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About struma6

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  1. Good lord, how many 12 year olds post here???? I made NO claims about how the Epi compared to a Gibson. My statement was one of "I played a frikkin great Epiphone today and would buy it in a heartbeat." Turning it into a pissing contest was magical. I'm a Gibson guy, the lions share of acoustic guitars I've owned over 45 years have been Gibsons. Many I've loved, some were not so loved. While a self-proclaimed Gibson man I would NEVER dismiss any guitar that played and sounded great regardless of headstock script. There's REALLY no need to reduce the thing to some brand loyalty debate,
  2. All the other Epis I played sounded...deadish. THIS particular guitar I would be interested in A/Bing with a Gibson model. Just one of those magic ones that had everything come together right, imo. Not saying Epiphones are as good, not saying anything about that one way or another. THIS Epiphone I'm saying...yes, it comes dam close.
  3. Went to our local 5-Star Gibby dealer this past weekend, wanted to show an out-of-town friend what a GOOD music store was. As usual I spent the majority of the time in the acoustic room playing various guitars. Taylors, Gibsons, Martins etc. Some really excellent boxes in there! Towards the end I grabbed a new Epiphone J-200 off the wall, just to see how the Epi compared. I was STUNNED! It played beautifully and the sound was rich and full, like a nicely "opened up" guitar. Fit and finish were top shelf. It didn't have the full-on mustache bridge, rather it had the inlaid solid mustache sh
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    Really nice! Looks like I have it's little brother....
  5. Ah, the brand elitism runs rampant! Take the finest guitar ever built and put it in 100 hands and a % of folks will tell you it's rubbish. Headstock snobbery abounds everywhere. AFG hates Gibson, Gibson denigrates Taylor, on and on and on. I learned through time that you never trash a brand in blanket terms...I've played Yamahas that were god-like, Martins that were utter firewood and Stellas I would sell my soul to own. "Mine is bigger/better than yours" is an age-old taunt and a total waste of time. If you like it, play it. It's a great guitar. I'd rather read and discuss
  6. Funny clip. I watched The Patty Duke Show religiously and loved Roger Miller (Englishmen was a less-favored song) Now, combine Patty singing a Roger Miller song and you have disastrous results!! It screamed of the '60's pop commercialism that brought about many travesties. The dancing and the "yeah yeah yeah's" cracked me up. Patty's singing voice could crack glass...
  7. This thread merits points just for the RT video! Man he's tremendous. Enjoyed watching the OP video as well, love hearing builders talk about their thought process. And, the rest? lol. Just...lol.
  8. My opinion of the Stones has now dropped dramatically. Maybe a stab at remaining relevant or something but just blatant whoring to me.
  9. Carrying a case while walking a puppy with a bandana around it's neck...it's a lock.
  10. TVZ was brilliant and troubled and one of my all time favorites. That's all.
  11. Loved Warren Zevon! Fantastic writer of uncommon songs. I wouldn't doubt he had been to Honduras...at least Roland may have been!! btw...that 12 string sounds terrible, to my ears. Not his playing, the guitar itself.
  12. I would consider changing the top bracing since you have it all apart. Double X...worth changing imo
  13. Is that a hammer dulcimer atop the spinet? Love them. Nice score! Congrats.
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