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  1. Somebody mentioned the Taylor GS. I was pretty much of the opinion that Taylors did not interest me at all (and this is after having owned a 110 dreadnaught), then a while back I was in a store and picked up a GS (if memory serves, it has been a while). I was really surprised. It did not sound like the typical Taylor. It had more depth and warmth to the sound. It was the first time I had heard a Taylor that sounded like that. I have not sought one out since, but would be open minded if one came my way. I have to say that I think that Collings guitars are over-rated. Maybe not the most over-rated guitars in the world, but I don't think they live up to the hype and price tag. They are impeccably built, I will give them that, but their sound always leaves me cold. I have played quite a few of them, and always have the same impression. Not really sure what it is about them that I don't care for, but I don't envy those that own them.
  2. I know this thread has gotten off topic, and appologies to the OP, but... I am currently on a business trip and thus can't check my copy of Gibson's Fabulous Flat Tops, but perhaps there is a reference in there that someone can look at regarding the use of Indian vs. Brazilian rosewood on the original AJs.
  3. As far as I am aware, the originals in the 1930s were made with Indian Rosewood, not Brazilian. My AJ is great! I had wanted one for a long time. Then one day four years ago I walked into Guitar Center and they were blowing them out for $1500! They had three of them. I played all three and chose the best one. I even had a $50 off coupon, so got it for $1450! I still love the guitar! I agree with the above post that the "Historic Collection" is just a marketing thing and the guitar is probably no different than any other AJ.
  4. wow that Legend sounds REALLY good. Is that from the same clip you had on Youtube awhile back, I think I accidently stumbled upon it some time ago. Would love to play one and see how that neck feels. Like your story of how you acquired it rather than the TV. Guess iw was meant to be.

  5. I watch out for these on eBay on occasion. I think I have only ever seen one on there, and the price was high for a used guitar. I have only gotten to play a JB once, and was blown away by it! I would love to have one. I do hope they become more common on the used market, but I also have been wondering how well they are selling in the first place. As for 60% of new price being a good mark for a used guitar, there was a thread recently where people were talking about their expectations on used guitar prices. Seemed to be several people who said their expectation is about 55% of the new price, so I don't think you are off. Well, off to the guitar store right now to buy some strings. Maybe I will fondle a beauty or two while I am there!
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