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TalismanRich

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  1. There was that one fellow that took a Heritage H150, then added wings to make it look like a Les Paul headstock. It was wasted money in my eyes, but if he was happy, and spent his own money, who am I to cry foul? Heck, I've even heard a rumor that companies are taking perfectly good new guitars and making them look old and worn out!
  2. Cobo, I don't consider that "pointy". That's a way to avoid the Fender trademark. Some of these are pointy.
  3. I have no issue with "The Heritage" as the moniker for the guitar. They were maintaining the heritage of guitar building in Kalamazoo, and that seemed to mean a lot to the owners. More power to them. As for the shape, that didn't bother me a bit. I'm not a slave to the Gibby open book design. It functions perfectly fine. Aesthetically, I prefer the bound headstock with the diamond in the center, which is partly why when ordering my first guitar, I went for the H157 over the H150 or even the H150 Deluxe. I like the inclusion of the inlay on the core guitar. I think it would b
  4. I don't tend to watch the Grammy/Emmy/Oscar/VMA/CMA/Peabody/AVN/GoldenGlobe/SAG stuff. Anything more intense than the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award is more than I can take. Spongebob Squarepants RULZ!
  5. Looks like Marcus is still generating some good press out there. I didn't realize he's been nominated for a Grammy! Music Radar Interview with Marcus King
  6. I guess since Randall Smith is 75, it's probably a good move to preserve the company. I don't know their company structure, but private companies often don't survive as well after the founder leaves. Now we'll see if Gibs0n starts doing the things that happened with CBS/Fender or Norlin/Gibbons. If they're smart, they'll leave it intact.
  7. Very impressive playing. So very glad to hear that you've recovered well enough to play again.
  8. I really think that the H-525 was underappreciated. The fact that it has the laminated top and back seems to somehow taint it vs the 575. For me, that's not an issue. I really like the acoustic sound of a 525. I'm glad I grabbed this honey when it became available.
  9. If that's the price you snagged it for, then you didn't get a deal, you got a STEAL!
  10. Sounds like he bought it from a shop, not from an online purchase. Regardless, it looks like a nitro crack to me, not anything structural.
  11. At the 2021 PSP, we'll have to ask Ren and Jim about Roy Clark. I'll bet they have some stories to tell. The Roy Clark was a really nice signature model, I think it was basically a single cut H555.
  12. Both are good. Of the two, I'll go with Marcus. I've heard him several times live, and he's versatile, and in some ways, unique in his live shows with the horn section, something you don't typically hear with a "blues band". His vocal work has improved tremendously over the past 3 years. I think he's got a long bright future ahead.
  13. It seemed to me that the neck angle also showed up with the bridge sitting up high as well. That one doesn't seem to be riding above normal. The amount of carve on the top will also change things. Assuming they are still belt sanding the bodies the same way, there can be some variations there. Watching them work a body with that slack belt sander was pretty amazing. Too heavy of a touch and you could knock 1/4 inch off pretty quickly!
  14. Absolutely. It gives me a new appreciation of "Bill Bailey".
  15. My 535 is listed as "Faded Cherry". You can see the grain through the finish really well. Red semi's are the way they were meant to be!
  16. I run a humidifier in the room rather than try to keep a dozen guitars individually humidified. The only exception is that I have a Martin wick in my Taylor acoustic. The humidifier drinks about 3 gallons of water per day in the winter.
  17. I did Elizabeth Reed at PSP on my H525 a few years back. Does that count?
  18. Anyone who in interested in learning the art of archtop guitar making can go to Nazareth PA. Dale Unger, who does American Archtop Guitars runs the Nazareth Guitar Institute, where you can learn and actually build a guitar yourself. There are still quite a few folks making guitars. They are small shops, and the guitars are expensive, but you can get them. Monteleone, Marchione, Campallone, Benedetto, Buscarino, Comins, etc. These are the higher end. On the more mass produced factories, you have Heritage, Eastman, D'Angelico, Peerless, Godin, Loar, Ibanez, Guild.
  19. Someday someone will complain that the old serial numbers sound better than the hand written ones. We guitar players are a bit crazy, y'know. That would be interesting if they actually started hard stamping the serial numbers into the wood. I wonder what the reasoning would be for the change.
  20. That repair looks to be first rate! Hopefully you'll get many, many years of enjoyment from it.
  21. So what was it like? Crunchy? Clean? Mushy? Fender, Vox or Marshall type of tone? Old Valco sound? I've only played the Blues Jr once that I can remember (at PSP?). I like my Peavey Classic 30 for a small amp with a decent crunch. For $299 its almost like a practice amp, although it should be similar to a Princeton in power.
  22. The Sweetwater page says this is no longer available. They must have blown out quickly.
  23. That's great a long as you don't get the one with the raspberry nougat center!
  24. I like the gold top hats with silver inserts on a sunburst, but for a natural finish, the black speed knobs are a nice touch. It needs a bit of contrast.
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