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On 7/6/2020 at 7:43 PM, Curt12355 said:

Hello everyone, my name is Walter Moore live in North Carolina I work on and restore guitars I am a retired wood worker.

Getting into guitars and playing pool, snooker and billiards a bit later in life has been a catalyst for another new interest: wood. You'll find some very interesting discussions about the properties of different tonewoods on here, Walter.

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On 7/18/2020 at 11:36 PM, TomG76 said:

Getting into guitars and playing pool, snooker and billiards a bit later in life has been a catalyst for another new interest: wood. You'll find some very interesting discussions about the properties of different tonewoods on here, Walter.

Hi Walter - welcome to the forest of tonewoods and much much more. . 
After 15 posts of which 2 must hit bulls eye you will be regarded as one of Robin Hood's merry brave men. 

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Hi everyone, great to shoot the bull with my fellow musicians,  I am an older country boy (SC) and music has been my passion most of my life. I am 61 and been playing since about 13 or so.   I recently had two years where I could not play at all and only after a year of PT was I able to make a fist (Ruptured tendons on my middle and ring fingers and a tendon harvested from my pointer to repair everything) and start using my fingers once again.  I am at about 60% of where i use to be and getting my fret hand back little by little. I am so very grateful and happy to be able to play again. While I may not ever be able to play like I used to but I can still do it and getting stronger and better every day. I just wanted to say hi. Most of my experience has been in electrics but the down time  and playing alone has made me an acoustic fan too. I look forward to many fun conversations with any and all.

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7 hours ago, 12MoreGuitars said:

Hi everyone, great to shoot the bull with my fellow musicians,  I am an older country boy (SC) and music has been my passion most of my life. I am 61 and been playing since about 13 or so.   I recently had two years where I could not play at all and only after a year of PT was I able to make a fist (Ruptured tendons on my middle and ring fingers and a tendon harvested from my pointer to repair everything) and start using my fingers once again.  I am at about 60% of where i use to be and getting my fret hand back little by little. I am so very grateful and happy to be able to play again. While I may not ever be able to play like I used to but I can still do it and getting stronger and better every day. I just wanted to say hi. Most of my experience has been in electrics but the down time  and playing alone has made me an acoustic fan too. I look forward to many fun conversations with any and all.

Great to hear you're back in the saddle and enjoy the forum.

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Hi, greetings from Ireland. Am the proud owner of a 2013 Gibson Advanced Jumbo Red Spruce (bought as new old stock in Dublin in 2018). Super guitar and a real keeper. Have loved Gibson acoustics since I was in college and it really is magical. They really do live up to the hype! Kevin

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Hi kevin from Ireland. Wow that does sound like a keeper. I looked and played the AJ. If I had not already had a rosewood guitar with the long scale, I might have chosen one. I ended up with a southern jumbo.no regrets but still If I hand around long enough... congratulations on your AJ.

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Just wanted to say I have a '42  j45 my father bought new after his stay in the army, also a ,47 j45 my mother purchased new when she married dad.  The 42 does not have the banner (early 42 models did not have it), also neither have fon #.  I just had both guitars to Lay's in Akron ,oh (used to have Gibson factory warranty repair contract) for some braces re-glued. Seems there is a bacteria that eats hyde glue . Have also a '78 j50 dad bought new. These guitars R all in great shape but the 42 sounds so much richer in tone.  Probably going to sell all three as one lot soon as I get time to take and post pictures --- thanks for reading

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I have been on the forum for a few years, mostly posted in the Epiphone section.  I have a couple Masterbilts I am fond of.  I have an old beat up J40 from about 1972 and a brand new J45 studio.   And several other good playing acoustics a Martin, a Taylor and a Seagull M6 among them.

I play mostly in Church and up until this year played a monthly nursing home gig.  I'm a hack player but have a good time with it.

 

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From one southerner to another, howdy @12MoreGuitars

Figured this might be a good place for a first time guitar player to make friends and learn about the instrument. Picked up a Hummingbird last week...can't wait to build calluses and stop hitting other strings so that beautiful tone can ring out properly, but when it does it sure it is heavenly!

 

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Hey buddy, thats a sweet acquisition for a first guitar. Mine was an Alvarez from about 75. A dread. Can't  recall the model but it was rosewood and had a hand inlay made with coloured wood chips. It was a great beginner. My local music store took 40 bucks a week for 3 weeks the the balance of about 25 bucks. You didn't say anything about the year of the hummingbird but congratulations,the year doesn't matter. That you dig it says everything. I must say it wasn't long before I  got an electric because of the finger thing. It seemed to work. Its so hard to learn and deal with that at same time. It was like back and forth for  while cause my fingers hurt. I have 2 acoustics now and love acoustic guitars. Congrats and welcome.

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Howdy - just picked up my first Gibson, a Hummingbird Walnut M.  I've played Martin's for years and on a whim played this today....within 5 minutes took it home.  I'm happy!

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Hi, Tedd from MN. Much like Drew from CO I recently purchased a Hummingbird M however mine is a mahogany model with a light cherryburst top. This is my first Gibson and I'm lovin'it.

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On 11/7/2020 at 2:02 PM, 12MoreGuitars said:

Hey buddy, thats a sweet acquisition for a first guitar. Mine was an Alvarez from about 75. A dread. Can't  recall the model but it was rosewood and had a hand inlay made with coloured wood chips. It was a great beginner. My local music store took 40 bucks a week for 3 weeks the the balance of about 25 bucks. You didn't say anything about the year of the hummingbird but congratulations,the year doesn't matter. That you dig it says everything. I must say it wasn't long before I  got an electric because of the finger thing. It seemed to work. Its so hard to learn and deal with that at same time. It was like back and forth for  while cause my fingers hurt. I have 2 acoustics now and love acoustic guitars. Congrats and welcome.

 

Alvarez makes some beautiful guitars! There's something about the low gloss finishes that's very vintage yet modern. Initially it was a 2019 standard, however I just exchanged it for one with the aged top from the same year - the mellow tone and more subtle finish were the major reasons.

On 11/22/2020 at 6:41 PM, Modbird said:

Hi, Tedd from MN. Much like Drew from CO I recently purchased a Hummingbird M however mine is a mahogany model with a light cherryburst top. This is my first Gibson and I'm lovin'it.

 

On 11/13/2020 at 8:45 PM, ParkerCO said:

Here's a pic of my new Hummingbird.  Been fun getting acquainted!

Drew from Colorado.

Those are both some beauties @Modbird and @ParkerCO. I didn't know hummingbirds are also produced with a cutout, must make it a lot easier getting the  higher frets. 

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Hi - I’m Bart Young. I’m currently a Florida resident having moved here in May 2020 from Oklahoma. I’m primarily a Red Dirt/Texas Country guy at the moment but have been into many types of music in my life. I just acquired a J-15 and loving it, but I’m primarily a tele player. 

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