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  1. Sounds great! Thanks for posting it! Ladder braces guitars do get an unnecessary bad rap ad they work great with some types of music and certain styles. The just don’t have the same sound spectrum as X braced guitars on strummed/chorded music. Otherwise, they work fine for fingerpicking and melody playing and slide from my experience. QM aka “ Jazzman” Jeff
  2. I wouldn’t mind seeing the original poster’s white Dove Pro either. I hope he posts a photo. In the meanwhile, here’s a link to me playing my EL-00 Pro Natural Mahogony Limited Edition guitar. The only modification I made on it was to remove the synthetic bone saddle that came it and instead put in a tight fitting high density/high quality tusq saddle.. And, put ebony wooden bridge pins instead of the stock plastic factory pins. Also, though In the video I’m playing it acoustic, when I gig I use a Fishman Rare Earth Humbucker sound hole pickup rather than the buiit in Sonic pickup. I bought the guitar used abs had a really hard time finding one, but luckily I located one. Bonded to it immediately. Mine had no E in the pickguard. It must have fallen off or been taken off by the prior owner. Here the link: Enjoy the music on the EL-00 Pro Natural Mahogony LTD Edition. QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff
  3. No clue how many were made, but it is a really great sounding, great playing, high quality, and great looking guitar. Far exceeded my expectations. I notice a number of other manufacturers (Including Fender and PRS) are now putting out a very similar natural finish mahogany 00 shaped guitar. I haven’t played those, but they look similar. Makes me wonder if they are from the same Indonesia factory. They also have higher prices than when Epiphone did their limited model a few years, ago. My EL-00 Pro Natural Mahogony Limited Edition has become one of my favorite guitars! QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff
  4. Your kind words are appreciated... QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff
  5. I would think it means it’s not part of their regularly scheduled annual production run guitar models that are widely available. But, rather a one time production run of a guitar model with limited distribution until they are sold out. For example. I have an Epiphone EL-00 Pro guitar that has been in regular production for a number of years with a solid spruce top with a vintage sunburst finish on its top and dark mahogany sides. It was widely available at numerous stores and if a store didn’t have one, they could order one from Epiphone. Or, I could just go to a different store and find the same guitar. I also have a Limited Run Epiphone EL-00 Pro solid mahogony top guitar with a natural mahogony finish on its top and sides. The limited run version was a small special run version that was not widely available at all stores and when it’s special small run was sold out, unlike its regular run solid spruce top and sunburst version, it could not just be re-ordered by a store from Epiphone. And, not all different stores had them. In the situation of the EL-00 Pro Mahogony Limited Run Mahogony finish, it was also stamped/decalled Limited Run on the back of its neck and on the inside label. The stamp/decal on the back of the neck, resembles Gibson’s Custom Shop stamp/decal except it says Limited Run. (Which is kind of cool). So, the description basically means it’s not one of Epiphone’s standard annually scheduled production guitars, but a special limited run version. I am not sure there are any other hard and fast guidelines, although maybe someone else is aware of some. I suspect, because of the similarity of the stamp/decal on the back of the neck, it’s Epiphone’s version of Gibson’s Custom Shop. Meaning it’s a special limited manufacturing run one way or another, that differs from its standard run. It’s a marketing ploy for sure, but since the limited editions are basically different someway than the standard versions and built in a limited and smaller quantity than the standard versions, and once they are sold, they are gone, it makes the guitar kind of unique/special and harder to find. I know in the case of my EL-00 Pro Limited Edition Mahogony guitar, it has a similar shape and similar feel as my standard spruce top EL-00 Pro, but yet has its own feel and sound that differs from the standard model. Plus, it weighs a couple of pounds more than the standard model, I assume because of its different wood. (It’s neck may also be ever so slightly thicker than the standard model, although that one I am still on the fence/undecided about.) That’s my take on it. QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff
