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  1. You might want to contact the seller about returning it. Keep us posted. QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff
  2. David-very James McMurtry-like. Very Americana. I like it. QM aka “ Jazzman” Jeff
  3. I’ve experienced the same phenomena. I used fingerpicks on my 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fingers. I often switch whatever my 1st finger is doing to the 2nd or whatever the 1st or 2nd finger is doing to the 3rd finger when I am playing longer gigs as a boredom breaker for my amusement. Or, if on the rare occasion a fingerpick on my first falls off, I am always amazed how my second and third finger can just jump right in and seemlessly get me through the song being played. A cool phenomena. Must have to do with brain connections formed from fingerpicking for a longtime. Quite cool! QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff
  4. First thing is to try is probably a different guitar cord, to eliminate or find out if it’s the cord causing the hum. It’s worth a try since the hum seems to change when you are in different areas of the room. If using a different cord doesn’t help, you might want to contact the seller about returning the instrument. Or, you could try calling Epiphone Customer Service first. They are in Nashville, TN. Others may have other suggestions. Keep us posted. QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff
  5. Welll said! I feel the same! It’s not an either/or, it’s both! QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff
  6. I have an ADJ bridge on my Gibson 2006 Custom Shop 1964 J-45 Reissue from Fuller’s. It uses a tusq saddle. For about 7 years I instead substituted a bone saddle, but this year went back again to the factory tusq saddle that came with it as the end of the bone saddle broke off. I have no prob with the sound of the ADJ bridge. I’ve changed the string height only about three times since I’ve had the instrument when my string height preference changed. Does it sound a bit different than a stable bridge. Yes. But, I like the sound of the ADJ bridge on the guitar. I suspect the tusq or bone saddle insert may work better than the ceramic or wood saddles their originals had, but, I used to play a LG3 with a ceramic bridge in it and liked that sound a lot. Plus, realistically when I gig I am plugged in, so I not sure the ADJ bridge has much effect when the guitar is amped anyhow. I do feel that one of the misunderstandings about the ADJ bridge is when the action is adjusted way low, reducing the break angle of the strings at the saddle. Which is way easy and tempting to do with the ADJ bridge. Too low of action and/or too little of a string break angle produces a sound with less volume or not a full sound. I set the height on my ADJ bridge with good break angle and tension, and, it sounds just fine acoustically, too. Just my experience. QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff
  7. For $900, you might be better off looking for a Gibson LG1. The LG1 can sell in the same price range and has the traditional vintage Gibson vibe to it whereas the bowl backed model you mention was more of an experimental thing in Gibson’s part to try to cash in on the new wave of popularity of Ovations at the time. Gibson didn’t establish itself as a player in that realm and the bowl back model was short lived in Gibson’s production. As a result there is very little demand in the vintage guitar collectible world for the short lived bowl back model. I am actually surprised it’s selling for an asking price of $900. I guess just having the Gibson name is what’s driving it’s price. I think a LG1 is a better guitar while still in the price range. Or, a Gibson Gospel Reissue. Or, the new L-00 Studio model that lists for about $900, I think.. Those all have a much better Gibson vibe and value and in my opinion are better Gibson guitars. Just my perspective. QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff
  8. The short answer IMHO is yes. Provided there is an available microphone. But, the better answer is the guitarist can simply play the guitar quieter. High volume acoustic guitars have the advantage of easily being able to control their volume because of their volume capacity, by how hard or light one’s attack or approach is on them, depending on the song or circumstance or needed vocal/accompaniment balance. Lower volume guitars, especially small bodied guitars with their lower volume capacity take a little more effort in the opposite direction to likewise get their volume louder through the player’s attack or approach, but also can achieve a balance for musical dynamics. I am only talking about an acoustic guitar here, as when a guitar is amped, it shifts a great deal of the volume level (although not all of it) to the amp’s control settings. QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff
  9. Lars-sorry, it took me so long to get to listen to this song. It is great in my opinion! I mean it! It is heartfelt. It has great images in it (the roses on the passenger seat, driving, hopefulness ), the melody and it’s mood matches the lyrics’ mood), the sparseness in it of your guitar playing is as cool and as effective as was Dylan’s in The Girl from the North Country. Your vocal phrasing in it works great in it, too. I’m impressed! QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff
