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Well ... congratulations are in order, never played on but Im guessing its similar to my AL SJ, and I know that is a smokin' guitar, so Im guessing yours ia also.

 

Anything in particular you want to know .. what are your thougths on it ?

 

Do you have some pics and even better, sound samples ..?

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I got one about a week ago. Stunning guitar. Beautiful tone and great action. I tune all my acoustics down half a tone so that makes it a bit easier. They come with Gibson Masterbuilt Premium Phosphor Bronze strings but I don't know what gauge. Did you get the brown retro style case?

 

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Bob

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I got one about a week ago. Stunning guitar. Beautiful tone and great action. I tune all my acoustics down half a tone so that makes it a bit easier. They come with Gibson Masterbuilt Premium Phosphor Bronze strings but I don't know what gauge. Did you get the brown retro style case?

 

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Bob

Looks like yours comes with a gold record. And to think that I should have been frustrated by my lack of talent when all I really needed was to shop at the right store! [tongue]

 

J/k. Nice looking guitar and enjoy it!

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Yeah folks, the Southern Jumbo TV is amazing, bit the brown case is awesome. I'll place some pics that I took today

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Congratulations! You have a fantastic instrument there. I have the J45 TV, and the Southern Jumbo is a built along the J45 design with different dressing -- the block inlays on the neck vs. dots, and the pick guard, and others. All around a great choice! The strings from the factory are 80/20 (I think). I have used D'Addario exp coated phosphor bronze (12's) and recently changed to D'Addario EJ16 strings (12's). I like the sound of the PB strings. You will find that string choice is a lot of personal taste and there are threads here on the forum that discuss strings at length.

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I am sure I read somewhere Gibson put Masterbuilt Phosphor Bronze Premiums on the SJs so I don't think they would be 80/20.

 

Milo, the disc is an original Platinum disc for the Traveling Wilburys album. Genuine article. I am sure you will love your SJTV as much as I do.

 

Bob

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Very cool about the disc. Care to share a story about that one?

Not much of a story, but I knew a guy in NC who had a few of these things for sale; it is a genuine RIAA Award with the hologram. This one had only just been issued for that album and the recipient, a radio station, decided they did not want it, so I bought it. I don't know how many of these were made back then as each was a personal issue with the name of the recipient on the plate. They were issued to each singer, the record company and a few execs plus a number of radio stations used in the promo. Not sure who else. Maybe a cleaner or two :rolleyes: They compliment the guitar collection.

 

Bob

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Not much of a story, but I knew a guy in NC who had a few of these things for sale; it is a genuine RIAA Award with the hologram. This one had only just been issued for that album and the recipient, a radio station, decided they did not want it, so I bought it. I don't know how many of these were made back then as each was a personal issue with the name of the recipient on the plate. They were issued to each singer, the record company and a few execs plus a number of radio stations used in the promo. Not sure who else. Maybe a cleaner or two :rolleyes: They compliment the guitar collection.

 

Bob

 

Great guitar and a amazing memorabillia about the Travelling Wilburys Platinum LP!

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Does anyone konw the difference between the Southern jumbo TRUE VINTAGE and a the Southern jumbo NEW VINTAGE ?

 

Gus

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Does anyone konw the difference between the Southern jumbo TRUE VINTAGE and a the Southern jumbo NEW VINTAGE ?

 

Gus

 

Is the TV not done in a VOS finish and the new vintage done in a shiny finish?

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On a related note, I played a gibson sheryl crow southern jumbo yesterday and i have to say it was one of the nicest sounding guitars i have ever heard....so sweet!

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Is the TV not done in a VOS finish and the new vintage done in a shiny finish?

And a different headstock logo. I have never understood the New Vintage name. I have a TV and a Sheryl and they are both great guitars but different. I think the Kristofferson is like the NV but not heard a comparison.

 

Bob

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You say that there is a cosmetic difference between the new vintage and the true vintage?

 

As far as I'm aware, yes... TV is VOS, NV is like a shiny Std finish.

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I don't have a NV to compare but looking at my TV and my SCSJ the TV seems to be more of a satin shine and the SCSJ a high gloss shine, so I expect the NV will be the same.

 

Bob

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