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reverend mikey

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west Omaha, east NE

The real Rev of the FDP
Jul 27th, 2016 01:49 PM        

So when my Larrivee custom order fell through last week, we called Gibson to see if they had a lefty J-45 in stock (since that was sort of the feel and tone I was going for with the Larrivee custom in all hog).<br /> <br /> They did, it shipped and arrived here Tuesday/ yesterday! Fortunately I was in Omaha and was able to pick it up literally a half hour after it was dropped off.<br /> <br /> I give a full review in the Unplugged forum (link below) and there are a few pics in my profile...<br /> <br /> ...I'll just say here, WOW. I'm glad I did this. This guitar has impressed/amazed/floored me already, and it's brand new! <br /> <br /> I compared it back and forth with my one year old Martin D-35, and if I had to choose, this J-45 would be staying! <br /> <br /> If this is a trend at Gibson, they're moving in the right (left?) direction - this guitar is already amazing sounding - it almost scares me... is it because it's built so light, and it'll need a neck set in five years? I hope not, but I can't imagine how much better this thing could sound over the years as it opens up - it's already giving up lots of volume and beautiful tone!



LeftRightOut

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Australia

too many guitars and not enough hands
Jul 28th, 2016 02:27 AM        

Cool mikey<br /> <br /> Sweet looking guitar. and the way you described it sounds just as good as it looks!<br /> <br /> Like I said in the other post it'll work its self out in the end! ;)<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />



Texican



Cypress, TX

I Dare To Be Different
Jul 30th, 2016 11:35 AM        

Mikey, on the other thread, I stated that we some day we should get together and compare your J-45 to my J-45 Rosewood. However,someone else reminded me that would actually be like comparing a Martin D-18 to a D-28.<br /> <br /> Congratulations on your new acquisition.



LeftRightOut

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Australia

too many guitars and not enough hands
Jul 30th, 2016 04:19 PM        

"However,someone else reminded me that would actually be like comparing a Martin D-18 to a D-28."<br /> <br /> That doesn't matter any excuse for a jam is a good excuse



Texican



Cypress, TX

I Dare To Be Different
Jul 30th, 2016 07:49 PM        

LeftRightOut, what part of Australia are you in?



reverend mikey

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west Omaha, east NE

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Jul 30th, 2016 10:17 PM        

Well...I've got a Martin D-35 - we could compare that to something... <br /> <br /> ;^)



LeftRightOut

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Australia

too many guitars and not enough hands
Jul 31st, 2016 03:18 AM        

Hey Tex<br /> <br /> East Coast about 100miles as the crow flies south of Sydney. <br /> <br /> The Illawarra region<br /> <br /> why you coming over?



Texican



Cypress, TX

I Dare To Be Different
Aug 1st, 2016 11:10 AM        

LeftRightOut, who knows, a trip "Down Under" is on my bucket list. I have one family friend who lives in Maroubra. <br /> <br /> Also have friends in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Auckland, who I've jammed with a dozen or so times over the years. The jams have always be here in the states and they've been busting my chops that it's my turn to go "Down Under." :^)



reverend mikey

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west Omaha, east NE

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Aug 13th, 2016 04:32 PM        

Looks like a beautiful place, LeftRightOut, I'm somewhat jealous!<br /> <br /> So, it's winter there now - what's the weather like?



LeftRightOut

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Australia

too many guitars and not enough hands
Aug 15th, 2016 02:42 AM        

Mikey yes its winter and its been averaging 74deg during the day and about 60 overnight. <br /> <br /> its been a warm winter



reverend mikey

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west Omaha, east NE

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Aug 15th, 2016 01:02 PM        

Yikes, that sounds nice. <br /> <br /> I'm moving to (southern) Minnesota in two weeks - winters there will be a little ... cooler.



LHW



Southwest Florida

Alone in my principles
Sep 25th, 2016 08:30 AM        

Sweet guitar, reverend mikey! Nothing beats a great sounding J-45. I had a left handed one a few years ago, but had to sell it during the recession to pay my property taxes (I was laid off three times from 2009-2015, and went through a divorce.)<br /> I hope you enjoy it for years to come!



reverend mikey

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west Omaha, east NE

The real Rev of the FDP
Sep 26th, 2016 02:17 PM        

Thanks, LHW - I am still enjoying it, it's definitely a good one! I plan to keep it for a very long time (assuming I don't hit hard times like you mentioned).



LHW



Southwest Florida

Alone in my principles
Sep 27th, 2016 09:15 AM        

I went through a short period last year without a guitar. I have slowly started rebuilding my collection, although it will never be like my past one.<br /> I now have a Gibson Les Paul 70's Tribute and a Gibson SGJ, along with a cheap Ibanez acoustic/electric.<br />



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