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Be nice if J-35 looked and sounded like this

#1 User is offline   Dallon426 

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:28 AM

It would have been great if Gibson would have made the new releases look like these. J-35 True Vintage? Might be worth considering Gibson:0

https://www.youtube....h?v=-IGfhpp8zuo

Here is the modern one the Chicago Music Exchange made. Sounds pretty good. Looks great

https://www.youtube....h?v=8Ic8PYgX0Bs

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#2 User is offline   mking 

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:33 PM

I agree. They make the new J-35 with the vintage rectangular bridge, the period correct number of frets and fretboard tongue on the top (not touching the sound hole) and then add stuff that wasn't on the original like the banner and gold script Gibson logo. I wish they had stained the back and sides as they were on the vintage models. Oh well.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 02:37 PM

The only modern guitar which to my ears comes close in sound to a 1930s J-35 is the Collings version which has the non-scalloped three tone bar bracing copied from the original 1939 Gibson loaned to them by Mass St. Music. Like the originals it is a very midrangey sounding instrument so may not appeal to the modern ear. I believe the closest Gibson has come is an LE version with three tone bars. But they did not go all the way and still used their standard scalloped X brace carve.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:06 PM

 Dallon426, on 11 January 2019 - 10:28 AM, said:

It would have been great if Gibson would have made the new releases look like these. J-35 True Vintage? Might be worth considering Gibson:0

https://www.youtube....h?v=-IGfhpp8zuo

Here is the modern one the Chicago Music Exchange made. Sounds pretty good. Looks great

https://www.youtube....h?v=8Ic8PYgX0Bs

Bozeman’s original intent with the “new” J 35 was to make a modern budget guitar with all solid woods and dovetail neck joint.

Adding too many “vintage” features would drive the price up and defeat the original idea of it being affordable .




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Posted 12 January 2019 - 03:34 AM

Weren't the new J-35s with white script logos a special series just sold at Chicago Music Exchange? I could be wrong. I would've settled for aging toner on the top and a simple white logo but, hey, I'm still happy with my '16 J-35. Love the sound.

If I lived in the U.S., I would think about having the pickup taken out and maybe even having the bridge routed for a through-cut saddle. Just to be unique. Maybe even have the headstock resprayed and have the simple white logo applied if I could find a silkscreen for it online. But, alas, I live abroad and you don't find many venues or sound people who know how to mic an acoustic guitar, so having a pickup is handy. And the nearest decent guitar repair shop is an hour and 45 minutes away by plane in Dubai.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 11:32 AM

Those two guitars sound real good, but so do a lot of J35s. Depends on what one wants to pay for. We all enjoy different things. [thumbup] [thumbup]
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:15 PM

HE’s good !!

The guitar is a beauty. But give it to me and I’ll sound like I do
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