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  1. Dude Search for my recent post about a luthier in South Georgia He just fixed my 1968 j50, filled in the Adj bridge, fixed braces, etc Amazing! His name is Ronnie griffin Used to do stuff for lynyrd skynyrd A true gem! At least give him a call. Tell him I recommended him to you JC Martinez in jacksonville, fl 912 816 0073
  2. Nope She just knew I played and was getting it for me as an engagement present Imagine my surprise!
  3. It's actually an incredible story. My wife's aunt got it at a garage sale in DC. Apparently, it has been sitting in its case under a bed for 20+ years. I think she paid something like 50 bucks for it! It is in amazing shape, especially now...
  4. I put his cell phone on the post in the acoustic forum The one from the website doesn't work
  5. about a year ago in finally identified and 'got into' my old all-original gibson. i tried to see how to tweak the sound of the adjustable bridge (acutally adjustable saddle) just to play with it and see what i could get out of it. many great suggestions were made by members of the forum. i tried switching out the rosewood for tusq, and found this didn't make a huge difference. also, the tusq piece was slightly shorter (less vertical height) than the rosewood, and i found i had to keep the screws pretty far out to keep the guitar from buzzing. likely required a shim under the tusq piece.
  6. i went through exactly what you're doing. see earlier posts from a year ago. i ordered the tusq saddle insert that fits 'perfectly' into the adjustable bridge mechanism. for me, it didn't make a huge difference in sound. i think b/c the tusq was shorter vertical height than the rosewood so i had to keep the screws pretty far out to keep the strings from buzzing. a shim may have worked, but in any case, see my post from today. i had the entire slot filled with rosewood and a bone saddle inserted into THAT. along with some braces that needed firming up/tweaking. just got it back yesterday and it
  7. i went through exactly what you're doing. see earlier posts from a year ago. i ordered the tusq saddle insert that fits 'perfectly' into the adjustable bridge mechanism. for me, it didn't make a huge difference in sound. i think b/c the tusq was shorter vertical height than the rosewood so i had to keep the screws pretty far out to keep the strings from buzzing. a shim may have worked. i talked to colosi, who could make a custom bone saddle, but said that for those, it's just too big a piece of bone and frankly, he could charge me, but it would sound like crap. his words not mine. i
  8. about a year ago in finally identified and 'got into' my old all-original gibson. i tried to see how to tweak the sound of the adjustable bridge (acutally adjustable saddle) just to play with it and see what i could get out of it. many great suggestions were made by members of the forum. i tried switching out the rosewood for tusq, and found this didn't make a huge difference. also, the tusq piece was slightly shorter (less vertical height) than the rosewood, and i found i had to keep the screws pretty far out to keep the guitar from buzzing. likely required a shim under the tusq piece.
  9. about a year ago in finally identified and 'got into' my old all-original gibson. i tried to see how to tweak the sound of the adjustable bridge (acutally adjustable saddle) just to play with it and see what i could get out of it. many great suggestions were made by members of the forum. i tried switching out the rosewood for tusq, and found this didn't make a huge difference. also, the tusq piece was slightly shorter (less vertical height) than the rosewood, and i found i had to keep the screws pretty far out to keep the guitar from buzzing. likely required a shim under the tusq piece.
  10. this is my 1968 j50 looks quite different from yours, although, as was pointed out, there was some variety in the late 1960s re: slope-shoulders, pickguards, bridge belly up vs down, etc.
  11. the luthier i took it to before i ordered the tusq said everything was bone straight and looking great. he said he couldn't find anything even to tweak(!)
  12. i thought about this concept, but how would i ever get it out??? plus, the tusq model that i purchased is pre-shaped with slots for the screws, so it wouldn't be snug (side to side) without them. however, if i move beyond the pre-shaped tusq or bone saddles, i'll consider this.
  13. thanks, guys. yeah, saddle not bridge. my bad. it may be that the old wooden had a gap, but the screws were definitely all the way in, now they're significantly out. i don't want them to be far enough out that there's increased lever arm thus trying to bend the screws or otherwise put tension that this old girl shouldn't otherwise be having to deal with... that's my only concern. i can see that they're farther out, but the tusq (i've had it in with the new strings for about 2 weeks now) sounds really nice. i don't know how much is placebo effect or real, but i'm digging it... will prob
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