I hate Gibsons

Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by Aaron1061, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. Aaron1061

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    ....but I picked this one up on a road trip, and it was love at first strum. Ended up driving all the way home yesterday and then all the way back today to get her. There's some magic in this particular J45.

    Anyway, NGD!!! J45 Studio! Am I playing authentic now??


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    Love hate maybe?
     
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    Dan R Friend of Leo's

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    I'm a Gibson acoustic kinda guy. Love that guitar there. I'm convinced Gibson in Boseman has their act together.
     
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    J45, arguably the best dread made. Congrats.
     
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    idjster VERY grateful member Silver Supporter

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    I love Gibsons to a certain degree. Each on their own merits. That's a beautiful guitar. Congratulations!
     
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    I have quite a few acoustic guitars. If I had to pare the collection down to one guitar, it would unquestionably be my Gibson Sheryl Crow Southern Jumbo. If I had to pare it down to two guitars, I might have a problem choosing number two.
     
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    The good ones are the best guitars I have ever played, with a unique sound that absolutely slays me. But most of them are pretty forgettable - my experience. Sounds like you got a good'un!
     
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    WIN_20190825_13_32_33_Pro.jpg I hate all seven of mine. I hate them every chance I get, at gigs, jams, on the couch, etc.
     
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    Beautiful Guitar!
    Congrats, man.
     
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    That is nice. The best acoustic I ever played was an old J50 I played over 20 years ago. I’ve compared every other acoustic I’ve ever played to what I remember about it and none have measured up.
     
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    here's the back!!
     

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    Gibson Jumbos have a great tone that's unique from the usual dreadnought sound (especially with mahogany back and sides). My friend has a newer model J45 (rosewood back and sides) and it sounds great but the neck is little thinner than I like (that's a matter of preference, though).

    By the way, to the OP - beautiful guitar! How do you like the walnut back and sides? Personally I love walnut for both acoustics and electrics.
     
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    You got one with the center inner tree book matched on the back. I've seen photos on line. They're rare and so beautiful! Very cool.

    I bought one at our local GC about one month after they came out. I have bearclaw on the back but not the two-tone like you have. I generally play Martins and the shorter scale and thinner body on the J45 feel very comfortable and I feel like Superman when I play scales and chords. The scale really makes a difference.

    That's a beauty that you have.

    Les Paul is buried 15 miles from our home. I love Gibson. I love Fender more.

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    I'm a Gibson acoustic fan. I have a 2007 J-160E and a 1994 J-100 Xtra. I love them both. I used to have a J-45 and a Dove, and I regret selling both of them. Nice score!
     
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    They glued the bridge on backwards!

    :D
     
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    Hate ‘em too..


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    Ain't no acoustic guitar that "thumps" like a J-45
     
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    how can anyone hate a guitar is beyond me. they all serve their purpose whether it is single coil, humbuckers, scale lengths, nut widths, etc. everyone should own one of each type. variety!!

    play music!
     
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    Technically, is it really a dread??? Maybe after they changed the shape to square in the '60s. But the round-shouldered ones? ...I don't know.
     
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    I did say, "arguably", but to my ears, I have never heard nor play a dread better than the J45.
     
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