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Everything posted by JuanCarlosVejar

  1. Same with wood … And why Gibson is using Walnut to make their most affordable models (it’s a North American wood so no import costs).Mahogany has gone up and there’s a lot less of it than 50,60,80 years ago. The new generation’s mahogany will be walnut and in my book that’s a good thing … Hog J 45’s and Hummingbirds will be a luxury . JC
  2. It happened … you just didn’t notice it . Inflation eventually was going to force them to raise just like any other business. JC
  3. DB, Both the L 00 original and the standard have the same guts , the only difference is the tuners and the silk screen logo on the original vs the Pearl inlay on the standard . The reason they did that is because they are aware some people who are touring musicians need the grovers for dependability vs maybe someone who plays at home who will be more attracted to the white plastic buttons .So buying a standard and swapping the tuners would defeat the purpose of both lines existing . I own an L 00 and the body is very comfortable, and it’s very versatile. If you’re in Texas give the shop I do business with a call : Fuller’s Guitar in Houston Phone :713-880-2188 They have a standard in stock but if you really want an Original they could order it for you (if you are willing to wait ) : https://www.fullersguitar.com/gibson-l-00-standard-vintage-sunburst-40982487.html they stand by the products they sell and are a world class shop. P.D My own personal experience is L 00’s are magical guitars . JC
  4. Nope . I said personally I didn’t like that D 28 conversation… but I do like Martin guitars mostly their style 18 small bodies and style 15 small bodies . I’ve stated from day 1 that I’m not a fan of Rosewood guitars for the most part but I’m sure there’s a couple out there I would dig . JC
  5. No , only for the body which is Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer.For the Fingerboard you want to watch this video for proper cleaning method : JC
  6. Folks , Check it out: Personally my favorites were the SJ -100 and the J 185 . I thought the Martin sounded like junk . Obviously you can’t get a detailed opinion just by a YouTube video … but it’s what we got to enjoy and comment about . JC
  7. Also keep in mind Gibson developed their sunburst as a way to hide flaws in the wood , historically the blonde (natural)guitars had the prettiest wood because you would be able to see everything. With a sunburst you can shade things to darken certain imperfections in the wood . JC
  8. Wow , what a find ! old mahogany is gold !!! JC
  9. D, Use some Gibson polish : https://www.gibson.com/Gear/Cleaning-and-Care/AIGG-910 A few drops usually do the trick . You can use an old (but clean)cotton shirt or rag to wipe it down .You don’t have to do it too often , just once every few months . Let us know if you have further questions . JC
  10. RIP Mr. Charlie Watts . Had the privilege of seeing the Stones twice (2015 and 2017) and i value it more now. JC
  11. Only on the neck joint . The braces and everything else uses modern glue … for hide glue on the braces you have to purchase a Historic Model or order a custom through a dealer . JC
  12. Apparently Paul Weller scored one of the NG’s J 150’s : JC
  13. Here’s a demo : i hope it helps you make up your mind JC
  14. It seems people expect maple to figure straight like mahogany or rosewood do for the most part … it doesn’t.Maple figures completely different .The “lines” or figure patterns can go in different directions . Bob Taylor taps into this a little : JC
  15. That was the whole point of The J 150 to use up the sets of maple that had little to no figure in them . I think Noel says in the video that his had almost no flame . JC
  16. Folks, Check it out : JC
  17. If you think this or other kind of flaws are unthinkable on a Martin … you haven’t seen enough Martins . You didn’t mention what store you purchased it from ? It would be interesting to know . The entire reason of buying a guitar in a shop , playing it and going over it in the shop … is an experience that avoids these situations most of the time . As a guy who has had to custom order left handed Gibsons I can tell you their Quality Control is very good and this is not the norm . JC
  18. AM, Welcome ! To answer your question … Yes !!! It’s solid maple . 2A plain maple to be exact while the standard got 3 A figured maple . JC
  19. WF, Actually … they were only offered for 2 years it seems . The first year was the year they had richlite and inlays and the second year the model was revised and it made more sense to put walnut and no inlays on something deemed sustainable. Dave Davies of The Kinks picked one up (L 00 body )from the London Showroom a while back .His is a first year model as shown by the inlays : https://www.instagram.com/p/CQlh0QwMhEm/?utm_medium=copy_link JC
  20. What year did you purchase the guitar ? JC
  21. From the serial number the guitar is a few years old … Any number of things could have happened to that guitar especially at Sam Ash. JC
  22. I say if you love the tone .Keep it and embrace what nature has produced for you in that piece of Sitka Spruce. you might get a perfect top next time that won’t blow your socks off . Just my 2 cents JC
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