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  1. Hi

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  2. Thank you for all who responded making this an interesting thread. I did notice last year that the prices of the J-45 also fluctuated quite considerably and increased about this time. This has to be purely a marketing ploy with the marketing guys pushing the prices up for next years new model knowing that there will be some people who want a 2019 model rather than an 2018 one. I guess also that they want to get the old 2018 stock out the door before the 2019 models hit the market hence the lower pricing for this years current model. Earlier this year I made a round trip of over 200 miles to well known UK Gibson retailer and spent a few hours playing a couple of J-45's. At the time these were retailing at £2,300. The guitars I looked at had blemishes. One had a fret that was not dressed properly and was really rough. The other had mineral deposits on the fretboard. I left the store with my money in my pocket thinking I'm only buying at that price if the guitar is perfect. I am glad to report that my new 2018 J-45 arrived yesterday and was perfect in condition with no visible imperfections. Having saved myself over £500 by buying the 2018 model I couldn't be happier. The guitar plays like a dream and sounds fantastic. Having been a player for over 35 years and the owner of many fine guitars (9 in total) I am so pleased to at last be a member of the J-45 owners club. Cheers! Jon.
  3. I have just placed an order for my dream guitar, a 2018 J-45 ordered from a well known on-line UK store. It will be delivered tomorrow. I decided to take the plunge as the 2019 guitars are now being advertised at £500 more expensive than the 2018 models and yet from what I can see there is no discernible difference between the models? I was reluctant to purchase on line and would have preferred to try the guitar out first, but with such a good saving the guitar is £1699.00 I decided I would never get a chance to buy a brand new J-45 at that kind of price. Is there any difference between the two guitars?
  4. I have just placed an order for my dream guitar, a 2018 J-45 ordered from a well known on-line UK store. It will be delivered tomorrow. I decided to take the plunge as the 2019 guitars are now being advertised at £500 more expensive than the 2018 models and yet from what I can see there is no discernible difference between the models? I was reluctant to purchase on line and would have preferred to try the guitar out first, but with such a good saving the guitar is £1699.00 I decided I would never get a chance to buy a brand new J-45 at that kind of price. Is there any difference between the two guitars?
  5. Thanks for the replies. I drove 120 miles to the store convinced I would make the return journey home with at least one of them. The weight turned out not to be noticeable at all. I was a little surprised however by how different they both were. The first one definitely had a fuller sound and a really lovely bright projection. The second sounded slightly thinner and whilst still sounding great didn't excite me like the first one. I played them both for well over an hour with different plectrums including a thumb pick. The main issue for me in terms of not making a purchase was that both guitars had flaws. The first one had what looked like white mineral deposits in the rosewood fingerboard. I could have lived with that but there was also a very visible mark on the 6th fret which looked like a scratch or notch in the wood. The salesman suggested it was just in the grain but if i'm going to pay top notch for my dream guitar I don't want to be living with imperfections before I have even got it home! The second one had a perfect fingerboard but one side of the bridge felt really rough like it hadn't been fully sanded down properly prior to painting. Again I could have lived with that but to my ear it didn't sound so good as the first one. I am still very much in the market for a new J-45 and will continue to search them out until I find one that sings, without imperfections and one that really says ... " YES I'm the One!" So the moral of this story is you really you do have to track them down and try them out. I was so tempted to just order one online as I have with other guitars but lesson learned. Always try them out before parting with your hard earned money. Cheers!
  6. I was looking on-line for a J-45 with the view to buying. Ive noticed my favourite store has two in stock with one 4.4lbs and one at 4.7lbs. I guess this is down to the amount of nitrocellulose? Would it be better to go for the lighter one as the guitar with less paint would presumably breath better? Any thoughts? Thanks.
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