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Gibson J-35 Discontinued ...Your thoughts J-35. 2013 to 2018 . RIP

#21 User is online   tpbiii 

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 10:11 AM

I guess they are gone. Here is one of the first -- 1936.
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Posted 02 February 2019 - 10:36 AM

View Posttpbiii, on 02 February 2019 - 10:11 AM, said:

I guess they are gone. Here is one of the first -- 1936.
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Wow.... Just Wow =D>
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Posted 02 February 2019 - 01:53 PM

Maybe it will be like the J-50? It comes and goes every so often. The modern classic version was around until 2014 IIRC. And after that (2016?) they did some kind of limited run "antique natural" that was quite expensive.

I played a J-15 and J-35 a few years ago and thought they were pretty nice, although the maple neck on the J-15 and striped pickguard on the J-35 looked weird to me. ;) They both reminded me of my 2008 J-50 though, so I'm not very interested.

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 06:12 PM

 sbpark, on 31 January 2019 - 12:46 PM, said:

I never liked the "newer" J35's. I played several, and owned one for a hot minute. Too bright for my taste. I think the combination of the bracing pattern used (same as the AJ I think) with the short scale neck and mahogany back and sides just didnt work for me. Now, my AJ with the same bracing pattern, long scale neck and rosewood back and sides is a beast. I also have a J45 Standard that I love, and felt like the J35 was just a weaker, thinner sounding and less complex sound compared to the J45.


That's basically the same as my experience. As much as I liked my J35 for flatpicking, I couldn't get past how thin it would sound when strummed and ended up selling it.
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Posted 04 February 2019 - 08:58 AM

Very sad that the "new" J35 series has been stopped. I found a 2015 modell for a very reasonable price last year when I was looking for a SJ200. The workmanship of the J35 is very good, very nive mahogany back/sides, good top, the "old looking" Tuners and the logo on the headstock. A simple guitar, no decoration, just ready to be played.

I could compare two J35s in this shop and decided for one which was totally new, not even hanging on the wall of the showroom. I was surprised by the mighty low end and I love using it for playing Blues - the low E-string pushes the sound. The neck is much thicker than the necks of all other Gibson or Martin acoustics I have, but it works good for me. Maybe there are Gibsons sounding more filigree, but this can be done by other guitars, the J35 is loud and a little rough.

The L.R.Baggs VTC makes it easy to use it for gigs and this works good, too.

In my opionion the Standard J35s offered a very good price-performance ratio which could attract musicians not looking at Gibson acoustics because of the Prices. On the other hand - there are many other guitars in the Price range of the J35.

I am glad to have one and will take care - maybe people will talk about it in 30 years ... [rolleyes] ... talking about the good old times.
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Posted 09 February 2019 - 04:16 PM

Hopefully they release a vintage style version
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Posted 09 February 2019 - 11:50 PM

They will discontinue this model for a year then it will resurface again. And they will make 20 versions of it like everything else so far. It would be cool to see some versions of these guitars with the painted logos on the headstocks. And close to original bursts. Just my thoughts.
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:05 AM

a slope is a slope and they wont die off, they just morph...
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 07:54 PM

I liked the J35 and had planned on owning one, but then along came my Maple AJ, and between that and my '67 J45 the slope side of things is sewn up.

I like the J35 a lot...very direct, dry and punchy. Less rich and dark than a J45. Rather like milk chocolate Vs dark chocolate. Both are delicious, but discernably different.
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:28 AM

View PostBoyd, on 02 February 2019 - 01:53 PM, said:

Maybe it will be like the J-50? It comes and goes every so often. The modern classic version was around until 2014 IIRC. And after that (2016?) they did some kind of limited run "antique natural" that was quite expensive.

Actually Boyd, there was a 2015 J-50. I believe it was limited to a run of 75. Last year, I bought one that was a NOS instrument (and absolutely love it!).

Then in 2016, Gibson released a VOS version of the J-50, which AFAIK was still around in 2017.
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Posted 18 February 2019 - 07:02 PM

Really enjoying my J-35 . I prefer the sound with strings that have been used a bit. 45-60 mins of playing or so. Iím also quite impressed with the wonderful projection obtained while finger picking,and crosspicking . [thumbup]
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Posted Yesterday, 11:27 AM

View PostThe G, on 18 February 2019 - 07:02 PM, said:

Really enjoying my J-35 . I prefer the sound with strings that have been used a bit. 45-60 mins of playing or so. I’m also quite impressed with the wonderful projection obtained while finger picking,and crosspicking . [thumbup]


Went for a visit to my local Long & McQuade today and they had a used 2015 model . What jumped out at me was how nicely the spruce top has aged with a noticeable darker patina .Strings were deader than door nails but it played well and still sounded pretty good.

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Posted Yesterday, 03:32 PM

Im surprised its been discountinued. While not a fan of it it did introduce A LOT of people to Gibson. In marketing pentration, acquisiton of new customers is by far the most effective way to grow a business. However they are now introducing so many lower priced models that its getting somewhat congested in the product line in that price range.

Im not sure how the 'studio' models that were release last year will fare, but the previous year those entry level models, which i cant even remember names of looked and sounded utterly dreadful.
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Posted Yesterday, 05:36 PM

Funny enough Iíve owned a Standard J-45, a vintage J-45, a Southern Jumbo, and an Advanced Jumbo, and this J-35 I picked up is ticking all the right boxes for me . Every guitar mentioned had its qualities but as fate would have it Iím down to one Gibson and very happy with it .
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Posted Yesterday, 06:25 PM

I thought the J-35 was an exceptional value, given both the construction and the period-correct details.

However, with two 1950 J-45's and a 1943 re-issue SJ in the stable, I've probably got the Gibson 'hog slope-J spectrum covered pretty well.

I suspect the J-35 was a loss leader for Gibson, and ended up eating into the J-45 standard market in a serious manner, since it was a lot less money for what is essentially the same guitar except for a few cosmetic things.
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