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Old 11-30-2013, 12:29 PM   #2011
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>"The NAMM show is in January and 2014s are in the pipeline. I was in a local Gibson dealer yesterday and some of them were 55% off MSRP."

Hmmm... 2014 model for guitars... this must be... 'bold new graphics'
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:05 PM   #2012
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The NAMM show is in January and 2014s are in the pipeline. I was in a local Gibson dealer yesterday and some of them were 55% off MSRP.
Gibson always has a big sale this time of year. I think this comes from them dating their guitars. Like cars, no one really wants to but last years model.

No one pays MSRP though. The street price is more like the actual MSRP. Now if you can get 10-15% off on the Sale price then you're really getting a good deal.

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Hmmm... 2014 model for guitars... this must be... 'bold new graphics'
Yes and no...

One of the biggest changes for Gibson players is no more nibs. This is one of the ways you can tell if it's a Gibson or a fake and has been used since the beginning. Though if you ever get a fret job done, they usually remove them as it's a lot more difficult to set frets between the nibs. The other is the 120th Anniversary Banner on the 12th fret. There are some new models as well. The Traditional is still going to be solid with no weight reliefs. Looks like they're bringing back the Standard Plus as they sort of made a mess of the line in 2013 with AA, AAA, Quilted and Koa all under the same name.

I'm interested in the Classic and or Signature which are both new for 2014.

I don't like how they brought back the Melody Maker name as a Les Paul with P-90's. Removing the EGM style covers on the LPJ was a good decision though. Calling it the LPJ wasn't. Made for some confusion last year with people buying up the last of the Juniors.

I'm hoping to see more ebony...

http://www2.gibson.com/Gibson-USA-2014.aspx#Lineup
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:48 PM   #2013
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It would be nice if the LP Standard remained constant: 60s neck and the back was one-piece of solid mahogany, no "weight relief" nor "chambering". I played a chambered LP and the tone was thin.

The '09 Traditionals were close but have a two-piece back. It seems all LPs do these days. It also had transitional neck which was in between a 60s and 50s.... very similar to the LP Custom's.

I played a 2013 Traditional yesterday but it had 50s baseball-bat neck. They're not for me.
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Old 11-30-2013, 04:50 PM   #2014
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It would be nice if the LP Standard remained constant: 60s neck and the back was one-piece of solid mahogany, no "weight relief" nor "chambering". I played a chambered LP and the tone was thin.

The '09 Traditionals were close but have a two-piece back. It seems all LPs do these days. It also had transitional neck which was in between a 60s and 50s.... very similar to the LP Custom's.

I played a 2013 Traditional yesterday but it had 50s baseball-bat neck. They're not for me.
A Traditional should be traditional and have a 50's neck or else it wouldn't be a Traditional. If you want a solid Standard then you'll have to pony up and get a 1960 Reissue. It will have a 60's neck, no weight relief and a one piece-body.
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:00 PM   #2015
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Old 12-01-2013, 03:12 PM   #2016
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A Traditional should be traditional and have a 50's neck or else it wouldn't be a Traditional. If you want a solid Standard then you'll have to pony up and get a 1960 Reissue. It will have a 60's neck, no weight relief and a one piece-body.
I agree ! I've got an early 90's 60 RI (R0), and it is STELLAR ! If you don't like the baseball bat necks on the R5-R9s (or the originals for that matter), the R0 is the way to go.

Here's a couple of pics:


Under different lighting...

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Old 12-02-2013, 01:55 AM   #2017
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A quick return to the smaller amp discussion. I really love my Egnater Rebel 30. I'm a shitty guitarist, so I can't speak much about guitar tone, but a clavinet through the thing is a thing of wonder - and since a clav is just a bunch of guitar strings being hit by rubber tipped hammers, that's probably indicative of how it'll sound. Being able to dial the power of the amp up and down and smoothly transition between 2 tube profiles is really nice for dialing in your tone, though I wonder how much I'll muck with it now that it's been dialed in. So far, I've never felt the need to play around with those knobs after the first few gigs. They're $800 or so brand new, but I've definitely seen them at $500 and less on craigslist. Available as a combo or just a head.

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Old 12-02-2013, 06:01 PM   #2018
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back to amps.... Traynor makes some bitchin' amps. they've been around forever.... made in Canada. I was playing through a few different amps including a Blues Junior & liked it a lot, but it was noisy with some effects. did a little research & found the YCV20WR. it has a few an effects loop, and that gets rid of the noise. it also has a head phone jack, ext speaker jack & low impedance line out. and... it sounds great. its supposed to be rated at 15 watts but its class A tube power. two 6BQ5s and three 12AX7s.... that usually makes 22 watts. anyway, it can cover small clubs just right. the reverb isn't too good (not as good as Fenders) but it's ok. no need for a Tube Screamer.... it has the fat sound already.


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Old 12-21-2013, 06:43 PM   #2019
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Some Cigar box love

Even got a 4 string bass in there....

This ol boy is hopin' Santa has a 3 string for under the tree this year.

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Old 12-21-2013, 08:57 PM   #2020
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Just bought my first guitar yesterday! A basic Fender acoustic from the locally owned music store. Learning chords and basics on youtube right now. Enjoying it
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:33 AM   #2021
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I loves me some CBG but check these out. I just posted this in "What Song Are You Listening To" down in JM. This is the Hometown Jamz Band out of Tupelo, MS. The guitars are made by the father out of car mufflers.

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Old 12-22-2013, 06:15 AM   #2022
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I loves me some CBG but check these out. I just posted this in "What Song Are You Listening To" down in JM. This is the Hometown Jamz Band out of Tupelo, MS. The guitars are made by the father out of car mufflers.

Those are badass!
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:29 AM   #2023
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Old 12-22-2013, 11:17 AM   #2024
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I'd like to join in this thread. I am 54 and have been trying to self-teach myself guitar since I was 12 without any success. Well, I can play the opening two lines to Smoke on the Water and that is it. LOL.

So I took my first guitar lesson from a teacher yesterday and I am going to start to take weekly lessons. I love the singers and songwriters from the early 1970's and that is what I am going to learn to play.

I am very excited about finally learning how to play - the guitar has been a very difficult instrument for me to learn and something I have always wanted to play.
Just thought I would do a little update. I can play my first song now - Margaritaville. I started taking weekly lessons four months ago and practicing daily. Although I am not naturally musically inclined, I am really enjoying playing. I've been learning on my son's Blueridge acoustic-electric and can play 22 chords now. Tomorrow, I start lessons on his Les Paul. Next song to learn is Smoke on the Water.
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Old 12-22-2013, 02:40 PM   #2025
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I can play a little. Very Little. But my Son now 26 can play anything and everything very well. Buyng Christmas gifts is hard I will say and usually I just give money with one thing. My Son sees beauty in stringed insterments as I see guns and motorcycles.

He knows just about eveything about them and the ones the knows he can never play he lust over. Was this a good gift? With some cash.



I Like this one. course I checked it out first .

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