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  1. NGD fund is getting close to full. I was wondering if any of you could recommend some good dealers that may have pricing below MAP? Feel free to PM if you don’t want to post publicly. I’m just trying to find a good dealer
  2. Here I am looking to get myself a j45 standard and I see this beautiful guitar! Congrats I’m sure you love it. Now I am thinking I may have to set my savings threshold a little higher to try one of these beauties!
  3. That sounds like exactly what I’m after!
  4. Lots of great info and stories. Looks like a Standard would suit me fine. Although I would like to sit in a room full of Gibson’s and hopefully there would be a new Vintage to compare and contrast with and pick the one I liked best. Gonna be a couple months before the cash is there, but it’s not too early to start window shopping.
  5. What is the general consensus on the standard J45s of the last couple years. I need a J45. Have had a pure voice and a TV loved the sound of both but ended selling them when times were tight or I was after the next tone ghost. As it stands nothing sounds as good to me as a good J45. Granted the TV and the pure voice had adi tops, but my main question other than the tops and some different trim isnt a J45 a J45. I’m very intrigued by the new Vintage J45s there seem to be some great reviews on these but they are a bit pricier than the standards. It seems like standards get lots of love and with some minor mods like removing the under saddle and getting a bone nut and saddle you can really get a huge improvement. Ultimately it is all about what I am willing to pay and the tone I like, but it’s hard to find anywhere that you can try several samples of standards and different variants of J45s in the same place. So basically tell me all about your standard , why is it great, and why did you choose it over a more expensive higher end model. Also what is the bridge string spacing these days, it seems like the market is trending toward Taylor with everything being thin and skinny, which hurts my long fingers. I want a neck I can feel and room in between the strings so I can fingerpick.
  6. that certainly makes a $40 set of TonePros seem like a heck of a bargain!
  7. I was referring to the set on the J45TV reissue, not original 40’s and 50’s parts. The tuners on the TV were in fact very loose and cheaply made. These TonePros/Klusons are much more precise and don’t slip or wiggle. Great tuners for the price. I’m not sure how they would compare to original klusons though. For the money they are a definite upgrade as far as 2012 stock 45TV tuners go.
  8. I bought a set of the tonepros/kluson 3 on a plate for my 2012 J45tv and can attest that the tuners are great, and a direct replacement at least in the case of Guitars with three on plate tuners. The quality and tune ability of these machines is so much better than the cheaply made originals.
  9. Beautiful guitar! Looks like mine. I agree that so far all of the TVs I've played have been phenomenal.
  10. You are going to love your TV. If it is anything like mine it will be amazingly versatile, light as a feather and have time for days!
  11. Not expecting sonic improvements at all, just want to replace the plastic pins with something nicer. I'm thinking ebony, mostly just for looks. As far as the tuners those will be swapped out as soon as I figure out what tuners will be a direct replacement with a smoother gearing. It's looking like finding a set of the now discontinued tonepros kluson may be the best bet.
  12. Those look sweet! I have three on a plate tuners so my options for replacement are limited. And since I want to drill no additional holes I want to make sure that whatever I get will just drop right in.
  13. Actual NGD was several days ago but I was too busy enjoying it. I made a trade for a different acoustic I wasn't bonding with. It is great to have a J45 again and sweet that it is a TV to boot! I had one of the Pure Voice J45s that I sold in the quest for the next bigger and better thing. This guitar is similar to that one but it has its own unique flavor for sure. I really enjoy it. Sound is superb. My other acoustic is a Collings D1A that is just about the greatest guitar I think was made in the history of luthiery. As far as beauty of sound the TV keeps up and offers a great contrast to the direct square shoulder dread. I like that the J45 is quieter as I don't have to compete with the guitar when singing a tune. Now the big problem is going to be making sure both of these great guitars get equal playtime. I actually think that I may come to prefer the J45 for most applications that don't involve competing for volume, i.e. Jamming with other louder instruments. I may switch out the tuners and bridge pins at some point. I would welcome any advice from anyone that has done these mods, I am looking for direct replacements for both. The tuners hold a tune for sure but they are not very smooth. As for the bridge pins, well they are just bridge pins, but I would like to do better than plastic for this great guitar. I've seen Colosi mentioned all over these pages, does anyone know exactly what set would be closest? 2A I see mentioned, but there is also mention of 1.3. If any of you have made either of these mods to your TV I would be grateful to know. Now pictures!
  14. I know I am reviving this old thread but I was wondering if you just used the original bushings? The tonepros are supposed to have larger bushings? I am this close to ordering some tonepros and just want to be sure that they are a direct fit.
  15. Thanks I will check these out
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