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  1. I couldn't tell You exactly where. Kind of all over I guess. But, I've seen the J-45 called a "workhorse" guitar in hundreds of articles and internet discussions. I don't have a J-45 and never have, so I have no skin in the game. A lot of folks call it a "workhorse", although it has never pulled a plow or wagon into town.
  2. I can't post pictures here. I'm 62, and I'm computer illiterate. Apparently my pictures are too good to post them on the forum, and I don't know how to change (reduce Megabytes) on them. The video on YouTube is my guitar, not just another one like it. Again, this top is amazing, and the guitar is MINT. Also, the gig bag is beautiful and VERY protective, but the hardcase is pretty sweet fir $50. You will LOVE this guitar. The YouTube video gives You a great idea what the tone is like, but with effects, You can get any sound that You want out of this beautiful guitar.
  3. Also, mine has P-90's that sound great. The YouTube video of my exact guitar shows how great these P-90's are.. Just do a search for St Blues Mississippi Bluesmaster. This is a KILLER guitar, and I truly hate selling it. The top is amazing as is the sound. It is 100% MINT, WITH A MONEY-back guarantee. I've been on the Gibson Acoustic Forum for a very long time. On eBay, I have 417 perfect transactions, with no reviews less than 5 stars. I will gladly give You my info if You're interested. Even if You don't want my guitar, St Blues guitars are worth three times the money that I'm asking. Build quality is fantastic on St Blues guitars. Clapton, Joe Walsh, and many other greats have played St Blues guitars. They're that good.
  4. I have a St Blues Mississippi Bluesmaster in natural Quilted Maple. I love it, but I have to sell it to pay medical bills. It's $750 with St Blues Gig Bag, or $800 with hardcase. Shipping is $50. This is an AWESOME guitar. I have a Jerry Garcia Wolf sticker that's been on it for few months, but it isn't hiding a thing. I will gladly remove it to post a current picture. The Quilted Maple is nothing short of incredible. I have had four new Gibson Les Pauls, and none of them have had build quality that compares to this guitar. It' just incredible. This guitar is 100% MINT. I can email pictures if anyone is interested. And for bluelake07, that is MY very guitar on that YouTube video. The P-90's are absolutely killer. Search "St Blues Mississippi Bluesmaster", and the video of my guitar is 2:35 long, and my Uncle is wearing a Black T Shirt with White guitar pictures on it. I just don't know how to post a link. my email is daryljohnson60@yahoo.com
  5. I've been playing AJ's since I bought my first new in 2002, which I still have. Funny, but I've never had a problem with the tuners at all. Tunes right up and stays put. Do You stretch Your strings when You install a new set? I guess they could put out bad batches.
  6. They could have donated them to school music programs. Really kind of stupid. I thought Henry was gone?
  7. I really like my Gibsons. I just take a polishing cloth and lay it under my arm, or wear a long sleeve cotton shirt. If the polishing cloth has a sewn seam aroun the outside, I cut it off. It may seem like a little too much worrying, but I have always gotten top dollar for my guitars. They are also easier to sell. If they open the case, and it' gleaming, they are more likely to buy it. I have never had a guitar fail to sell if someone comes to look at it, so it must work.
  8. As long as we're talking about I,Q., You do not "Say Your Peace". You actually "Say Your PIECE". Just sayin'. PEACE
  9. The Goldtones in the early 2000's were all Trace Elliot except for the GA5 Les Paul Reissue 5 watt Tube Amp. They were hand-wired in the USA IN MOJOTONE's Burgaw, North Carolina factory. I use mine all of the time. If You look on YouTube, there's a clip of Roky Erickson playing "Two-.Headed Dog". Billy Gibbons is playing in his band, and Billy is plugged into one of the GA5 Reissues, no doubt plugged into the PA. If it's good enough for Billy, it's GOT to be pretty good. They are nearly identical to the original Fender Champ schematic, only the rectifier is tube on the Champ, and Solid State on the Gibson. Great little amps for the low prices that they go for on ebay. They also break up pretty easily, about 5 on the volume control, which is the only knob on the amp. For $400, Your Gibson Amp dreams can become a reality!
  10. Tortex has a great feel. I can see why so many people use them. Here's a picture of one of my Mammoth Picks.
  11. I made my first pich this morning. I got my Mammoth Ivory pices two hours ago. This material is very hard, which is the reason people say that they get more volume with these picks. You don't know how hard it is until You work it. The picks that I bought have such a soft feel, it's hard to tell what it's like to work with it. I returned the two that I bought this morning. I can't see buying picks for $40 each whn I can make them for $10. Here is my first effort. It took me 87 minutes with a sharp knife and a 400 grit sandpaper block. You be the judge if they're worth $10 each. Th lines that You see are growth lines, which I think is what makes them stick to your fingers.For some reason my files are too large. I'm working on an image
  12. The picks that I bought are called Tusk Buffer. The website is TuskBuffer.net. I have found a place on Facebook called " House of Mammoth " I bought two picks from Tusk Buffer, so I decided to make my own, Scot sold me 11 pieces of Mammoth Ivory large enough to make any size or shape I want for $98. So now I can make my own for less than $10 each. I should get my Ivory Saturday. I'll post my results. I obviously didn't mean that they were th pick for everyone. I probably hae trouble with picks because I played only fingerstyle for years. I have found recently that some songs just sound like they should when played with a pick. Of course, if You're Lindsay Buckingham You can get any sound that You want with bare fingers. Picks can be cool on some songs. I mainly use the pick obn stuff like CSN&Y and really on Some Neil Young songs. Anyhow, I'll post my first homemade Mammoth pick.
  13. I have finally found the perfect guitar pick. I have always had troubl with picks spinning as I'm playing. Thin, Thick, Medium. Thn, I got a pick made out of Woolly Mammoth Ivory, and it's perfect. Something about he Ivory sticks to Your finger or thumb. After You play for little bit, you can move Your thumb away, and the pick will stick to ZYour index finger. Yo can hold Your finger out, point th pick towards the floor, and it jut hangs there. I think it has to do with th Schreger Lines, which are growth lines Tusk Ivory that crisscross. They're kind of like the growth rings on tree, only they intersect. They're expensive, but worth every penny. I can finally keep my pick positioned through the entire song. Am I the only one that has the problem? I guess it isn't a problem anymore.
  14. Thanks for the great comparison and the great music too. Different Guitars. I think they both sound great, but different. The J35 in Your hands sounds as good as the J45, but the bracing, and possibly the density of the Mahogany make for differences. My J35 is noticeably lighter than my Advanced Jumbo. Rosewould vs lightweight Mahogany. It would be interesting to weigh the guitars. I worked with mahogany for years. Some is light like Spruce, and some is nearly as dense and heavy as Oak. Still, a nice unbiased comparison. I think that it's a very interesting topic. The fact that the same Gibson manufacturing line builds both round shouldered guitars out of nearly identical materials, with some fairly important bracing differences, and comes up with somewhat different sounding guitars. I think that the weight and density of the Mahogany is a critical element in the sound of either guitar.
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