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  1. The first thing that comes to my mind in the top picture is a reaction to the material on the stand.
  2. I hear ya man, “If life is a bowl of cherries why am I always in the pits?” (A clever title to some book I never readJ) No offence or controversy intended to anyone, and certainly no desire to view this mess as trivial – I’m sure it is real! There is one Who is bigger than any of our problems: John 16:33 Sincerely & Prayerfully Charlie
  3. When I bought my j45, I think in 2009 or 10 there was a Hummingbird TV and an AJ on the wall. The Hummingbird was the loudest of the three and sounded great. The j45 was quieter but also sound great. Being a man of little means the J45 went home with me, with no regrets! Charlie
  4. Sad indeed, I'm sure it's a great sorrow for the family. I remember when my kids started leaving the home and spreading out, we decided that everyone should make it a priority to attend the weddings (we have 11 kids). Sofar it has worked. OWF has been missed here and will be remembered here for along time. Prayers to the family.
  5. Wow, that was fast! Nice catch, I’m sure you will put it togood use.
  6. I'm going to be in Cincinnati the beginning of next month. Does he have an open show room for guys with no money? Charlie
  7. I have the doughnut look. I was backpacking with a bunch of boy scouts a couple years ago. Sitting around the camp fire one of the kids said he thought I ought to get a tattoo. I said really. He said yea, get one of a guy pushing a lawnmower on the top of head. I guess there is no respect now-a-days!!
  8. The DR Sunbeams 12s are round cord and have less tension and a loser feels than the typical 12s. I have no idea how they sound on a 35.
  9. Merry Christmas to all, most of the kids and the in laws are in. Therefore we have had some great music in church. May you have a good and godly Christmas! chasAK
  10. A friend of mine's Dove spent two weeks in Kodiak. It came back a mess! After six months back home and heading into winter it settled backin. I strung it with DRs. It plays and sounds great now. I don't think the differencein string tension had much to do with anything. I just want to see how PB stings sounded on it. Glad to hear it worked out for you! My post overlapped yours
  11. You might want to using a higher (thicker) gage for the 1st string.If you are using 12s try 13s.
  12. I agree with Nick. 1, 3 & 5 has the brighter edge. I preferredrounder sounding 2,4, & 6 except on the second cut. BTW nice playing.
  13. There is an open invitation for getting one's world fixed. Logic supports faith. We are beyond the scope of this discussion board, if you have an inquiry you can send me a personal message. I'm not here to fight there's too much of that already.
  14. The devastation to families and the infrastructure in Texas is great. May the relief efforts go well. I deal with broken lives and families all the time and from my side of the desk, most of the time God does gets blamed for the bad things as well as ignored when things are going well. God is not obligated to fix our broken world, but he has chosen to do so in many people's lives. Be Cool shalom alechem
  15. In my opinion don't get one with a shallow body. There is a huge difference in tone. My Rainsong has a 3.5 to 4 inch depth and it sounds alot better than the shallow bodies.
  16. I had a Fender Jazz. It was a beautiful sounding and playing instrument. It more than filled all my needs, though I always considered a Jazz, a fretless Precision, and a Rickenbacker to be the perfect arsenal. To the best of my knowledge, back then all Fenders were AmericanFenders. Rct, nice looking basses! chasAK
  17. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen is one of my favorite Christmas Hymns. My daughter and I started to work on an arrangement of this song a couple ofyears ago. We never finished it :mellow: She plays a full size harp. Now gentleman concerning the moth, not to sound too cold or harsh, if you brushed your teeth today you purposely and premeditatedly killed thousands of living bacteria. If you would not have done so you would end up with holes in your teeth. So EM7 don't feel too bad! chasAK
  18. Sorry to hear that Buc. My Mom passed away about a year and a half after Dad. It was a lonely feeling. No matter what the circumstances are it's never easy. I'll try to remember to be praying for you. Charlie
  19. chasAK

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    The Song Writer is not an iconic classic but it is one tremendous guitar. It fills a great niche in the Gibson line up. I greatly prefer it to the J45 custom. The Song Writer and AJ do much to fill in the Rosewood full body line up.
  20. J45nick, thanks for the encouragement. Concerning the M1911 I could try different powders to see if I can get some different pitches, or maybe I could just hold down the bottom line.
  21. Nice start on your new song. There are many many similar stories and each one of them is real. Try and stay in touch with Dan and try to help him from going over the edge. chasAK
  22. My first thought was the Ruger but I agree with the HighStandard. Ruger did not come out with a bull barrel until 1963. But I'll take the 46 Gibson over the 22 any day! "The cheapest Gibson" the evolution of thevintage guitar market is amazing. I have never played a 40s or 50s J45 or Southern Jumbo and probably never will. I still have not played the cooked top J45, as we no longer have a Gibson dealer in AK. I have two 45s, one war time and the other modern. Unfortunately the Gibson is not the war time one. Though I would not trade the war time Colt for a war time Gibson. It was my Dad's and there are too many memories. Chas PS Thanks for the great picture and the walkdown memory lane
  23. I am often amazed at the versatility and sound of the j45. I play a Dove on many Wednesdays while my son is in his viola lessons. It has avery clear sound that is even across the board. The bottom end is balanced yet full and the high end is sparkly and clear. I like it with older strings. The shorter sustain of the older strings adds to it crispiness. But it does not have that sweat mahogany sound or the raw harsh sound one can get out of the j45. For the most part I have not been real impressed with the AJs I've tried. The exception is the Adi topped AJs. They have a sound! Understand my experience has been very limited. The Martin rose woods have that heavy bass and crisp highs one expectsout of a Martin. They are a nice sounding guitars. The Taylors seem to be overly bright and lacking depth in tone. Most of them do not float my boat. The j45 can go from mellow & sweat to punchy & in your face raw. It sounds good being lightly strummed and can sound rocky when attack hard with a pick. I only have two guitars, the j45 and a carbon fiber guitar. Perhaps it is because it is the only real wood guitar I have is the j45, but its versatility is remarkable. Ps. SomedayI want to get my hands on a Fire Bird Custom. chasAK
  24. You can add Murph, Retrorod, and OWF to the missing in action list.
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