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  1. 2 hours ago, Jinder said:

    Gibson have been putting out some guitars with excellent neck angles in the last few years. Far rather a tall saddle than the bordering-on-needing-a-reset neck angles guitars were often shipping with prior to 2015.

    I’ve noticed the same thing. 


  2. Another update

    The small wall was too small for the small bodies. Had to use one stand.

    '42 LG1, L1 F-hole, 1932 L00 RI,  LG2 Banner RI,  Nick Lucas Mystic RW,  LC Century of Progress RI,  CJ165 RW, Custom Zeiler L00 Peach.

    Music Room update 3

     

    Some miscellaneous ones the tree.  There's 5 more guitars plus the Uke's and Mando's I need to think about.

    '64 Teisco, off brand U of L, 1966 Gretsch CG

    Music Room update 3

     

    1970 Ovation, Gretsch Chet Atkins Roundup RI 

    Music Room update 3

     

    Eastwood Posey Mando Guitar, Gibson LP Std w/Bigsby, Fender Tele Select

    Music Room update 3

     

     


  3. I had a J200 Standard that was ordered from my local dealer that had a bad neck angle and I returned it. The replacement was perfect. They both had Ellipse Aura.

    I have a J200 Custom RW, it came with an Ellipse Aura.

    I have a J 200 Custom Koa. It came with a very basic piezo.

    I seldom plug in so I do not have any opinion on the quality of the pick ups.

    The only pickup system I have that impresses me is the Trance system that came with the Jackson Browne.

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  4. A couple updates. Switched the Gibson wall a little and added the F5L. Still room for something in the corner.

    Got the Martins off the tree and gave then their wall.

    Next is a wall of small bodies then a few electrics.

    Music Room update 2

     

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  5. 40 minutes ago, j45nick said:

    Looks like nice work. The photo of the top with the plastic adj removed clearly shows all the holes in the top involved with that bridge/saddle arrangement.

    Of course, 30 years from now someone may say "I can't believe they removed that original plastic bridge back in 2019. They ruined the guitar."

    Personally, I think they did the right thing. But that's just me.

    The bridge and plate were warped so there weren’t many options. 

    Jamonn has made a few bridges for me. They all look good. 


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    Locally for sale asking $3500

    The luthier I use fixed this up for one of his customers and they want to sale it.

    He took off the warped plastic bridge, made a new one and put a new maple bridge plate

    https://www.zeilerknightrepairs.com/?fbclid=IwAR2YnGqd12BW1nDe1J_4xY5cRdUEVe1WV7mvXCuuTWVF-yeOhnaSSRwfIeg

    Jamonn Zeiler does great work.

    He's currently in business with Ben Knight who is also doing great work.

    Both are working performers. Ben is the son of Chris Knight

     

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  7. 5 hours ago, zombywoof said:

     I would do nothing regarding the 14 fretter.  At least for a while. Selling guitars were some of the worst mistakes I ever made.   You were in the enviable position of not having to use a guitar as trade bait or sell it to acquire something else.  Your are still in the honeymoon period with the 12 fretter  so everything about it is sweet as it gets. 

    Ditto


  8. 3 hours ago, j45nick said:

    Nice way to display your guitars.

    Do you run positive air pressure in the room to keep the dust down?

    I could never do that in my office because of air-borne dust, probably due to central AC which is on at least six months of the year. Once every couple of months, I have to vacuum it from top to bottom. The guitars stay nice and clean in their cases, but of course I don't get to look at them, which would be nice.

    I hope where you live isn't subject to earthquakes, with all those guitars on the wall and hanging on racks. It's probably not a good arrangement for anyone in California or some other states which re subject to tremors.

    No tremors in this area.

    I'll keep a watch for the dust. We've only been in this house for about a year.


  9. 1 hour ago, kelly campbell said:

    So you have no worries of the necks of the guitars  at that angle?  I love the design and concept but before I do something like it I want to be sure there will be no issues...thanks for showing the drawing..interesting.  Where did you find the pew?

    Locally on Facebook Marketplace


  10. 8 hours ago, kelly campbell said:

    Hey I was wondering about the long guitar stand that holds many guitars, or some may call it the pew stand.. Anyway my question is do they hurt the guitar over a long period of time when leaning the way they do?   I am asking because I have thought about buying one, I love the idea of having many out of cases at one time...by the way love your room there and some great guitars as well..thanks for showing us.

    I have some concerns also. If I designed it correctly an L00 thru a Super 400 should cradle without hitting the tail pin. I covered the bottom planks and top rack with 1/4" thick felt. I'm planning on keeping a close eye on the bottoms and add some cushioning if needed. The tree stands and wall hangers are all covered with cloth or felt.

    The pew I used had a good back but the seat was plywood. The back was cut into 3 planks and the center support was lowered. The upper end of the back had a nice rounded edge so it was used for the top piece.  

    I changed a couple things on the fly.

     

    Pew bench guitar

     


  11. Starting hanging stuff.

    Wife came down to take a look. She asked if the room will hold all of them. I told her no problem, in fact I have room for a few more. She said she doesn't think so 🙂

    Those guitar trees are very sturdy but I think it looks cluttered. I'm planning on getting a couple more pews and converting them and getting rid of the trees and give the Martins a more proper home 😉

     

    7 hours ago, kwalker201 said:

    You care if I come over and play?

    Anytime

    More music room

     


  12. Finally getting going on the music room.

    I tried to get one of those old heavy carved church pews like one of our members (bayou bengal) has but could not find one locally for a decent price.

    I think I may have room for a few more.

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  13. Like most of the previous comments , there’s room for all brands in my house.  I have 9 Martins and 23 Gibson’s. I’ve never sold off a Martin. I’ve sold off many Gibson’s looking for a keeper. I feel the Gibson’s are more comfortable and offer more variety. When I played out, I preferred Taylor and Takamine. I’ve had a few of each but now I only have one Takamine.  My all time favorite is my D41Special.  It’s far from being the most valuable. First guitar my Mom got me was a little Kay in ‘62. I still have it and it would be the last to go.  I do put sentimental over monetary value. 


  14. 5 minutes ago, fortyearspickn said:

    Assuming you want some well rounded variety  -   an SJ200  will get you further  than a Dove.  Different body, longer neck  - and in natural, you'll get a different look. Obviously, in maple.  More widely accepted and recognized as well.  Probably a better 'investment' too.   

    I don’t know if they’re all the same but all of the newer TV’s I’ve seen have been rosewood. Gibson.com states RW too.  I think the standard is maple. 

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