Nice! What's your favorite? I'm guessing the F4 although those "The Loar's" are great value instruments. If it were me I might leave that one sitting out sometimes for a quick grab but always put the others back in their cases.
My "The Loar" was the first of the group. It was a solid instrument to learn on and once in a while I do go back and wail on it. The Collings was next and it's excellent. Woody...good sharp bark to it. I play it most often. I have only had the F4 a few weeks and while it isn't as tight as the Collings its a joy to play. The Collings is a technically fine-tuned instrument but at the age of 96 the Gibson just has a ton of character. It's like firing an AR-15 vs. an M1 Garand, both great...just different. The F4 is definitely mellower than the Collings and it has more more sustain, a really big voice.
Morgan Monroe MMS-8
Collings MF #1282
Gibson F4 1916
Gibson A 1906
Nice herd. I especially like the F-4. Handel buttons are so cool.
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