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Old 01-24-2014, 07:50 PM
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Default Gibson J-15

Walnut slope dread for $1499 - at that price you almost can't afford not to have one...

Anybody played one yet...?
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:07 PM
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Not yet - I'm waiting for one to show up at the local GC. Looking at it on the Gibson site gets my juices flowing . . . it's already at GC online
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I've some friends walking around NAMM. I've asked them to give one the go around.
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:43 PM
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Are the back and sides solid? I was not sure from the description.
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:01 PM
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Are the back and sides solid? I was not sure from the description.
Quote from the Gibson website:
"HANDCRAFTED EXCLUSIVELY FROM SOLID NORTH AMERICAN TONEWOODS祐ITKA SPRUCE AND AMERICAN WALNUT"
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:02 PM
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Yes, they are solid.

"HANDCRAFTED EXCLUSIVELY FROM SOLID NORTH AMERICAN TONEWOODS祐ITKA SPRUCE AND AMERICAN WALNUT"

From the first box on the page. I'm real curious to play one of these.
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I've some friends walking around NAMM. I've asked them to give one the go around.
Any feedback yet...?
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This is a guitar I would really want, and even buy unseen. Not that many that I would.

I'd of course need the spare money to do that...
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I have to admit...it's tickling my GAS bone...

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Old 01-26-2014, 04:21 PM
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Dang that bright maple neck though -- I wish it were mahogany, or at least, that they stained it so it wasn't such a contrasting colour from the walnut.
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:28 PM
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Dang that bright maple neck though -- I wish it were mahogany, or at least, that they stained it so it wasn't such a contrasting colour from the walnut.

That's what I thought, too, but the neck fits perfectly with the bright top of the guitar! I think it's a nice variation of what we see on common Gibson models. And the price well I have to try one of these, they'll be in german stores at the end of february, for about 1500$
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I wanted to check one of these out for you guys (okay, for me too, LOL), but the Gibson room was small and ridiculously crowded. And loud. Guess we'll have to wait for one in a store.
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I sure wish I like dreads....

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Old 01-26-2014, 09:17 PM
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Dang that bright maple neck though -- I wish it were mahogany, or at least, that they stained it so it wasn't such a contrasting colour from the walnut.
Fred, I'll be especially interested to hear what you have to say after you've had a chance to play a few of these. You've forgotten more about Gibson acoustic guitars than I've ever known, and you are most definitely someone whose opinions on the subject I respect.

So let me know what you think once you've encountered some.

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Old 01-27-2014, 02:59 AM
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The J-15 has a decent street price for the UK too, 」1099.

http://www.andertons.co.uk/electro-a...ue-natural.asp
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