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  1. 14 hours ago, 62burst said:

    That line has been going around in my head, trying to figure out what you meant there. 

    And I agree about people prejudging that a maple guitar won't "cut through the mix" in a string band. What? Find a hole in the rhythm, syncopate, get into some chord comping, or play with those who take turns lowering their volume for you to take a break.

    What about the acoustics used in the early big bands? The L5 and Super 400. All the vintage arch top guitars I’ve owned were maple. 

  2. I agree with all above. Try as many as you can before buying and if none are available buy from reputable dealer with a liberal return policy.  I had a couple birds but they didn't do much for me. I recently picked up a Dove and like it but I seem to be partial to maple and rosewood.

    Enjoy the hunt! 

  3. 3 hours ago, j45nick said:

    It sounds like surface contamination if the adhesive sheet is sticking to the guard but not to the top. ........ It is also possible that a previous owner used a polish containing silicone on the top at some point, and this got transferred onto the pickguard area during cleaning. Silicone contamination is very difficult to remove.

    You talking about me? 😉


  4. 23 minutes ago, jedzep said:

    When I think of what I could do with 5K in the vintage market...

    I like that arrangement of 'Maybe I'm Amazed' enough to put it on my list of things to learn.  I'll be back with my rendition in a couple years.

    I played a weathered early 70's Dove belonging to a client last week.  Stellar booming woody darkness and a gorgeous deep amber'd top, much preferred to my ear than the AJ in the clip.  I still hear the 'new' in new guitars and seem to have some aversion.  Maybe I can't hear the warmth.

    Then Maybe You’re Not Amazed

  5. 14 hours ago, j45nick said:

    From the front, the new one looks exactly like my 1943 SJ re-issue.

    So Dave, what do you find the tonal differences to be between your rosewood and 'hog SJs?

    Not a lot of difference to my ear which isn't saying much. I don't have the best hearing so differences must be drastic for me to notice. I went on a quest for a few years trying to find a rosewood Gibson that sounded as good as my D41. Even my D28's didn't match up. I like a guitar that rings out. Here's what I've been through.

    J45 Custom RW - Sounded like it was full of wet socks. Did not keep it long.

    CJ-165 RW - too quiet but a very comfortable guitar to play

    '34 Jumbo RI Centennial RW - At first it didn't impress me but after keeping it locked up for a year or so with humidipaks it started sounding like a nice AJ. Close to the Martin but not quite there.

    AJ RW - It was too close to the Jumbo. Moved it on.

    Stage Deluxe RW - It's got the sound I want. 12 fret  and wide nut is a bit limiting for me. I need larger hands.

    Nick Lucas Mystic Rosewood - Has the sound and very comfortable. Deep body, long scale.

    Dwight Yoakam Honky Tonk Deuce - A little lacking on the sound. Quiet for RW. Very comfortable with the rolled fingerboard. 

    From this venture I think I need either a deep body or long scale to get the sound I'm looking for. For comfort sake I think I need a 14 fret NL RW.

  6. I don't see anything about the bracing, they just refer it to the LG2

    This is from GC site

    The old troubadour wanted to be sure young Arlo got off on the right foot, so Woody gave him a real guitar with a 22-3/4"-scale V-shaped neck and small body Arlo Guthrie could handle--the classic L-00 style. The tone on this Gibson LG-2 is super-friendly and mellow from a solid Sitka spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides. A touch of class comes in the form of triple top and back binding and a tortoise pickguard. The Gibson Arlo Guthrie guitar comes with a hardshell case.


    • Solid Sitka spruce top
    • Solid mahogany back and sides
    • Mahogany V-shape neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Historic ladder bracing
    • 22-3/4" scale
    • Gotoh tuners
    • Gloss finish
    • Hardshell Gibson guitar case included
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