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Dave F

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  1. That one I got from Scotland went smooth. Shipping was not expensive, no special tariffs since it was returning home to its origin and it arrived very quickly. Seller just wrapped the case in bubble wrap and I instructed him to not lock the case and be sure to mark country of origin as USA. That mahogany one and the rosewood Honky Tonk satisfy my modern J45 appetite.
  2. Seems like someone on the forum was looking for one of these a while back. Looks nice. No affiliation. I already have one so I was just watching it for curiosity. The owner already has offered it to me for for $2495 so he's willing to deal. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Gibson-KRIS-KRISTOFFERSON-SJ-Ltd-Edition-7-signed-w-Case/163713638064?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  3. #1 - James Burton - (Suzie Q, Rick Nelson, Shindogs, Elvis, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, John Denver, .........) Back before the internet I seldom knew who was playing on what record unless they were the star or listed on the album cover. James played on more of my favorite tunes than anyone else. I enjoy some of his contemporaries like Steve Cropper, Albert Lee, Don Rich, Brent Mason and a slew of other telecaster masters but in my mind he's the original, putting banjo strings on the tele. #2 - Chet Atkins - Took Merle Travis' style to a new level and created a new standard for finger picking. Can't say enough. Greatest Guitarist Influencing future generations- Django Reinhardt. It's amazing how many greats list him as their #1 influence.
  4. Dave F

    J-45

    It’s like having the kid brother that thinks it’s his duty to make a wise crack at every conversation. You learn to ignore him and go on.
  5. How can we identify what guitar you have with no pictures or information?
  6. to borrow from Billy Joe Shaver I've been to Georgia on a fast train honeyI wudn't born no yestdayGot a good Christian raisin' and an eighth grade educationAin't no need in y'all a treatin' me this way
  7. Sorta looks like an Orville with the Gibson logo added
  8. At least you have enough sense to show up with a Martin in the Bluegrass State.
  9. Maybe since GIbson announced they're cracking down on trademark infringements, this is their response.
  10. I have a few Gibson RW, they each have their own sound and they come in all sizes. I really like my Martin RW too . I think RW is my favorite tone wood. Dwight Yoakam Honky Tonk Duece which is an SJ J200 RW CJ165 RW Stage Deluxe RW Centennial ‘34 Jumbo RW. When I recently had an AJ RW, I felt it was about the same as this guitar. Nick Lucas Mystic RW
  11. Nice, I think they would be very desirable to someone who collected some of the electric 1994 Centennial guitars .
  12. first thing I would do is capo the first, retune it if needed then check up the neck. If all is good, remove capo and check if the open string is out. That will tell you if you have a nut issue. Sometimes the backdraft of the nut slot is not enough and the string is resting behind the nut/neck point. If that's not it, try another string , sometimes even new ones are sometimes thinned out in areas . Then if you need to, move on to the saddle. You may need a compensated saddle or if you all ready have one it needs a different comp. There's probably a half other issues it could be but these are the most common. Good luck
  13. I would never doubt those two. I have a 42 LG1 with a FON 7704H.
  14. Hopefully Tom Barnwell will pipe in. Nice looking guitar. Must be an early ‘42 with no banner. I would guess it’s fairly rare. How are you dating it as a ‘42 and identifying it as a J45? Looks to be in great shape. I would definitely seek out some of the experts on this forum of which I am not.
  15. Personally I would pony up a couple hundred more and get one without the crack. They’re hard to sell off without taking a hit. I think this one is going to sit for a while at that price.
  16. Earlier this year I fell into a deal on an AJ for $285! It had a few issues I was able to fix, bought a new case and sold it a couple weeks later for $1600. Knowing how to or what it would take to correct minor issues can land you some great deals. Pawn shops on EBay are a great source. They usually don’t care as long as they make money. I see AJ’s between 1200-1800 quite often.
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