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  • Birthday 01/14/1976

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    Country, folk, pop, stand-up comedy.

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  1. Bert Jansch liked dead strings. He could play pretty sporty...
  2. Great news, Jinder. It's certainly not my place to speak on behalf of the forum, but you know we are all thinking of you, right?
  3. I'm a huge James Taylor fan. I once told a musician friend that "As far as I'm concerned, Paul McCartney is the bloke who played bass on Carolina In My Mind." Fortunately he loves JT too and he grinned broadly.
  4. I think he did and that this might be his one that James Taylor is playing in this video.
  5. Thanks so much for posting this, E-minor7. I bought a J-50 last year in no small part because my love for James Taylor made me fall in love with them. Before I could afford it I did a LOT of research trying to find a different guitar that sounded like a Gibson Jumbo. They don't exist. I'm so glad the luthier was able to rescue the JT one! I like my batwing pickguard but they do look great without. I'm all but certain that JT has only owned one J-50, by the way.
  6. It may be bad form to reply to an old thread - but I know it can also be bad form to start a new one on the same topic... ...I've tried various fingerpicks and thumbpicks. I want to like them as I would like the option of a louder and different sound, but I can't take to them. I actually get some comfort from reading much more experienced and far better guitarists than me say the same. One thing that hasn't come up on this thread is fake nails. Always an option, and utilised by James Taylor.
  7. I've always been happy with my J-50, but it sounds loads better since I switched from light strings to mediums. And if you happen to tune down, that is even more likely.
  8. I got hold of some medium gauge coated Gibson strings. I think they sound great. Thanks.
  9. I'd like a really special National guitar and also a Dobro. The former metal and the latter wood, as per what they are most famous for.
  10. One thing that swung the 1950s-style J-50 for me over the 1960s-style was that the former has a pick-up. Meanwhile, I got it in July and the top is already starting to get more golden. Yummy.
  11. He dug it out for some work with Carole King a while back, but I think that rings a bell and he does think it’s knackered. I know he think guitars wear out more readily than violins and celli. I wouldn’t even ask Willie Nelson if he would sell Trigger, but I might pay him to let me have a play.
  12. Thanks for this, 62burst. In relation to why I tune down, I only play to accompany myself and it suits my voice better. In fact it's been a revelation to tune it down a step. It means I can sing above the guitar and not just below it.
  13. I kind of hope he’d refuse to sell it to me (because it means to much to him), but I might make James Taylor a huge offer for his J-50. And talking of JT, I would likely treat myself to an Olson. But a vintage Gibson J-45 / J-50 / Southern Jumbo / Country Western would probably be my first purchase.
  14. Thanks everyone. I knew you’d come through!
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