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Old 03-02-2018, 12:10 AM
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Default I went looking for a Martin D-28 but bought a Gibson

Last week a friend of mine bought a new D-28 I have been playing it some and decided I needed one so today I went looking. I went to three local stores they had a few but none impressed me and finally went to Guitar Center. I was surprised Guitar Center had four D-28's and a D-18 in the store, so I sat down and played each one.None of them stood out to me so a tried a couple of Taylor's the Taylor's all sounded very bright not what I was looking for, so I got up leave and one of the clerks said we just got a Gibson J45 standard 2018 this morning if I wanted to try it. I said sure he handed it to me I struck a C chord and new it was my new guitar, sounded amazing compared to the others.The clerk was very helpful he sent me a $200 coupon on my phone and said if I could get a credit card from them they had a 24 month zero interest deal going, So I applied and was accepted for the card. So here is the new Gibson
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Old 03-02-2018, 12:30 AM
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Congratulations. I'm not going to get into the whole Martin vs. Gibson debate - I own one of each - but sometimes you can surprise yourself by preferring something that you didn't even go looking for.

Have fun with it.


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Old 03-02-2018, 01:18 AM
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Congrats- however, what's the custom part? I know the J-45 "Custom" is rosewood.

Love to both builder's guitars, but the "we just got this J-45 in" (~); GC's are notorious for guitars with nasty strings- could the '45 just had the fresh set?

Glad you didn't go "twinsies" on a Martin like your friend's guitar- you'll have a chance to hear the strengths of each of these iconic models.
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Old 03-02-2018, 01:25 AM
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Awesome guitar! Also just a fine print with the GC card, if you miss a payment they charge interest on everything (even the paid months)
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Old 03-02-2018, 01:45 AM
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Martin and Gibson are both superb, iconic, pioneering guitar makers. You really couldn't go wrong whichever way you went. Of the Gibson, the J-45 Custom certainly is one of my favorites. Rosewood on a J-45 adds something special to the tone, especially in open tunings.
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Old 03-02-2018, 02:02 AM
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Congratulations!
Can't go wrong with a Gibson built in Montana.
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Old 03-02-2018, 02:05 AM
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Congrats!

I own too many Martins, as well as Gibbies.

Question... that doesn稚 look like a Custom. I see your headstock has Rotomatics, which makes me think it痴 a standard with mahogany back and sides.

Of course it doesn稚 matter... as long as you like the sound... all mine are mahogany b/s so I get it.
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Old 03-02-2018, 02:42 AM
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Awesome. I'm a Martin guy too, but often - and I mean almost EVERY time - I hear 'that' beautiful finger-picking sound, that person is playing a J45. Congrats
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Old 03-02-2018, 03:38 AM
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Same thing happened to me-I thought I was getting a D-28 and they had 3 J-45's and I wanted to compare the two makers just for the heck of it. One of the 45's just stood out and I was "forced" into getting it. And I,too, have no problem w/Martins-great guitars. "They" are right when "they" say that you know when you hear "the one."
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Old 03-02-2018, 03:44 AM
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You are gona love that guitar! Congrats
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Old 03-02-2018, 03:50 AM
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That's a beauty, Congrats!
And may I say "Go Gibson"!
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Nobody's but your opinion matters.

I own a D-28 but played a Gibson and was amazed by how light it was.

Best of luck . . . enjoy.
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Old 03-02-2018, 04:48 AM
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Thanks everyone I appreciate the comments. and yes it is a standard I don't know why I said custom. Sorry
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Old 03-02-2018, 04:52 AM
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Congratulations! Enjoy... nice guitars.
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Old 03-02-2018, 05:05 AM
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Congratulations on a fine looking guitar. There is something about that Gibson burst!
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