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magazine 02-01-2014 11:35 AM

gibson J15
I'm thinking about picking one of these up. I kind of like the back of this particular one I have a link to. Just to be sure it ends with 4013. It looks kind of like a ghost in the figuring. I actually had my heart set on another one they had that was really flamed up but it was gone within the hour yesterday. What do yall think?

HHP 02-01-2014 11:38 AM

They are a big internet dealer. How would you know you will get that particular guitar? Imagine they just pull the next boxed one off the shelf and ship it, or drop ship.

soao 02-01-2014 11:52 AM

The link takes you to a page that offers 4 guitars and you get to pick the one you want. I'm guessing you actually get the one you want. That being said, I can't imagine that what ever you like on the computer would be the same as what you might want if you could see them in person. Of course this is all about looks. It looks like walnut will vary one from the other in grain. It looks like the stain will make them all a similar color. I'd love to see one and play it. This surprises me that walnut is obviously cheaper than mahogany in comparing it to the J35.

magazine 02-01-2014 11:53 AM

They let you chose the one you want like Sweetwater.

Willie Voltaire 02-01-2014 02:04 PM


Originally Posted by magazine (Post 3801828)
It looks kind of like a ghost in the figuring.

Man, I'd stay away from that one--- that face looks like some bad mojo, right there!

billyg 02-01-2014 02:21 PM

I like walnut as a body wood. I love it in the JB model I have and have liked it on other Gibsons I have played with it. The thing I find interesting about the J15 is the maple neck.

Willie Voltaire 02-01-2014 03:50 PM

The back on the fourth one on the page looks awesome. Not sure how I feel about the maple neck...

themissal 02-01-2014 05:02 PM

I just played the J15, J29, and J35 side by side at Russo's in Asbury Park today. I think the J15 is a winner. Bu the way you can call Scott Engle and order that one if you desired.

The J15 was more complex and slightly less tinny than the J35. It also has a chunky neck, which I loved. The J29 was also nice (Rosewood), but for me I would all other things being equal choose a Martin D28 if I were going rosewood. Actually... the D28 would have to be short scale to be a true comparison.

What you get with all these three guitars is short scale, spruce top, walnut, rosewood, or mahogany back, and advanced AJ bracing. If I were to have walked out with one of them it would be the J15. It had a great look, and sounded sweet.

Oh... and I thought the maple neck would turn me off on the J15. When you see it in person that changes. it feels and looks great.

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