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    NGD: 2021 Standard 50s in Iced Tea Burst

    I don't find that figuring to be underwhelming at all. I think it is nice.
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    COVID (Used) Price Madness

    If you can wait a few months, i would do so. Right now prices are at an all time high and I predict they will come down. They are already seemingly dropping a bit. You can always send the seller a message asking him about his/her/their policies and what they would accept. Some will be pissed...
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    Let’s talk “good wood era”

    I think if we look at the different periods of Gibson, we are still IN the "Good Wood" period and all that it entails. Rededication is my word for it. I feel that people are too fixated on the one phrase. On a related but unrelated note, I think we are living in a second Golden Era of...
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    Let’s talk “good wood era”

    I do not believe that Gibson was trying or calling it "Good Wood". I think Gibson was rededicating itself to making better guitars in the post Slash time. Gibsons had been fairly unpopular up till then. I can recall LPs on clearance racks and not selling. Part of that rededication was...
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    Let’s talk “good wood era”

    I remember him quoting the Ace Frehley and Chet Atkins Country Gentleman models as the ones he wanted the best wood make. I was (as we all were) much younger back then. i was more worried about that nights events after work than I was worrried about recalling the names of eras!
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    Let’s talk “good wood era”

    I think it was more of a mindset than it was a specific day or exact era. I know the rededication was real, I saw it and was part of it. Gibson was out beating the bushes wanting nicer looking woods. I would loosely say it was from the Slash era to the early 2000s (after which they simply...
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    Let’s talk “good wood era”

    The moniker has died now BECAUSE of the rededication. Now there are beautifully figured guitars and better finish options available all day every day. Again, look at the pre-slash era 1980-1985 LPs and compare them to the 2000 ish ones on a site like Reverb. You will see where it came from...
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    Let’s talk “good wood era”

    Nothing really special about Yamano or the others doing that. Anyone who wishes (including you) can do that if you are willing to pay and order a quantiy of them. For a time the Japanese companies were the only ones who cared to do that. Now there are more (Sam Ash, GC, Wildwood, a place in...
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    Let’s talk “good wood era”

    So--to appreciate the "Good Wood" era, a phrase that will get you bashed on the other LP forum, you must compare it to the PREVIOUS era--not the current era In the late 90s, Gibson rededicated themselves to both better looking wood AND USA acquired wood (when applicable). They really beat the...
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    How Do You Insure Your Guitar Collection?

    I think it is a fuzzy math equation in your head of how replaceable are your guitars, your current home and situation, how much would it mean to you if you lost your #1 or even worse, your most expensive, gigs, airplanes, stopping by a sketchy wal mart on the way home with a $10k guitar in the...
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    How Do You Insure Your Guitar Collection?

    you should insure your guns, too!
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    How Do You Insure Your Guitar Collection?

    I have appraisals for several of my instruments. But not all. SInce they are paying replacement value, I am unclear that the current appraisals matter? They sent a spreadsheet that I filled out.
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    How Do You Insure Your Guitar Collection?

    There are MANY technicalities in filing an insurance claim. I advise caution to those who THINK they are covered. If you own more than around $5k of gear--I would strongly advise checking with your agent about coverage and caps. Costs nothing to check. Might cost a lot if you do not check...
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    How Do You Insure Your Guitar Collection?

    $200 (ish). Started when I got several nice guitars, one of which Gibson Super 4000 Chet Atkins (only 20 made) as well a a few other "nicer" Martins and Gibsons. George Gruhn is a close friend and advised me to consider it. I looked into it and found it fairly affordable. They could not be...
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    How Do You Insure Your Guitar Collection?

    replacement cost.


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