  6. Awhile back we had a similar discussion about the Beatles’ “Help” being used in a commercial (maybe for Google) and how that song was controlled by a different publisher than the majority of their catalogue because of it being in the movie Help. And, how it’s the publisher who controls how a song or recording is used, not necessarily the artist or the artist’s heirs. The music business... I suspect the same is going on with PS’ recording, which may be on the Folkways Smithsonian label, which 1) may not see a conflict as the song was originally on a Folkways album of industrial era songs and/or 2) may see a cash opportunity and/or 3) both. We may never know. But, on a positive note it is getting PS’ music out to new people. That’s a good thing. QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff
  7. Back, circa April, I was looking into possibly buying the guitar and called Sweetwater. They confirmed its top indeed a solid spruce. Because of the pandemic, the customer service person said they would need to go into the showroom or check with someone in the showroom as I guess they were working remotely to check if the guitar was X braced or ladder braced. A couple of days later they called me back and said the guitar was ladder braced. It still seemed like a really good price and deal for the solid topped guitar. A couple months later I went back to Sweetwater’s site to check if they still had any, but, it was too late. Not surprisingly at that price they were sold out. QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff
  8. For the top, body, back of the neck, and headstock, I use Meguiar’s Mirror Glaze #34/ProfessionalFinal Inspection on all of my guitars after nearly each gig. I used to use an easy wipe off Fender polish at times as well as an easy wipe off Piano polish...and, noticed that it n both bottles it said the polishes were made by Meguiars for Fender. I liked the way those polishes kept my guitars clean and well kept without any residue, etc. So, I called Meguiars (having used their various polishes for 30 years on cars I’ve owned) and told them I’ve seen that they have private labelled guitar and piano polishes for Fender and asked them if they make any polishes under their own name that are equivalent to the ones they private label for Fender. They pointed me to their Meguiars Mirror Glaze #34 polish and told me I’d be very happy with it on my Gibson nitro finishes as well as on my Epiphones with poly finishes, plus they assured me it would not damage my vintage Gibsons or Epiphones. They told me it is the same formula as they private label for Fender guitar polish and Fender piano polish. So I purchased a bottle of their #34 polish and have not turned back since nor looked for any other polish, reordering only the #34 polish and have used it for years without it ever harming my guitars and always working great on them as a non-abrasive wipe on/wipe off polish. It is my guitar polish of choice even though it is not specifically labelled a guitar polish. Just my experience. QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff
  9. There might be something to this. I regularly gig and I find if I wipe down the strings every once in awhile with a dry paper towel, pressing hard on them as I’m doing that, it seems to rejuvenate the strings for awhile. I also find that if at the half life of my strings, if I just change the wound 3rd string with a new one (I keep a supply of extra 3rd strings) and wipe down the others, the other strings are ready for their next half life. Why the third string is the one to deaden first may have to do with dirt accumulating and not leaving the tighter wounds (is that a word?) of the third string. But, whatever, it works and extends the time between changing an entire set of strings in my situation. QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff
  10. Congrats on the purchase! Enjoy making music with it! QM aka “ Jazzman” Jeff
  11. I have not played one, but at the acoustic jam I host (when its not the pandemic), there have been some who have brought an acoustic bass guitar, which always seemed to work well during the acoustic jams. However, I have noticed that since I began allowing electric bass guitars (through a small amp) at the acoustic jam, it seems people seem to have brought those rather than their acoustic bass guitars. My guess, is there is a niche for acoustic bass guitars in fully acoustic settings where electric bass guitars aren't allowed, but that the bass players would actually prefer their electric basses, even if through a small amp. Just my observations and guess work. QM aka "Jazzman" Jeff
  12. Hope you and yours are okay, Buc. QM aka "Jazzman" Jeff
  13. Quite tragic. May his memory be a blessing. QM aka "Jazzman" Jeff
  14. I recall seeing a mixture of some Kalamazoo Gibson/Epiphones having either the faux alligator or just a chipboard case circa from that era, Regarding the Gibson tag in the faux alligator case, one of mine has it, the two others do not, but one is from a 1965 Epiphone, so it would not have had the Gibson tag, while the other is from a Gibson from that era bought used, so I don't know if someone removed it (or if it fell off) or if it just didn't have it. As a youngun, I bought a new Kalamazoo Epiphone that had pretty well constructed grey chipboard case to my recollection. QM aka "Jazzman" Jeff
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