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Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by TSims1, Feb 18, 2019.
Can't afford a Gibby. But I do have a brother to one. My epiphone hummingbird pro
I've always leaned heavily towards Gibson for acoustics. My first good one was a 1940s L-7. Followed by a J-160E, then a Nick Lucas reissue. If I were in the market for a good acoustic, I would go for an Advanced Jumbo. I've played a few at shops and absolutely love their throaty booming tone.
Of course. Not a Gibson, The Gibson:
It's my J-45 "Custom" (Gibson called it a Custom, but it was just a production run...IMHO, not really a "custom"...just a bit more bling).
BTW...congratulations on your "00"...it looks real nice...I considered one but was afraid it might sound thinner than the J-45. I also agree with your comments about the Gibson sound as compared to that of a Taylor...I've had 4 Taylors (still have two of them, great guitars! My first Taylor was a Dreadnought which I traded for one of their Koa K-24 models, which I eventually gave to my son. Eventually bought another Koa, this time a K-22 which is shorter scale, and also a 362 12-stringer!). My Taylors have plenty of top end sparkle, but the J-45 easily betters them in the bottom end.
The J-165 has always been a favorite of mine
Saw the Everly Brothers in Liverpool on a UK package tour way back ('63 or '64). Even though it was a big theatre, their guitars (J185?) were not amplified, but every time it came to one of those big Everly acoustic guitar motifs, they both just took a step back and slung those guitars up to head height, right up to the microphone. Did they sound good? Bloody marvellous.
yep, sold my martin johnny cash, paid some bills and still was able to get my dream jumbo. A J-100 w (stripped down SJ-200) Bubinga back and sides, so fantastic. Although it makes me look like I'm playing a cello its so big on me
I love the classic look but I always felt that Gibson’s sound great strummed but not that great for fingerstyle.
I've got a LG2-AE that sounds and plays great strummed or fingerstyle...actually my favorite acoustic to take to bluegrass jams, since it's so different from the numerous Martins and really cuts though the mix with Banjos and Mandolins.
It's a really nice couch guitar and I occasionally think of selling it but then start playing it and remember why it isn't going anywhere
What does the AE designate?
Acoustic Electric I guess.... DUH! Do they still make LG2's? or is it a mod?
Nothing to put up from this corner of the world, but I love the look of the Hummingbird and I'd love to play one and hear how it sounds. Maybe someday I'll be able to get one. I understand that the necks are 1.75 at the nut and I like the sound of that for fingerpicking. My Gretsch New Yorker has a 1.75 nut and it is so easy to fingerpick that I find myself reaching for it all the time.
I love Gibson acoustics. I have four of them.
It's funny, but someone on the first page said the Gibsons he's played sounded dead and dull. He likes Martins. Mt experience has been the opposite. Every Martin I've heard in person or played has been dead and dull. I don't know why because I hear them on recordings and they sound fine.
I dig Martins, but I agree that Gibson acoustics don’t sound dead and dull. Warm yes, and that’s what I like about them.
I fell in love with the Gibson Dove in the early 70’s....Never owned one.
Looking to pick up a used J-15 for a grand or so. That seems like it might be possible.
In the meantime, I've got a '64 LG-0 that's great for finger-pickin' blues on the couch..
My 2012 Custom Shop 1968 J-45 ADJ Reissue Limited Edition is my favorite. I played Gibson J-50’s till I found this one.
My 2018 J-15 Walnut Burst and my 2018 Corona. One of them i still have, one is long gone. My first choice was a J-45, but they weren't readily available, and no local stores had one available to compare head to head. In the end, no sound clips i could find could convince me the extra $1400 was worth it for the J-45, but i'm completely happy with mine. Someday though, i'll get my hands on a 'Workhorse'.
(Sorry for thread drift but...) Speaking of Gibsons, did anyone watch the 50th anniversary Elvis show? Man it seemed to be the night for artists to bring out their big Gibson archtops and acoustics. What was that 335 like thing that Elvis was playing, red with a fender shape headstock bot looked like D'armond pickups...?
They sure do have their own sound. I had a Lyre Humming Bird,
light years ago. Looked and played like a dream, but...
I drank the Martin kool aid.
HD28 for life.
When the chariot swings low, this one's coming with me.
Hagstrom Viking II