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  1. Good point. In the front view, the base of the headstock is closer to the camera and in the rear view the top is closer, so perspective makes the closest part look bigger.
  2. "Northcityblues"? LOL πŸ˜‚
  3. Does seem pretty extreme, this is my 1965 J-50
  4. Very interesting, never saw anything like that either. My 1965 J50 ADJ has the 3-on-a-plate style tuners.
  5. Here's some info and a video of the commercial. This might have been my reaction if they didn't use that Seeger song... "Here’s a clever little story. It makes you smile with its relatable scenarios about two parents’ everyday β€œsaves” of their twins." But it's a Swedish production, so maybe they don't quite "get" Seeger... I seriously doubt this is what he was trying to convey when he wrote that song. πŸ˜‰ "We want to show how the Volvo XC60 and XC90 are the ultimate family cars." https://www.thestable.com.au/forsman-and-bodenfors-volvo-a-little-internet-humour-that-every-parent-will-understand/
  6. He actually discusses that incident in an interview I saw somewhere, I think it was "The other side of the mirror" documentary about Dylan in Newport. He said he was just joking and really his only issue was all the distortion from the sound system. πŸ™‚
  7. Just saw it again (seems to be running a lot) and evidently the connection is that this upscale family's "hardships" of getting the kids off to school in the morning and changing the baby's diapers are the equivalent of "hard times in the mill". And they are indeed fortunate because the Volvo automatically applies the brakes when dad backs out into traffic without looking.
  8. Just saw a Volvo ad that featured Pete Seeger singing "Hard times in the Mill". Wow, I wonder how he would have felt about that song being used in this way? I'm probably missing something but just don't understand the connection between a song about the hardships of working people with expensive Volvos.
  9. Boyd

    J 45 Lemon ?

    Maybe he could post a video of himself playing the Lemon Song? πŸ‹
  10. Boyd

    J 45 Lemon ?

    I understand the sentiment, but it's a little unfair to make such a sweeping generalization. My local Guitar Center had someone very talented doing repairs and setups. My 1974 J-50 became unplayable back in 2013 so I talked to him about it and was convinced he knew his stuff. He avoided a neck reset by planing down the fretboard, doing a re-fret and fixing a few other things. Cost a lot less than I expected and he did a fantastic job, the guitar never sounded that good before - even in 1974 when it was new. Also did a great setup on my 2008 J-50. He had his own business building custom guitars and only worked at Guitar Center for awhile, wish he hadn't left. I would have taken another guitar to him, but his shop is quite far away, in Pennsylvania. Guitar Center must have paid pretty well for him to commute that far. Haven't checked for awhile, but Guitar Center used to have short "resumes" of their people on the individual store websites. Now I do agree that you shouldn't just blindly trust some guy in a big box store, but don't paint all of them with a broad brush either. πŸ™‚
  11. The J-50 is a chameleon! I have a 2008 J-50 and the color completely changes depending on the direction of the light and your position relative to both the light source and guitar. Try it sometime, move around the guitar and look from different angles, the color changes drastically. This is most noticeable with a single point source of light. Must have something to do with polarized light. My 1965 J-50 exhibits a similar effect too. I guess this isn't as noticeable on a guitar with a burst finish. Don't know, never owned one of those, I always liked natural finishes. πŸ™‚
  12. But the guitar you like today may not be the guitar you like tomorrow. 🀣
  13. Cool! I did the opposite, I gave my 1974 J-50 to my son in law. When they visited, it was always the guitar he wanted to play. Beat up? Yours looks a hell of a lot better than mine! πŸ˜‚
  14. Yep, this is my 1974 J-50 Deluxe. πŸ™‚
  15. The only Gibson case that I have is the one that came with my 2008 J-50, It has "Gibson Acoustic" stencilled in gold on the outside. On the leather pull-tab for the inner compartment it says "Made in Canada".
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