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  1. I saw your post re: J35 and J45 TV

    you should send a PM to Red 333.

    I believe she owns both and I think she's posted comparisons in the past.

  2. Found this using Google and seems to match generalizations stated in "Gibson's Fabulous Flat-Top Guitars", except that it doesn't note Banner used on flattops from 1942-1946. Pre-war Script Gibson logo, Pearl or White. "The Gibson" slanted or straight (depends on model): 1908-1929. "The Gibson" straight: 1933-1934. "Gibson" logo transition (without "The"), varies by model: 1928-1934. Pearl inlaid, high-end models: 1933-1948 White silkscreen, low-end models: 1928-1943. Thicker "Gibson" on Super 400 and other high-end models: mid 1930's. Thicker "Gibson" all models: late 1930's. Gold logo: silkscreened 1947-1954 Gold logo: decal 1954-present Pearl logo: open "b" and "o": 1948-1969 Pearl logo: "pantograph" style, closed "b" and "o": 1969-1984 Pearl logo: open "b" and "o": 1984-present Pearl logo: Dot on "i" connected to "G": 1948-1951 Pearl logo: Dot on "i" free from "G": 1951-present Post-war block Gibson logo, Pearl or Gold. "Post-war" Gibson block logo used 1948-present. The post-war logo has the "G" and the "N" with a tail that drops below the other letters.
  3. fyi: When I needed bridge pin size for my J-45 TV, I emailed Gibson Customer Service with my model number and serial number. They sent me a reply within a day or two and the size was perfect.
  4. Ignoring the issue of whether it will damage the value of the guitar, I would be interested from persons who have actually put a pick up in their TV. Specifically, if anyone has tried the L.R. Baggs Anthem, L.R. Baggs M1 active, or K&K Pure Western Mini, what was your experience. Regrets or not.
  5. New hardshell Gibson sells for approximately $149.99. But that is the black standard case. Market dictates the price for this case since it is not otherwise available by itself.
  6. I am not sure regarding the specific issues with your guitar. But if you are not happy and the guitar you have is not the greatest sounding guitar you've ever played, then you are definitely doing the right thing if the dealer is getting you a new guitar. Just wanted to let you know to be careful with the straight from the factory guitar. The finish on my factory fresh J-45 TV was pretty sensitive to scratches the first couple months. Keys in my pocket gave it some scratches whereas I haven't had issues like this before on my other guitars which had presumably been in the store for months. It definitely seems to have hardened over the past couple months.
  7. Personally, I love it. My J-45 TV has some some lines but not as pronounced. Of course mine is not glossy so maybe that makes a difference, but I love the texture of it. Reminds me that the guitars we play were once part of a tree. But, I have been watching a lot of Axe Men lately on netflix. So that may be contributing to my love of wooden items harkening back to their days in the forest.
  8. How about a Gibson L-48? http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/gibson-l481.html Or a L-47 to match the headstock? http://www.chicagofretworks.com/2008/08/05/vintage-gibson-l47-brace-repair/
  9. Calico


    Blue-guitar/bass with tap tempo metronome Red-extended frequency for all instruments and tap tempo metronome Black-Guitar/bass without metronome. I have two of the red. It has a metronome, but I never use it. I went with the red because I sometimes use it on my ukuleles, but I might get black in the future to have a more low key look.
  10. Since the sunburst top is usually an additional cost over a natural top because it requires additional work, they likely give the natural top some upgrades over the sunburst so that the price point can stay the same for either finish. But the standard J-45's appear to be the same price, same appointments, and same cost for both finishes. SO that theory may be completely off.
  11. Calico


    Of the clip ons, I love the Snark tuner. I have had the intelli 501, intellitouch PT10, intellitouch PT-1, Tunetech TT-1. Snark is quick and accurate (obviously not as accurate as the Peterson Stroboclip) and can be found for around $15 online. I have yet to try the Peterson Stroboclip, but I hear it is at times a pain to tune because of its high sensitivity.
  12. With all the Calton problems, looking to other makers for a J-45 case. Is anyone familiar with Price cases? http://www.fiberglasscase.com/
  13. Sounds like a fret has become unseated. Luthier can better diagnose the problem for you, but that's what it sounds like to me.
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