Musicians Friend warehouse/retail outlet was still open, I picked-up a Rogue auditorium sized guitar. Never dreamed I'd own what I've alway considered the worst of all possible guitars.Not sure what the model is. What first appealed to me was the setup. Very low and no string buzz. Neck is straight. Fishman works good. No cracks. Has a sunburst which is kind of tacky looking...lol...It sounds great for what it is. Cost me $59 and they gave me a new set of strings. Anyway, I'm not afraid to get caught in the rain. Not worried about the heat or cold too much. Stays in tune pretty well, and I've had people comment on how good it sounds. Except for another musician, who knows what it is?:-$ If it gets damaged,etc., I can just get another one. I find myself playing it at home quite-a-bit. Never dreamed I'd own one of these things. It's certainly not one of my Gibbys, but it's not meant to be. No is it an Esteban....thank God...lol...

  4. Nicely done. I enjoyed that. I particularly enjoy music that is real, and simple. You don't need a band to sound good. All you need is performer who is into his music and put his heart into it............Writing songs is kind of crazy. We all have those times when our brains just seem to freeze-up on us and we can't find a line anywhere. Then, out-of-the-blue comes a lyric that is exactly what we needed. It might even take the song in a different direction from where we thought we wanted to go (and that original direction might be the reason we were not going...lol). A few months ago I finally finished writing four songs that had been "works in progress" for years ( I mean several years). Totally unexpected, ideas for each song came to me and I finished them all within a couple of weeks. Crazy. Hard to explain.....I ain't no Kristofferson, but I have a blast writing and playing.[biggrin]

  5. I've got to agree with Eddie......Certainly there are guitars that will likely work best for a certain physique, arm length, etc. And the auditorium size guitars really are comfortable to hold. However, it still boils-down to our own personal enjoyment, choice, necessity. A super jumbo like the J150 and J200 may be a little uncomfortable for someone with shorter arms. Yet, for me it's great. If the set-up is to my liking and I bond with the instrument, then I'll play it again and again. There are dreads that I don't like and there are ones where the setup and neck are so sweet that I can't put them down....Anyway, good thread.

  6. Interesting that his thread is on here today, the day I return after a long absence (got locked-out and couldn't sign-on for months after the forums were changed). ...Anyway, speaking of Gibson service--------My Hummingbird is now almost six-years-old. Love the guitar. It's what a Gibson is supposed to be. About six months ago, through my own carelessness, I broke a tuner on it. No other damage, fortunately. I went up to Guitar Center to have them order me some tuners for a "bird." Just by chance, there was a Gibson rep in the store. He heard me talking to the guy at the counter and asked me if I had the guitar with me. I didn't, but since I live less than a mile away I went home and got it. He had a package of Grovers and he himself replaced the broken tuner and then gave me the other five. NO CHARGE! Kind of tough to beat service like that..........Yeah, like most of you, I get pretty tired of hearing the bashers going after Gibson. They do the same with Martin. They will bash Gibson and Martin:-({|= , no matter how good the guitars are. This is all they know. For me, I glad I've got my Gibsons and Martins. They're what a Gibson and Martin are intended to be: truly great instruments.

     

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  7. Well, I've certainly got my favorites. However, in order to give you a sincere and honest answer I've got to say this----Play the guitars that interest you and pick the one you feel makes a connection with you. As you and I both know, "you" are the only one who can decide which Gibby is best for you at this point. I've got two very sweet ones at the moment, but I still envy the playing and shopping you are about to do.

  8. Well, I certainly got my favorites. However, in order to give you a sincere and honest answer I got to say this----Play the guitars that interest you and pick the one you feel makes a connection with you. As you and I both know, "you" are the only one who can decide which Gibby is best for you at this point. I've got two very sweet ones at the moment, but I still envy the playing and shopping you are about to do.

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