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Bought my first Gibson acoustic

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I just got a cut away C165 mini jumbo. It has prefix plus electronics.

 

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I had never heard of these before I found this one on CL. Can anyone tell me anything about them?

 

Out-freakin'-standin'!!!

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GBB, congrats!!

 

The 165s are outstanding instruments. I've really enjoyed every one I've played.

 

The electronics on yours are great, too. The 165 was conceived as a "compact jumbo" (hence the CJ in the title), offering the sound and responsiveness particular to the SJ200 and J185, but in a smaller package.

 

FWIW, I don't know one single player who has tried (or bought) a CJ165 and hasn't loved it.

 

Enjoy!!

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Your first Gibson? Congrats! Now we have to teach you the secret handshake.

 

There's also some hazing involved, but telling you about it would ruin it....

 

Seriously, that's a darn fine guitar and were I a betting man, I'd wager that you'll love it.

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I believe the top is maple. The neck is perfect. It plays fast and smooth with low action and no buzz. It cost $1000.

The sound is loud for an acoustic. I don't have an acoustic amp yet. Any reccomendations?

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Your first Gibson? Congrats! Now we have to teach you the secret handshake.

 

There's also some hazing involved' date=' but telling you about it would ruin it....

 

Seriously, that's a darn fine guitar and were I a betting man, I'd wager that you'll love it.[/quote']

 

 

 

My first Gibson acoustic. I have owned about a dozen or so LP's. BTW my last name is Gibson hence "GibsonByBirth".

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congrats!

 

I have the non-cutaway, sunburst , rosewood b & s---and I am head over heels in love with it.

 

I would definitely suggest taking to a luthier (unless you are comfortable doing it yourself) and getting a nice setup--according to your playing style.

 

I have not stopped playing it since I got it a few months ago and she always blows me away...enjoy!

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I believe the top is maple. The neck is perfect. It plays fast and smooth with low action and no buzz. It cost $1000.

The sound is loud for an acoustic. I don't have an acoustic amp yet. Any reccomendations?

Congratulations GBB! The top is probably spruce and the back and sides are maple. The suggestion to get a good setup on it is a good one. I don't have a clue about amps but someone here will. Have fun!

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