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Old 07-19-2010, 08:02 AM
gerardo1000 gerardo1000 is offline
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Default Gibson J45 or Advanced Jumbo for strumming ?

The J45 has a shorter scale, the AJ has a standard scale.
I'd like to know from Gibson owners which is the best guitar for strumming,
and which, instead, is the most versatile (strumming and finger picking).

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Old 07-19-2010, 08:20 AM
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I find the AJ is the shizzitz of a strummer

It's my first grab for strumming folk music type tunes at the church sing alongs.
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:36 AM
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Can't go wrong with either although I preferred the AJ as an overall guitar. I play mostly fingerstyle but do strum and either worked well, but I like longer scale on the AJ as I also play a lot of DADGAD and other lower tunings which I feel the long scale helps.

I currently own an AJ and would love to add a J-45 someday though.
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:43 AM
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The one area in which my Advanced Jumbo doesn't work as well as I like is for fingerpicking. The WM-45 I previously owned was better for that.


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Old 07-19-2010, 10:17 AM
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Depends what you're after. If you're using it to play rhythm behind a bluegrass band, the AJ would be a better choice because it has rosewood B&S; will have a little more bass at the expense of some clarity. If you're playing with a rock band, a J-45 with mahogany B&S will have more midrange presence and clarity, better for cutting through a mix. If you're just playing by yourself, then it's really personal preference.
To me, the feel of the long or short scale would be the deciding factor. Buy the guitar that feels better in your hands.
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:22 AM
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I have no problems with my vintage J 45's ...
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:09 AM
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J-45.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:24 AM
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I have an AJ and love it! I strum, so I know it works for that! Never found a J-45 that floated my boat but do really appreciate the AJ. Someone else mentioned DADGAD and it sounds wonderful in that tuning.
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