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  1. No problem at all! Hope you get yours soon! The savings in weight alone is worth it not to mention we don't have to drill new holes etc.
  2. You bet! You have any pics? Ya they fit so nice and snug! Saving 75 grams in weight feels good.
  3. Super easy to install! Just unscrew the long screws, and simply put the ivory ones on! I got them off of eBay. Buttons!
  4. I got this J45 new a year ago thereabouts. The chrome buttons on the Grover tuners just didn't look right as those classic J45's never had chrome. I know there are other tuner options but I didn't want to mess with extra holes or more drilling. I opted to get ivory colored acrylic buttons instead. They were shipped from Taiwan and arrived today. They fit PERFECTLY and I love the look so much better than the chrome. The color also matched the binding. It also lightened the guitar, as those chrome buttons weighed a ton!
  5. IMHO, I'd skip on the vintage J45. A ton of cracks plus more repairs, plus more work vs a replica, that's brand new with zero issues... The new J45 will original to YOU, and you'll be able to grow old with it and it'll tell your own story as you start your journey with her! Keep us posted friend!
  6. Ya just wood pores, same on my 2017 J45 Standard! You're good.
  7. I know the size's tend to be a little all over the place but can anyone tell me what size of pins I would need to order to fit my 2017 J45 Standard? Colosi lists the following sizes: 1T, 1.3T, or 2A Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  8. I talked with my luthier today and he mentioned that he can make an actual celluloid tortoise shell pick guard for me. Many of the replacements were “flubberlike” as well. He also mentioned that the thick flubber guard prob has a small effect on the tone as well. So I think later this summer I may have him make me a thin celluloid replacement. Does anyone know if the pick guards used on the early J45’s were thick or thin???
  9. Do you happen to have a pic of it? How much would you want for it? Thanks all for the recommendations! I'll definitely look into those.
  10. I love this guitar but I'm not a fan of the how thick "flubber" the pickguard is. Do you all have any suggestions for a tortoise shell like, THIN pickguard that I could replace it with? I've looked around but most of the replacements advertise them as being "thick." Thanks for any suggestions!
  11. Hi All, Most of you know that I just recently had a KK Pure Mini installed in my 2017 NOS J45 Standard. Would any of you be interested in buying the LR Baggs Element Plus pickup? I had my tech remove it carefully so that it could be used in a different guitar etc. I'd like 110 or Best offer, and I could ship it anywhere in the US.
  12. Good review Dallon! I've never had the opportunity to play a TV model. I have a 2017 Standard that I absolutely love. It's a lifer for me. I did just recently have the stock LR Baggs Element taken out and a KK Pure Mini installed (mainly bc I hate to always have to replace used batteries). One of the perks of having the LR Baggs taken out was having the under-saddle pickup removed. To start, I loved the sound of my J45 to begin with and was hesitant about any type of change. I purchased a bone saddle from MacNichol Guitar and the replacement was just about right. My luthier had to shave just a smidge here and there to get it to fit perfectly. The old saddle was removed and tossed out and the under saddle pickup removed. With nothing between the bone saddle and the bridge the J45 which was awesome to begin with...sounded like it was on steroids. EVERYTHING that I loved about the guitar, the tone, punch, warmth, and volume basically doubled. To my ears, the J45 just sings now. I couldn't believe what a little change would do to it. It might be worth it to experiment a bit, and try a bone saddle.
  13. I love active pickups but I HATE having to change the batteries. Most other than Taylor, you have to undo the strings/loosen the strings/ or just replace them when you have to swap out the 9 volt or whatever battery it uses. Today I made my pilgrimage to Mass Street Music in Lawrence, KS from KC, MO...about a 50 min drive. I took my Taylor 324 (which I ordered without any pickups in 2016) and I also took my J-45 Standard which had the stock LR Baggs Element Plus installed. I had KK Pure Minis installed in both (I haven't had the chance to try them yet.) Well with the LR Baggs under saddle element, I knew that a new saddle would be needed so I took a new bone saddle I ordered from MacNichol Guitars. The guys at Mass are wonderful and trimmed/adjusted the new bone saddle for me and installed it. For all you J-45 fans out there.........................wow! I know everyone does with their guitars what they want....but WOW! My J-45 was already amazing in every way but now it's on steroids. NOW I understand why so many of you (no matter the brand of guitar) get your saddles swapped out instantly when you get it. The LR Baggs Element while good, obviously sat between the saddle and the bridge "eating up" contact. This bone saddle now sits directly on the bridge and the sound difference is Night and Day. The J-45 didn't lose any of its warmth, but gain insane volume and punch. It responds even more to delicate finger picking. I'm....really at a loss for words. I should have taken everyone's advise much earlier. So for all you J-45 owners out there...get yourself a bone saddle....maybe do away with that under-saddle pick up. The J-45 which was heavenly to begin with.......is just light years ahead of where it was early this morning.
  14. Well tomorrow I'm taking my 2017 J45 Standard in to have the current pickups swapped out for a KK Pure Mini. I hate replacing batteries and I know a passive KK Mini should do the trick. I also bought a bone saddle to have them install too...........can't wait!!!
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