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I am looking at getting my first "good" guitar, and I had pretty much settled on the J-45. However, I have always liked the SJ, and my understanding is that it is basically a more ornate version of the J-45. I ran across a new Southern Jumbo Modern Classic at Sweetwater and I have some questions about the model.

 

First - is this a new model released again for 2016? I have not seen it anywhere but Sweetwater.

Second - Does anyone have experience with the older Modern Classic versions?

 

 

I am an intermediate guitar player at best, and I basically play at home and maybe with friends from time to time, so this is the very top of my budget. However I plan on having this for the next 40 years so I would love any input you folks can offer.

 

Thanks for the help.

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Well I put my faith in Sweetwater, and they delivered BIG TIME. I ordered the Southern Jumbo Modern Classic, and it is gorgeous

Sounds great too, well as great as my playing can make her sound.....

 

If anyone has worries about dealing with Sweetwater, all I can say is they were more than accommodating and had excellent customer service.

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I owned a Southern Jumbo True Vintage.

 

I own a J50 Modern Classic,

 

and I own a J45 Standard (2016)

 

The Southern Jumbo Modern Classic is likely a J45 Standard, essentially. IE, same exact top, back, sides, neck, and tuners (grover rotos?). My guess is that it has the batwing pick guard, and inlays on the fretboard, and that those are the only real differences. I am guessing that the new Modern Classics you are looking at also have the plekked necks, and rolled fretboard sides. I bet its a great guitar.

 

WHoops...edited here to add that I see you bought it! Sorry my response was late. Congratulations!

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Well I put my faith in Sweetwater, and they delivered BIG TIME. I ordered the Southern Jumbo Modern Classic, and it is gorgeous

Sounds great too, well as great as my playing can make her sound.....

 

If anyone has worries about dealing with Sweetwater, all I can say is they were more than accommodating and had excellent customer service.

Nice guitar and sweetwater rocks. They are excellent

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I owned a Southern Jumbo True Vintage.

 

I own a J50 Modern Classic,

 

and I own a J45 Standard (2016)

 

The Southern Jumbo Modern Classic is likely a J45 Standard, essentially. IE, same exact top, back, sides, neck, and tuners (grover rotos?). My guess is that it has the batwing pick guard, and inlays on the fretboard, and that those are the only real differences. I am guessing that the new Modern Classics you are looking at also have the plekked necks, and rolled fretboard sides. I bet its a great guitar.

 

WHoops...edited here to add that I see you bought it! Sorry my response was late. Congratulations!

 

You are right on your assumptions. The neck is a lot more friendly for my embarrassingly small hands than the J-45 (2015) that I played at GC. She really is a beaut!

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