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About iwalktheline

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  • Birthday 09/04/1980

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    Philadelphia, Pa
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    Martin D-35
    Gibson Hummingbird (1996)
    Epiphone EJ-200
    Epiphone Hummingbird Natural (2008)
    Epiphone Les Paul HB (2014)
  1. So, the guitar showed up yesterday. I must admit, I'm highly impressed so far. It will soothe my yearning until I can either afford a J-200 or find Epiphone natural ej-200. It is more in the line of a Martin, it seems like a solid top, neck is nice and smooth, not too chunky. Not sure what strings are on it, I think mediums, but she's very loud and boomy, which I happen to like. I spent a few months trying to hunt down the natural ej-200(non-cutaway), but didn't find any or the ones I did, the people were asking astronomical prices because they are not made anymore. Happy so far, I'll try to post some pictures over the weekend.
  2. They both look exactly like Epiphone versions, with fake Gibson head stocks. Kinda funny, I have been looking for months for a natural Epiphone ej-200.
  3. Do you happen to remember if the J200 copy was any good? That happens to be the one I picked up.
  4. Hey guys, sorry it's not a Gibson question, but I just bit the bullet on a Hohner hg 720 and can't find much info online. I got it from a guitar center online. Reason i got it is because I'm kind of itching for a J-200, but that's way, way out of my price range right now. The only things that I did find about the guitar is that, they were made in Japan and were modeled after Martin guitars. It is a Jumbo and from the 1 picture I saw it looks pretty awesome. Was just hoping someone might know someone who knows anything about them. Thanks in advance.
  5. Good Lord that's gorgeous. I have always been a whore for the cherry burst Hummingbird, but I'm starting to think I might be leaning towards the natural one now. I have an Epiphone limited natural bird, but it's **** compared to a real one. I would love to eventually get a natural Hummingbird. I'm super jealous, but in a good way. Congrats!!
  6. Hey guys, it's been awhile. Just had a quick question, a few years back I had been having issues with the Hummingbird guards and all that fun stuff. I had bought one of the vintage/molded ones and because it was clear, it had air bubbles all over the place which annoyed the hell out of me. I took it off and put one of the newer ones on, but recently I had the idea of putting the other one back on. My question is, which of the 3m sheets is the proper one to use that won't have air bubbles showing through? I just love the look of the vintage ones and wanted it back on, but I just don't want the air bubbles/pockets to ruin the look again. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.
  7. I'm fortunate enough to have both. Two different beasts in my opinion. I absolutely love both of them, but if I had to pick one, I would go with the Hummingbird. Not to say the d-35 is bad, because it's not, it's honestly one of the best guitars I have ever played. There is just something about the Hummingbird though, the look, feel and of course the sound. If you are able to play them both, do that and see what you feel. Either one in my opinion is a can't miss.
  8. Sorry for the delay in the pictures, it's been a busy week. So, here are some better pictures of the epiphone hummingbird. It's actually kinda cool, my brother in law happened to have an extra authentic guard laying around and he gave it to me. He didn't even remember why he had it, said he might of got it in case his tru vintage wore out. Whatever the case, it looks awesome on the epiphone.
  9. DSCF2666 by johnjel80, on Flickr DSCF2663 by johnjel80, on Flickr DSCF2658 by johnjel80, on Flickr DSCF2659 by johnjel80, on Flickr DSCF2656 by johnjel80, on Flickr DSCF2655 by johnjel80, on Flickr
  10. If you are serious that you want one, good luck. Again, I had been looking for one for years. I honestly think they were only out for maybe 1-2 years. I can't find much info on them online. She still sound good and I still have no regrets. Now I want a Epiphone Dove Natural. Those are hard to find now. I had one years ago, but had to sell it to put towards another guitar. I regret that one a bit, but I'm sure one will pop up sooner or later.
  11. lol, I know. The more I play it, the more I realize I got a deal/steal. I have had probably too many epiphone acoustics over the years and this one is without a doubt done a lot better. I have had probably 4 other epiphone hummingbirds (cherry burst) and this by far absolutely friggin kills them all. I'm honestly not saying that to brag or gloat, it's just different, but in a lot better way. I have a ej-200 and that sounds like absolute **** compared to this. I honestly don't think anybody ever played this except for strumming it in the store I bought it from. It has almost no markings on it at all except for a few pick marks on the pick guard. It's absolutely flawless, I did swap out the plastic bridge pins with some older bone ones that I had. This is also a lot heavier than previous epi hummingbirds and doves I have had. I'm thinking that has to do with it actually having a solid top (maybe sides also?), but that's just a guess. I'm digging it, I'm definitely digging it.
  12. Thanks, the top is even better in person. I'll try and get some of my own pictures up tomorrow.
  13. Hey guys, so I just wanted to share a bit of my new acquisition. I have only had it for a few hours now, but I'm definitely impressed so far. I believe it's a (2008), Epiphone Hummingbird Natural. It also appears to be solid top and it's actually very beautiful. I know these things had a limited run and I have tried for years to get one. I haven't looked in quite some time and just last week, happened to go on ebay and for shits & giggles did a search. Well, it was the first one to come up, and at a very decent price. I shouldn't have , but I couldn't pass it up since they are so rare. I was actually eying a Gibson Natural Hummingbird, but it had too many questions and concerns and a lot more than the Epiphone. So, I saved myself some big time money and so far I'm quite happy about it. Eventually, I'm going to switch all the plastic parts to bone or tusq, but for now it's pretty damn good. lll by johnjel80, on Flickr $_57 by johnjel80, on Flickr lkl by johnjel80, on Flickr
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