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  1. Bozeman has always had the ability to do this and they have. But Bozeman has its own ideas as to what sounds best and is most user friendly in terms of neck carves and what have you. And I am not sure how much of a market there would be for a Blues King L1 Tribute with H bracing. Then again, you make 50 Trojans or J35's with non-scalloped bracing and tone bars and toss in a terrified red spruce top and I might well be first in line to get one.
  2. As the article points out the expansion is being undertaken with an eye towards increasing production to meet the rising demand created by the pandemic. Sales of Fenders increased by something like 17%. They were able to do this because although the factories had shut down Fender distribution centers were still filled with guitars which they took the unusual step of selling direct to customers. But Bozeman turns out only a fraction of the number of guitars that say Martin or Taylor does. Oddly despite all of the decades Gibson had been in the business of making guitars, they did not
  3. Hell, at most it is at best anecdotal evidence which is a fancy way of saying opinions. If we relied on scientific evidence all you would hear is crickets chirping.
  4. While I get things wrong all the time what particular "Not fact" are you referring to.
  5. In the mid-1970s, a friend bought a '63 Stringray convertible. He paid $1500 for it. Far from showroom condition but it did not take all that much work to get it on the road. I went another direction and snagged a 1967 Sunbeam Tiger Mark 1 designed by Carol Shelby. It was a Sunbeam Alpine body (the Maxwell Smart Car) with a Ford V8 in in it. Paid $500 for it but you also have to remember that in the mid-1970s you could not give away a car with a V8 engine. It was a big change though from my VW.
  6. While the only dealership in the town I was living at around that age was a VW, I remember that feeling. For me it was a dealership in the next town over. The showroom had a floor to ceiling glass wall. It was a Jaguar dealership and right there in the front sat a Jag XKE.
  7. Bruce's was on display at the Rock & Roll HOF for a bit. If it is the one he recorded Nebraska with it is a 1958 J200.
  8. The edit function is now up in the corner where the three dots reside. It threw me at first as well.
  9. Not sure about a Banner run but here is one of the 2006 run that sold on Reverb. Gibson Montana LG-1 Early 60's Limited Edition (rare) | Surly Monkey's Gitfiddle Gearstoreweb | Reverb
  10. If it walks like an LG2 and quacks like an LG2 it is an LG2. What would possess Bozeman to dub a spruce top, X braced burst LG anything but an LG2. I know it is there company but . . . fiddler on the roof tradition - Bing images
  11. The heart of the issue was Ibanez's use of Gibson's Open Book Headstock. Hit with a drop in the music industry, just prior to filing the lawsuit Norlin had been reporting pre-tax losses which more than the company's net worth. Even though Ibanez versions were plywood body (some had laminate tops and others solid), poly finished far less costly instruments, what I recall is that Norlin did not want any competition and hoped that the lawsuit would leave Ibanez's U.S distributor with nothing to display at NAMM or to provide stores with. Ibanez, however, had the jump on Gibson and had a
  12. Gibson had gone with a strings through bridge and adjustable truss rod on the Epiphone Seville which showed up in catalogs around 1961.
  13. Definitely odd guitars. Built as a non-classical nylon string guitar the adjustable truss rod was certainly a nod to steel strings. But it was not unusual that Gibson would want to cash in on the Hootenanny craze. Around 1960 Goya had come out with a line of "folksinger" guitars intended for the U.S. market which were supposedly designed in cooperation with Oscar Brand some of which featured dread size bodies with all having wide flat classical boards and non-adjustable truss rods.
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