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Joel Ross

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  1. Hello, I'm Joel and I am the proud owner of a J45 Studio that is my pride and joy. It took me a long time to realize how cool a slope shoulder guitar really is. My first guitar was a 1977 Takamine F360S which was a great Martin D28 knock off. I'd love to own one today. In my mind, a dreadnought looked like a D28, square shoulders. I've owned many guitars over the years, including three J200 guitars, one rosewood. I wish I still had that one. Anyway, this beautiful J45 that I now own is definitely a keeper.
  2. I picked up a 2018 J15 with Walnut Burst finish and it's a great guitar. I swapped out the dull pick guard with a Tor-tis brand guard I selected. Same shape, just brighter and better looking. I replaced the tuner knobs with ivoroid, as well as the strap button. Pins and saddle bone. I love the old timey look. After all that work, and I swore this was a keeper, I sold it. Turns out I fell in love with a J45 Studio with killer tone and volume. Walnut Burst finish, walnut back and sides, looks just like my J15 with one exception, it has an amazing blonde stripe down the center and sides which blew me away. If this guitar didn't look so cool I would have never have picked it up to play it and I would have missed out on a true keeper. I just don't understand what Gibson is doing. The J15 lists at $200 more than the J45 Studio, which is $1000 less than the J45 Standard. Only real difference between the two is the Studio has a narrower body. Hope I didn't steer the conversation off of the topic but I think this all pertains to the J15. My guess is one of these guitars may go away one day.
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