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  1. Good to hear that they fixed it quick.
  2. Just another comment, most of the guitars I’ve bought have not matched what was written on the sheet. The recent ones have been pretty good. The action at the 12th fret is almost always different but that could be due to neck movement and truss rod.
  3. These numbers are only part of the setup. Target for action at the 1st fret are L.022 H.012 so if it actually checks 23 an 16 that’s not that far off but there’s four other strings that need to be checked that could have nut slots too high. Plus, the neck relief will be a factor. Get a good setup from a qualified tech/luthier.
  4. I was fortunate to see Albert Lee a couple weeks before the shutdown. I was supposed to see Tommy Emmanuel the first day of shutdown.
  5. R is 1960 http://www.guitarhq.com/gibson.html#serial Factory Order Numbers with a Letter, 1952 to 1961. This letter preceeds the batch number within the Factory Order Number (FON), and denotes the year of manufacturer. Remember, the batch number is the first 4 digits of the FON, followed by a 1 or 2 digit sequence number (within the batch). This letter should be before the FON batch number. This was used on archtop models (ink stamped inside treble F-hole) and on flat top models (ink stamped on the neck block), from 1952 to 1961: Year Letter ---- --
  6. I've had a few guitars well documented by the seller. Here's three guitars that I bought.
  7. I like the L00 '32 Reissue I have. It appears to be built close to the Legend specs without the VOS finish. I've been impressed with the aged top on the SJ. I like the comfort of my NL 12-fret. I've been thinking about trying to order an L00 built to legend specs except aged top, 12 fret, 1.75" nut, C neck profile, 25" scale.
  8. If you zoom in, it's a dark burst.
  9. When I did my return, CME contacted Gibson, furnished me with a shipping label and constantly monitored the progress of the repair and kept me updated. They have a lot more influence on Gibson and know who to call. They talk to them all the time.
  10. CME is great to work with. They'll do what's right and take care of you. I speak from experience.
  11. Ray Charles. He split the show with Roy Orbison. Roy knocked it out of the park. When it was Ray’s turn we had to listen to his band for 45 minutes then when he came out he couldn’t get through one song. He kept stopping and complaining about everything. There was a mass exodus.
  12. I can't make out the head stock but it looks like Nick Lucas inlays on a Smeck.
  13. The J45 Legend and ‘32 L00 RI I have were made prior to Gibson doing the aged tops.
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