My '76 D-28 has no truss rod and has held up great over the years. I bought it used in '78 and have kept light gauge strings on it ever since. My 1980 D-28-12 however was left to me by a friend who passed away...it…"
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The J185 sound is so new to me. I purchased it because it's a short scale. I read it was a great finger picking guitar. I tried a Martin 00028....did not like the…"
"Hi Ralph, Welcome to the Gibson group! We are looking forward to "talking" with you there and finding out about your Gibson! I started the group and those are my two Gisbons in the avatar picture. One is a J160E like the…"
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"Oh yeah. I forgot to say, I upgraded all my Larrivee' with bone pins. Big improvement....more sustain. I found the ebony too low...and the standard TusQ too flat. Maybe it's just me. I picked up my bone pins…"
"Am I the only person in Larrivee land that feel the L03/05 series appear to be of equal material/sound quality as the L09/10 series..other than finish and a few parts.
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My '76 D-28 has no truss rod and has held up great over the years. I bought it used in '78 and have kept light gauge strings on it ever since. My 1980 D-28-12 however was left to me by a friend who passed away...it too has a non adjustable truss rod and he had kept light gauge strings on it and tuned it to pitch! This is okay with my Guild since it has two adjustable rods in it's neck, but the Martin suffered! I am having the neck reset and refretted as I type this and then I will keep lights on it, but tuned down a whole step! I love my Martin D-28 but it never sees the road and gets used at home and for recording only! My Gibson J100 extra is my number one stage guitar.
Hi Ralph, Welcome to the Gibson group! We are looking forward to "talking" with you there and finding out about your Gibson! I started the group and those are my two Gisbons in the avatar picture. One is a J160E like the Beatles played only better because mine, unlike the original, has a solid X braced top and a stacked humbucker. The other is a 1994 Centennial model J100 extra, which is like a J200 without all of the fancy inlay and a mahogany back and sides. I have longed for a J1285 and so I look forward to hearing about it! So, welcome! Edward
Here is a picture of my "four" Gibsons...
This picture appeared in Vintage Guitar magazine. Left to right: 2004 Gibson J160E, 1994 Centennial model J100Extra 1998 "Gibson" Mainecoon cat 20 lb., 1976 Gibson Les Paul Signature w/ Low Z pickups