NGD Gibson G-45 Studio

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  1. guitarndrms

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    Been looking for a USA made all solid wood guitar that wouldn’t break the bank. Found this one local and jumped on it. Came with a really nice hard shell case too!! Lady bought it but did not like the way it played. Needs a few little setup tweaks, and some Elixr strings (my fav) but overall I’m in love so far. This will replace a Taylor 214CE-SB I acquired in a trade deal. I sold it pretty quick.. Great guitar but I’m not a sunburst fan. Looking forward to making some music with this bad boy, it’ll get put through the paces Saturday night at a private party solo gig!
     

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    Nice guitar, whats not to love?

    After many years playing just parlors, I fell in love with Gibson Slopeshoulders

    I have a J15 witch on paper is also a cheaper take on a J45 and it's worth every penny
     
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    I will gig this guitar pretty heavy so I’m glad it didn’t cost me a couple grand. I’m really happy so far, can’t wait to hook it into the PA and hear it plugged in.
     
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    Apparently, you can void the warranty doing that. :D

    Joking apart, congratulations! That is very much my idea of a great acoustic: no frills, natural finish and priced to play, not collect.
     
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    Good point no jumping on the instrument! Thank you!
     
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    There's one at my local shop that is tempting me pretty strongly right now.
     
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    Pretty heavy? Like this?... I am the bearded one on the debut of the J15 :lol:



    That's why I gig the J15 and keep the J45 at home. Well, not always but yes
     
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    Mine is a burst, but what the heck! I bought mine sight-unseen and sound-unheard from Elderly. I am really impressed by the low end that is similar to an HD-28. Perhaps not as loud, but I feel better balanced. Great guitar if you are tired of typical dreds.
     
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    What pickup is installed?
     
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    Fishman Sonitone.. I haven’t had a chance to give it a rip yet but I will most likely replace it with a K&K pure mini as I don’t like having to use batteries and I usually use a preamp anyways (play acoustic pedal is awesome).
     
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    I've always preferred the 'budget' Gibsons, to their shiny, expensive ones. All killer, no filler.
     
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    That would be my choice.
     
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    That’s awesome I’ve always wanted a J-45 or another Gibson with the J45 style
     
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    Really? my J15 and J45 have a LR Baggs. Gibson must have changed supplier. I believe that G45 series are more modern than J15 series.

    Regarding K&K, if you already use a preamp, Is a good pickup, but I try to have the less pedals on the floor as possible. So I prefer batteries inside.

    Is good, they come with a beer holder

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    Great score, enjoy!
     
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    Really enjoying it. Thanks!
     
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    Played a show last night and was pleasantly surprised with the sound of the fishman sonitone. I still think I want to change it eventually but for now I think I’ll play a little longer as is. I did make a small mod, I wasn’t digging the small tuning heads on the mini rotomatics. Ordered some heads off Amazon and made a huge difference. I think it looks better as well!
     

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    Had my luthier ditch the fishman system and install a K&K pure mini. He also replaced the saddle with bone. I really think that helped open up the sound, also removed the UST. I had some time to play with it last night and I’m very impressed with the K&K pickup. I basically did nothing to the tone and it sounds pretty natural. She’ll get another test this Saturday!!
     
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