Jump to content
Gibson Brands Forums
Sign in to follow this  
Jinder

If you had a $3000 budget...what guitar would you buy?

Recommended Posts

I’ve asked Bruce for his opinion on keeping it humidified in my absence, so I’ll await his advice. Do Gibsons in the US still ship with an Oasys style humidifier? We don’t get them in the UK, but my ‘02 AJ had one when it was imported.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For just a "few" dollars more you could get this Gibson maple jumbo... :-)

 

https://www.tfoa.eu/nl/gibson-gibson-prototype-jumbo-14-fret-dreadnought.html

 

http://www.vintageguitar.com/21778/gibsons-earliest-dreadnought/

 

 

Lars

I know and have played this guitar. It's lovely. But, imvho, was not built in 1929. Yes, the label sports a 129 serial number. As George says in the video, "at least the serial number is 1929." But, that sprayed sunburst is of mid-1930s vintage. In 1929, Gibson still used hand-rubbed sunburst.

 

There's precedent for Gibson slapping old labels into new guitars. The Nick Lucases often feature labels created long before the guitars were completed.

 

Anyway, it is a very cool guitar.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My 2017 J-15 did NOT have one.

 

My '03 J-45 did.

 

Thanks Murph-I heard back from Bruce, apparently Gibson no longer supply them as standard but he’s going to include one for me anyway. I really can’t speak highly enough of the service from Wildwood, they’ve been extremely helpful and responsive, really great!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Murph-I heard back from Bruce, apparently Gibson no longer supply them as standard but he’s going to include one for me anyway. I really can’t speak highly enough of the service from Wildwood, they’ve been extremely helpful and responsive, really great!

 

There's and Adirondack over Maple AJ for sale on AGF if anyone is looking:

 

My link

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I came to this party a little late but I'm sure you will have fun making the decision. Looking at the guitars in your stable I would think a Martin 00028 or if you can get it a 00045 although I would guess that could be over budget. The 00028EC is also an option but the neck on the standard is better. Yes go for a Martin 00028.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pretty happy with my Gibson line up (Hummingbird, J45, and AJ Pro) the only Gibson i covet is a birth year (1952) J50, which is way over $3,000, so i would go for a used HD28VS

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pretty happy with my Gibson line up (Hummingbird, J45, and AJ Pro) the only Gibson i covet is a birth year (1952) J50, which is way over $3,000, so i would go for a used HD28VS

 

 

how do you like your JF30-12

 

I bought one last week it was privately owned by none other than John English and was most likely custom built for him back in the 90's through the Fender/Guild relationship. There is no model number and quite honestly they never made models with this grade of flame. This one also has an ebony board.

 

This was privately bought from Johns daughter by one of the UK's leading collectors.

 

makes a nice change from the Gibsons

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You need a couch noodling guitar, a small body. Personally Id go for Martin 00-18 or LG-2.

 

I'm going to suggest a maple bodied AJ, but that's just me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm going to suggest a maple bodied AJ, but that's just me.

 

My original reply is lost in the pages of yore on this thread, but the Maple AJ is bought and paid for! Picking it up when I’m in CO in June 🙂

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I recently picked up an SJ200 B-Stock for $3000 CDN ($2300 USD) Perfect - no obvious flaws Something to think about.

 

That’s a great deal, Mike!! I already have an SJ200 which I love, but if I didn’t (and hadn’t bought the Maple AJ) I’d be sniffing around for a deal like that right away!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...