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  1. Should help us stop buying all those soggy Atlantic Coast Guitars . Seriously, I don't see why it would be an issue if they keep their inventory properly humidified. I can't imagine they will not do so.
  2. Welcome to the forum. You've got me wanting to see the guitar, but the link doesn't work for me either.
  3. I've heard and seen Muriel Anderson perform with one. She, of course, was phenomenal. If you search for "harp guitar" on YouTube you can watch quite a few performances.
  4. Thanks for a very nice version of "American Tune." It's a great variation from the standard three or four chord folk/country songs, isn't it? I usually don't consider a song "learned" until I can play it through without any kind of song sheet in front of me. This one is a challenge I haven't met yet, what with all the chord changes. However, one of these days . . .
  5. This guy's doing pretty well for himself these days: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O_xl13ZHXI. Of course any time acoustics are played before an audience there's going to be some kind of electronic assist, whether a PA or a pickup or more. A lot depends, too, on whether you're thinking in terms of pop. If we're talking about people who sell millions and appear in megastadiums--I don't spend much time listening to that music. However, there is a lot of really outstanding acoustic music being played. Often it is hybrid with an electric as part of the ensemble. Sometimes the same p
  6. I like the idea of busking for charity. When I see a busker I usually throw something in the open case. If the sign said funds were going to some cause I support, I'd probably throw in a bigger bill. Not all charities are well managed, and some are outright fake, but that doesn't mean there aren't also very worthy ones. Local food banks, women's & homeless shelters, and many churches are places you can know first-hand and determine whether they are putting funds to good use. If you want to support something non-local, use Charity Navigator https://www.charitynavigator.org/ to che
  7. I have examples of both ebony and rosewood bridges/fretboards, and I like all of them. I agree with Bobouz and tpbiii--there are too many other variables that are much more likely to affect tone, especially when we're talking different brands and models.
  8. Wow, talk about mojo. Or maybe mojo isn't quite the right word--maybe "Frankengibson." Actually, the rosette looks kinda nice. What's really surprising to me is that Gibson put their label inside, including an "approved by." Was "Richard Pick" (or is it "Rickard"?) a real person? Any chance he's still alive? Maybe there's a can of that super finish still sitting in a closet in the old Kalamazoo factory. Thanks for the photos. I guess the only thing left is sound samples. That's probably as unique a Gibson as I've seen. I'm fairly sure the OP won't find one like it, but apparent
  9. KS Daddy, are you sure yours doesn't say "Gipson" on the headstock? That's quite a story. And candy apple red, you say? Where is that--on the body ? I think this is a "floor sweep" story that requires pictures.
  10. That's a lot of hard work. Thanks for doing it and sharing it. I've always loved Foreigner Suite best among Cat Stevens songs, but I doubt that it would adapt well to single acoustic guitar accompaniment. Maybe an excerpt could work, though. Of course I'm thinking of someone with mere mortal guitar skills. Lots of other Cat is wonderful too.
  11. Thanks, Jack. After 50+ years as an acoustic player, I took the dive and bought a Casino Coupe. I couldn't resist that wine red finish. It remains to be seen what Music I will make with it, but your demo sure gives me some ideas.
  12. To your question: Nope. Glad like your guitar, though.
  13. Thanks for posting. This is a very special video.
  14. At the same time, AcousticVibes in Tempe, AZ, just announced it's become an authorized Gibson acoustic dealer: http://www.acousticvibesmusic.com/ . If you live in or near metro-Phoenix, we now have an alternative to GC for Gibson acoustics. AcousticVibes has just expanded its store and is a great place to try out and compare various new guitars from quite a few of the best makers--Martin, Taylor, Santa Cruz, Collings, Lowden, and more. Gibson won't let them post their inventory on-line, which is even worse than Martin's MAP pricing policy, but until the guitar manufacturers become fully enl
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