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Jungel

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    Guitars, motorbikes, mountaineering. This mid life crisis has been going on for 25 years, is the most fun I’ve ever had and is only getting better and better
  1. Woah. Okay, this has taken a turn for the worse..... woooop woooooop wwwoooooooppp. Crazy alert. It’s been fun guys, see you later.
  2. I know that there will be some residual vibration in the solid body of an electric guitar but the magnetic pickups don't amplify that vibration. Even in an acoustic a Piezo under saddle picks up resonance from the top, a soundhole pickup from pressure waves inside the body and mag pickups from the vibration of the strings which disturb the magnetic field. So I can't get my head round the way magnetic coils pick up and amplify slight vibration in the body of an electric guitar. It’s from the strings.
  3. What about them? Clearly they're made to resonate more than electric and less than acoustic.
  4. How well your guitar resonates? Aren't electric guitars designed not to resonate? I thought that was the point of the solid body. Only there to hold the important parts. i e. neck, bridge, strings and pickups?
  5. Why would anyone care how their electric guitar sounds unplugged? Genuine question.
  6. Moral of the story......, Gibson do make awesome guitars. Don’t settle for 2nd best.
  7. So, thanks for all your input guys. I appreciate everyone taking the time to share their opinions. In the end I couldn’t live with it and sent it back. https://www.reidys.com/ Reidys home of music was the store. I’m happy to tell you that because Richard there was brilliant. The first thing he said was I’m sorry you aren’t over the moon with your guitar and whatever is wrong we will fix it, you can have a refund, repair or pick something else, whatever makes you happy. He then arranged to have it picked up at their expense the next day. He called me when it arrived and agreed the finish wasn’t nearly good enough. He also said the tone was being choked somehow and it didn’t sound at all like a J45 should. There were no J45’s in stock so would order a new one or he offered me a few more choices including a Songwriter Deluxe Studio for the same price which was an awesome deal and beautiful but I didn’t want natural colour and the gold and inlay too blingy for my personal taste. I was tempted though. I ended up with a J45 Standard Cutaway and a Taylor GS Mini Mahogany. They’d given me £300 off the recommended retail on the first J45 then did me a J45 Cutaway AND the GS Mini for the same price! Then gave both guitars a free set up and sent them to me next day delivery free of charge. I offered to pay for delivery but he wouldn’t have it. Guitars have arrived and they are both great but holy ****, that J45 sings, not like the last one. It’s amazing sound and the finish is flawless. As soon as I played it I could feel the excitement building as I played it. Awesome and just what I’d hoped for the first time around. https://www.flickr.com/photos/164629457@N06/with/42442352782/
  8. Thanks for the warm welcome guys.
  9. So, thanks for all your input guys. I appreciate everyone taking the time to share their opinions. In the end I couldn’t live with it and sent it back. https://www.reidys.com/ Reidys home of music was the store. I’m happy to tell you that because Richard there was brilliant. The first thing he said was I’m sorry you aren’t over the moon with your guitar and whatever is wrong we will fix it, you can have a refund, repair or pick something else, whatever makes you happy. He then arranged to have it picked up at their expense the next day. He called me when it arrived and agreed the finish wasn’t nearly good enough. He also said the tone was being choked somehow and it didn’t sound at all like a J45 should. There were no J45’s in stock so would order a new one or he offered me a few more choices including a Songwriter Deluxe Studio for the same price which was an awesome deal and beautiful but I didn’t want natural colour and the gold and inlay too blingy for my personal taste. I was tempted though. I ended up with a J45 Standard Cutaway and a Taylor GS Mini Mahogany. They’d given me £300 off the recommended retail on the first J45 then did me a J45 Cutaway AND the GS Mini for the same price! Then gave both guitars a free set up and sent them to me next day delivery free of charge. I offered to pay for delivery but he wouldn’t have it. Guitars have arrived and they are both great but holy ****, that J45 sings, not like the last one. It’s amazing sound and the finish is flawless. As soon as I played it I could feel the excitement building as I played it. Awesome and just what I’d hoped for the first time around. https://www.flickr.com/photos/164629457@N06/with/42442352782/
  10. Hi Ajay, yeah the box was stapled all round but there are 2 small tape seals with the Gibson logo and the words “Do not accept if broken. Contact Gibson.” but hey, good news in my next comment.
  11. Hey thanks. I’ll get it sorted one way or another. Funny thing though. I put the same link up on the Gibson acoustic part of this forum and the consensus was it’s a dog. Send it back. I’m away on a course for work in Aberdeen today. A town with a Gibson dealer. I went in after work and had a look at a J45. Holy **** it’s different to mine. Beautifully finished. Headstock, area round nut, top, the soundhole and fretboard end and ........ the sound. That’s what I expected from a £2000 guitar. Now mine definitely won’t be coming back home to me. The one I saw this afternoon makes mine look like a discount store reject.
  12. That’s why it’s up here, all opinions are welcome. There are playability issues too but you guys are in the minority here. It’s my first Gibson so I really didn’t know if this is a normal standard of finish. That’s why I put it out there on a couple of topics...... to get honest and frank opinions. Consensus is that it’s a mess and needs to go back though. The dealer actually called me and agreed that it’s not great, offered me a refund or a swap. I said I’ll let you look at it first and see if you can sort out the playability and get her singing. It’s being picked up on Wednesday, I’ll let you know how he goes. Thanks for taking the time guys, much appreciated.
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