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#21 User is offline   Cougar 

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 07:17 AM

View PostJinder, on 20 June 2018 - 12:39 PM, said:

...I'm finally in Colorado and off to pick up my Maple AJ from Wildwood today.....


Wait a minute. You mean the "2015 Custom Shop Advanced Jumbo Maple (Ltd to 65)" you list in your sig? Is this the same as a 2015 custom shop stained red J45 flamed maple limited run to 65? I ask because I just bought one off reverb! My first Gibson! Good to hear you're happy with yours! I'll be getting mine next week... and supplying the requisite proof with a NGD. Cheers and more cheers!
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#22 User is offline   Jinder 

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 08:33 AM

 Cougar, on 21 June 2018 - 07:17 AM, said:

Wait a minute. You mean the "2015 Custom Shop Advanced Jumbo Maple (Ltd to 65)" you list in your sig? Is this the same as a 2015 custom shop stained red J45 flamed maple limited run to 65? I ask because I just bought one off reverb! My first Gibson! Good to hear you're happy with yours! I'll be getting mine next week... and supplying the requisite proof with a NGD. Cheers and more cheers!


The AJ is a slightly different beast (Adirondack Spruce top, AJ specific bracing, long scale neck, different inlays and a natural finish) but both are of course round shoulder dreadnoughts and from the same range of limited editions that Gibson released that year. In my experience, the Custom shop runs from 2004-2016 were generally very high quality and nicely put together. I have three (2005 Hummingbird 12, 2014 J180 and 2016 AJ Custom Flame), all limited editions and all an absolute joy.
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2014 Custom Shop J180 Everly (Ltd to 65)
2005 Custom Shop Hummingbird 12 String (Ltd to 12)
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 02:00 PM

Jinder,

Glad the AJ met your expectations after the long wait and considerable distance. I hope it gives you lots of enjoyment for many years.

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 03:44 PM

View PostJinder, on 21 June 2018 - 08:33 AM, said:

The AJ is a slightly different beast....


Ah, thanks for the info. That "limited run of 65" had me pretty fooled.
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Posted 22 June 2018 - 12:18 AM

Congratulations! A rarity. Glad to hear it lived up to expectations.
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Posted 22 June 2018 - 05:59 AM

Man, that was a complex and long distance "deal".

Happy it worked out for you my friend.
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Posted 22 June 2018 - 08:02 AM

View PostJinder, on 20 June 2018 - 11:01 PM, said:

Sorry for the late reply, all...I haven't been able to put the guitar down!!

The AJ is incredible, all I had hoped for and more. Beautiful, loud, woody, very powerful and sweet. An absolute gem.

Bruce at Wildwood made the buying experience just fantastic. Superlative customer service from start to finish-I'd recommend a visit to Wildwood to anyone, fantastic store and great people!

First song played was The Road To Ensenada, the old Lyle Lovett tune.

Pics will follow tomorrow-I'm still jetlagged so must get some sleep. Well...maybe after one more song!


LOVE that song - congrats
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Posted 22 June 2018 - 08:41 AM

I'm curious...
How are you getting it "Home"
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Posted 22 June 2018 - 11:55 AM

Congrats Jinder,

and glad it was worth the wait!
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#30 User is offline   Jinder 

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 05:07 AM

 kidblast, on 22 June 2018 - 08:41 AM, said:

I'm curious...
How are you getting it "Home"


I took the plunge and bought an SKB iSeries military grade flightcase-itís made for an SJ200 (the Dreadnought model didnít fit the AJ) but with a little extra packing material the AJ snuggled into it perfectly. It survived the flight in excellent shape, I flew in to Gatwick this morning and all was fine. The case will be super useful as itíll take all of my dreads, my J180 and SJ200 with different packing tweaks and is an absolutely bulletproof road warrior of a case!
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2015 SJ200 Standard
2014 Custom Shop J180 Everly (Ltd to 65)
2005 Custom Shop Hummingbird 12 String (Ltd to 12)
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2017 Epiphone Masterbilt Century Deluxe Archtop
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Posted 27 June 2018 - 06:15 AM

View PostJinder, on 27 June 2018 - 05:07 AM, said:

I took the plunge and bought an SKB iSeries military grade flightcase-itís made for an SJ200 (the Dreadnought model didnít fit the AJ) but with a little extra packing material the AJ snuggled into it perfectly. It survived the flight in excellent shape, I flew in to Gatwick this morning and all was fine. The case will be super useful as itíll take all of my dreads, my J180 and SJ200 with different packing tweaks and is an absolutely bulletproof road warrior of a case!



