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  1. I’m not surethe value of the amp but the Martin F-50 cannot be worth anywhere north of $2k. I have the Martin F-65 model which is a better guitar than the F-50. My F-65 can be found on ebay for around $2k.
  2. Next gig play: Fire on the Mountain > Burning Down the House Glad you and your babies are all safe!
  3. Thanks! Yeah, it's opened up since yesterday and I think she's a keeper :)
  4. This thing is definitely opening up. I have a gig upcoming and it's my first in 5+ years. We'll be playing covers and so today I learned Gold Dust Woman (Fleetwood Mac) and recorded it shortly after on my iPhone and of course, playing the Mossman. I think it sounds really nice today, much better than yesterday to my ears and I think I'm just gonna keep working her in. Anyways, I just uploaded my recording, take a listen and let me know what you think. Honestly, the iPhone captured the tone extremely well. I'm very surprised by the output. Gold Dust Woman:
  5. First off, I'm a moron. I accidentally posted this exact same topic in the General discussion forum. Totally meant to post it here. So I will re-post here since I couldn't find a way to migrate that topic to this acoustic forum. That said... The day has arrived! I've been watching Mossman's off/on over the last 10 years or so. I've always sorta wanted an early 70s model with Rosewood b/s. Anyways, long story short... the right one, at the right price, at the right time just happened to me in the last week and today she finally arrived. It's a 1973 Flint Hills model which has the sitka spruce top and EI rosewood b/s. I bought it online without the advantage of playing it first, which is always a risk with online purchases but one I'm willing to take and have taken several times. I'm batting over 500, I know that much... meaning I've liked/kept more than I've returned/sold. Anyhow, she sounds really nice. The most balanced guitar I own for sure. When strumming a nice open chord like G, E, C etc... you can hear every note, every string CRYSTAL clear. Thing is I LOVE the bassy tone the most and my main player is a Gibson Advanced Jumbo that I've had for 14 years or so, which means she's been trained and lathered into the tone I covet and create. The AJ is truly my soul mate [love] . That said, I'm not giving up on this Mossman quite yet. Last owner was a finger picker, I'm a thumping flat picker. I think she'll open up nicely... the guitar!! Perverts. So I'm gonna play this thing a ton over the next few weeks/months. I'm also not sure what strings are on this but I know they're not what I use. I'm very selective and only play John Pearse PB medium gauge. So "pictures!" you say? I'll be honest, I cherry picked these from the seller. Why do all that work again when these are only a week old? Right!? Work smarter, not harder. Mossman FH 1973
  6. The day has arrived! I've been watching Mossman's off/on over the last 10 years or so. I've always sorta wanted an early 70s model with Rosewood b/s. Anyways, long story short... the right one, at the right price, at the right time just happened to me in the last week and today she finally arrived. It's a 1973 Flint Hills model which has the sitka spruce top and EI rosewood b/s. I bought it online without the advantage of playing it first, which is always a risk with online purchases but one I'm willing to take and have taken several times. I'm batting over 500, I know that much... meaning I've liked/kept more than I've returned/sold. Anyhow, she sounds really nice. The most balanced guitar I own for sure. When strumming a nice open chord like G, E, C etc... you can hear every note, every string CRYSTAL clear. Thing is I LOVE the bassy tone the most and my main player is a Gibson Advanced Jumbo that I've had for 14 years or so, which means she's been trained and lathered into the tone I covet and create. The AJ is truly my soul mate [love] . That said, I'm not giving up on this Mossman quite yet. Last owner was a finger picker, I'm a thumping flat picker. I think she'll open up nicely... the guitar!! Perverts. So I'm gonna play this thing a tone over the next few weeks/months. I'm also not sure what strings are on this but I know they're not what I use. I'm very selective and only play John Pearse PB medium gauge. So "pictures!" you say? I'll be honest, I cherry picked these from the seller. Why do all that work again when these are only a week old? Right!? Work smarter, not harder. Mossman FH 1973
  7. My Guild is also in open tuning (G)! I've been playing That's The Way a lot lately as I prepare for my first gig in the last 5 years or so. But yeah, great story nonetheless. Nothing better than picking up a seldom played git and falling in love again. I actually did the same thing with my Gibson AJ. My Guild is my beater so it's the one that's always sitting out, so she's the one where all the songs get written and all the love really. But then with this gig coming up, I've been playing the Gibby more and man, I feel so bad for neglecting her for so long. Not to paint the wrong picture. The AJ did get played sometimes but not nearly as much as the Guild. The AJ is my fave, it's just the Guild is so accessible, because, you know.... it's hard getting a guitar out of its case :unsure:
  8. I'm a big fan of the favorable laws in both of those states
  9. Nothing more exciting than NGD!! Report back with pictures and audio!
  10. Thanks for your post. When you say they did not work for you, are you referring to the tone, playability, both or something else?
  11. Noob here. Here's one I wrote a few years ago. For some reason the video came out inverse. It looks like I'm playing lefty but I'm a righty. Here goes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_01V_6Ue6Lg
  12. Awesome to hear that! Well, I bought my AJ online from a guy who, at the time, was the guitarist for Keith Urban. I had played tons of AJs but really wanted a natural top and when I saw his listing on eBay, I pounced. My justification was this: if I didn't like the tone I could re-sell it. I assumed it was a good one, however, because it was played by a professional and it was setup professionally with a new-at-the-time, LR Baggs pickup. I took a chance and it worked out! I've taken other chances and have had to re-sell on 2 occasions. Thanks for your input and so glad to hear your 1 experience was a fond one. How much was that one selling for? I'm assuming it had the Brazilian rosewood b/s but did those Great Plains have the red spruce tops?
  13. This is a Gibson forum and my primary git is a Gibson Advanced Jumbo (2002) which I absolutely love and I only play dreadnoughts. However, that said, there are many great dread guitar brands out there. For me personally, I've looked for reasons to buy a Martin but when I play them against any comparable Gibson (D-28 against an AJ for instance), the Gibson always wins! Therefore, I do not own any Martin acoustic guitars. I do own a Martin F-65 electric though and it is sweet! But I digress. I have been shopping Mossman guitars for about 10 years now and today finally purchased my first one online. The one I bought is a 1973 Flint Hills model which is basically a D-28 or AJ equivalent with Sitka spruce top and East Indian Rosewood back/sides. As I'm sure most of you know, there's a risk in buying an acoustic guitar online because the tone is specific to each guitar and obviously you can't play it first unless the guitar is local. That said, some brands/models, Mossman being one of those brands, are hard to find locally and therefore it's not so easy to play 10 of them (or even 1) to see which one sings. So if you want one that is not a popular brand, sometimes you just have to take a chance. That was me today.... I took a chance! So I guess I'm wondering if any of you guys/gals have played or owned a Mossman. If so, which model? How did it compare to your favorite Gibson or Martin? I bought mine confidently knowing that if the tone doesn't suit me, I can re-sell it because there is always a demand for Mossman guitars. I was personally targeting an early 70s model because I feel like those were Stuart Mossman's prime years (pre-fire and pre-distribution/storage issues). So with that... any Mossman experiences (good or bad) someone wants to share? I'm super stoked for my new guitar but I don't see it ever replacing my AJ.
  14. How do you like yours? How strong is the bass tone?
  15. Nice song, nice recording! You did that on Garageband? My god, I need to take some recording lessons from you. That was really superb!
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