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  1. Hi

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  2. So I've heard mixed reviews on the A.J.'s with maple back and sides. I saw this Gibson Custom Shop 1 of 65 made Iron Mountain A.J.'s on Guitar Center's website on Closeout the other night. They had been selling this model for $3000 and now they had one on clearance for $1399. I am a sucker for a bargain so I pulled the trigger. It turned out it was the last one in their nation wide inventory and was at my local store so I picked it up yesterday, and played it out tonight. All I can say is WOW!!! The sound is powerful and articulate. very well balanced and it sustains wonderfully. I also love the looks. I think I have a new favorite. I really didn't think I was going to enjoy this one so much. There were multiple guitars and players tonight, and this one made this very average player stand out. Thank you Gibson for a very special instrument! Here's my girls : 2014 Iron Mountain, 2015 J-45, and 2015 J-35 and I do love them all, but the Iron Mountain is just extra special!
  3. The picture posted here is one that I took of my guitar when deciding which pickguard to install this last week, this is NOT themisSal's pic. I too ordered a new pickguard from LMII after Gibson sent me a flubber guard ( Thanks again Gibson Customer Service! ) to replace my damaged original. When I saw themisSal "s post and pic I did a double take! It made me laugh to see how we are all so similar in some ways. I think I will play mine without a guard for a while, but it's starting to get pretty scratched up already as I am a flailing hack of a guitar player
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    NGD J185

    Beautiful guitar and playing!
  5. I called Gibson customer service to let them know about my J45 pickguard woes, and today at my door was a FedEx envelope from Gibson with a new pick guard inside. The new guard does indeed have the rubber like feel to it. I also ordered one from Luthiers international which is made from Tor-Tis, an epoxy,composite type material that is much harder than the guard Gibson sent ou. I would leave the guard off, but the few days I have played my J45 without one, it got pretty scratched up, so I'm guessing that after a few years the top would be pretty torn up. I tried to take and post photos here so we will see. If the photos post the one closest to the camera is the original, the next is the Ordered one, the third the Gibson supplied replacement. But in either case, THANK YOU Gibson for replying and taking care of your customers. I appreciate it!
  6. That was great! Thanks for sharing!
  7. I didn't receive a call back today as promised by customer service ( Big Surprise ) But I really don't want to send it anywhere to have a pick guard installed, I've done them before, super easy. But I really thought that maybe I would just leave it off, I kinda like that look. Unfortunately they must have applied the guard while the lacquer was still damp, as it left a pretty good ridge all around the outline of the guard, and some very uneven areas under where the guard had been. So I just ordered a nice looking guard from a Luthiers supply online ( lmii.com ) it should be here in the next few days, I will post a pic when I install it. Thanks again for all your help and support.
  8. Thanks for all the replies. This is truly one of the cheapest pick guards I have ever seen. Over the years I have had the pleasure of owning many fine guitars including J-100s, J-150s, J-200s, Nick Lucas" etc., and have never seen such a poor attempt at saving a buck in production. There is no rubbery feel to this guard, it is quite simply a very sharply cut ( No bevel ) piece of clear plexiglass material covered with a very thin film that has a tortoise shell pattern on it. I did call customer service and emailed them my receipt and a photo of the guard. The young woman who fielded my call was pleasant but seemed unconcerned, and said that she would get back to me by the end of the day, so I will keep you all updated. By the way, I do LOVE this guitar! It sounds and plays like a great J-45 should, its just seems a shame that after paying the price for a new J-45, I have to order and install an after market pickguard, which I will do if Gibson offers to send me another that is made to the same low standard. I know, wah, wah, wah.....All over a pick guard
  9. [url=""]My link[/url] So this is the pickguard that was on my J-45. The top layer just peeled off revealing a thin clear material below. Odd huh?
  10. After my pickguard woes, a few mentioned "Flubber Guards" What does that refer to? Thanks!
  11. I had a similar experience with a b string. Turned out the tuning machine had a loose piece inside it and was vibrating. You might want to check that.
  12. Thanks everyone! I tried a little bit of everything and it seems to have worked. Now it appears that when they installed the pick guard at the factory, they did so while the lacquer was still not cured, leaving some divots In the finish. I was hoping to leave the pick guard off, but now it appears that I'm going to have to cover the area again Customer service has always been helpful in the past so I will see how or if they can help me.
  13. Howdy, I just purchased my new (2015) J-45, and LOVE it! Sounds Awesome and plays Great!! The only small complaint was, compared to my Taylor and three of my Martins, the pick guard looked very cheap. I thought that maybe I had forgotten to take the protective film off , and started to try to catch an edge, when I started peeling, off came the thin film that was tortoise colored from the clear plastic base of the pickguard. OK, no biggie, so I removed this horribly cheap looking, (and now damaged) pickguard, but there is some glue residue that will not come off the top of the guitar. Yes I tried Naptha, but it just seems to push and smudge it around. Please help! Thanks!
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    Gibson Eye

    I remember when they first came out and someone referred to the pick guard shape as "Elvis pants" and now that's all I see!
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