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Old 03-28-2019, 10:53 AM
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Default NGD: Gibson J200 Elite, 1998

Sold a Martin and an exercise bike and a couple other things and, after weeks scouring the internet, all the way out to Germany, France, and Japan, finally found this guy in Brooklyn, NY. Never knew there were so many variations in the J200 line but when I spotted this one, with the antique top, dark bridge, perfect back/sides figuring, abalone inlays, and fancy tuners, all my hesitation melted and I hit the "buy it now" on Reverb.

I had another thread on here asking people to talk me out of buying one, and the main complaint was that a lot of them are sonic duds. I figured this one would be at least passable but I'm delighted to say it sounds like a rose in bloom. Perfect.



Couple of threads that lead to this purchase:

Do you crave your guitar idol's guitar?

Could someone talk me out of an SJ-200 Gibson?
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Old 03-28-2019, 12:12 PM
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Watched the video, thanx, the guitar sounds great both with a pick and without.
Congratulations with the fantastic J200!
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Old 03-28-2019, 01:07 PM
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That one is definitely not a "dud"!
Gorgeous guitar. Is it 17" wide?
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Old 03-28-2019, 02:32 PM
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Wow, you got a good one.
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Old 03-28-2019, 03:34 PM
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Orange label...you got a great J-200!
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