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  1. The studio is the closest one you can get.If you like a plain Jane Hummingbird, there's a Sheryl Crow one but with neck binding.
  2. This one in mint/like new condition goes for $1,500 with best offer plus $50 shipping.I am pretty sure seller will take $1,400 for it. https://reverb.com/item/10688459-gibson-j-100-xtra-2005-aged-natural-gloss
  3. Wait a minute.The honky Tonk Deuce was base on AJ??? http://www.gibson.com/Products/Acoustic-Instruments/Round-Shoulder/Gibson-Acoustic/Dwight-Yoakam-Honky-Tonk-Deuce/Features.aspx From my understanding.SJ is the fancy version of J-45. According to info from Gibson website. The honky tonk using J45 1940' style then it must be the SJ.
  4. Mine is Rosewood. But the original SJ should be Mahogany.
  5. AJ PRO is a very nice guitar at a very good price.You will get a custom J45 Rosewood with the look of SJ plus regular scale like AJ.If you expect low bass like AJ you will be disappointed. But if you want more focus on the mid and high like D28 but still get good amount of bass volume,put Martin lifespan or D'addario EXP16 strings on and you will love it. Sometime GC exclusive guitars ain't that bad. Look at Martin MMV for example.
  6. I am not sure why you guys think an AJ​​ PRO is a short scale.It has 25.5" scale length according to Gibson website. http://www.gibson.com/Products/Acoustic-Instruments/Round-Shoulder/Gibson-Acoustic/Advanced-Jumbo-Pro/Specs.aspx I own one.Got mine for $1,250 off reverb.I have compared my AJ PRO and a standard AJ from my friend.it's like comparing standard bracing D28 VS. scalloped/forward shifted bracing HD-28V.They both sound good on their own way. But when I compared an AJ PRO to my SJ which has everything almost the same.Round shoulder,Sitka over Rosewood,X-Bracing except SJ has short scale length.I like the SJ better.It's like J-45 on steroids.It's Rosewood guitar that sounds like Mahogany and I don't know why. **Edit** Another thing that AJ PRO different than the rest Gibson round shoulder Dreadnaught is that it has belly down bridge like D28.
  7. Last time I checked. They're still here.
  8. Yup...I am one of those. I like it how they made with less plastic. Got Maple wood (I believe) as binding all around,not the white plastic.Real MOP on Fingerboard inlay.Say goodbye to mustache bridge.Adirondack spruce as bracing while the top still using Sitka spruce.This model is probably one that has compound radius fretboard just like Gibson Les paul.
  9. Someone offer a Gibson SJ-200 elite custom plus $650 cash on his side... Trading for 2 of my guitars. 1.Gibson Songwriter Orpheum mystic rosewood. ] 2.Martin OMC Aura Is this a fair trade on both sides ? I am not a J-200 fan and not sure about the value of this particular SJ-200 model.
  10. If it's mint condition then it's a good deal. Here in Los Angeles I found WM-45 ,a J-45 with natural top in excellent condition with hardcase for less than $900.This list has been up for 3-4 months now and nobody even want it. https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/msg/6140921212.html
  11. Are they all solid or just solid top?Thank you.
  12. I wonder how they look like and what's the difference?
  13. I'm pretty sure that many luthiers can find a better way to scare up a poly-finished guitar with a crack to repair.But this is the cheapest way for a regular Joe like me or the other can do it yourself at home for $20-$30.Especially for a cheap under $500 guitar that you just need to get the job done,don't have to be perfect or making money out of it.
  14. Put a couple of cleats for inside.Use CA Glue for the outside finish.This set from ebay should works just fine. Here is how to do it.
  15. All the Songwriter,Songbird and CL Series are look the same except mine has Adirondack top. And flamed KOA back and sides.
  16. Thank you for the information.I think the most desirable of all 3 was the Songwriter KOA.Gibson may call it a Hummingbird but it's still a Songwriter to me.Compare to the newer Songwriter koa that sell for $3,649.Mine has Adirondack Red spruce top on it and it's limited edition 50 worldwide. http://www.gibson.com/Products/Acoustic-Instruments/2016/Songwriter-Koa.aspx It's very light weight about the same as the all Koa but this one is definitely louder.Maybe because it is a full body or it has Adirondack top...I don't know. I'm not associated with seller but if anybody want one.There is one up for bid on ebay right now. The wood may not pretty as mine but it's up for grab. http://m.ebay.com/itm/222456258436
  17. Seller listed as 2010.It doesn't has signature on the label. But it has pickup in it.
  18. Hahaha...That's Gas-X wouldn't cured my GAS.By the way.Could someone please tell me more about the Honky tonk guitar that I just bought? I tried Gibson website but couldn't find much information about it.I thought it was one of J45 custom rosewood.And what's story with the dice?
  19. I used to have a Songwriter all koa before.Bought it for $1,600 off Ebay and someone offer me $2,900 for it so it's gone. Now I missed it and I started to look for another Gibson koa and then I saw this Songwriter on Reverb on sell for $1,495 +$100 next day shipping.I pulled the trigger right away.And yes,she's pretty and sounds awesome. Two weeks later with some cash left. I saw a weird Gibson slope shoulder show up on Ebay.Seller say it's in brand new condition. So I wanna give it a try see what it's like. I never have a Gibson slope shoulder before (never have any J-XX).I wasn't too serious to go after it but ended up winning it anyway since only 2 people place bid on it. About 15 minutes after winning that weird Gibson.Ebay send me an offer 10% cash back on everything over $50 with a maximum of $100 per item.Here we go, this Songwriter show up for $1,350+$50 shipping.To me, if you can get a Songwriter EC Deluxe in mint condition for $1,300.It's no brainer.So GAS got me again. At the end.I'm glad that March is ending today or I might have another GAS for this month. Anyway if you have your GAS story. Feel free to share, folks.
  20. This one is 1 of 50 too.I paid $1,595 for it.It's Songwriter body style with adirondack spruce Top and Koa back and sides.Just like the newer Songwriter koa except mine got adirondack top.
  21. I have the RJ one.Would like to compare them side by side with the tribute one if I have a chance.
  22. Congratulations on your new L-1.I own one and I'm a fan.The tribute one was too expensive for me so I went with the 2008 Robert Johnson version.It's the cheapest on any L-1 that I could find at the time ($1,500 +$50 shipping).Mine has ebony fingerboard and bridge but didn't get Andirondack top like yours (Sitka on mine).It also has X bracing not ladder bracing.Because the top of the L-1 was very thin so it very sensitive to type and brand size of the strings.To my ears,uncoated Martin PB sounds the best. Flower's pot inlay sticker ($6.50 free shipping) will add a nice looking on your headstock. I also added the OEM Martin OM-18V pickguard ($18.00 free shipping from ebay) which fit into L-1 perfectly.It is nicely beveled and very thin so it gave a nice looks and won't effect much of the sound.
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