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Have you ever seen a J-200 like this?

#1 User is offline   ritchie69 

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:06 AM

While surfing, I found this pic on LesPaul forum, one of Ren's creations, a J-200 with some Dove appointments, koa back'n sides...
Have you ever seen it?
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:18 AM

Very nice looking guitar, but looks like flamed maple B&S to me.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:24 AM

Im a J-200 fan, but I dont like the pickgard and bridge on that one. Paul, if you look at the long grain, you can tell its koa
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:39 AM

the owner says that it is koa, might also be maple, dunno.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:27 AM

I prefer the J-200 in Natural finish with it's traditional Maple B&S.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:37 AM

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Besides what's be mentioned, that burst looks a bit odd to me - like almost a perfect circle.


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:39 AM

That pickguard makes me think of Christmas. It ruins the burst.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:41 AM

Just doesn't look right. I'm not a fan of the Dove's appearance so that could be the problem for me.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:02 PM

View Postdchristo, on 06 April 2012 - 06:24 AM, said:

Im a J-200 fan, but I dont like the pickgard and bridge on that one. Paul, if you look at the long grain, you can tell its koa

I have never seen Koa with even tiger stripe figure to it. Nice wood.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:28 PM

View Postpfox14, on 06 April 2012 - 12:02 PM, said:

I have never seen Koa with even tiger stripe figure to it. Nice wood.


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:23 PM

I have never seen a J-200 like that and sorry but I could have lived happily ever after without seeing it now. Just ain't my cup 'o tea I guess. Think I will stick with my old fashioned maple laminate body J-200.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:31 PM

If you look through the soundhole, you can tell it
is definitely Koa. The small sunburst around the back
is a nice touch.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:04 AM

View PostJ-200 Koa, on 06 April 2012 - 08:31 PM, said:

is definitely Koa. The small sunburst around the back
is a nice touch.


Yep, I like too
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:17 AM

View Postzombywoof, on 06 April 2012 - 08:23 PM, said:

I have never seen a J-200 like that and sorry but I could have lived happily ever after without seeing it now. Just ain't my cup 'o tea I guess. Think I will stick with my old fashioned maple laminate body J-200.


Laminate body??

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:05 PM

View PostDeadgrateful, on 07 April 2012 - 10:17 AM, said:

Laminate body??


I remember a site that seemed pretty precise in detailing the J200 (I came across it only once) and it mentions laminate B&S for J200's begining in 56'..!..?
If the laminate B&S was done to the more premium L5...(not sure 60's..pretty sure 70's)..it would not be a surprise that they did it to J200's.

If one is interested,Im sure its easy to find out..one thing I can pretty much testify to,in person,is that most Gibson Acoustics..including the King of the Flat Top Guitars, through the 60's-1988..
were pieces of furniture..and should be bought as such. I strongly suspect much of the mid to late 50's production to be the same.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:35 PM

Isn't this the J-200 "Artist"???
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:32 PM

View Postmerseybeat1963, on 08 April 2012 - 01:05 PM, said:

I remember a site that seemed pretty precise in detailing the J200 (I came across it only once) and it mentions laminate B&S for J200's begining in 56'..!..?
If the laminate B&S was done to the more premium L5...(not sure 60's..pretty sure 70's)..it would not be a surprise that they did it to J200's.

If one is interested,Im sure its easy to find out..one thing I can pretty much testify to,in person,is that most Gibson Acoustics..including the King of the Flat Top Guitars, through the 60's-1988..
were pieces of furniture..and should be bought as such. I strongly suspect much of the mid to late 50's production to be the same.

how about this one :


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:36 PM

Looks like the King mounted a Dove on a Saturday night bender and this was the offspring ...
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