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  1. tpbiii, Great reply, unfortunately many will never be able to experience the tone and sound of a true vintage SJ or J45 Gibson Flat Top built between 1942 and 1954 and will have to satisfy themselves with copies. Many will continue to chase down modern so called great sounding Gibsons during their lifetimes and never be satisfied. Yes, modern Gibson Flat Tops are great, and have their place among the best. My suggestion to those souls would be, "save your money and invest in a true vintage Gibson Flat Top to keep along side your modern Gibson beauty. Clarity, tone, volume and experience come along with age". Didn't mean to offend anyone with the truth.
  2. You must be big or old enough to decide what you want. I know you really don't want my opinion.
  3. Hi folks, Just basically returning after an absence of a long few months. Been taking sugar pills and hope it will show. Anyhow, today I picked up a guitar and strummed a bit. Not a Wartime Banner or Pre War Martin, but a 1996 Bozeman Gibson J 45 I bought brand new. Sounded good and felt good. This one always had a perfect neck for my hand and it shows how much it was played in the early years I had it.. Naturally the finish is worn down to a bare spot in the first position. This was when the Bride and I played often together before the years caught up with us. Anyhow, thanks for reading. Jay
  4. Hi folks, Just basically returning after an absence of a long few months. Been taking sugar pills and hope it will show. Anyhow, today I picked up a guitar and strummed a bit. Not a Wartime Banner or Pre War Martin, but a 1996 Bozeman Gibson J 45 I bought brand new. Sounded good and felt good. This one always had a perfect neck for my hand and it shows how much it was played in the early years I had it.. Naturally the finish is worn down to a bare spot in the first position. This was when the Bride and I played often together before the years caught up with us. Anyhow, thanks for reading. Jay
  5. What a nice looking J 45. To me, kinda looks like a Mahogany Topped one. Enjoy.
  6. Seems the greatest detriment to Gibson is this forum, should anybody read it and take it to heart. Gibson has done well in the past, in which these instruments value will continue to climb. My guess is that 90% of the participants here abouts have never known or played a "real Gibson". Depending on my amount of replies to this post will let us know. he he he!
  7. This may be irrelevant to the OP, but I 'gotta say, Gibson in the past has built the highest quality Arc Top and ES models in the world IMWO. I did say "has built" the highest quality. I'm not familiar or owned an ES Gibson built after 1957. I did buy a Gibson Les Paul Deluxe brand new in 1987 for my son and to this day it performs magnificently. I haven't heard too many rants and raves over the past years of Gibson ES or arch top guitars "if'n they still build them". I surely wish Gibson would build their arch tops with half the care and quality as they did in the 1950's. I have 2 Montana built Flat Tops built in the mid '90s that I bought brand new. The workmanship, finish quality are as great as ever, I do admit the tone has a way to go to match those of the '40s and 50's. I do wish they would build comparable arch tops of the '50s. I did buy my Grandson a Heritage ES about 14 years ago, "close, but no cigar". I know Martin has slipped much more than Gibson over the past twenty years. Should Gibson build a Quality arch top again, at my age I wouldn't hesitate. JMOWO.
  8. We all have our own tastes in tone, volume and playability. JCV, I understand your thoughts and choices, though different than mine.
  9. The Gibson ES 125 was my first quality Guitar, a brand new 1957 model. Still have it and play it. The serial # number posted is an add on.
  10. A shame for some good stuff to go the way of the "Dodo" bird, Martin is not too far behind. Martin has failed badly in quality IMWO since the late 1980's. Gibson's great return lasted 'til the demise of Ferguson, Kopp and Walker from the roster. Once again, JMOWO.
  11. I only had my "G" string break only one time, back in my younger days, but it was above my nuts, thanks to an over zealous lady friend. Speaking about guitars, I've had the windings of a G string wear down to the core on my spanish and Dobro guitar but never break. Any pedal guitarist will tell you how often they break strings with their tunings. You can only flex strings by retuning so many times. Your problem seems to be looking for a tuning so easy to play.... Get yourself several guitars and tune them to all different tunings you like, then after finding the right one, stick with it for 20 or so years, then you'll realize EADGBE is the tuning decided upon better than a century ago for some unknown reason. By the way, the episode I described in my first paragraph happened at age 15 years in 1957. It's nice to have memories. Good luck to you.
  12. A great sweet sounding guitar. I've always loved their Sunbursts and sweetness, long before my first Martin. Have been neglected for years, more so prior to "Fabulous Flat tops".
  13. Mostly important, do you like it?
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