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New models J-15 and J-29

#1 User is offline   Rich 

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 09:14 PM

I was looking at Gibson acoustics on the zzounds website and noticed two new models coming soon.

A J-15 and a J-29

http://www.zzounds.com/item--GIBRS15

http://www.zzounds.com/item--GIBRS29

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 10:11 PM

Interesting... The 15 has Walnut back and sides, and the neck appears to be Maple with a Walnut stripe ?
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Posted 01 January 2014 - 10:20 PM

I've been wondering when we might see something new from Montana,
and would be very interested in trying this model out,
given the use of walnut with a maple neck.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 10:49 PM

Interesting indeed. Seems Gibson is keen to extend the success of the J-35 design with a rosewood and walnut version.

Would love to have a go, although '15' and '29' sounds a bit ..... light.
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Posted 01 January 2014 - 10:54 PM

Looks like they might be matte finish? (Hard to tell.) If so, this would be like the "Working Musician" series of the late '90s -- gloss on top and matte back sides and neck.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 01:20 AM

First, I want to congratulate Gibson on these new guitars and wish them every success. May they be classics.

Second, even though I've never played or even seen either of these guitars (and am therefore totally unqualified to write this review) I want to anticipate the inevitable and be the first reviewer in history to say of each guitar:

It's a Cannon!!![huh]

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 02:45 AM

View PostEuroAussie, on 01 January 2014 - 10:49 PM, said:

Interesting indeed. Seems Gibson is keen to extend the success of the J-35 design with a rosewood and walnut version.

Would love to have a go, although '15' and '29' sounds a bit ..... light.


Yeah - '29'

Where'd they pluck that from ?

Nice looking thing though. I'd like a rattle on one myself

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:03 AM

View Postblindboygrunt, on 02 January 2014 - 02:45 AM, said:

Yeah - '29'

Where'd they pluck that from ?

29 is one greater than 28, and 28 is ... well, you know. Seriously, that's why "29". (I was told that the idea originated about 1420 miles ESE of Bozeman.)

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:32 AM

View Postrar, on 02 January 2014 - 03:03 AM, said:

29 is one greater than 28, and 28 is ... well, you know. Seriously, that's why "29". (I was told that the idea originated about 1420 ESE of Bozeman.)

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Thats as good an answer as any :)

I wasnt being derogatory in any way. 29 is a number , makes no difference.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:33 AM

View Postblindboygrunt, on 02 January 2014 - 03:32 AM, said:

Thats as good an answer as any :)

I wasnt being derogatory in any way. 29 is a number , makes no difference.


I wonder if we'll see a d30

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:44 AM

View Postblindboygrunt, on 02 January 2014 - 03:33 AM, said:

I wonder if we'll see a d30


Hahaha. Very good.
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:31 AM

View Postblindboygrunt, on 02 January 2014 - 03:33 AM, said:

I wonder if we'll see a d30


No, a D36 and it'll have a 3 piece back. :rolleyes:
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:44 AM

Maybe we're just edging ever closer to being able to buy a Gartin or a Mibson guitar....

I'm just flabbergasted that nobody has come up with a Martin model called Jesus as yet, I mean technically it would be Jesus of Nazareth. That would sell by the truckload..... missed opportunity if you ask me.
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:50 AM

Or a Brian

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 08:02 AM

View Postblindboygrunt, on 02 January 2014 - 07:50 AM, said:

Or a Brian


Lovingly voiced with a quirky accent, the Brian... available late 2014. :D

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 08:53 AM

So how do they do that ..... sell quality guitars at cheaper prices (J35 ...$1699 J15 $1499)? Maple is cheaper than walnut? Don't have to pay Ren's salary this year. Importing workers from wherever? Cutting back on profit (stupid idea, forget I said that). Lower quality .... hope not. I thought that the J35 was a loss leader. Will we see a $1299 guitar next year. At that rate they will be paying us to play Gibsons in the year 2023.
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 08:56 AM

View PostParlourMan, on 02 January 2014 - 08:02 AM, said:


Lovingly voiced with a quirky accent, the Brian... available late 2014. :D




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Posted 02 January 2014 - 09:00 AM

View Postjdd707, on 02 January 2014 - 08:53 AM, said:

So how do they do that ..... sell quality guitars at cheaper prices (J35 ...$1699 J15 $1499)? Maple is cheaper than walnut? Don't have to pay Ren's salary this year. Importing workers from wherever? Cutting back on profit (stupid idea, forget I said that). Lower quality .... hope not. I thought that the J35 was a loss leader. Will we see a $1299 guitar next year. At that rate they will be paying us to play Gibsons in the year 2023.



Well, maple IS cheaper than walnut, if you're just talking about the cost of raw material.

If it's also a matte-finish guitar, that can save a step or two, but it sounds to me like the folks at Bozeman will be under some pretty dramatic pressure in order to bang these out at those prices and still maintain quality.

Can bolt-on necks and pseudo-ebony fretboards be far behind?

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 09:05 AM

View PostParlourMan, on 02 January 2014 - 08:02 AM, said:


Lovingly voiced with a quirky accent, the Brian... available late 2014. :D




View Postj45nick, on 02 January 2014 - 08:56 AM, said:

Always look on the bright side......


Wait till they disappear then get reissued... could be a real live resurrection, best be careful......
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 09:15 AM

It's a CANNON!!!

Dang, FMA beat me to it! [tongue]


Seriously, the J-15 looks very interesting. I like walnut. Can't wait to try one. I would like to see more specs on these new models, but couldn't find anything on the internet. Wonder what the bracing pattern is. It may just be the picture, but I am not sure what wood was used for the fretboard of that J-15.

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