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Brand new J-45 Standard headed my way!

#1 User is offline   jjrpilot 

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 12:19 PM

I'm still pretty new to this forum but about a month ago, I stumbled upon the AE LG2 which I fell in love with and sold items that I had to fund it. I purchased it about 2 weeks ago and love it a ton.

At the time I also had a Martin OMJM that I just never really bonded with, although I did love the shape. The OMJM is one of the brighter Martins out there. I then heard amazing things about the typical J-45 and started reading/watching reviews etc.

Last weekend, I decided to sell my OMJM to help fund the J-45. I sold the OMJM locally and within 15 had ordered a new one from a store in Florida called Leitz Music. They had a brand new 2017 which they had marked down (It was new and had been priced to lower than what I could have purchased used...go figure). It's a Standard J45 with vintage sunburst. I was concerned that and asked the gentleman why it hadn't sold and he said he didn't know as it was/is a phenomenal Gibson and it was a favorite with the staff. They offer a 30 day return policy. It should arrive Wednesday and I can't wait! Tonally, I've really settled on what I like.

Ages ago I would have sworn that Rosewood was for me, but then I discovered Mahogany and fell in love with its warmth and somewhat quick decay.

To my ears, Gibsons are even warmer than Martins and have that nice "thump" and somewhat "muted" sound. I've fallen head over heals with Gibson.

Wednesday can't come soon enough!
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#2 User is offline   duluthdan 

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 12:45 PM

Hearty congrats on the incoming j-45. Nothing compares, they are just a great 'smile' machine, and the ones coming out of Bozeman now-a-days are consistently great instruments. You're gonna have a blast ! [thumbup]
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#3 User is online   olie 

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 01:01 PM

Welcome, and congratulations! I bought a demo J-45 vintage 2014 and am extremely pleased with everything about it.I wish you the same enjoyment.
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#4 User is offline   Proclaimer888 

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 05:38 PM

Congrats on the J45....I have a 2017, can't put it down. Post a few pics when that six stringed mojo box arrives!
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#5 User is offline   CrazyHeart 

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 05:54 PM

Congrats on new purchase. I too have a similar Martin (OM28V) that I really love. A few months ago I stopped in a store that had a 2018 Gibson J-45 (serial number 2017) and after a few strums I knew I had to take it home. My favorite Gibson so far. I hate to say it, but my Martin doesn't get near the play time it used to. Great choice.
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Posted 12 March 2018 - 06:30 PM

The all-round, can do, best of the best! Pace yourself, it will keep sounding better for the next few years!
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#7 User is online   JuanCarlosVejar 

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 07:48 PM

Enjoy !





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Posted 12 March 2018 - 09:52 PM

Exciting ^ Goin' from M to G is an intriguing experience (switching back'n'forth is too, btw).

But once you get into the Gibson-sound nothing will be the same. There's is a soul to these guitars that will keep you hooked.
And the J-45 (high) Standard has it for miles. Give it time to show itself, let it break in and unfold. Odds say you won't regret.

Good times ahead - tell us more and throw some pics as they come

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 12:20 AM

Congrats on the J45....awesome instrument!
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Posted 13 March 2018 - 04:54 AM

Hard to beat a good price and a good return policy! Enjoy the J45! They are fun to break in.
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Posted 13 March 2018 - 06:03 AM

Welcome to the boards, and enjoy your Gibby's! If I were to only have one guitar, it would no doubt be my J50....
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#12 User is offline   jjrpilot 

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 12:21 PM

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand FedEx has pushed back the delivery date by 1 day, not that big of a deal, but guys the wait is killing me lol
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Posted 13 March 2018 - 12:24 PM

View Postjjrpilot, on 13 March 2018 - 12:21 PM, said:

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand FedEx has pushed back the delivery date by 1 day, not that big of a deal, but guys the wait is killing me lol



Ah the annoyance
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