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Gibson j-200 & Greg Lake

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by teleman1, Mar 7, 2021.

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    A friend of mine had a Gower guitar that had Maple back and sides, like a J-200. That guitar had a tone and "projection" unlike most acoustics. I love Mahogany and Rosewood sided guitars, but those made of Maple seem to have a "punch" that's awesome.
     
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    I think I'd have one, but you really need to manage theri environment. Case kept & humidified I would think
     
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    For years I lusted after a J200. This spring I found a used one at a decent price. All I can say is I should have done it sooner. I have a D 18 Martin which I always thought was a great player but the J200 is something else. A lot of dough but man is it worth it! 6AAF1519-4938-48CD-85D1-76EE12EF8A24.jpeg 6AAF1519-4938-48CD-85D1-76EE12EF8A24.jpeg
     
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    I certainly want one, but no way I can justify it.

    Th video of GL was really fun to watch
     
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    I have lusted after a J200 ever since I first saw one. Many guitars have come along since then, some of them really good ones, and I still don't have a J200. But I ain't dead yet...
     
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    They look great, but rarely have much volume.
    Mark Silber, owner/founder of Fretted Instruments referred to them as "whispering giants".
    I really like the early rosewood ones.
     
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    I love my early 90s J-200- it came pre- loaded with a lot of song ideas! As noted above, living in New England, there are times of the year when it is almost unplayable no matter because of belly bulge and, yes, of course I use a humidifier.
     
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    DO you leave it out all the time. I had a 72 Gibson SJ and I never had a neck adjustment and later kept it out 24/7. It needed a neck reset. I thought one day I'd get one, but the maintenance fear got to me. I have a 72 d-28 from my brother who has passed. It sound spectacular. But probably different than the 200. Greg Lakes description fits my experience trying one though. RIP GREG!
     
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