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  1. I am waiting for my car mechanic to finish some work on the old "B" car. He is superb but works alone and doesn't answer the phone ( I just rang). Anyway, if it isn't too drastic a cost for the car repairs, the 2002 J50 will be off to the luthier. Like the mechanic, I left a message and he hasn't called back! But first, get him to do a full inspection. Then a new high density bone nut, saddle and non slotted pins a setup and a Baggs Anthem pickup to replace the horror in it. And thank the Guitar gods that the new Gibson Historics don't include a 1932 L-00, a dreadful omission on their part but...phew. BluesKing777.
  2. Nick wants 'several'!!😁 I would like to have a good try of 'several' too... though I have no idea where I would put them. It would be good if I could rent one at a time for a bit. Funny, the local acoustic guitar shop has just received a load of the old models, full retail prices. They could only sell those to someone without internet, surely. BluesKing777.
  3. The Historics are crying out for for a Stage 3 relic job from Pre War Guitar Co.... I am a little confused by the specs on the Gibson site..........I naturally gravitated to the 42 Banner J45, the LG2 Banner and then the 50s J45, but the specs say the Banner 42 J45 has the 1.72 nut. Neck Nut Material Bone Nut Width 1.72" / 43.81mm Then the LG2 Banner has 1.69: Nut Material Bone Nut Width 1.69" / 43mm And then I was keen on the 50s J45 but that has the same neck/nut specs: Nut Material Bone Nut Width 1.72" / 43.81mm BluesKing777.
  4. Thanks Murph! (you look much younger than the LG3, I must say....😃). BluesKing777.
  5. Thanks Ratherbwalkn! BluesKing777.
  6. Sick of the trad new stuff yet? Also a NAMM surprise! I’m thinking a custom order solid wood in gloss black with the blue stuff as binding on the body and neck, ditch the pickup for a Baggs Anthem maybe... BluesKing777.
  7. Well, I hope they aren’t doing the old ‘same guitar we are already making with different paint but way better marketing.....” JT noticed the logo, rosette. I am confused by the neck spec on those listed as mostly being........the same as they had. 1.725. Can’t see any mention of bracing except a splash of hide glue. BluesKing777.
  8. The J45 Standard came back to their website after missing for a minute. While I am interested in a few announcements above, there doesn’t seem to be much L-00 business. Perhaps they have a ‘32 authentic reissue 12 fret or 14 to come, tuxedo finish perhaps....maybe the announcement will be like their grand finale for NAMM? Otherwise, all good, I have to move some to buy some. BluesKing777.
  9. Thanks Philfish! It has been a lot of working breaking it in, but someone has to do it... BluesKing777.
  10. Thanks KC! I don’t think I will sell it anytime soon...I only just broke it in. BluesKing777.
  11. I just recorded my fingerpicked version of Neil Young's "It's A Dream", played on my delightful 1959 Gibson LG3: BluesKing777.
  12. A few announcements: https://www.musicradar.com/news/namm-2020-gibson-launches-its-acoustic-custom-shop-with-historic-and-modern-collections BluesKing777.
  13. I'm off to disinfect all my used guitars! Soak some blood and sweat in to the wood, Sal! I am trying mediums (Elixir PB) on my Gibson J50 and my Taylor 717e BE..... I have played on lot more over the various Xmas time days off and unknowingly built up some beef, so I am treating the mediums like a sax player moving up to thicker reeds...only possible after plenty of playing! The mediums get weird when getting old and really hard to play, so...new strings more often! Except...the shops I frequent have none in stock... So a dilemma - back to 12s Lights? BluesKing777.
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