  10. My first experience was when I was 9 (in 1962) and started playing the guitar and saw three sunburst acoustic Gibsons hanging on the wall inthe music store I was to take lessons in. The two others looked similar, but were smaller and I recall the store owner saying they were both priced differently. I have to assume one was a LG2 and one was a LG1 because they both looked the same. Not that either of those 3 were the first instruments I learned on, as at the time they were too expensive for my Dad to have bought for either my brother or I, who were just signing up for lessons. Instead we started on a sunburst Stella that, realistcally at the time, looked just as good to me at the time I’m so far as having a first guitar to learn to play on. (It was actually tented from the music store, although a few weeks later my Dad (at my insistence) bought me a used one to own as my first guitar. But, that image of those shiny Gibsons hanging on wall in that music store stayed in my head (and still is in my head.) From there I remember my older brother talking with a friend of his how his friend’s older brother owned a rare Gibson that was worth a lot of money. I saw that guitar once when my brother’s friend borrowed it from his older brother. To my recollection, it had to be a J45, likely from the 50s. It had a repaired crack on its top, which made it look really cool at the time to me. The first time I ever played a Gibson was a year later, when I was 10, when my brother from his Bar Mitzvah’s gift money, bought a new LG3. I inherited his Kay guitar at the time, but, I played that LG3 when he wasn’t around more than he still knows of, today. What was it about it? It’s slim taper neck shape, no question about it...that made it a simple joy to play. Still today, that Gibson neck shape is what hooks me on playing Gibsons (or Epiphones that have the same neck shape.) QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff
  11. Igor- Looks like you got your answer. QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff
  12. Hopefully, someone can find you a specific answer. Or, perhaps try calling Epiphone’s Customer Service in Nashville. Realistically, though, the Gibson Company who makes the Epiphone brand has always had a history of unexplainable model name change nuances with its model names. The one you describe may align to this history. For example no seems ever to be able to explain why Gibson’s high end model, it’s J-200 is sometimes called the SJ-200 in its history. Or why sometimes the word Deluxe is added to a model name when it has been no different than the mod without Deluxe after it. Or, why the Gibson SJ had a natural finish counterpart called the Gibson Country Western rather than simply a SJ with a natural finish. Or, why the Gibson LG2’a name changed to the B25, but the LG0 remained named the LGO with no B name. I think you get the idea. you may never learn the difference in the model names you mention. Unless, someone actually knows in this particular situation and tells us all. Welcome to the forum! And, the interesting world of these great guitars. QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff
  13. A touching story in all regards, especially about your sister having loaned you the money and about her specialness and her passing. That guitar is certainly a special one to keep. QM aka “ Jazzman” Jeff
  14. I have yet to come across one, but would like to try one out. In my case, besides the Gibsons in my collection, one of my favorite guitars for about five years is Epiphone’s EL-00 Pro. It has a solid spruce top with lam sides and sounds great acoustically (with a replacement tusq saddle I put in) and really great amp’s with a Fishman Humbucker soundhole pickup rather than its built in piezo. And, an absolutely great 60s Gibson style slim taper neck. In my situation, I would be looking to see if the Gibson L-00 Studio, for the additional money, improves over my well liked Epiphone EL-00 Pro. I suspect the Studio’s walnut body will give the 00 shape a more boomier sound, but I kind of like the nuance of the EL-00 Pro’s smaller body sound...but, I’d like to hear the Studio to hear if that is a pos or neg. Also, I think I read that the Studio’s neck is not a slim taper neck, so I want to see what it’s like and if I like it. I really like the EL-00’s sunburst finish though it’s polyurethane and want to see if the Studio’s natural finish moves me like the EL-00’s sunburst finish on the small bodied guitar. If I come across a Studio, I’ll certainly test it out. Regarding the Epiphone EL-00 Pro, to me it feels like a Gibson in vibe and versatility, although it’s way less expensive at only about $350. (I traded for one at a guitar show for a 1962 archtop EK0 that I never played and had bought for $125 some years ago.) For the price you might want to check one out, overlooking that it’s not a Gibson, and compare it to the Gibson L-00 Studio as I’ll be doing when I find the L-00 Studio model. QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff
  15. Congratulations on the new guitar! When a guitar connects, it is indeed a special thing! Hope you will continue to share your new musical journey with your guitar with us here on the forum! QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff
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