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Dave F

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  1. Sweetwater for one, still shows the list price. The last few I bought were from Chicago Music Exchange, The Music Outlet, N Stuff Music, Rainbow Guitars and Bailey Brothers. All 5-star dealers. All great to work with. They always do 40% off list. e.g. J200 Standard list $6,792 - 40 % = $4,075.20 would be my offer. In the past I bought out of state or on line to avoid the taxes. I'm not sure if that works anymore. I know it doesn't on EBay. If it does not work, my local dealer would get the offer. They've done it before but they usually lack choice. Even the former manager at my local GC made the offer of 40% off.
  2. I've yet to get my hands on a GIbson baked top but I've a few 70+ year old samples to compare. Some were better, some were not. I do have similar Martin's one with a baked top (CS-D41-15) and one without (D41 Special). I haven't A/B'd them. I'd rather have someone else play them while I listen from across the room.
  3. Happy Thanksgiving Sal! I too saw the earlier clip. So many of the ‘60’s songs are still very relevant today.
  4. I've owned three of them, all had bone. http://legacy.gibson.com/Products/Acoustic-Instruments/2018/Advanced-Jumbo.aspx
  5. Just to play the devil's advocate, how do you think knowing the history of Gibson guitars would influence your buying a new Gibson today? Most of the members here who are into the vintage guitars will probably never consider buying a new one. I've never bought a vintage guitar and thought, "Boy, I'd like a newer version of this one!" I've done the opposite. I bought new ones, liked them and went searching for vintage. If you have a vintage guitar, it's nice to know any history attached to it. When I got the '42 LG1 I was shown in the ledgers where it had been returned.
  6. A while back I bought a early banner J45 that had tuners that looked like these and I assumed they were just replacements. I had it up for sale on EBay and I received a message from a self proclaimed expert that swore it was a '46 that someone had doctored the banner decal based on the tuners. I removed the tuners and they each had a small paper sticker on them,"Made in Japan" and took a closeup of the decals for him. Afterwards, my expert did not respond. Nor did he bid.
  7. Is there a way to date the tuners?
  8. My NL is rosewood. No comparison to the CJ165. Its more in the ballpark with the Stage Deluxe RW
  9. Although the NL has the small body shape it has the depth of a J45
  10. I saw one recently on EBay go for less.
  11. I've recently got into the small bodies and they are quite comfortable. I had a vintage LG1 but did not care for it. The one in the center is an L00 which is your spruce over mahogany which sounds like what you're looking for. It's a '32 reissue and has the vee shape neck and may not work for you. I think the modern versions may have a neck profile more to your liking. Most of the new studio models are using different tonewoods (mostly walnut) and different fretboard and bridge materials and different finishes to keep the cost down and you may not get the sound you're looking for. On a side note, I'm close to you on age and a few years ago my arthritis was bothering my playing and my golfing. I started exercising and stretching my hands and it didn't take long before any neck was comfortable. Golf still sucks.
  12. I have a 2010 model and the specs for it said the original equipment/saws were resurrected and even the saw patterns on the bracing was duplicated. It also has the aged looking binding and keys. Except for the wear, it looks older than my vintage banner. All the newer models I've seen are bright looking.
  13. Stewmac sent this out recently https://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools/Types_of_Tools/Clamps/StewMac_Crack_Repair_Tools.html?lac_guid=08833ec2-d3fc-e911-80f5-ecb1d775572a&utm_campaign=M6270&utm_medium=email&utm_source=NPA&utm_content=M6270_B_20191102
  14. Mystic must had been the new catch phrase for highly figured rosewood stump in 2016. I have a 2016 NL Mystic RW.
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