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  1. quite the same here, have no real experience with martins. I'd say j-45/hummingbird and a maple gibby
  2. Late as always, and mh, I don't know, but you demanded it, right. Thing is from 1997. By the way, sold the Les Paul last year
  3. i was expecting the Green Day song, when I read the thread title ...but this one makes actually more sense
  4. strange world, this guy stood in my living room a week ago, he bought a speaker I had for sale.
  5. What about just ordering a h'bird speced to your liking? https://wildwoodguitars.com/product-category/electrics/gibson-custom-shop/wildwood-spec-made-2-measure/
  6. congratulations! Money well spent! Does it mean you're a three-acoustic-guitar-guy now? Or is the latest second (was a gibson, wasn't it?) one gone unnoticed. Its funny, when I first got interested in a quality acoustic guitars, I thought I'd get a Martin, cause I thought thats what a acoustic guitar has to look like...until a sales guy pointed to that butt ugly j-45 on the wall, suggesting to try it. guess you all know what happened. Nowadays I think Martins look kinda boring, whatever, hope you enjoy yours!
  7. anyway not getting at you ! the comments trying to relativize (right word?), defend, excuse or doubt the thing nearly makes me throw up on my keyboard. Maybe I should listen to wiser members like Larry and get back to my H#bird...still don't know what to do with his songs in my repertoire, though.
  8. when I said revealing I was not only referring to the op but also to some of the reactions here.
  9. that is quite a revealing thread, revealing on so many levels... I liked his music, but now? I don't know, its weird, he always appeared to be some kind of weird ***hole, but all this? And there seems to be more coming....I'm out!
  10. Since your in Israel you should check out some european dealers. In germany we have some bix box stores that do international shipping. for example: https://www.thomann.de/de/helpdesk_shipping.html?country=ISR Even better would be a smaller store in my opinion, cause they care more about what they send out and communication is always better. Here is a link to a nice smaller store here in germany. I bought from them and had good communication before my purchase and got a really great guitar https://www.musikhaus-hermann.de/gibson-sj200-standard-2018-antique-natural-42933/ Don't know if they ship to Isreal, and if so, whats the return policy. If I was in the market for a J-200 I would hunt down a used j-200 True Vintage in natural!
  11. man, everytime you post a pic of your j-150 I want ! Ever considered a a nice j-200 TRC? I think it would look great. Sorry for getting off topic.
  12. That was nice, thank you very much! You know, there was a time when I could stop almost any thread on this forum simple by posting. Seems like these times are over, don't know if thats a good or a bad thing. Mayby I'll try my favorite emoticon which seem to work like a charm back in the day....
  13. can somebody please write an abstract for me?
  14. ich würde auch sagen, kaufen! Denke nicht, dass die mal einen anderen Hals bekommen hat. Kannst du die Gitarre persönlich antesten? Sorry guys.
  15. I have a boss tu-2 for almost 20 years now, still does a very fine job. Nowadays i use the built in tuner in my fishman aura DI for my acoustic and the boss only for electrics. The tuner in the aura really sucks compared to the boss.
  16. looks like one of those 1941 SJ-100, looks quite small in this guys hands. liked that too.
  17. congratulations! I really prefer the white button tuners on your guitar over the grover minis they put on LG-AE nowadays. And I'm a real sucker for natural tops, especially when beautiful as yours!
  18. Beware of those soundhole humidifiers, I think most of those are not nitro save. I once had one (keyser), which left hazy spots around the soundhole, abendoned it immediately. mmh, natural topped maple gibby, I want
  19. +++ 1 I've been keeping quite about the issue which comes up more often here lately, but this statement from the guy who kicked the good guitar dealers in the **** over the last couple of years? It's hilarious. We have a word for this in german, it's called "Realitätsverlust" (losing touch with reality). Let's face it, we are at the dawn of a new "norlin era", as far as Bozeman goes, the flubber guards are the only hint there so far ( I don't consider j-15/ J-35 and the like as bad, actually I think these guitars are some of the best values in the acoustic line up). I don't know if others here are following what happens in the electric line up, but its pretty obvious there. Just one example: 10 years ago Es Style standard production guitars came with really really nice and sturdy case. Nowadays these same models ship with a case, which is pretty much a thick paper bag in form of a guitar case. O.K. thats an exaggeration, but you get the point. I wont go on the road with one of those cases. And don't get me wrong, I'm not mad at gibson or anyone, I still love my gibbys. I think whats going on is just sad.
  20. Late as always: Grunt, [thumbup] M1a best sounding and useful pickup in that price range imho; never tried somthing pricier. As stated above, every PU is a compromise. The M1 will work great in the kind of gigs you do (like not traveling with your own personal sound gear and guy, right?!) No go for a used Fishman Aura Spectrum DI, works great with the M1.
  21. +1 you paid for something that was not done correct!
  22. O.k. mayby from a gibson snobbery point of you (talking bout myself again) the Hummingbird pro seems to be all wrong. But from what you said in the OP, it seems like its the right guitar for you. You walked into GC, tried out several guitars, and without any prejudice you seem to like this one best. Do you really need another argument for buying/not buying it? I don't think so. Actually, I think the Hbird pro is pretty similar to the songwriter, why searching one, because its name seems to make much sense? its all about tone, feel and playability! If the Hbird pro suits your requirements, go for it!
  23. My question regarding quality wasn't so much about the finish, but about the overall quality of the instrument itself. I could live with whatever finish, as long as the things has that thumpy, woody and ringing tone of a good ES.
  24. Thanks fpr your answers! This particular guitar sounded weak acoustically, and that also translated to the amplified sound. I played it through a princeton RI, which is the amp own too. Not a bad amp at all in my book. How did polishing change the sound?
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