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Everything posted by AzariahJames

  1. I liked it a lot. All of it, your playing and writing and voice. You sound a bit reserved or maybe worried about messing up. I have trouble singing in front of anyone, and at times mess up a song for sure. The best ones for me are when i just don’t worry about it and just enjoy the moment.
  2. I would have to go with the new 60’s J-45. I love slope shoulders. Love the look of the contrasting pick guard and the look of the Gibson logo on it. And i like the difference in tone that the adjustable saddle brings.
  3. That really sucks. I know we had a high anticipation for your reveal.
  4. Looking through clearance section on Musicians Friend a few months back, saw that on certain models they were offering special financing, and this was listed as one of them that qualified. I have always been curious about these as they are a close reproduction to the old Texans, and a little anxious as well as sometimes i have trouble with narrower necks. Took the plunge. Took it out of the box, and first impression was wow. The finish is just awesome, in person it does not have the reddish tinge on the edges it just looks antiqued. The spruce on top is lovely with lots of silking. Tuned it up and was so happy to find that the narrowness of the neck didn’t bother me at all. In fact the slim profile of the neck as a whole is very comfortable. It has a great tone, but seemed a bit quiet. I plugged it in, and the pickup in it is also quite good, very realistic actual sound of the guitar. The pins were cheap plastics, and i changed them out for tusq for now. I will say as i have seen in this forum before that the braces were huge. I don’t know that i have ever had a guitar that had such tall braces. So, i debated what i wanted to do, and decided that I liked it enough that I sent it to a really good local luthier Keith George, and had him shave the braces down and shape them. It is no longer quiet, and the top vibrates with lots of sustain. For me this is one of those bonding guitars, i have loved it from the beginning, and i just can’t seem to put it down. Well worth the price as they are beginning to clearance these out.
  5. I bought a blue Peavey entry level electric and amp, broke my hand soon after and eventually I think I traded it toward an ovation ultra.
  6. Very nice. Sounds really balanced. Nice tune.
  7. Very nice. Thank you. Love that bird. That blue just kinda feels relaxing.
  8. Those did come with zero frets, though that looks like someone tried to pull it and damaged the fretboard. They have decent tone and volume, i used to have the cherry burst one. Here in the US those are now considered vintage, so in good condition they go for around $200-$250 dollars. That one looks to be in just fair condition.
  9. Ship date looks like 1/28 on those. I am really thinking that I want one. I don’t have a maple back guitar and i like what they have done with that one.
  10. If you want to make your aj a keeper you can always order one from Bob Collosi. He makes great saddles.
  11. It kind of looks like the old Alvarez copies to me, especially the pickguard.
  12. I was able to play a couple of his AJ models at a guitar shop in Lawrence KS, they are super light and have an amazing tone.
  13. I believe that all of the pro designated guitars should come with some type of electronics.
  14. My first was a nice mid 80’s ovation ultra, big bowl. Really nice guitar. Had a bone saddle made for it and setup done and it never needed another. Sorry that i traded it.
  15. If you don’t play it often you may want to check the setup on it as the neck probably moved since you last played it, or moved when you did the restring especially if you took all the strings off at the same time. I think that would effect your feel more than just a different brand of string if it is the same gauge.
  16. I would certainly go out and play as many as you can lay your hands on. We can all give you examples of what are all good guitars, but to really get that bonding moment you really should go and try them. I have played a lot of guitars, being a person that frequently has GAS, the moment I picked up my J-15 it was just right, and I had played a lot of them over the years since they first came out. Everything about it just feels amazing and inspiring, to me it is truly better than any other J-15 that I have tried. Find what Gibson speaks to you. I have found that most of the martins i have played needed a good set up, as the action they ship with is generally high. And that is never fun nor inspiring.
  17. Lemmo is a great guitar player, Agnisi had a better feel on how to showcase the guitars strengths. All the alternate tuning drives me crazy as well. Would love to have that bird though.
  18. What an awesome sounding guitar. That is a dream guitar for sure. He is playing Tom Petty, Alright for Now.
  19. (Epiphone says they have no record of G serials) Must be why they never responded to my request on the info for my Masterdilt AJ-500 m. Its a G serial. Ghost guitar :-). It is an amazingly built guitar with resonance that lasts for days.
  20. Sounds like you should take it to a luthier and get a good set up done. They can check first string action, neck relief, and saddle height.
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