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Everything posted by Pittgibson45

  1. I was sure by the title this thread was going to be a Beatles cover when I opened it. "When I was younger, so much younger than today......"
  2. "Knowing" the musical tastes of the fine folks that hang around here, I suspect there are many Townes fans around. He wrote Pancho and Lefty, which is enough said as far as I am concerned.
  3. It also doesn't have a maple neck, they are mahogany I believe.
  4. I don't think they make any solid maple necks. I don't know if they have always been like that or not, historically speaking, but J 200's have a walnut stringer. J 200 customs have a stringer, but it might be rosewood to match the back and sides. I don't know about the Dove, they have maple necks but I don't think they are solid. Forgive me if I am wrong and I don't mean to spread wrong information, but the point is you don't have to be disappointed in a 3 piece neck.
  5. Along with the Beatles, Glenn Frey and The Eagles were why I wanted to play guitar. It was so I could play those songs that I loved. Another music hero of mine is gone, RIP Glenn Frey.
  6. J 45 J 200 Advanced Jumbo But why stop there, Hummingbird, Dove, Southern Jumbo, on and on it goes.......
  7. It must be time to buy another new guitar Sal!
  8. I don't think there is anything wrong with the flubber guard. Nobody complained about the J 15 guard, some people swapped them out but not because it was robbing all of their tone. It seems like no one minds their flubber guard until someone points out it is flubber and tells them they shouldn't like it.
  9. Did Luke Skywalker play that in C or Am?
  10. I remember a special that aired on PBS presumably in 1987. The title was Sgt. Pepper, it was 20 years ago today, where they examined the album, the era, and the influence of Sgt Pepper. They took apart songs like She's Leaving Home and examined them from a music theory standpoint. The experts were amazed how technically sound the Beatles song writing was accidentally. They wrote what sounded good. Sure they had some idea on theory and some smart people around them, like George Martin, but they were a rock band that wrote songs that sounded good. No need to over think Rock N' Roll.
  11. I recently downloaded Blues Traveler's album Four. I couldn't believe I didn't ever have the cd back in the day.
  12. Don't worry Sal, it's not like you traded in all your Gibsons for Taylors. They have their place. I had a 314 a few years ago that was really easy to play. It was a little beat up when I got it so it was the leave it out and don't worry if the kids knock it off the stand guitar. It sounded good too. The 200 series I've played never sounded great to me unplugged, but if you are playing out plugged in then it would be a great option to keep a Gibson safe.
  13. In the split seconds that you can see the headstock it sure looks like an Epiphone headstock to me.
  14. When I was a kid my sister had a Fischer Price record player that we used to listen to my parents old records on. That was the first exposure I had to the Beatles. I think it was on the first side of the first record of the "Blue" album. I remember trying to figure out what in the world they were talking about in that song. My "flashback" while watching today though was to about 1994 when they showed most of that film on the Beatles Anthology. I was in my early teens then and it aired in November so the only thing I wanted that Christmas was Beatle music. By the next summer I was trying to learn chords so I could start playing those songs I was hearing.
  15. Is it just me or does that look like the flubber pick guard? It doesn't matter to me but there is nothing to wear off the J 45 or J 15 pick guard. However, the one I have doesn't even show any scratches, so it might be indestructible.
  16. I think this is the reason the flubber guard was born, and like it or not, it does solve the problem. Some would argue that it creates other issues, but I like the fact that my thistles are safe.
  17. I voted for the J 45, but I think there are a lot of other choices between the Tak and 45. I think it depends on where you are in life. I sort of think of my J 35 as the one I would take to play out, but other people would consider that their best they will ever have guitar and not want to chance it. I still don't think I would take it to a bon fire, in that instance it would be Masterbilt time, but the same thing applies there too, someone might concider that their best and not risk it. I am fortunate enough to be able at some point to replace anything I have, but at some points in my life I wouldn't have been able to look at it that way.
  18. doesn't the title of the thread say maple?
  19. Well, I am not crazy about the auto tune (what ever they renamed it). I don't think there is anything progressive about the saddle, haven't they been using that since the 60's? The thing I don't like most of all is the inlays on the fretboard. Do dots and call it a J 45, do parallelograms and call it a Southern Jumbo progressive. Just my opinion, but I have always leaned more towards the tradional in something like a J 45. I know they have changed a lot over the years, but this isn't really a J 45 at all.
  20. Isn't it only on the j 45 progressive? I don't think the fret board and bridge material are the biggest problems with that guitar.
  21. Sal, very nice 45, but your life must seem very empty without a maple guitar. [laugh]
  22. I really like my j 35. It is different enough from my J 45. It is with out a doubt a true Gibson in every way and a great value, if you like the hog/spruce combo it has that, where the J 15 doesn't.
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