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  2. So I bought a brand new Southern Jumbo back in January and absolutely love the guitar. However, the more I played it the less "right" that it felt. It didn't really bother me because I knew after I had my regular luthier "tweak" it a little to my specs that it'd be one that I'd probably never let go of. So, I finally get around to taking it in and tell him to "make it right" and explain to him that the action is a little high for me and that the guitar doesn't seem to meet the specs, even with just a visual inspection, listed on the accompanying paperwork of 6/64" (according to the paperwork, the guitar was thoroughly inspected and setup at the factory...what a laugh). He looks at the neck and determines that it is straight and then looks at the saddle and says, "found your problem!"... He asks me immediately if I had changed the saddle from the original, which I had not. Not only was the saddle about 1/8" too high (which I understand is normal so it can be setup for the individual), but it didn't even fit in the bridge! The tension of the strings was causing the saddle to lean about 15 degrees toward the neck because of the large gap in the bridge. While I can understand this kind of crap workmanship on a $300 guitar, there is simply no excuse for it in a guitar that has a list of better than $3300. I don't know if Gibson would have taken this in as warranty work but with shipping both ways and god knows how long it would be gone, I just had him do the repairs himself and do it right. I didn't want to believe the criticism that the new stuff from Gibson gets so often, but now I think I'm a believer... To say I'm disappointed would be an understatement.
  3. Thanks for all the replies. I'll go check it out early this week. The shop is only about 30 minutes from my house and I'll take a couple of grand cash with me and see what happens. I'll post back with the results.
  4. Do you think I'm correct in thinking it should be in the $1900-$2100 range (unless of course there is something special about it that we're all missing)? Higher? Lower?
  5. That's what I'm trying to find out. Seemed about $1200 too high to me, but want other opinions in case I'm missing something. I'm wondering if the tuners would be original for that model and I also noticed that there's no visable label that I can see in the photo...???
  6. I recently bought a standard model Southern Jumbo and there's nothing I don't like about it and a whole lot that I love. I think I'd be happy if I never bought another acoustic (even though I'm actively searching for a used HB to add to the stable right now...lol)
  7. I've been looking for a good used bird for a while and noticed that my local shop currently has a 1990 model listed on their website. However, after searching eBay, Gbase and the internet in general, their asking price of $3195 seems high to me. I am going to go look at it in person next week but would like to get an idea of the true value of this guitar before I go so that I don't make a stupid impulse purchase. They only list one picture and the description simply says, "Excellent condition, few minor scratches under pickguard, w/ hard case". Everything I can find on it tells me that it should sell for around 2K, more or less. Can any of you guys tell me anything about it just by looking at it? Is this a special year that is highly desireable or did they have a special model in 1990? If anyone can school me on what I'm missing I would greatly appreciate it. Knowledge is power, you know... ;) Thanks in advance.
  8. "Forearm Fog"...that's what it is alright...lol I hit it with some guitar polish and a polishing cloth but it's still there. It's better but still there. I just thought it was weird to be happening this early on with this guitar. I'm assuming that the nitro finish is really, really thin and sensitive to acidic body chemistry. Oh well, doesn't look like it'll be too long til this guitar gets some "character"...
  9. Ok, I bought my new Southern Jumbo on Friday and I'm really bonding with it. However, I've noticed that fingerprints and "gunk" from normal playing takes a ton of effort to remove. In fact, the upper bout (the part where my right arm lays across the guitar) is starting to become cloudy and won't wipe off. I'm notorious for corroding strings and turning fretboards green, but is it normal for the finish to react so quickly to body chemistry? It doesn't really bother me that much, I'm just curious if anyone else has experienced this type of thing?
  10. On Friday I received my brand new 2010 Southern Jumbo, from of all places, MusiciansFriend. The closest Gibson dealer to me is about 3 hours away and they don't stock much of anything. Surprisingly enough, I got what I think is a great deal (WAY under the new MAP of $2599...In fact, well under the old MAP of $2199). Since the instrument was part of their Private Reserve guitars, I was sent pictures (close ups, back, front, angles, etc) of several that they had in stock and had my associate pull them out and give me an idea of which one, in his opinion, was the better of them. I talked with him on the phone probably a half dozen times, exchanged emails more than a dozen times and finally pulled the trigger last week. When it arrived, I was almost brought to tears (literally)...it was just that beautiful (actually, it looks like every other SJ, but this one is mine!). And the sound! Man, this one has "it"! I could not be happier with my purchase. This was my first Gibson acoustic and I've been playing high-end Taylors for the past 10 or 12 years and always thought that I was just a "Taylor guy". Boy was I wrong... I am not exaggerating when I say that everything about the SJ fits me like a glove. I will never go back... Anyway, as soon as I can get some pics I'll post them. Right now, I'm too busy playing.
  11. Micky Braun of Micky and the Motorcars plays a Hummingbird. MMC, Reckless Kelly...them Braun boys know how to make some damn fine music.
  12. After lusting after a Gibson acoustic for most of my adult life, I've recently started looking/shopping for a "new" Southern Jumbo. I've had a chance to play the newer ones on road trips in the past but unfortunately there's not a dealer within 3 hours of me that carries them. I've done the internet search thing, looked at thousands of images, checked dozens of retailer's websites and am confused by one small detail... WHAT COLOR IS THE PICKGUARD ON THE NEW SJ's? Every one that I've seen is a dark tortoise, but all of the descriptions (musicians friend, etc.) describe the PG something like: "the black pickguard matches the black headstock veneer..." (or something like that). Even the pictures that accompany this description show a dark tortoise pg, not black!... I'm so confused. Can anyone clarify this for me? Thanks.
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