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Gibson Artist last won the day on September 4 2018

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  • Birthday 06/19/1969

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    Guitars, music, chess, martial arts, everquest, archaeology, anthropology, politics, facebook, tarot, earth based spiritual paths and philosphy.

    and..... Dark Shadows!

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  1. i just came back to the Forums and had knew i had an account with a company like photobucket, but could not remember the name. You just reminded me, thanks.
  2. Thank you so much! it would seem the 2 week thing is overkill, but i dont want to contract anything that would hurt my mother. Truth be told, it should all be dead by the time it arrives by those charts.
  3. Ok, i've been away for a long time so please forgive me if i have not read any recent updates. My mother lives close by and visits often, so i am desperately trying not to get this virus as she is in her late 70s and the last thing i want is to get her sick with something her immune system may not handle well due to age. There are a couple made in China guitars i am currently interested in and i was wondering does anyone know how long the virus can survive on cardboard, and in guitar wood, strings and paper? Can't believe i even i am even asking this but i have thought about purchasing the git and putting it in a closet for two weeks? Would that be an adequate amount of time to kill the virus? Has Gibson or any other major guitar manufacturer discussed this scenario?
  4. First time back in awhile and i was looking at some Gibsons on Sweetwater and they seemed to be cheaper than the last couple years, especially the acoustics! I swear the j200s were well over 5k and now i look on Sweetwater and they're 4500 and i dont see any special kind of sale, so they lower the 2020 models?
  5. Saw them in concert with ozzy back around 84. They were completely drunk and put on a terrible show to be honest. Chuck Berry i saw a few years later and he rocked harder than they did, go figure.
  6. Neck breaks/cracks scare the crap out of me, it could be a money pit. A great project for a luthier, but a luthier i am not.
  7. Ive bought vintage gits before. i just try to stay away from electrics unless someone pulls the pickups, because there are many pitfalls to those. On fenders, you can have parts from 3 differet years even on a git thats never been modded. My last vintage was a Gibson j-50, it was totally unchanged other than a repaired crack, i mostly just like vintage gibsons and martins. I used to sell les pauls, i can tell fakes from the real, i just dont know the vintage les pauls. i wouldnt buy a vintage gibby for the collectible value, i buy for the tone and fun of owning an antique, so its ok if one thing here or there was replaced, a pickguard or a tuner etc. If i have any doubts i usually send pics here or the gibson lounge and people can usually spot fakes, if its a toss up in the comments, i dont buy. i actually did see one gibson a guy was selling at an estate sale he labeled a j-45 and i could tell from pictures its clearly a smaller size body like a lg-1 or something.
  8. I thought a re fret means they take the rosewood off piece by piece and replace it with new wood? i know the seperator of the frets is the metal wire, but isnt a refret replacing wood? am i missing something here?
  9. Oh crap, i just noticed it had a re fret. to me, that kinda kills it. The old frets were almost all brazillian rosewood werent they? The new frets are probably not, sigh.
  10. Love it! I had to sell my j-50 to pay some bills a year ago and dam ive been having severe gas for a nice hog, if you ever want to trade that for a les paul, let me know lol...
  11. I saw this used J-45 the seller claims is from 59 or 60. The bottom of the neck has a crack or break repair, and there are tons of wear signs on this guitar. I know to collectors, this git is trash, but i would want it for the tone, not the looks. I personally love beat up old Gibsons. Can anyone tell just by looking at the pictures if this might be unstable? Would you fork over 1600 for this? Im not keen on thick necks either, i rather hate them so i was hoping it was a 60 rather than 59, chunky does not feel comfortable in my hands. What do you guys think, would you consider this git or pass? https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/msg/d/portsmouth-vintage-gibson-j45/6784624066.html
  12. I used to gravitate towards rosewoods because of the volume, especially great for fingerpickin. My Taylor and Martin both have rosewood, tons of volume, tho admittedly more on D-28, but the 214 is shockingly good for a laminate and the profile of the cutaway is extremely comfortable. Ive heard people say Maple is a bright sounding tonewood, but the Dove does not sound bright to my ears, not at all. It sounds mellow, smooth, and balanced. When i said blows away, i meant for my particular taste. Ive been really missing my j-50, the guy who had it drilled a hole in it and when i asked to trade it back, wanted my bass amp, my les paul special, and wanted my taylor. When i had sold it to him for only 1k, he wanted 2500 worth of gear back, and this was after he drilled a hole in it!
  13. While i am not a fan of the tobacco colour, the sound of that Dove blows the Bird away here. Sure, the bird is loud and a cannon, but the subtle beauty of the Dove and its smooth, mellow feel just sounds like heaven to my ears.
  14. Eight bands, one song, and a truly unique cover from our brothers across the sea, well done lads, well done.
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