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I started a thread a week or so ago about how I was in the throws of a heavy GAS bout for a j-200/Sj-200.

 

Well, happily for me some stuff I was selling sold well, good prices and allowed me to give-in to the pain, so I would like to introduce to you my new SJ-200 TV. Sorry about the rubbish pics, natural light is almost non-existant today, it's lunchtime and looks about 9pm on an Autumn day, the flash on my camera seems to like to paint everything very red, so these are really not that representative of the real beauty of the guitar.

 

 

 

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Hopefully we can get a nice day soon so I can post some decent pics with a more true likeness of the actual guitar. I posted that I was after something along the lines of the sound of the SJ on Takeshi Furusawa's Abbey Road Medley on the other thread and the guitar doesn't disappoint. Lot of flamed maple goodness, overall I'm thrilled. What a machine!

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Man, oh man .... that is porn on a stick !!

 

What a beauty, that is the dogs bollocks of Gibson guitars, just perfect. Loooove the burst.

 

And I thought my J-150 was a beauty, now I thin she's the ugly sister (well, not really, just ... different)

 

Seriously PM, love it, as Im sure you do.

 

Please send some sound samples, would love to hear how she sounds !

 

btw: the price tag must have been scarey ..... guess at HB TV is off the books for a while ;-)

 

Congratulations, an absolute ripper !

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I started a thread a week or so ago about how I was in the throws of a heavy GAS bout for a j-200/Sj-200.

 

Well, happily for me some stuff I was selling sold well, good prices and allowed me to give-in to the pain, so I would like to introduce to you my new SJ-200 TV. Sorry about the rubbish pics, natural light is almost non-existant today, it's lunchtime and looks about 9pm on an Autumn day, the flash on my camera seems to like to paint everything very red, so these are really not that representative of the real beauty of the guitar.

 

 

 

DSC01318.jpg

 

 

DSC01308.jpg

 

 

DSC01315.jpg

 

 

DSC01309.jpg

 

 

 

Hopefully we can get a nice day soon so I can post some decent pics with a more true likeness of the actual guitar. I posted that I was after something along the lines of the sound of the SJ on Takeshi Furusawa's Abbey Road Medley on the other thread and the guitar doesn't disappoint. Lot of flamed maple goodness, overall I'm thrilled. What a machine!

 

she looks lovely, any chance of any sound clips?

 

Matt

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Cheers Gents....

 

Unfortunately I'm in-between recording setups, I sold my recording setup and condensor mics just recently so I have nothing much for recording true audio at the minute, iphone job won't do it justice, but I will try to take it for a spin on a mates recording setup soon and get back to you both with it. Thanks for the comments.

 

@EA, yeah mate, the 'bird will have to take a back seat for a while. Yeah it's a ripper, big sound, but not a rip-roaring cannon, still has some of the gentle side built-in. As for the looks, yeah I tried about 40-50 pics, but none of them are a true likeness due to the lighting in Lux today, very dull overcast day so I'm stuck with the dull pics or very red ones due to the camera. I've PM'd you.

 

@Mathew Sears - Thanks, I'll try to get clips as soon as I can, hopefully a week or so. Once my mate gets back from Scotland. He has a very similar recording setup to the one I previously had. Cheers

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Good Lords, these guitars keep comin'. . . .

 

A pure stunner. No matter what anybody says, the J-200 is the key to the throne. Some kind of throne anyway.

Please post sharper pics that show exactly what you see there before you.

And let us hear samples – could be interesting to compare with EA's 150.

 

One of the most daring, suspenseful, sensual even kinky ideas I ever came across was to put sunburst guitars into a lightbrown/pink cases. They been doin' it since pop was born, I know, and it's still a hit. Simply irresistible.

Check the first year Bird : FirstyearH-bird.jpg

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So this is how PM's case will look like in 50 years time ? :-)

 

I think we should do the Thomann jingle and compare the Jumbos. Will be interesting to hear how a 10 year old played in Standard (Studio?) will compare to a brand new TV.

