New-to-me Guitar Day! - Gibson J-35

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Highroller, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Brought this home over the weekend. A 2017 Gibson J-35 reissue.

    Now, I wasn’t specifically shopping for a J-35, but this thing just hit all the right buttons. When you find something that speaks to you, you gotta go for it.

    Traded in my old case queen Strat as part of the deal, happy with how all that went down. And this is gonna see way more use than that Strat has in recent years.

    Lightweight, projects like a cannon, lively and bright tone – rings out clear as a bell. You can really feel the body resonate when you play it. Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, rosewood board. LR Baggs electronics. Simple, clean details, nothing fancy, just a great sounding guitar.

    I’m sure some will think that pickguard looks a little weird, but I’m ok with it. All part of the vintage vibe, along with the button tuners, script and banner headstock. Like the original mid-30’s J-35, they only made these for a few years. I’m glad I stumbled across this one!

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  2. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Congrats Highroller! There's nothing quite like finding the "right" acoustic. When you said you could feel the body resonate, I immediately thought of my Taylor, because that is one of the things that caught my attention, too.

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  3. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Absolutely . Congratulations on a beautiful acoustic
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  4. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, very nice! A J45 is still on my wishlist.
  5. Glaw

    Glaw Gretschie

    Aug 30, 2017
    I bet you won’t be trading that baby. Great guitar. Nothing like the look and sound of a Gibson.
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  6. Glaw

    Glaw Gretschie

    Aug 30, 2017
    My wish came true, Twice. Great guitars.
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  7. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Congrats and enjoy.

    That's sweet.
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  8. Archtops

    Archtops Synchromatic

    Mar 4, 2021
    Very nice.. congrats!
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  9. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats sir!
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  10. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Congratulations, seems like you're in love.
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  11. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Thanks everyone! I do indeed hope the honeymoon lasts a good long while. Just by coincidence, this is my second Gibson this year.

    Yeah, other than the "vintage" appointments, very similar to a J-45. “Slope shoulder” jumbo dread. Same basic size and woods used. Different bracing, which allows for a slightly more airy tone and a little less emphasis on the mid-range.

    I've been looking to up my game on acoustics for a while, despite the fact I really do love my Rancher Jumbo. Wanted something with mahogany as an alternative to the maple.

    Honestly, I thought I'd wind up with used Hummingbird, or maybe a nice Guild, but this worked out so well and I like supporting the local shop I bought it from. Just a win-win all the way around.
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  12. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
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  13. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Hell no! I love the old style tiger stripe guards.
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  14. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    It might just be my favorite Gibson headstock...Very cool


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  15. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Yeah man - that’s a good one! I love a good Gibson. Something special about em. My Hummingbird is a lifer for me.
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  16. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats on that fine looking Gibson. I'm sure you're going to enjoy it.
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  17. Zeek

    Zeek Country Gent

    May 29, 2016
    Illinois USA
    Beautiful and congrads
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