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  1. They do both look fantastic. I'd lean towards cherry, and here's why (only from my personal experience). When I bought my ES-335. I was torn between a trans brown finish and a vintage burst. I was enamored with the brown with gold hardware, so I got it despite the fact that when I think of ES-335, I think burst or red or black. One year later, I like my trans brown but every time a see someone's vintage burst I reflect back on the fact that I could have had one. So, when I think SG, I think of black or cherry. I'd prefer cherry though because of the wood grain you mentioned above. But then again, I am a conformist. But if you like to be different, keep the natural. It is damn sexy too!
  2. Thanks! Being in the investments business, I think too much about value, and I really love a deal. First impression on playability - I re-recorded a solo I had originally done last week on my ES-335. This solo has a lot of vibrato. On the SG, it came out SO much better. Perhaps because of the chunkier neck giving more room for expression? I dunno. What took 20 takes with the 335 took one with the SG. Either that, or I was just so psyched to be playing a new guitar! Haven't had time to crank it through my tube amp yet, which will let me explore the P90 sound.
  3. Added another Gibson to the family. An impulse purchase, but I've been wanting to add an SG to the family as well as something with P90's (not necessarily SG). When I found this one that had both, I had to pick her up. Haven't had a chance to play her yet (I undoubtedly will tonight when I take her home). A 2009 Gibson SG Classic with a hardshell case. Hardly a scratch on her, including the pick guard. I thought the shop had her priced right($599) to boot. The only flaw I can see is some very light dents around the headstock, probably due to the previous owner's stand/wall mounts.
  4. That is one sweet guitar you've got there! Love the Jimmy Page stuff. OMG, when you were describing the guitar at the beginning, I was laughing how excited you were. I hope you changed your undies (me too after seeing and hearing that)! :P
  5. CapM

    NGD!

    Sorry - not intentionally trying to bump this to the top, but I did want to post a quick update. This guitar has unbelievable low end. I'm playing it softly now as my family sleeps, and I can still feel the low end in my chest when I play. Yet, it still maintains that classic Gibson midrange sound. I have three main steel sting acoustics now, one Rosewood (this one), one mahogany (Martin), and one birch. They all provide different tones in their own way. Although the Martin is still great for that buttery, balanced tone, for strumming and/or a more bold sound, the J45 Rosewood will be my weapon of choice.
  6. CapM

    My new ES-335

    Yes, that is one hot piece of axe you got there! Congrats!
  7. CapM

    NGD!

    Since I only played a mahog J-45 once, I really am not knowledgable enough to compare them! I do know that this has that vintage Gibson tone that is so different from my Martin. Anyhow, here's a video I did of me playing the guitar, performing a song I just wrote. It's actually a quasi rock song, but this is the acoustic version of it. The video was just with my laptop camera because I couldn't get the audio to work on our high def camera, but at least the audio is clear: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImN2KTWeWM0
  8. That is a gorgeous guitar. I love the cherry burst. Beautiful grain on that top. Congrats!
  9. CapM

    NGD!

    Updated with video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImN2KTWeWM0 Hi guys and gals! I've been GASing for a Gibson acoustic for quite some time. In my search, I saw pics of the vine inlays and loved it. I also wanted the vintage burst finish. I searched long and hard, but saw nothing for sale except a shop that was selling a floor model for $5K. So, I was visiting a larger town and went into the GC to try out some Gibby's, and lo and behold I saw her through the glass. It is a Gibson J-45 Rosewood Vine. Although a 2003, it is in pristine condition - maybe even unplayed, as there aren't any scratches even on the pickguard. They had just received it, so I feel lucky that I visited at just the right time. It has the vintage Gibson tone that I wanted. Anyhow, without further adieu... (sorry for the phone pics)
  10. Why would you want to be hit in the thumb?
  11. A Gibson for your wife? Seems like a fair trade. I'd do that deal.
  12. This statement intrigues me. Why would a J-185 be better for recording purposes?
  13. The video was obviously pretty poor. Was he doing hybrid picking there?
  14. Well said. I agree 100%. Me too! Would look great next to my cherry burst LP...
  15. I guess I shouldn't have said inferior. I meant standard, as in the original vintage woods they used. So I think I want the mahogany one. What's really getting me interested is the 18 months interest-free financing offered by Gibson now. My wife would notice a $3,000 transition, but I could sneak $125/month without my wife knowing. :)
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