Jump to content
Gibson Brands Forums
Sign in to follow this  
Geoffrey Lawton

New quick input - Fuller's J35 vs J45 TV

Recommended Posts

I currently own a Fuller's 1939 J35 Reissue.

Great guitar - a true keeper if there ever was one.

I'm considering buying a J45 TV and am wondering

if any of you can give me your impressions of how

the 2 compare. Unfortunately I haven't been able to

find a TV around my area to A/B it against my J35.

Obviously I don't want to replicate what I already have.

Any insights/impressions/opinions would be

greatly appreciated.

Geoff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The J35 is more dry and direct. the 45 TV has more overtones and harmonics. neither is better, just different.... but VERY different.

 

I have both. I agree with what modac_333 says above, except I would slightly hesitate to describe the difference in sound as "VERY different." In my mind, there's difference enough that we Gibsonites would notice and appreciate, but I'm not so sure about the average Joe listener.

 

They are like two brothers. One is little more wiry and rambunctious (the J-35); the other is a little more smooth and polished (the J-45 TV). While you wouldn't mistake them for identical twins, you see the strong family resemblance just the same.

 

I love 'em both. If you have the means and the desire, I heartily recommend both.

 

Happy New Year!

 

Red 333

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can you post pix of your 1939 reissue? Would love to see it. Did they get the pickguard right on it? I've seen a few Fuller's reissues like the AJ, that have totally incorrect PGs. Some even flush with the edge of the soundhole?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can you post pix of your 1939 reissue? Would love to see it. Did they get the pickguard right on it? I've seen a few Fuller's reissues like the AJ, that have totally incorrect PGs. Some even flush with the edge of the soundhole?

 

gibsonfvgj35.jpg

 

Red 333

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.

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...