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  1. I edited my post to include just that...less glamorous stuff. Great thread, lots of fun. roger
  2. I don’t think I’ve hit my pinnacle yet, and may never. 😩 Actually, probably senior year of high school. I was lead singer in the Fabulous Chevelles, middle of Indiana in 1963. We had so much fun playing high school dances and parties. Recorded a record in Nashville (Indiana) which sold tons...I think ever member of our families bought one. After that, not so much. It all ended when I graduated and went into the Air Force. So was life in the mid-sixties. Wouldn’t trade any of it (including my military hitch) for anything. Life was good back then.... except mullets weren’t around yet. 😉 roger
  3. Good strong tone, Sal.. sounds like you got a good one. Is there a pickup in it? I think I remember that you’ve slowed down on the gig schedule, so maybe that’s not a priority. Would love to hear more of the CW with some singing. thanks for posting. I’ve wondered how you’re liking it so far. Roger
  4. Bet I could make one for less than half a buck. rb
  5. Looks like mahogany to me. Of course, I’ve been wrong before 😳 roger
  6. Could you be more specific as to what bothers you about the video? Everyone views things a little differently, but I didn’t see anything that set me off. Perhaps I’m missed something. Granted, it’s a pretty strong stance that I’ve not seen before, but there is an awful lot of copying going on out there.
  7. Great story, Sal. Thank you for sharing this with us. I grew up in Indiana, and spent a lot of time in Indianapolis, where my grandparents lived. I’m familiar with the area where this took place albeit many years earlier. We need more stories like this to restore our faith in our fellow passengers on this big bus we’re all on. Especially when we hear so much of the negative that takes place. Great post, friend. Roger
  8. Nice sound, Sal. Very commanding bass, but great balance. You got a sweet one. roger
  9. I think I qualify for membership in that club too, Dave. 😳 it’s a great part of the hobby for me. If the bills are paid, you’re saving some, mamma’s happy, and the baby has shoes...no harm in my book. Roger
  10. That’s a mighty fine looking CW, Sal. Is that a long scale? Sorta looks like it. Congratulations and I’m anxious to hear it. roger
  11. I did the K&K swap on my 2018 J45. Very pleased with the results. It sounds better plugged in and unplugged and it’s a few oz. lighter, which I like. I installed bone saddle and pins and changed the tuners to 3 on a plate. Oh, and I upgraded the pickguard to a tiger stripe guard. rb
  12. My DSS-15 slope shoulder dread plays nice with my J45. It’s louder and oh so sweet sounding. Perfect for singing behind/with. rb
  13. Well, actually Sal ....(I think you know what I’m going to say)... the J15 went the way of a number of great guitars that I’ve owned. It wasn’t filling the void I’d hoped it would so I sold it and searched until I found my current 45, replacing the one I sold you. It it was a good one, in fact the guy who bought had had one before, but this one sounded so good he had to have it.....the Circle of life I guess, laws of the jungle stuff. A little silly, but that’s what happened. roger
  14. Birdseye maple AJ that I owned several years ago. Very loud and cutting. Roger
  15. Sal, this is gonna be a hoot! How about Scott McKenzie’s San Francisco? Have a blast! Roger
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