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Dave F

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  1. 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.
  2. Is there a way to date the tuners?
  3. My NL is rosewood. No comparison to the CJ165. Its more in the ballpark with the Stage Deluxe RW
  4. Although the NL has the small body shape it has the depth of a J45
  5. I saw one recently on EBay go for less.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. Mystic must had been the new catch phrase for highly figured rosewood stump in 2016. I have a 2016 NL Mystic RW.
  10. I’m not one for making videos. I do like the sound of maple. Here’s my acoustic maples. L5, F5, J185, Super400 CJ165, LC, L1 The CJ-165 is rosewood and shouldn’t be in with this group
  11. I have a Honky Tonk Deuce which is an SJ RW.
  12. I recently gave a friends Taylor a tune up. Thank God they use ebony. He plays out usually 4 nights a week. The guitar is just one year old. Besides the usual adjustments, I had to dress down the frets about .016”, fix the nut slots and make new shims for the neck. He loves it for playing out. At the pace he plays, he will need a refret in a year but at least the fret board will be good. I would get some more wear resistant frets in the future. Back when I played out, I wore out a couple rosewood boards before I got an ebony board. As much as I play nowadays a walnut board would work fine so your decision should be based on what you’re expecting out of the guitar. If you play hard it may be an issue.
  13. Played one at Sam Ash last week. Nice guitar for the buck but it did not blow me away. If that was my price range and I was looking for a new small body Gibson I would buy it. I'm not sure how the walnut fretboard will hold up.
  14. J200 works for me
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