Great news That is one EXTREME piece of CASE..

my sons guitar player uses one for when they travel to shows and they need to fly there and back. It's one for an electric but the same situation.
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Posted 27 June 2018 - 06:20 AM

Sounds like a good move. I seem to remember your telling us you (or was it a band mate) had a Gibson destroyed by an airline enroute to a gig. A good investment.
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Posted 27 June 2018 - 11:10 AM

View Postkidblast, on 27 June 2018 - 06:15 AM, said:

Great news That is one EXTREME piece of CASE..


Wow, had not seen these before.... 23 pounds! I'm sure it provides maximum protection. Still happy with my Hiscox Pro II that weighs in at 10 pounds. :)
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Posted 28 June 2018 - 08:19 AM

The case is immense! Big and heavy but Iíd confidently fly with anything inside it.

Hiscox stuff is brilliant too, although it was a Hiscox Liteflite Artist case that my pal Billyís J45 died in on the way back from Canada...no idea what happened to it, but both case and guitar were crushed to bits 😳
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2015 SJ200 Standard
2014 Custom Shop J180 Everly (Ltd to 65)
2005 Custom Shop Hummingbird 12 String (Ltd to 12)
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1968 F25
1967 J45
1935 Dobro M32
2017 Epiphone Masterbilt Century Deluxe Archtop
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Posted 28 June 2018 - 02:26 PM

I just love everything about this story.
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Posted 30 June 2018 - 05:44 AM

 bayoubengal1954, on 28 June 2018 - 02:26 PM, said:

I just love everything about this story.


Thanks, BB!! Me too 🙂

The only slightly sour note was that the wedding gig itself (that the guitar was payment for!) was cancelled-the couple split two weeks before the date of the wedding. But the plane tickets and guitar were bought and paid for, so they kindly offered for me to fly out and collect the guitar as promised...I demurred, they insisted, so i ended up flying out to spend ten days with my American family, collect the guitar, find myself a flight case and then fly home.

It was a lovely trip, and one that Iím extremely grateful for!
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2016 Custom Shop Advanced Jumbo Maple (Ltd to 65)
2015 SJ200 Standard
2014 Custom Shop J180 Everly (Ltd to 65)
2005 Custom Shop Hummingbird 12 String (Ltd to 12)
1990 Hummingbird (Fullerplast and Paddle neck joint. Yuck...My favourite 6 string ever!)
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Posted 30 June 2018 - 06:47 AM

View PostJinder, on 30 June 2018 - 05:44 AM, said:

....The only slightly sour note was that the wedding gig itself (that the guitar was payment for!) was cancelled-the couple split two weeks before the date of the wedding.....


Oh wow! Well, I guess that's better than a divorce after a couple of months.... Glad they held up their end of the bargain with you!


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Posted 30 June 2018 - 09:58 AM

 Jinder, on 30 June 2018 - 05:44 AM, said:

Thanks, BB!! Me too 🙂

The only slightly sour note was that the wedding gig itself (that the guitar was payment for!) was cancelled-the couple split two weeks before the date of the wedding. But the plane tickets and guitar were bought and paid for, so they kindly offered for me to fly out and collect the guitar as promised...I demurred, they insisted, so i ended up flying out to spend ten days with my American family, collect the guitar, find myself a flight case and then fly home.

It was a lovely trip, and one that Iím extremely grateful for!

Crazy about the wedding being cancelled! Glad you still got paid with the guitar and a nice trip.

We went to the wedding of a daughter of a buddy of mine. One year later they divorced. Cancelling the whole darn thing would have been the way to go.
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Posted 30 June 2018 - 10:47 AM

Glad to hear you had an enjoyable trip and are happy with the AJ (unfortunate about the wedding). Looking forward to hearing what songs come out of it for you.
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Posted 30 June 2018 - 11:40 AM

Congratulations on your new acquisition! Great story, too!
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