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  1. You got to be kidding ! The LPC '68 Reissues in the late 2000s sold for under 3K new ?


    I do wish to thank you for the great information. I'm a little irritated at GC, but I don't think the sales guy new. He said to check it out and bring it back if there were any issues. I can now say that I have checked it out. I'm pretty sure a mis-representation of 40 years in the date of manufacture could be an "issue"


    I may still have the receipt if it helps ya'.

  2. I think I learned my lesson. I did a little research, but not enough. You guys are great and I thank you for the information.

    I overpayed by $500-700, (I paid in the low 3K range) so although disappointed in the transaction, the guitar is still great. Even used equipment has the 30 day return policy at GC, but I'm not sure I want to return it. Ugghh; what to do ...

    I bought a new 2008 '68 LP RI @ GC in 2008 for $2800. If i wanted to sell it, I'd be lucky to get $2400. Hope that helps your decision.

    If you really like it you may be able to take it back & renegotiate.




  3. Song sounded great! I also have a J200 and get about the same sound I heard you play. I have a few Martins and they seem to sound a little stronger and mellower on the treble end.

    The best overall sound I get is from the D41 Special that has the forward bracing. There's definitely a difference. My wife is not a musical instrument person, but whenever I play the D41 she comments on how much better it sounds.

  4. I had that problem with an Ovation I have plus I didn't like the sharpness of the edge.

    I put a John Pearse Arm Rest on it and love it. It feels great and I think it makes the guitar look good.

    It also helps the guitar ring out better since my arm isn't resting on the sound board.

    I've been hesitant to put it on my Martins or Gibsons since I don't know what to expect if I wanted to take it off.

    It has a narrow double face tape that sticks to the outer edge on top og the binding.






  5. I would change strings and make sure the saddle is seated in the slot.

    Every time I get a new guitar I fit a new saddle to it and store away the original.

    I have a J200 I got about 4 months ago and all the strings sound good and loud.

    I have noticed some movement with the strings getting just a little higher but I usually wait a few years for a new guitar to settle down.

    I'm not sure if the belly is rising or the neck is pulling up. Either way it's very minimal and I love it so far.

  6. I've bought more new than used. Over the years I have a few places I know I can get great prices with no hassle like Maury's, Elderly's and Music Outlet. I've bought locally from GC but it was too much of a hassle. From what I read that varies from one locale to another to judge your's on your own. I have one local music shop thtat has matched anything I've found and taken my by my word. That means a lot. I've gotten at least 40% off all the GIbson's Martin's and Fender's and 65% off the Takamine. Taylor's have been the worse to deal on. As far as used guitars, I know that most shops in trade-ins try to to buy them for at the most 65% of what they're going to list them for and that depends a lot on what you're trading in on. You need to haggle when trading in also, it's like trading in your car on a new one. If you just try to sell it to them straight out they try to to get it for less. This gives them a lot a wiggle room.



  7. I was perving at guitars last night and came across this J-200.




    Not a bad copy, burst is wrong and the electrics, but it worries me buying a second hand, cause it ain't that far off [scared]


    I agree. Only after you drew suspicion, I compared this one to the one on Gibson's site. Side by side you can see obvious differences, but otherwise you would be fooled.

  8. Yes keeping both as they are slightly different. The TP-6 was not standard issue on the 335 but Orbison and a few others had them fitted. I need a better camera and photographing black is not easy. Too much reflection.



    The best trick is to never stand in front of the guitar. Always stand off a little to the side so the reflection does not bounce back plus we won't have to see an image of the photographer on the top of the guitar. Here's a couple I took last night with the flash on.



  9. I truly believe I could be satisfied with one acoustic and one electric (maybe one semi-acoustic) if I found the right one. I don't consider myself that good of a player but the right guitar does make me feel like I play a little better. I played for years just having one or two guitars . Raising a family, paying for their college and weddings put my search for the perfect guitar on hold. A recent purchase has in my mind completed my search for the perfect electric (for me) and it wasn't by far the most expensive one. I now feel I should get rid of all my other electrics. Next I'll work on the acoustic's. I have a few and like certain thinks about each one, but would have a hard time picking just one. Like my three Martins. I would need to take the body of the D41S for it's sound, the neck of the D28EP for it's feel and modify it to be a short scale like my 000-28EC and make it look like my J200 . Maybe that would work.:)

  10. Emmy Lou is a real looker. The guitar is nice, too.


    Great forum. Mike's playin' is fantastic. Emmy is gorgeous (is there a guitar in the picture?). And I agree with the smaller body talk. I have a 000-28 and it's my most fun acoustic to play although I love my J200 for other reasons.

    It's amazing how many good local players each area has. Here in the Northern KY/ Greater Cincinati area we have Scotty Anderson. Although you almost never see him without his tele, he's a pleasure to watch.


  11. Sounds like a great place. I'm a fellow Kentuckian so a big " howdy" to you friend :)


    Unfortunately I have to drive to Nashville to see any Gibsons. I live on the KY Tn border above Nashville so it isn't to bad of a drive. Just wish we had a smaller place like yours in Florence to check some gibbies out. I've started to develop some anxiety in large public places so GC is a tuff time for me anymore. Maybe I live to far back in the woods I dunno


    If I lived by you, I'd be making trips to the Music Outlet in Seiverville. I love that store. Except for certain special models their Martins, Gibsons and Fenders are 40% off list with no hassel. They're already priced that way. They also carry quite a few other lines. I don't get around too much, but that's the most impressive guitar shop I've been in. I would consider it a Mom & Pop store. Only downfall is the 9.5% tax. Since you're in KY, pick it out and then have it shipped. They'll also set it up for you.

  12. Since the first of the year I've sold a few guitars on Ebay using PayPal. I was not comfortable giving them my bank account number and password but after checking it out found out that is they way they do it. Since PayPal protects from scamming buyers I did it and immediately changed my passwords minutes after PayPal confirmed everything. The thing I did not like was how they hold your money hostage giving only a certain amount a month unless you give them more personal credit information. I do not like it and I wasn't in a hurry for the money so just waited each month to pull it out ($6k). I would think the charge they assess and the initial personal info should be enough. Since then about every other month I get a scammer acting like PayPal.Com.Uk telling me there's a problem with my account and they need more info. I've reported and forwarded these to the paypal site as directed, but I still get them. There's definitely some kind of leak in their security.

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