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The new J-35 pictures from german websites

#1 User is offline   littlejohnny 

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:48 AM

Hi

anybody who is interested in the new j-35, here are two links to german websites showing pictures of the regular production j-35.
I really don't like the look of the logo.

http://www.session.d...on-J-35-AN.html

http://www.musikhaus...Antique-Natural

#2 User is offline   j45nick 

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:58 AM

Not sure I would refer to the J-35 as the "little sister" of the J-45, but an interesting description nonetheless. I would prefer to see this with the pre-war white script logo.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:05 AM

I had the chance to play the new J-35 ... actually two of them .... yesterday at BB. Very nice instrments ... not "just for the money" ... but very nice. Either would hold their own, tone-wise, with any new J-45 one might pick up. In that sense, they were slightly different from each other as one would expect and hope from Gibson, individuality being a positive I think. My perference was for the more balanced of the two while the other had a nice low end. The advanced bracing should serve the instrument well as it matures.


Playablity was excellent. Workmanship exceeds any reasonable expectation. Looks ... well that is subjective but, for my simple tastes, Gibson nailed it! No one can deny the beauty of the burst but I love natural guitars and this one is a beauty. Although some will object to the banner placement on any new Gibson, here it seems just right. I'm so glad they selected the small white tuners rather that the metal Glovers which are my least favorites. The striped pickguard is classy and adds to the overall vibe.

Will I buy one? Jeez, I don't need one. I shouldn't buy one just because they are (relatively) inexpensive. I don't have a place to store any more guitars. I'm not searching for that particular tone. But ya know *burp* I sure am feeling gassy!
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:22 AM

What we need to remember is that Gibson own these features (banner etc) what they choose to do with them is their bag. I can understand the purists point and empathize with aligning with historical accuracy etc... But bottom line, banners have an appeal to a great many who are outside the budget for an original, they're simply offering a way for modern players to get them.

I'm sure there's someone out there who longs for that set of features on a bird or dove or so, why shouldn't they be able to?
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:34 AM

View PostParlourMan, on 08 March 2013 - 08:22 AM, said:

What we need to remember is that Gibson own these features (banner etc) what they choose to do with them is their bag. I can understand the purists point and empathize with aligning with historical accuracy etc... But bottom line, banners have an appeal to a great many who are outside the budget for an original, they're simply offering a way for modern players to get them.




That be true. It is their company and they can do what they want. Hey, we are talking about folks that have been known to issue a natural top J-45. The mind wobbles.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:52 PM

My former statement was just a weak attempt to talk myself out of GAS!

I'd like to emphasize the guitar-p*** part of my initial post.

If I would be in the market, this guitar would be high on my consideration list. I really like the natural top with the firestripe guard. The logo is definitely not a deal breaker. It looks pretty good, i just like the white script logo better. To me this new j-35s rules out any model of the modern classic line in the looks-department.

Nice to hear they actually sound good, now I'm jealous.

If Gibson keeps coming up with such things, I'll get into serious gas trouble.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:59 PM

I had a chance to play one this evening. I got to side by side it with a J45 that was next to it.

As much as I wanted to like this guitar, I have to say it probably was not for me (and I was REALLY excited to try it.)

The first thing I noticed is that it was seemingly much lighter than the J45. I have no idea why though, it just was. Why could that be?

Tone wise I'm sad to say it was no contest. The J45 killed it. For me, this new J35 was overly bright and did not have the sustain or complexity of the J45.

It was just....OK. Maybe this was a less than stellar example though, I'm not going to say it's a bad guitar, but I don't think it's going to dent J45 sales and tone wise it was average at best.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:59 PM

View Postmichaeljohnr, on 08 March 2013 - 05:59 PM, said:

Tone wise it was no contest. The J45 killed it. For me, this new J35 was overly bright and did not have the sustain or complexity of the J45.
Judging from your report, it's got at least some of that dry bite you'd expect from a 30s Gibson. For folks like us, that's not a bug, its a feature. I noticed a similar dynamic comparing a 34 Orig. Jumbo and a 43 Legend: the '34 worked for rags and old timey; the '43 for Buddy Holly and Lightnin' Hopkins (MJ, if you are ever tempted by a small body Gibson, make it an LG2, not an L00). Good info. Thanks.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:15 PM

View PostRambler, on 08 March 2013 - 06:59 PM, said:

Judging from your report, it's got at least some of that dry bite you'd expect from a 30s Gibson. For folks like us, that's not a bug, its a feature. I noticed a similar dynamic comparing a 34 Orig. Jumbo and a 43 Legend: the '34 worked for rags and old timey; the '43 for Buddy Holly and Lightnin' Hopkins (MJ, if you are ever tempted by a small body Gibson, make it an LG2, not an L00). Good info. Thanks.



Dry bite is an excellent way to describe it.
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:57 PM

Acoustic letter:

https://www.youtube....h?v=qSV0KvxOvvI
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:43 PM

If I didn't just get a new guitar, I would order one of these with the following changes:
-gold banner logo but NO banner below it
-no internal label
-no pickguard and then replace with a nice J-45/J-50 teardrop

and then I would stand in front of the mirror and pretend I was 1963 era Bob Dylan

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:44 PM

View PostThemisSal, on 14 March 2013 - 01:57 PM, said:



Sounds fantastic from where I'm sittin'!

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:36 PM

Since I have a Southerner Jumbo, I don't need a J-35.

Right?

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:20 PM

Amazing price. Amazing guitar. Whats coming next from Gibson?

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:16 PM

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This one is from the UK. Look at the headstock - No banner, inlayed script, butter bean tuners.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:33 PM

Something strange..The above photo is exactly the same
guitar as on the Gibson website. The top grain and pick guard stripes
are identical. The headstock different.
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:36 PM

I think the guitar sounds fantastic. And I also played one in a Sam Ash in New Jersey.

To be honest, and I don't think this means any of us are spoiled, I don't see how any one of us should NOT get this guitar. It should just be bought. Because.

:)
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:42 PM

I too was able to play the J-35 side by side next to the J-45. To me, the J-45 is the better guitar. The 45 is heavier, but the sound is sweeter and more refined.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:17 PM

I watched the video and although I wanted to LOVE the J35 all I kept thinking was J45-Lite.

It just didn't do it for me.
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