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  1. Hopefully they release a vintage style version
  2. Honestly if they just put vintage toner and stained the back and sides it would make it much better. I would pay an extra 200 for that.
  3. Yes, I'm well aware. I haven't gotten the chance to play one yet. But, even though it's from a YouTube video. Feel free to find a guitar that comes close. Also the mic is mic's pretty close and I've listen to a lot of their videos with different guitars. The room isn't a huge factor if you're mic'ng so close. you can get an impression. Also, many many positive reviews about these guitars. It's basically the only new guitar that I'm really excited to play. Currently I own 1934 00-17 1936 00-17 Custom shop 00 based off a 00-17 Custom shop 000 based off a 00-17 2014 J-45 I'm selling all except my Gibson. However, I'm pretty sure that will go once I'm able to get a Pre-war.
  4. I'll take a Pre-war guitars co slope shoulder over anything else out there. Gibson included, I'm just waiting a bit for the right used one. No Gibson made within the last 40 years I've ever heard can touch the tone of this one.
  5. I do not like the way MOST guitar companies have their finish. It is caked on. The guitars look too new and shiny. The thinner aged finish is much more desirable in my opinion. Also, the guitar breathes more if the finish is thinner. Go ahead and research and see what Pre-war Guitars are doing. Look at the finish of most vintage instruments, the finish is usually much much thinner and it is not because of age. It was how it was done. You might like shiny new things. But that does not mean everyone does. Buc, different strokes for different folks. It is not to look cooler on stage. I like vintage guitars, primarily the way they sound. I like newer guitars mainly because of the way they play. It AIN'T vanity. It is a personal preference. I also prefer women with curly hair over straight hair. Is it VANITY to have a certain preference? Lol. Some people
  6. I think the point is. Just because the woods are superior and the guitars are modeled after a vintage J-45, doesn't mean it's guaranteed to sound incredible. Every guitar is different. But if you want to save some money then you're better off searching for a really good sounding J-45 standard. Then convert the guitar yourself if you prefer vintage looks. I love the look of mine now. It looks old and fantastic.
  7. I'm actually having a luthier install a bone nut and saddle. I personally do not think bone will make a significant difference. I am changing it out of mere tradition and to have a decent setup. It played great before but did need a minor setup. My standard is fantastic. In fact the only thing I'm not a fan of is the Pearl Gibson signature. I love the gold look.
  8. BTW I sold the J-45 Vintage and kept my Standard. To me the standard had more meat. I could not justify the price difference.
  9. have two guitars that I wanted to do a review on. I have gone back and forth in the last couple days trying to determine which one actually sounds better. The standard has had some mods to it and those mods could have potentially changed the sound ever so slightly. My 2014 standard - I lightly sanded down the finish and it actually looks pretty similar to the Hand rubbed VOS finish on the 2016 Vintage I also pulled off the rotomatics and added Klusons The Vintage 2016 is setup a bit better with a touch higher action, but overall it plays with ease. Initially, I was not impressed with the Vintage. I went back and forth with the two guitars and felt that the standard was more rich. Deeper. I recorded the guitars and sure enough I felt the same. I changed the string on the 2016 to Martin Authentic lights Phosphor bronze. Previous owner had an affinity for elixirs. After the string change, I felt the same. It was disappointing because I was expecting a huge rich clear tone. The Vintage did sound more clear, each note rang out a bit more, but lacked the punch I really prefer. So, I went back and forth for a few days. Preferring the standard That being said, last night I pulled out my thicker jazz pick, and sat with the Vintage. Either it was the mood I was in or my perception, but the Vintage started to reveal itself as quite pleasant sounding. I dropped the pick and began with my fingers, powerful, but controlled. This is a pretty great guitar, I thought. I suspect it needed a few days to settle in, the strings as well. But now it sounds fat and lovely. Whereas the standard also sounds great albeit slightly muted and muffled in comparison. I really would love to play more of these Vintage models and even compare with a TV. I think I got a good one, but not a GREAT one. I suspect there are some out there that are fantastic guitars. However, this model does not have a Vintage tone and that is what I am after. All in all, it is good sounding but not the same as a HUGE open sounding vintage model. This is my first time owning a torrified adirondack top. Perhaps it will open up a bit. I am hoping so, because this will probably be my main guitar until I come across a vintage model, a Santa Cruz Vintage Southerner or a Pre-war Slope Shoulder. Sound test here https://umgf.com/j-45-sound-clips-standard-vs-vintage-t196563.html
  10. I've owned many. Including Vintage l-00 models True vintage l-00 2016 j-45 Vintage J-45 standard 2014 2013 j-35 Sold all except my j-45 standard. But I've converted it to look like an actual vintage model. Better is subjective. But I bet a lot ofpeople would prefer the j-35 to look like the examples l posted vs the current offering.
  11. It's really not expensive to make a guitar look Vintage. Aged toner, thin finish, stain the mahogany... Done
  12. It would have been great if Gibson would have made the new releases look like these. J-35 True Vintage? Might be worth considering Gibson:0 Here is the modern one the Chicago Music Exchange made. Sounds pretty good. Looks great
  13. Hi, just curious about this case. Are all of the cases brown? Also is there any difference between a j-45 vintage and the new Vintage? Thanks
  14. Curious on a couple of things. What year did Gibson J-45's switch to rotomatics? 2007? Also, from what I can tell from a lot of pictures, it seems that through the 80's up to about 2014, the pickguards look misplaced. They appear to be covering the rosette. Has anyone taken these off and replaced them and put them in the "correct position" If so did you have any aesthetic issues after the removal? Also what year did they switch from the Golden Gibson logo to the Pearl? And one final question. Which J-45's in the last 30 years have a "Soft V" neck shape. Thanks
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