 

Good Lords, these guitars keep comin'. . . .

 

A pure stunner. No matter what anybody says, the J-200 is the key to the thrown. Some kind of thrown anyway.

Please post sharper pics that show exactly what you see there before you.

And let us hear samples – could be interesting to compare with EA's 150.

One of the most daring, suspenseful, sensual even kinky ideas I ever came across was to put sunburst guitars into a lightbrown/pink cases. They been doin' it since pop was born, I know, and it's still a hit. Simply irresistible.

Check the first year Bird : FirstyearH-bird.jpg

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Does a J-150 qualify to be part of the club .... ? :unsure:

 

I make great Bloody Marys ..

 

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Another beautiful J200.

 

Love the gorgeous graining on the top. A lovely burst and a very nice case to boot.

 

Congrats PM. [thumbup]

 

And welcome to the growing J200 club.

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One of the most daring, suspenseful, sensual even kinky ideas I ever came across was to put sunburst guitars into a lightbrown/pink cases. They been doin' it since pop was born, I know, and it's still a hit. Simply irresistible.

 

 

Bwah-ha-ha. Back in 1960 you could have saved yourself a few bucks and gone with the more manly tan (well kind of) felt lined Lifton case (the Gibson tag on this one is inside the case where you would normally find the Lifton "Built Like a Fortress" label.

 

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Hey, PM - a really sweetheart of a guitar - but as you might guess I am a bit partial to burst J-200s.

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Bwah-ha-ha. Back in 1960 you could have saved yourself a few bucks and gone with the more manly tan (well kind of) felt lined Lifton case (the Gibson tag on this one is inside the case where you would normally find the Lifton "Built Like a Fortress" label.

 

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This guitar in that case in ready to hit the road. I like it a lot.

Think I would bring the pink interior if I were to visit a fair maiden high in the eastern castle tower.

 

 

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Four days in and the guitar is most definitely a keeper, I'm in the middle of an "all my other guitars are rubbish" attack. Hopefully just a touch of favourite-itis being a new guitar an all that. I'm not sure if it's the longer scale or just the power of the guitar. They're certainly not cheap models but everytime I play it I remember it's not a cheap sound, look or response from the guitar. I love it.

 

I can't post a review at the minute as I'm still a bit too smitten to be truly objective... Just now it's easy to sum up by saying I wish I had a half-a-dozen of them.

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"all my other guitars are rubbish" attack.

 

 

Surely the Woodie doesnt deserve such an endorsement ? [scared]

 

btw: how do you comapre the SJ to the J-200, especially in terms how will you combine the together and for which style of playing will one be better than the other ?

 

Im going to stick my neck out and say that I reckon down the line you will sell the Keb Mo and get at HB TV, that would really round off your Gibby collection nicely.

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Surely the Woodie doesnt deserve such an endorsement ? [scared]

 

None of them do, EA. Certainly not the woody, just a measure of how smitten I am with the TV. Sold hook, line & sinker. It's an amazing bit of kit.

 

 

 

btw: how do you comapre the SJ to the J-200, especially in terms how will you combine the together and for which style of playing will one be better than the other ?

 

Im going to stick my neck out and say that I reckon down the line you will sell the Keb Mo and get at HB TV, that would really round off your Gibby collection nicely.

 

Comparing the two, difficult, different scale, different sound, on pure expense the TV is still in the babying period, whereas the SJ is sitting out in the lounge. Both are general purpose guitars as in can do anything, the Keb Mo while it can be strummed and used as a general purpose guitar (so long as your not needing to get away up in the heights) it is better as a country-blues fingerstyle guitar, I daresay it would make a great guitar to use for alternate tunings etc... but for an all-rounder the 14 fretters are better.

 

I never say never about selling a guitar, but I doubt I'd part with the Keb Mo just yet. I would say it's playing time (and the same for the others bar the woody) will be a bit less as I can't leave the TV alone. If I'd bought this (the TV) first, I could have saved myself 3-4 or more other guitars in the past couple of years.

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