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Dave F

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  1. As Dan side for the drop=in or through saddles. If you measure the string height at the 12th fret and figure how much you want to lower the action, twice that amount needs to be removed from the saddle. Since the 12th fret is in the center between the nut and saddle, any lowering at either end will lower the height at the 12th fret by half the amount. They sell tools to measure measure the height. They also sell tools to hold the saddle square to the sanding surface and accurately remove whatever amount you want.
  2. Could this be adapted? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Just-In-Case-Brown-Leather-Gibson-Style-Replacement-Guitar-Case-Handle-CP64/323861114296?epid=1500191713&hash=item4b67a06db8:g:ff8AAOSwFx5cEgtr
  3. Living in KY and considering myself a hillbilly I cannot comment on it.
  4. I like the small body L00 I like the L5 neck (it’s a special ‘D’ shape) I had a custom L00, no fret markers with an L5 shaped neck made. For me, it’s pretty darn close. If it had the Gibson sunburst, I think it would be there.
  5. These Waverly’s dropped right in
  6. You're very seldom if ever are going to be up on the 15th, I would just sand it down. Without a cutaway those upper frets are just there for looks. If you're close to me, I have a heavy duty aluminum block with the 12" radius about 20" long
  7. I've always been able to get 40% off list with a few 5 Star dealers. Harder to do with the big box stores unless you can get a manager that will deal with you. I've gotten more if the guitar has been setting around for over a year.
  8. I have a couple wrenches I've had to bench to fit but it's usually the tip of the bullet that causes the interference for me.
  9. A couple years ago a local animal rescue group put together a tribute concert for her birthday as a fund raiser. A couple friends of mine were in the band that was put together using some of the top local talent from various groups. Emmylou donated a few personal items for the auction including a dress and jacket she wore when she accepted some CMA awards. Very classy lady. The concert was excellent. If I remember, they did a few of her albums in order. I’ll try to link a few of the videos.
  10. I have a few with the same neck but I don't know what you would call it
  11. Really nice! I was impressed with the song, performance and presentation.
  12. I just bought a ‘94 Gospel. Definitely has a laminate back. A very pronounced curved back like the old ‘20’s guitars with no bracing.
  13. I just dumped Photobucket so all my old links are gone
  14. You know me too well 😉 Historically mine looks good. Here's Norman With his 1935. From the caption I'm assuming they started putting standard necks on some non Hawaiian models without the Smeck logo or NL inlays. Maybe Tom can shed some light.
  15. Here's the Legend with a real vintage
  16. Depends when I'm asked the question. Too many to choose from. I think I'm still looking for that one special Gibson that would want me to call it my favorite. The '42 LG1 seems to be getting most of the play time. I have a few Martins but never hesitate on picking my favorite Martin.
  17. Congrats! Except for the loose binding it looks in pretty good shape. Glade you found a case. I was going to recommend you to keep a watch on reverb at https://reverb.com/shop/boutique-wholesale-never-retail They seem to get a lot of oddball cases. I've bought from them a couple times I took my J185 and tried it in a Martin D, Gibson J and Gibson J200 case. Did not fit the first two and was too loose in the J200. Apparently the Jumbo shape does come into play J185 cali case Martin D Gibson J Gibson J200
  18. If I were interested in it, I would request Elderly’s to quote the repairs. I have 2014 ‘32 L00 RI. I’m impressed with it. Came with the redline case. Has beefy V neck. I’m thinking it’s equivalent to the Legend except it’s not an exact replica of a vintage example. I think Nicks Legend may be an ‘as close as possible copy’ of Leroy Parnell’s ‘37 guitar but I’m not for sure. I have one of the earlier J45 Legends where they did the VOS finish, toner aged buttons and trim and even duplicated the saw marks on the bracing using the same equipment from back then. Since then I’ve seen a few newer model J45 Legends with an added word in the name but less effort to duplicate Eldon Whitford’s J45.
  19. As with most overseas products, the higher quality guitars are made in Japan and the more affordable models are made wherever. I've had a couple Takamine's and they were very good guitars. They also make a killer Nashville series that rival the vintage Martins. I also had a Japan made Gretsch double neck that was great. Currently I have Japanese made Takamine TB10, Gretsch Chet Atkins Roundup and a '60's Teisco Swinger.
  20. It's a reissue of a banner x-braced all mahogany LG1. From what I've read and learned from John Thomas and Willi, in 1942 Gibson built a lot of about 100 each of LG1, LG2 and LG3's. All x-braced with different tone woods and finishes. They did not all ship that year but were spread out over the next few years. Some call them 1942 models because of their build year and others date them to their ship date as they show in the ledgers. After 1942 they only built the LG2 until after the war then the LG1 and LG3 was reintroduced but the LG1's were now entry level ladder braced guitars. John Thomas loaned his LG1 to Gibson so they could make the reissue. NL is Nick Lucas
  21. I really like the 000-28 EC SB I have. One of my favorites. A few years ago I had a custom built and did the 0000 (or M) body. That's very comfortable too.
  22. Plenty of Gibson small body guitars in your price range LG2 Banner RI, L1 F-hole, L00 RI, NL, LC, CJ165
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