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  1. 1 hour ago, j45nick said:

    BuddyW, do you live in an exceptionally dry climate?

    The cracks you are seeing aren't really normal in a guitar that has been kept reasonably humidified over its life. I have several 70-year-old guitars that have rarely been kept in a controlled climate, and they show no signs of cracks, nor do any of my other guitars.

    What is the floor in the space where you store your guitars? 

    Rooms with poorly-insulated outside walls in colder climates can be problematic when it comes to controlling humidity. Whenever possible, I would store guitars away from exterior walls, and certainly away from any source of heat, whether it is forced hot air or radiated.

    Make sure that black paint and carpet never come in direct contact with any of your guitars.

    If possible, post a photo of one your guitars showing the type of cracks you are seeing.

    Thanks J-45Nick I got to get busy today but will get back with you on the photographs.


  2. Thanks I have built two sets of shelves I have flat black paint and black indoor outdoor carpeting for the guitars to sit on. But I think the wood not being sealed is robbing the guitar cases of humidity. Since I could store all my guitars in the same place as one of the shelve units I was going to build a rack to stand them up.  I might just still paint (seal) the wood and carpet the shelves since I am most the way through that process and I don’t need that space.

    I have have went to the D”Addario humidification system and put them in three guitars on 10-23-2019. I took out a guitar Saturday and it had small cracks showing up I changed the packs and now their going away. 

    Cracks will have to be another subject but I will mention a little right now.

    I have been noticing a lot of similar guitars have the same cracks. At the sound hole on each side of the neck I don’t like those cracks the one on the bottom goes from the sound hole clear to the binding and cracked the binding. It will almost totally go away once humidity gets back up I am wondering if the neck is causing a problem or pressure from the case. 

    When I bought the guitar the seller was not sure if it was original case it is light brown with pink interior, the guitar is 1993 J-100 Extra Natural finish. The other area showing cracks is the center up high on the back starting at neck junction and going down 9” I have also seen the same thing on a 1995 J-45

    I plan on taking it to a shop and have them go over it and see if there is anything to worry about.


  3. On 9/16/2019 at 1:36 PM, gnappi said:

    Some thoughts... Are you blocking cookies? Is your clock date / time on your PC correct ? or have you set your browser to somehow not store local data from sites that are not secure?

     

     

    Good points l will check that out


  4. Not sure why I can sign in on my iPad but my laptop wont let me sign in fore the last 8 months. 

    I sent an email asking for help signing in but got no response. Today I reset password again on iPad and can sign in but it wont sue the password on my laptop. 

    I have photos on my laptop of my guitar storage and humification setup but cant send them on my laptop


  5. I always thought storing an acoustic Gibson flat in the case was the best way. I have been seeing acoustics being stored upright leaning back away from the handle.

    This would save on floor space I have always stored them flat. I want to build a closet that would be pretty much in the middle of the house. Standing them up would save space. I doubt it would affect the humidity program.


  6. Lately everything I try and sign in , I get error message and get locked out. I then have to reset my password to get in. Then the next time I go to sign in , it happens all over. I cant figure out what would be causing this problem. 

     


  7. On 8/12/2019 at 10:38 AM, RobinTheHood said:

    It sounds like a factory 2nd refurbed by MIRC.

    Thank you  RTH that expains the white paper strip with the new serial number, l went to their web site and it only addressed being a dealer with them. I would still like to find out from them a year they got the guitar and refurbished it. 


  8. 4 hours ago, QuestionMark said:

    There is a posting string a few posts down started by Leonard McCoy titled Epiphone Serial Number Decoding that in it a bit into the posting string contains some information about a company that refurbished factory seconds (likely what the 2 stands for) and then puts a white sticker over the old serial number.  The info might be relevant to your guitar.  As FYI, I have a 1970s Gibson with a 2 on the back of its neck which research shows was a factory second and according to George Gruhn, the guru of all vintage guitars, factory 2s usually have no discernible reason why they were marked factory seconds and the factory second designation does not devalue the price of the guitar in the vintage guitar market.  It is believed  that its only affect is that the guitar when it was new to its first owner did not carry a factory warrantee.  While not much is known about why Gibson marked some guitars as seconds when they otherwise were fine , some have speculated that the 2s may have meant the guitar may have originally been used as a display model in a store or have been purchased by a factory employee at a reduced employee discount.  While that research pertained to Gibsons, it likely is also applicable to Epiphones, also.

    Hope this helps.

    QM aka “Jazzman” Jeff

     

     

     

     

     

    I went and read it and they mentioned the paper strip being put over the old serial number. Also listed an example which does work with the guitars serial number.

