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    Gampadoug.....that is an awesome guit! Enjoy, bud!
  2. You're quite welcome, Doug. They're pretty comfortable couch guitars! Just play one at a store and make sure you like the Memphis Tone System and the Burstbucker Pros. If you've played guitars with 50s wiring or a treble bleed, thats kind of what you're getting with the 235. And just make sure those Burstbucker Pros are able to be tamed down enough for the kind of Jazz you play, they lean towards the hotter side of the spectrum. They got sort of a chunky 50's neck on em that I love and they can certainly pull off the brighter jazz sounds. If you wanted warmer jazz sounds I would seek a sem
  3. Gampadoug, the ES-235 doesnt really compare to the body size of the ES-335. The ES-235 is what I would describe as a ES-125 shrunk down to around slightly thicker than Les Paul thickness, with the upper and lower bout less wide than an ES-125 by a little bit but not quite Les Paul proportions. And as mentioned before, the guitar is balanced. I noticed no neck dive or dipping at the body.
  4. I play sitting with it 100% of the time. I found it very balanced. If you are a jazz guy, make sure you try one out in a store. It has a bit of a hollow body ring to it but I'm not sure how much of that 'ring' you require for the style of jazz you play. It's a minute amount of chime when compared to the 335 or the 355, but it has it. Like noted above..it does freakin' everything. But I wouldn't say it is the holy grail for one genre particularly. If that makes sense. The pickups on this sound hot but their output is similar to the 57 Classics.
  5. So I picked up an ES-235 Ebony in gloss finish and haven't been able to put it down in 4 days. The neck is extremely comfortable, the Burstbucker Pros work really well with the wiring (Memphis Tone Circuit Plus...kind of like 50's wiring with a treble bleed), you get a lot of response and control from the tone and volume knobs. Action is really great on this one and its really comfortable to hold and so light. Beautiful sparkling cleans, fat crunch sounds and the most cutting gain-driven tones imaginable. This guitar would be a surgical tool in a band. It would really cut through.
  6. Welcome to the fam! I'd love to see a picture! Love the bird in cherry burst. Glad you found a good one, man. Play the crap out of it.
  7. Split parelellagram inlays and more bindings. Originally the J-55. Remarketed as 'Southern Jumbo' to appeal more to the Southern States. Structurally almost identical to the J-45.
  8. Lmfao I somewhat felt that way too. But I am glad he's finding the tones he's chasing. Excellently worded post by the way. Hahaha Hey OP, if you ever get seller's remorse again about the J45, I highly recommend checking out Banner year J45's or any J45's made between 1944-1954. Will probably cost you as much as your 70's d-28 if you get lucky. Keep your eyes open for one, man. I'm tellin' ya...the old ones just have that 'sound'. They got the voice of an old friend. And are sometimes tremendously under-valued on the market. All the best!
  9. I just figured it'd be better to keep a hog b/s guitar around for some variety is all I was alluding to. And had no idea you were mostly a bluegrass guy. Was not butt-hurt and meant no offense. Martins are awesome for bluegrass. And you chose two of my favorite models, so no hatin' here. The D-28 will be great for bluegrass jams (and everything in between) and the D-35 will be a good kitchen bluegrass machine. I sort of get your line of thinking. Glad you are keeping the AJ! If you need a a small bodied mahogany to fiddle around with on the couch, I could suggest the Gibson 1937 L-00
  10. *face palm* Enjoy your two rosewood martins.
  11. Thanks! I have been unable to put it down. The notes bloom and resonate so much, it almost has a 12-string pop to it. And the friggin' GROWL and PURR when playing certain bluesey chords and slight bends is unreal. It's becoming addictive. Staccato bass notes sound deep, rich and full...makes playing old country a blast. My Songwriter has stayed in the case since I brought this home. Also I think it's just the angle of the picture. Just inspected the E and A at the saddle and they are fine.
  12. Naw, not yet, I'll pm my email again just incase i sent the wrong one
  13. Yessir, and I have one more day at home before I have to head out for another 3 weeks at sea. I'm gonna continue to play the hell out of this beast in the meantime cause there ain't no way it's ever goin' on a ship lol
  14. Well, I managed to find a Banner Gibson J-45 locally from a very good seller. It is a 1943, a player, and despite some cosmetic issues that will most likely impact collectibility in the future, it has an amazing, rich, woody and dry voice. It has that old Gibson sound in spades. Most old rock and folk tunes I play on it, I am struck with disbelief how the guitar almost sounds exactly like the original record. It has a two-piece Adirondack top, mahogany back and sides, single-piece mahogany neck and square poplar neck block, baseball bat neck (which I love. Shockingly comfortable, and my ha
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