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  1. I’m in the UK and managed to pick a sunburst one last August inbetween lockdowns. After years of the IB 64 and then the Frampton one and the masterbuilt I was mad when they released this as I had to have it. I have a J160 and a J45TV and this texan kinda falls inbetween the 2 somewhere soundwise. I have played it a helluva lot and the electrics are fantastic too. It’s a punchy sound right enough. It really is well made and I reckon they’ve had fun in Montana producing something different, historical and unique. You get the Gibson documents, headstock stamp and all the usual goodies with it in
  2. Agree - the 160 gets very little attention these days - maybe it’s because it’s been out of regular production for a while. I have a 2008 solid top versh and it is well loved as an electric guitar played through a Vox. Being a Fabs/Lennon nut it sits alongside my Ric 325 Miami and gives me loads of fun thrashing through those early songs!
  3. Love it - congratulations. I got the Sunburst version yesterday
  4. I just took delivery a few weeks ago of the new Masterbilt version released at the same time. I have the Peter Frampton one and had the I.B. 1964 one too - the Masterbilt is far superior to both of those - I can’t justify the USA one as my J45 TV is the best acoustic I’ve ever played.
  5. I took delivery of a new Masterbilt Texan last Friday. I also have the Peter Frampton one and have had 3 IB 1964 versions over the years. I always wanted one with more solid wood and bought the Frampton model but I can honestly say all these pale in comparison to this new Masterbilt version. The build quality is flawless and the main thing noticeable is the quality of sound - improved bass, ringing mids and trebles are amazing. I also have a J45Tv and 2 Martins and this new Masterbilt is getting near that quality. I will try the USA version when I get a chance but doubt it will replace my J45.
  6. Larsongs. I have a 2008 J160 same material build as yours and can confirm I have the pole screw way down at the B string. I have 12 to 52 electric Elixir strings on as I plug into a Vox amp.
  7. Got a 2014 TV - it is played every day and best Gibson acoustic I've ever played. Enjoy!
  8. https://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/gibson-j-15-acoustic/1288250031?utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=app_ios&utm_medium=social&utm_source=ios_social. This one is up on Gumtree UK
  9. Beautiful! You're torturing me...i'm still waiting on the truck arriving this weekend.
  10. Thanks Forty ears - yes its a 2014 J45 TV. I am UK based and its not often these come up in mint and unaltered condition. My J160 will need to go soon and my current J45 is the standard. This may go next year as I trim the herd. I can hardly wait to get the TV and just play the hell out of it.
  11. Congratulations. I will be joining you as I bought a 2014 TV mint last night. I can barely wait until the end of next week to get. I now need to offload my J160 to pay for it or will end up divorced 😮
  12. Amen to all of that. I can't believe these UK prices. 2018 list just arrived last week. Don't even care for most of these new models with cutaways either.
  13. brixa


    That's the song that got Crosby kicked out The Byrds. He wanted that on Notorious Byrd Brothers - they went with Goin'Back and he bolted. Check out The Byrds version - sublime 👍🏻
  14. Thanks guys. Guitar is exactly as ThemisSal has just described. Still nice shiny surface - seems to be in the wood. I'm leaving it as is - too busy playing it - it's not really bad - top will colour up in time. I've had X series Martins, D28's, road series, 16's and more. This HD28 and my new D18 standard from last year are the best Martins I've ever played. Next up is to get the J45 Standard upgraded with bone nut n saddle. Thanks to all who replied.
  15. Thanks - you'll do for me. That could be my guitar! Perhaps it was a finish flaw. What a fantastic instrument. I've played it that much I've had to use Ibuprofen gel on my arm for arm strain. Cheers for that
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