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  1. Ernest had a sponsorship deal with Epiphone. His whole band played Epic. Ernest had a custom Frontier, and an Excellente. Loretta Lynn also played a n Excellent, ad has it till this day. Leon Rhodes played custom Sheratons. As did Steve Chapman who followed him on lead guitar.
  2. Bob Colosi has you covered. http://www.guitarsaddles.com/products.asp
  3. Check Bob's instructions on sizing pins. When I replaced the pins on my J45 I sent him one of the old ones for comparison. The new ones he sent fit perfectly. I would never touch the bridge holes. Simply sand the pin down. http://www.guitarsaddles.com/products.asp
  4. Browse here. Bob has some really nice ones that won't break the bank. http://www.guitarsaddles.com/products.asp
  5. Just enlarge the hole on the endpin end of the strap. The point of a sharp knife will do the trick. My Mastebilt doesn't have a front button.
  6. my 2003 '65 Casino Elite is definitely Maple. And, it is for sale in the Trading Post section, for no more than you would pay to upgrade a Chinese Casino.
  7. I agree with , leave them as is. If you want to keep some and restore; I highly recommend http://pstguitars.com They do incredible restorations.
  8. I have one for sale in the trading post. Mint, no alterations. With an EDREAD case.
  9. Mine is for sale in The Trading Post: http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/114226-fs-2009-ej160-john-lennon/page__p__1544731__fromsearch__1#entry1544731
  10. http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/114225-fs2003-epiphone-65-casino-elite/page__p__1544728__fromsearch__1#entry1544728
  11. Red- that's what I've been thinking. Guess the economy has everybody down. I just can't give it away.
  12. I have an excellent Elite 1965 Casino for sale in the Sale or Trade section. For considerably less than $2000. http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/114225-fs2003-epiphone-65-casino-elite/
  13. You might want to play them first. I returned a EJ200CE because I thought the eSonic 2 system was crap. The cutaway seemed to affect the sound as well. I have played several Texans and they all sounded good. Plus, they're a bargain. Just MHO.
  14. My AJ500ME came with the LR Baggs Element pickup. I like it a lot better than the eSonic 2. The Element is not expensive and doesn't appear to be that hard to install.
  15. The late, great Buddy Charleton on pedal steel.
  16. Elixir Nanoweb 10-46. Last forever.
  17. As stated above you should try and learn all the chord positions that you can. A capo is a must though when you have to use a particular chord shape to add a 4th or augment a chord. A common one being using a D shape with capo at the third fret for an F. Also when jamming with others a capo comes in handy when you get thrown a key change at the last minute. Just have fun with it.
  18. The Ernest Tubb TV shows from the 60's are available on DVD from Ernest Tubb record shops in Nashville or online. Leon Rhodes on guitar and Buddy Charleton on pedal steel was the premier combination on the country circuit. I was fortunate enough to to study PSG with Buddy when he retired from the road. He had a ton of great Troubadour stories. Leon still plays regularly with Anita Stapleton at ET's record shop on Broadway. You can catch them there on Saturday afternoons. Leon has switched to mostly Tele playing now.
  19. I believe Ernest got Loretta hooked on Epi's as well.
  20. Ernest had a deal with Epiphone. His band played them exclusively for quite a while. Most notably, the great Leon Rhodes.
  21. Gibson Masterbuilt strings came on mine.
  22. Always in cases. Except for one old J-45 I leave on a stand for quick picking.
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