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  1. Tuning issues are usaly in the nut, making the issue worse still is the nylon nut, even with great nut files, That stuff is hard to work with, but once it is, your all set. Hope the tech was paid well, these nuts take a lot more time to get right.
  2. I got the same ...and same color, IOHO, Gibson built what I wanted, solid body, hand wired, 50s neck, love it, and I am sure your loving your as well my friend.
  3. I was pretty confused when I started looking at les puals, so many models now, hard find a old school layout, other than custom shop. the names do not help much, IMHO. Things have changed so much, a standard is not the standard of the past, that's for sure. The traditional T of 2017 anyway is to me more a standard of the past, no circuit board wiring, big turn off... solid mahogany body, 50s neck....WOOT! no g force tuner plastic thingy, nickel hardware. things I did not care for on the Standard T are , weight relived body, just don't like em, my traditional T is 8 pounds 8 oz, and is solid. chrome hardware, yuk, chrome ufo looking knobs, super yuk, circuit board wiring, 60s slim taper neck, like the larger 50s neck, I have been looking for a new les pual for 3 years, the traditional t has what "I anyway" was looking for. I have 2 Ibanez 540R for the whole HP type thing. glad Gibson has something like this in the line up, and they make a sale because they did. only issue I have with the 2017 traditional T model, should have thrown in the poker chip with the pick guard, I think people buying this model, will be the pick guard/poker chip dressed les pual kind of folks. at least I am, as are the people I jam with.
  4. well she got sent back, sadly the worst wolf tones I have ever experienced, the guitar had everything going for it, the build, the woods, but from 2-3k, a loud and swelling ring that did not relate the fundamental, the tone also warbled, I could see this in pro tools, with isotope insight, on a waterfall plot, never seen anything like it, also the f cord regardless where it was played, just vanished from the mix. kind of sad, to see such a great guitar and great woods, sound so bad.
  5. Things I am very happy about, build is very very nice, a few things that my now sold j45tv irked me are now gone, pick guard placement being one is perfect on the V, my tv had a very yellow burst, I like the more orange ish hues of the V, some do not like the darker look, I love it. The top wood is interesting very tight grain at the seam, then it opens up a bit in the middle and under the black tightens up again. A few areas show claw. It's a better peice of wood than my old tv, The back and sides are flawless, very consistent, the fretboard and bridge, are solid one piece, and do not have that strange orange tint my tv had, build wise I am thrilled so far, not one issue. Sound wise, sounds like a j45, for sure, but need some more time on it before I comment.
  6. Well sure is pretty, build sure nailed it, much better than my j45tv. I hated the pickguard placement on the tv, and a few other issues,so the tv was sold, like the darker burst much more, and one peice of wood for the fretboard and bridge. I'll have to give it a week or so to report on sound. So far sounds just like well a j45....lol.
  7. TLM-103 more than likely, yet may not be the only one, its position is wrong for a single mic, could be one of an xy set. could be room mikes as well....who knows. then there is mic pres, what kind of a to d converters, and the clock, it all adds up, killer clean is about the hardest to get right, and will show any weak point in the chain. IMHO.
  8. I find the first track fitting the song in unprocessed Johnson way. The second sounds a lot more modern sounding. Imho, track one nailed it. In vibe and tone. Both are great, just like the first one best.
  9. A classical guitar trick is using ping pong balls and super glue, you can shape em however you like.
  10. It (they) is (are). hope so.....find out today.
  11. Here some cliff notes. under an electron microscope,spruce thermo wood cells look like 17th century wood cells, they are open, in new wood the cells are closed. The wood takes on less moisture, is more stable, is stiffer, resins crystalize, has a faster sound velocity, also weight reduces. just like aging wood does over 50-60 years. it can be overdone, and if so breaks the cells. and with a wood plane is easy to spot. all of this in pretty huge for an acoustic, even more so for a classical, with less sting tension to make sound, on the projection side anyway. but the biggest part to me is its stable, even in thin pieces and over time. glad to see Gibson giving it a shot, I just may pick up a J45V and see if its a keeper.
  12. Here some cliff notes. under an electron microscope,spruce thermo wood cells look like 17th century wood cells, they are open, in new wood the cells are closed. The wood takes on less moisture, is more stable, is stiffer, resins crystalize, has a faster sound velocity, also weight reduces. just like aging wood does over 50-60 years. it can be overdone, and if so breaks the cells. and with a wood plane is easy to spot. all of this in pretty huge for an acoustic, even more so for a classical, with less sting tension to make sound, on the projection side anyway. but the biggest part to me is its stable, even in thin pieces and over time. glad to see Gibson giving it a shot, I just may pick up a J45V and see if its a keeper.
  13. did you watch the whole thing? he spoke of 17th century violins, flutes, basses not on word electric guitar ? regardless, the science shown I find very interesting. to each his own.
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