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  1. Congrats on the new J-45. I absolutely love mine, and I'm sure you will love yours. I did the exact same thing with the case latch on the first day I owned it. Luckily I bought the guitar to be a player, not a wall hanger, therefor it didn't bother me too much. Just play it and enjoy the sweet sound!
  2. I'm really happy with my Art & Lutherie wild cherry model as a beater guitar. It sounds great, has decent playability, and is made in Canada from 100% Canadian woods. IMO it is a perfect campfire guitar, and is a great guitar for the price. It has natural finish which is totally unaffected by bug spray and liquor spills. I can't count the number of times I have had mishaps and the finish still looks beautiful. A&L actually use some really nice choices of wood considering it is a $300 guitar. Here's a pic of my A&L wild cherry, which I have owned for over 15 years and still plays and sounds great.
  3. Nice Guitar! With regards to the arm smudge, I get the same thing on my J-45 every time I play it, and the dunlop spray guitar polish/cleaner and a microfiber cloth works great to get it off and bring back the original shine. It also works great for removing sweat, finger mange on the fretboard and all kinds of other grime that goes along with hard playing.
  4. Congrats on the new J-45! I'm sure it will serve you well for many years to come.
  5. I guess my band is called Evil Thorn. lol. That's a pretty fun name generator.
  6. I must also have had "hummphobia" because I went in for a hummingbird but ended up with a J45.
  7. I still rock out the electric regularily. I have a 2000 Gibson Flying V '67 RI which I play through a 1981 Marshall JCM800 2204 50w tube half-stack. I haven't played seriously in a band for a few years, but my wife likes to play drums now and then, so together we wake up the neighbourhood every once in a while with our own little garage band. We play everything from old classics by Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd to AC/DC, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden, with some blues, grunge, and even punk rock thrown in. It's also fun when the boys come over to get into a couple beers and wail on a drum set with some loud guitar. Good thing I live out in the country and my closest neighbours are wild animals. As much as I love acoustic guitar, there's something great about feeling the guitar so loud that it rattles your bones.
  8. I have broken strings a few times during gigs, and I totally agree with the "you MUST finish he song" statement. I never played totally solo for an entire gig, so my band and I always have a couple solo tunes for each individual so if someone breaks a string or something, the other person can play ther little solo tune while the guitar is being re-strung. Also having a backup guitar available is a must. Seems to take away from the need to have the awkward chatting while you re-string.
  9. I also vote for guitar A. The smooth warm sound is really nice. Although still nice, guitar B was a little too bright sounding for me.
  10. Some beautiful guitars here! Here's my 2000 Flying V with my 1981 Marshall JCM800 2204 (EL34's). Sorry about the poor quality pic.
  11. Hello all, I'm new to the forum, but a long time Gibson enthusiast. I have been playing guitar for about 15 years, and lately I found myself playing more acoustic than electric, so I decided to check out some Gibson acoustics. My old acoustic guitar was an Art & Lutherie which I got for my 16th birthday, and it has seen many hours of playing and many rainy campfires, so needless to say she was ready for retirement. I just recently picked up a brand new Gibson J45, and I am looking forward to learning new tricks and techniques to keep my new baby looking and sounding great for many years to come. The J45 is the first nice acoustic that I have owned. When I went in to look at new guitars, I orignially had my heart set on a Gibson Hummingbird, but I also wanted to check out some Martins and Taylors just to get an idea of what else is out there. But when I played the J45, I immediately fell in love with the guitar. I know that every guitar plays and sounds slightly different, and I really think I found a gem with this one. The tones are so full and rich, and the neck feels absolutely perfect. Although I have always dreamed about owning a Hummingbird, when I was playing all the guitars in the shop and I played the Hummingbird and J45 back to back, I just kept going back to the J45. I knew that guitar was meant to be mine. So I bit the bullet and forked over a princely sum to puchase the J45, but I have absolutely no regrets. I know that I would have been kicking myself for a long time if I left the store without that guitar in my hands. I have always thought that Gibson makes the finest guitars in the world, and when I put the J45 up against the other high end acoustic guitars, I was again reminded of why I love Gibson so much. I also own a Gibson Flying V which I purchased new in 2001. Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself here before I begin browing the forums. I'm glad to have found this forum so now I can talk about guitars with fellow Gibson nuts instead of boring the crap out of the wife all the time. Here's a couple pics of my new J45. Cheers! Phil
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