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J-45R discontinued?


Billy Hill

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I was checking out the gibson site and didn't see it. I had decided this would be my next guitar. I like the tone and my slightly arthritic left hand loves the neck shape and narrow fretboard. Are they out of production?

 

There's no such thing as out of production. A dealer can order you any guitar you want, whether it's on the current list of standard production models or not. (About the only exception is one built with Brazilian rosewood, which they're not allowed to use anymore.) Since all guitars are built one-at-a-time in response to an order from a dealer -- Gibson isn't like Martin or Taylor, who have bunches of finished guitars sitting around in warehouses waiting to be shipped when they get an order -- the list of production models is just a list of suggestions that they quote you prices on without having to ask.

 

-- Bob R

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i played an amazing new one in toronto about a year and a half ago and am kicking myself for not picking it up. then it was $2499cdn while a standard j45 was $2075. new pricing went into effect and the standard j45 price is now $2575. i'm guessing to order one now would cost approx. $2900. waaa for me.

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cool vid of a guy using a J 45 rosewood.

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My only problem with the vid post is that I've only been playing a couple of years and just when I think I am getting a little better, I see a guy play like that and I want quit and try playing the spoons.

 

That dude can play, thanks for the post.....I guess.

 

Ted

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My only problem with the vid post is that I've only been playing a couple of years and just when I think I am getting a little better' date=' I see a guy play like that and I want quit and try playing the spoons.

 

That dude can play, thanks for the post.....I guess.

 

Ted

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It's not the meat, it's the motion!!!!

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I probably looking at much additional cost for a custom order.

 

Not for something like this. Having them make another one of something that used to be a production model doesn't cost them any more than it did back in the day, and the quote usually reflects that. In this case, it's just a matter of someone grabbing a rosewood back and side set rather than a (slightly less expensive) mahogany back and side set when the built starts. Besides, it costs nothing to get the quote.

 

-- Bob R

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