Wow.... J-35 all that and a bag o' chips
Posted 18 May 2013 - 11:16 PM
This J-35 played absolutely wonderful and the tone was really smooth. I still am not crazy about the looks but its growing on me.
For 1500 it should sound good but I gotta admit it was way better than I was expecting
2003 Gibson Songwriter Deluxe
2011 JAG Custom Acoustic
1991 Gibson J-45 - gone
2005 Epi EJ-200 - gone
Posted 19 May 2013 - 09:18 AM
2011 Eastman ET5-SS...Adirondack/Mahogany
2010 Recording King RNJ-25...Sitka/Maple
2013 Eastman E10-SS...Adirondack/Mahogany
2013 Guild Orpheum 12 fret Slope Shoulder...Adirondack/Mahogany
Your left hand is what you know. Your right hand is who you are. Kenny Sultan
Lightnin' change when Lightnin' want to change. Lightnin' Hopkins
For me, I think the only danger is being too much in love with guitar playing. The music is the most important thing, and the guitar is only the instrument. Jerry Garcia
Posted 19 May 2013 - 10:01 AM
The only thing about the J-35 I wasn't keen on was the pick guard. Having owned mine for a month now I have to say its really grown on me. It's such a great sounding guitar that really the looks become secondary once you start playing it.
Posted 19 May 2013 - 09:41 PM
Lawdy does this sound familiar. For a whole lotta years I felt the Gibson burst was as much their trademark as the logo. Leave the natural top guitars to Martin, Guild and others. When I first stumbled across my Banner J-50 I was expecting a '43 J-45. My heart sank when I opened the case and there was a natural top guitar staring me in the face. Damn I thought - a J-45 but a refinished one. I gingerly picked it up as the back was about split open and launched into a bit of Willie McTell's "Broke Down Engine." What I heard made me catch my breath. Even with the back wide open this thing had the biggest dry low end I had ever heard and rang out till Kingdom Come. With JTs help over at the UMGF I was able to figure out it was not a refinished J-45 but a J-50. Never again will I look at natural top Gibsons as lesser guitars.
"I play so rough - I stomp 'em"
Posted 19 May 2013 - 10:35 PM
Fuller's Reissue J-50
USA Sheraton Reissue
72 Goldtop Standard
Posted 20 May 2013 - 03:37 AM
My J50 has grown on me. It's slowly revealing herself.
Also I dont know if this is silly, but the small bridge on the J35 kind of troubles me. The ones I played sure sounded great though.
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Posted 20 May 2013 - 07:45 AM