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  1. I'm no expert on them but I think it's mainly the materials and decor. Here's the specs from 2016 like the one I recently acquired. I see on the new ones they are using richlite. http://legacy.gibson.com/Products/Acoustic-Instruments/2016/Doves-in-Flight-Quilt.aspx There were different versions of the DIF like everything else. Here's a RW version from 2016 http://legacy.gibson.com/Products/Acoustic-Instruments/2016/Doves-in-Flight-Mystic-Rosewood.aspx
  2. Bb gets my vote. Guitar and voice sound better.
  3. Red label CS if this is the one. The one shown busted up looks like a standard
  4. I didn't watch the video, I just noticed the cracks lined up and the gap looks patched in the same area.
  5. What you think? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gibson-J200-Damaged-/274294924661?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=hGmaxIJXqoaxRON%2FUP3Y2oSfB9w%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc
  6. Just from my experience, I don’t think maple nor rosewood works well on small bodied guitars. That’s where I prefer mahogany.
  7. Still on a honeymoon with the DIF. Check back in a year or two .
  8. I've had a couple J200 standard maples. One was very good and I wish I still had it. Here's my current group of maples. I'm really liking the DIF. If it's just maple you're looking for there's plenty of models out there. Square shouldered are limited. Someone recently posted their NL they just received. Here's my maple line up L5 - F5 - Super 400 - ES175 Fender Tele Select - DIF - J185 - LC Century of Progress - L1 F hole - LP
  9. I remember being in the 5th grade, the nuns housekeeper came into the classroom and took Sister Leticia out into the hallway. She came back in crying and announced that President Kennedy had been shot and that we should all go home.
  10. I had a similar scare a couple months ago. I was in the middle of a trade for a DIF and my Jackson Browne. When we came to terms, I took my advertised "mint" guitar out of the case and saw this crack. It was very embarrassing. Luckily it was just in the finish and there were no signs of cracks on the underside. As far as repairs, I feel lucky to have a very good luthier locally. When he was associated with the local GC he was authorized to do almost any warranty repairs for any brand. I've used him often enough that I feel comfortable enough to estimate repairs when shopping guitars.
  11. Here’s my LG1 from that era next to a RI
  12. He says it's a 1943 LG1 but from what I read the LG1 was only made in one lot in '42 and shipped out over the next few years and they were all mahogany and brown. The ladder braced LG1 were post war. Whatever it is, he's good.
  13. I never noticed that spike when I used them
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