Gibson WM-00

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  1. zombywoof

    zombywoof Friend of Leo's

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    I was apparently on a roll last month. I also snagged a 2001 Gibson WM-00. This was one of those meant to be guitars. It was only 20 minutes down the road and had a price tag of less than what a new Epi Masterbilt flattop would have set me back. For me though this is one of those now for something completely different Gibsons as I own six string Gibson flattops built in 1932 and 1942 and a 12 string which was birthed in 1961. So a guitar built in the century in which I am currently living was something I had not experienced in a very long time.

    The Workingman series was Bozeman's first attempt at a budget line with three of the four models lasting from 1998 to 2001 (the WM-45 was built for a few years longer). As Plain Jane as it got with its morado board and bridge, single ring rosette, and black binding and pickguard. I think what really attracted to to this one though is that unlike he other three models it was not based on anything from a past catalog but was a pure Bozeman concoction. It mates a 14 7/8" round lower bout with a J45-like 4 3/4" deep body. And I certainly do appreciate the 1 3/4" nut. Feels like home. The standout feature of this guitar is its midrange. The balance almost conjures up a late-1930s J35 but just not quite as powerful.

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  2. studio1087

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    Very nice!
     
  3. FMA

    FMA Poster Extraordinaire

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    Some of those WM series Gibbies were pretty sweet. A few years back, a shop I go to now and then had a used WM-45 on the wall, marked at a very attractive price. I played the thing and it was great. Sounded like a good J-45. Went back two days later with money in my pocket and it was gone. Well, it wasn't completely gone. The owner of the shop decided to keep it.
     
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