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My J-45 pains me

Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by mtown, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. Charlie Bernstein

    Charlie Bernstein Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 26, 2003
    Augusta, Maine
    I love how dreadnoughts feel. It's mandolins that hurt. (But they're so much fun, they're ow-worthy.)
     
  2. unfamous

    unfamous Tele-Meister

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    Jul 19, 2009
    North Georgia
    Reaching over that large of a body , yechhh. I have mostly switched to OM size, there's nothing else to be done.
     
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  3. zombywoof

    zombywoof Friend of Leo's

    If my 1942 J-50 and 1961 B45-12 drew blood I would not stop playing them.
     
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  4. Bill

    Bill Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    London
    I know your problem. I have a 1950 J-45. Love it. But got a frozen shoulder from playing three hours hard without a break at a pub jam. Took me 18 months to heal.

    Sunday, I came back with my 1930 L-1 that has been in storage in the states.

    Same sound, same volume, even more articulate. And plenty of low end on tap.

    My shoulder thanks me.

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  5. Dobronaut

    Dobronaut Tele-Meister

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    Dec 11, 2016
    Leicestershire UK
    I was heartbroken when I had to sell my large bodied Lowden 26 years ago, because of neck and shoulder pain. I ended up with a Martin 00016. I was annoyed at the time, but don't regret it now. Good things can come out of adversity.
     
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  6. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Feb 12, 2011
    Around
    I have 2 J45s. One is the newer cutaway. Same sound, diff feel.
     
  7. ebb soul

    ebb soul Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jun 7, 2016
    Smyrna georgia

    Simon and Patrick Mini Jumbo then. Best of both, and more affordable than a J45.
     
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