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Everything posted by merseybeat1963

  1. The Gibson Trading Post/Buy and Sell ..where has it been moved to..? To the Martin Forum ??
  2. Mr.Gibbs.. Hi Happy New Year..there used to be a Buy & Sell category when I used to frequent here..I just do not see it anywhere..has it been removed? Cheers
  3. Extremely overpriced. I like bling but the flowers and shape of bridge not too beautiful..theyve done much nicer.
  4. Will they hire someone who hasn't the foggiest idea? Pure cut and dried "business" ain't gonna work here..these are professional musical instruments we are talking about here. The raid that niked all that wood really did them in man.When your own gov. nearly brings down without thought its own historic legacy you gotta wonder in who's interest's they are working for.
  5. I wonder what is to become of them..is Ted McCarthy still alive?
  6. I wonder what is to become of them..is Ted McCarthy still alive?
  7. Hi Allas..Thank you. So to get old one out is just a matter of unscrewing the two Flatheads on each end..yes? Unscrewing all the way or just retracting them? Many Thanks Nick
  8. I would take the credit..put in the difference or trade in something I have to buy something special. If I had no acoustic guitar and would pick only one Id pick a good Lowden. I think a good Lowden is one of the few new/recent guitars that is as good as a 1940's Gibson or Martin.
  9. Got it..now how does one install it ? Any advise..thanks
  10. The Adjustable Saddle on the 1966 B45-12N is the same as the ones in the J-160..yes? Thanks
  11. Hi guys.. I have a 1966 Gibson B45-12N 12 String Guitar with Trapeze that needs a replacement for its dark plastic adjustable Bridge. The high E has gone down where there is no clearance front and back and the last supporting wall/surround at the end has gone. So the high E strings sound is not clear especially as I go up past the 12th Fret. Is there a nice simple ready made Bone piece that can go right in to improve things? Adjustable feature ok with me. I asked Stewart McDonald and they dont have anything ?? Any of you guys replaced that on yours? Thanks
  12. File too big to upload..what ever that means..I load pictures from my computer all the time but here..not working. The crack at the sound hole is one side of crack higher than the other..and goes up side of the treble side of fingerboard. Sorry for late reply..I dont get notifications and high PSA level(prostate) has deflected me. I decided to put it for sale (CrLst)..I really dont have a repair guy any more and one I do know amounts to a day to take it in (90 miles away) and a day to pick up... Not to mention the last time I went down to take a guitar to him it was a Masterbuilt Fender Stratocaster I custom ordered which I was overly babying..he takes it down to his bench and comes up to tell me sorry,while balancing the guitar and other things on his bench he dropped a pile of things on the guitar..only one dent luckily which instantly devalued the thing.
  13. Hi..Long time not here as I sold my Gibson acoustic and only have Gibson 3 Electrics and an L5CES Archtop.. but over a year ago I bought a very good sounding B45-12N (1966) and I really dont play a lot and I just pulled it out today and I see there is a crack at sound hole next to fingerboard.. yecchs. Whats commonly going on here..Pickguard shrinking causing crack..? Other reason? Repair requires what..a cleat or strip of wood glued under there..maybe lifting pick guard? Am, in Jersey..How much do you think such a repair will be..my repair guy if still there in NY will be 95 about now so Im scared to call cause I really loved that guy.. : ( Thanks Oh man.. File too big to upload for one picture..and "Try switching to basic uploader" brings up some other odd unrecognizable stuff. I just dont remember how I used to do it.Anyway crack is directly inline with fingerboard edge of treble side to the sound hole
  14. Hi.. Which case fits the early 60's B-45 12 String Guitar? It's the B-45 with the metal tailpiece that reaches to the end of the guitar. There are a couple of nice Gibson Acoustic Guitar cases available but I think this B-45 !2 string Ive bought in a chip board case will not fit maybe. And I really can't see buying new these days. The guitar is surprisingly good..low action and very nice sound bought from the owner who's had it since the 60's. Thanks
  15. I tried a 00 Braz (Martin style one) a year or two ago and it was really very good. It made me consider one at a shoppe which was Figured Koa and 50% off retail or something new but owner of the shop said that the Lowdens were definately a upgrade.Then I took his advice and bought a H&D Braz Slope he liked better than the Lowden F I was thinking about. I would never buy one of those ridiculous lightning bolt bridge Breedlove's.
  16. Eric Clapton and Martin...both over rated. And Taylor is more unappealing than that.
  17. Wiley..I know I recommended them as a mellow string after a stint on my J200 for a few days, but I just put them on my Martin D42...and please forgive me for leading you down the wrong path..these strings really suck. That J200 is a special thing and they sounded ok on that guitar for first couple of days but on this Mad.Rosewood/Adi Martin they sound like guitar strings made of cloth. Dull and D E A D. Don't waste the cash.They maybe built good but on a scale of 1-10 they get a 3. Mucho ka ka. I apologize.
  18. One thing I recommend if you are auditioning strings on various guitars.. When putting them on,dont cut them..you can make excess into a tidy loop so they are out of the way. After trying them on one guitar you dont have to buy another pack (or two)..and can in a few days move them to another guitar if you find they dont go with the guitar you've put them on. If its a set of $11-20 strings its sensible to be reluctant to to buy a set for each guitar.
  19. But wait a minute..she is not playing that D28 anyway, At the begining she is playing some sort of D18. I have pretty much washed my hands of Martin in general..if you want a Pre War Martin in new, buy a Huss & Dalton (made in 2008-10). There maybe no hide glue,TBar truss rod,diamond etc thats all just baloney, but it has the sound,light build & is made in a small shop situation. Don't criticize Martin for taking out all those freakin compromizes build into those guitars. This is how all those guitars should be built in the first place. And that build is more costly. I think one can get the D18A for $4100 and D28A for $4800..if they are properly built thats what they should cost. I've only tried one Authentic a D18 1937..and THAT is the Martin I wanted but couldnt afford when I was a kid. This is how all those guitars should be built. Id like one. But those Madagascar ones are again, a lie. Its not Authentic. Any way,before you know it, they will be doing these in the same old mass production way and sneaking in more compromise.. At the start it shows some guys at benches making them ala 1930's...That is such a con. And this lady saying same family building them for whatever years..another baloney.. Of that hundreds of people in that factory,not one family member is making a guitar.They are only in the office..business guys,thinking how to implement compromises.
  20. Thanks so much Jay.Your explanation is very straight forwards and clear. Im gonna look into these.Thanks Again


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