    Example: S3021234 = Samick Korea / 1993 / February / unit 1234

    my serial # is         S     1      09     9758

    Samick Korea  

    2001

    September

    Unit # 9758

    It would be great if  MIRC would have records of production number in years.

    Never the less it is a nice guitar I just dont like the brightness of it and i am thinking about making it a natural finish. But since it is probably laminated l am not sure if any thing weird would show up.

    Thank you for the information in your post.


  9. I bought a used Epiphone Dove when l got home with it l looked inside for the seisl number snd found a white strip piece of paper over the label with a number and l was polishing the back of the head stock and some black substance came off and  l found 2D stamped.

    I contacted Epiphone by email and was asked to send some photographs, l made a web page and emailed the link but never heard back.

    l t is  sqeaky clean like new stays in tune has the best action for playing an acoustic that i have played.

    l would like to just get the info on this guitar.

    http://www.allmounts.com/epipone_dove_acoustic_guitar.html

     


  10. I bought a used Epiphone Dove when l got home with it l looked inside for the seriall number and found a white strip piece of paper over the label with a number and l was polishing the back of the head stock and some black substance came off and  l found 2D stamped.

    I contacted Epiphone by email and was asked to send some photographs, l made a web page and emailed the link but never heard back.

    l t is  squeaky clean like new stays in tune has the best action for playing an acoustic that i have played.

    l would like to just get the info on this guitar.

    http://www.allmounts.com/epipone_dove_acoustic_guitar.html

     


  11. Hi all,

     

    Where do you all go to for feedback on your performances? In the family and friends arena, you always get 'yeah that's nice' - but that's not useful.

     

    For background I'm a kitchen table player (25+ yrs) with aspirations of playing out - (my pipe dream - a 2 hour set of (acoustic) stuff I want to play, to a listening audience). I've done a couple open mics, and have my first 'jam' session with that piano guy tonight. My feedback channels are myself (and I'm not a good judge yet), family (rarely says something does not sound good, unless they want me to stop playing all together) and this forum as well, but think there's steps to take first.

     

    What do you all think, is that where lessons come in, work the jam thing... I'm a bit at a loss? How do you all pinpoint the next things you work on (everyone I've heard here is good, but I gotta believe you earned your way)? Any input is appreciated... and probably beneficial to yourself as well (enabling me to inflict less pain on this group :)

     

    Rgds - billroy

     

    Is the piano guys name Ken


  12. All my guitars have a strap attachment at the headstock. Since I'm always seated while playing, I don't worry about stress on the headstock or neck. I have the strap primarily as a safety precaution to prevent my guitar from sliding off of my lap. The strap is pretty slack just laying over my shoulders. However, if I wasn't always sitting-down while playing, I would likely wonder about putting stress on the neck.

     

     

    Thank you for all the response great input and I thank you for it


  13. You can order a new strap button with the mounting screw, for the appropriate spot on the body, for just a few bucks.

     

    Drill a small pilot hole (to keep from cracking the wood), and then just screw it in.

     

    What kind of guitar, acoustic or electric?

     

     

     

     

    [mellow]

     

     

    It is a Gibson J 100 Extra 1994 100 year Anniversary and I dont want to put one on it some where that i might mess it up. I have always been a natural finish guitar person and was thinking of trading or selling to get one. But for now i am liking it.


  14. I have never had a guitar with the strap attaching at the headstock. I just thought it would be hard on the guitar neck. Well I have recently bought a guitar with out any button other then on the bottom of the guitar to hook a strap to. So I just bought a strap that will let me connect to the headstock.

     

    My question is that ok with out worrying down the road about neck damage.


  15. Hmmm .. 13 J-45 ‘s . No confusion there. And enough with Banner year headstocks on non Banner year models ! [rolleyes]

     

    The new management also mentioned for reaching out to many genders. I thought there were only two, acoustic and electric guitar players. Maybe he was talking about something other, but with that being said there is still only two.


  16. What gets me is a tree grows and then dies and falls over, other trees grow and take its place. The trees purpose it to be cut some where in that cycle to be used. I would almost bet some would go as far as to stop the new planting of this tree to make a point.

     

    A tree is a renewable resource a forester once told me trees in general grow for 65 years and then they cut them down to use as lumber and replant that area. He says he will be dead and gone but one thing for sure someone else will cut down and use these trees in 65 years, and plant more.

     

    If it were true what the study is trying to suggest, the change would have taken place years ago and they would never would have had to waste their time trying to make a point in the cult of sustainability.

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