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  1. The guitar looks like the "Emmylou Harris" model to me. Bob
  2. DanvillRob: Maury is not still active---he died in the plane crash with Jim.
  3. The original ADJ saddles on Gibsons from the 60's were made of either ebony or rosewood OR Ceramic. The ceramic saddles can be found on EBay from time to time, but are pricey (around $100.00 to $200.00). That ceramic saddle is what gave those guitars like Keith Richards' Hummingbird or Lennon's J-160e that "ping" sound which is so much different than the wooden saddle models. If you want a different sound than the Tusq saddle found on the Reissues offers, the ceramic is the way to go. Bob
  4. The red gunk you are referring to looks a lot like a red final polishing compound (rotten stone). If the factory left this much of the compound in various places, they may well have not gotten it all from the fine pores of the lacquer finish. Then all it would take for it to become visible is your arm being sweaty to bring it out of the finish and in to view. If that is the case, then that is a manufacturing error. In my mind, that should be covered under warranty. Bob
  5. There are several things wrong with this guitar: The headstock---why is there no clear view of the front of the headstock? The B45-12 headstock featured a gold Gibson decal and two mother of pearl triangles. The tuners are not the originals. The originals were 6 on a plate Klusons with white plastic knobs. The black paint on the back is not original and I suspect that the front of the headstock has been painted black also....probably to hide a headstock crack or break which was repaired. I suspect that the front of the headstock was repaired and the inlays lost/left off before the finish was applied. If I was going to buy this guitar, I would ask for a clear frontal view of the instrument's headstock. If a headstock repair was not performed on this guitar, then why go through the trouble of painting the back (where the serial number was)? Strange! Bob
  6. Dave--- Does the back of the guitar exhibit this same dimpling of the woood around the end block? Bob
  7. I believe that this is a legit Hummingbird from 1969 and not 1968. Gibson went to screwed down pickguards in '68 and '68 only. This guitar does not have a screwed down guard. The bridge is a belly-down bridge which was first used in 1969.
  8. I could be mistaken, but the stamp inside the guitar reads ADJ and not ADI. The sixties guitars with the adjustable bridges were marked with the ADJ (adjustable) after their model number and this guitar appears to be a reissue of one of those from the sixties. Fuller's Music had some of those commisioned in about that time frame. The spruce of the guitar in those pictures appears to be sitka to me. Bob
  9. Two things to check: 1. Is the saddle flat and level on the bottom? Find a counter top or table which you know to be flat and check to see if there is light coming out from under the saddle when it is placed on the flat surface. Use a flash light or other type light to back light the saddle when doing this. If there is light escaping from under the saddle, then it is not level and flat across its whole length. If this is the case, then that is why the volume is uneven. You'll need to flatten the bottom of the saddle. 2. Is the saddle a very tight fit in the bridge slot? If so, try thinning the saddle sides very slightly in the area of the G through the E(6) strings. I've found that while you do not want a sloppy fit of the saddle, a slightly looser fit allows for the saddle to contact the pickup better. A very tight fit can constrict the saddle and keep it from fully contacting the top of the pickup. Bob
  10. That Bird Mick is playing is a 1968 model. Enlarge the pic and you'll see that the pickguard is the "screwed down" version which only occured during '68. Bob
  11. For the most part, The Beatles used guitars with single-coil pickups which are going to have different characteristics than Les Paul humbuckers.
  12. Keith Moon? Wasn't he the drummer for The Who? Why would he be quoted about guitars?
  13. Jimi is not playing a Strat. That looks like a Jaguar or Jazzmaster to me.
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