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Old 06-17-2019, 01:00 PM
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I reported playing a J-200 burst ($4,459) at the Algonquin IL GC late last week. I liked it but liked the Taylor V-class 314CE (about $2,200) I played better.

We'll be in the city tomorrow and I will go to CME and play this one and see how it feels.

I like small guitars and am jonesing for a cutie ever since playing a baby parlor Collings all-hog (about $5,500) in Denver at the Denver Folklore Center last month.
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Old 06-20-2019, 05:56 PM
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UPS dropped it by today. High expectations met!

Not the least boxy sounding in spite of its pretty small size.

In comparison, my recent LG2 AE and '56 LG3 are decidedly boxy, especially on the A string.

The ergonomics on this new guy are outstanding!

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Old 06-20-2019, 06:24 PM
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That guitar is a timeless beauty. I've never played a Gibson parlor.
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Old 06-21-2019, 01:13 PM
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UPS dropped it by today. High expectations met!

Not the least boxy sounding in spite of its pretty small size.

In comparison, my recent LG2 AE and '56 LG3 are decidedly boxy, especially on the A string.

The ergonomics on this new guy are outstanding!

Fun evening at eljay's house!
Take some pics man! Maybe the onslaught of inlays will grow on me lol
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Old 06-21-2019, 01:41 PM
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Is "parlor jumbo" an oxymoron?
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Old 06-21-2019, 01:46 PM
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Is "parlor jumbo" an oxymoron?
Pretty much. It's a Parlor Jumbo that's not even a true parlor
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Old 06-21-2019, 01:53 PM
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Old 06-21-2019, 02:27 PM
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Take some pics man! Maybe the onslaught of inlays will grow on me lol
This guy is appointed just like a big-dog J-200 and is exactly what I want. Pics added to a prior post.
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:08 PM
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How is the neck profile on this one? I see the specs call it "Round Profile" and I wonder how it compares to the Advanced Response neck.

I have some arthritis in my hands and the Advanced Response on my L-00 fits me perfectly.

I love the appearance and sound of the guitar, I'm just a little wary of ordering one without any information on the neck.

Thanks for any info.
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Old 06-22-2019, 07:06 AM
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CoryB,

I'm not familiar with the Advanced Response neck . . . I'd say the Round Profile description is spot on.

I think the best testament, for me anyway, is that I've not given the neck any thought until just now--after playing the guitar for 2-3 hours.

As Wade likes to say, I hope this helps!
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Old 06-22-2019, 06:19 PM
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Not a problem. Iím glad it works for you and Iíll take your recommendation.

Iíll find out on Wednesday for myself. I just ordered one this afternoon.
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Old 06-23-2019, 06:44 AM
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Looking foward to your new guitar day post!
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