"Any solid wood top will change with age, often for the better. My L130 started off well but improved to amazing. However, at no point has it been mellow (it projects very well, aka is loud even with light strings). The improvement has been in its…"
Yes, the screwed in bridge is an 'authentic' bad idea. The 60's were not among Gibson's best years. Acoustics in general were not the real market for the big shops back then. It looks like the pickguard was a heavy slab of…"
"Hey, look everyone, it's our favorite screwed-in ceramic bridge! Just when you thought it was safe to strum in tune.
Not that I don't love my B-25, but really now, them things be tone killers fo' sure.
Changing the tension on any set of strings is likely to cause them to go flabby faster than tuning them one way and leaving it at that. Slack-key (Hawaiian tunings) players face this problem a lot. Tension (tuning) stresses the the metal.…"
The pics suggest that at some point the top was over-sprayed with clear lacquer. The Tuner strip with the word top on it is probably original, the other one (if period Gibson) is likely from an L-1.
If you want to find your…"
Yes, as much as Gibson did anything the same from week to week (not to mention year to year) they are the same body shape & size. The LG2 & LG3 are x-braced rather than ladder-braced so they sound more contemporary with even color…"
I believe the fretboard radius taper4ed from 12" to something nearly flat (whatever it took to match the bridge/saddle set-up. Thing were notoriously loose at Gibson so I think there is some inconsistency, but I believe the 12" is…"
"The white dots on the rectangular bridge suggest a post-war LG1. Assuming that you used the original pickguard as a template suggests a pre '54 model. Before '49 there were no dots and after '53 the bridge is usually the standard…"
"If I remember correctly, the opening bars to 'Proud Mary' are deliberate lifts of the opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and the opening bars of Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue" are a riff on 'Shave & a…"
Flipping the chords per Doug's comment is a great exercise and might even end up taking the song into an interesting space. Dylan did that a bit with 'Blind Willie McTell' (though it is more of a scramble than an outright flip)…"
The nighthawk is seriously slick. I love both the proportions and the restrained 'burst. Do you think there are enough pickups? Is it a challenge to find the right tone with so many possibilities?
I gather that the pink satin is the…"
The other posts have pretty much covered the nut/position issue. Know, however, that your question is not that rare. Being a sort of mechanical transposing device, the actual note played is not always apparent to folks just starting with…"
"Yes, it went over real well. Aside from seeing an outrageous smile on a beautiful face, I get to hear a nice guitar being played on a daily basis.
My wife is at that point where she is struggling through changing bar chords with better speed.…"
"For our anniversary, I decided my wife needed a new guitar so I started looking for her new axe. I ended up with a Larrivee P09 lacewood parlor. I got a great deal from Elderly on a near mint used one from '10. Besides being pretty as all…"
Damn, that is one fine tune.
I agree with Walt about the rightness of the components. The Guitar playing is terrific and precise. The strings play a fine counterpoint to the melody and compliment the more percussive picking pattern with…"
This forum format is new to me, so I hope I communicate OK...
Where: Back in Missouri. Park Hills, about an hour or so south of St. Louis. 5 Ozark acres in the country.
Contact: Stick with email: email@example.com I don't care for Facebook, but it looks like I won't be able to avoid it much longer.
I've been checking up on you occasionally...your artwork moreso. Didn't expect you move from Boston area. You landed in a great place, though. I lived in Augusta, GA for a bit, and traveled northward...beautiful! I collect custom knives, and have a few friends in your area.
BTW, to keep the acoustic guitar theme, the Martin I mentioned has brief, but distinguished provenance. I was moving to Palm Springs with the guitar in the luggage. It was October 1, 1977 and I was approaching Cordes Junction, Az. Yep, I went to the Arcosanti Festival. While I was there, Jackson Browne came to play, and drafted me as "roadie" and sound engineer. Browne played the Martin for one song "Linda Paloma". I never learned to play, and left the guitar in storage at a luthier in Santa Barbara.