Today was a good day. I took an amp I wanted to trade to the local GC. I was set on an acoustic, but wasn't really sure exactly what I wanted. So I thought the best thing would be to go out and actually play a bunch. Then pick the best one in my budget. My trade value was gonna determine how nuts I could go. I gave my self a trade + 250 cash limit. While they looked over my amp and came up with some numbers I had the acoustic room to myself. It was quite a good time. For the first time I actually remembered to bring a tuner and pic! I should point out that I currently didn't have an acoustic. My last was a Taylor 314 several years ago.
Today I played some nice Gibsons, Martin's and Taylor's. It was a really fun afternoon. Once I held the J-45 Studio I immediately liked it. It's got a slightly thinner body and felt really comfortable but still sounds huge. The neck has some chunk andfeels great. It plays so nice. It came home w/ me and I walked out with a cool hundo payout. This one has a spruce top, mohagany neck, and walnut sides/ back. You can really strum on this guy without it getting muddy.
Gotta give this guitar a little more love here! I'm just a few months in and I still absolutely love it. Fits me like a glove. It plays and sounds so good. What a nice guitar. If you're in the market for a excellent acoustic for a great price.. give a Studio J-45 a whirl. Beautiful sounding. Easy playing.
Working on some Jason Isbell tunes. So glad I got this guy. Gonna play it until it's dust (or I'm dust, one way or the other)
Post by runninwiththerevil (Matthew) on Mar 14, 2019 17:56:41 GMT -7
Awesome. I played a great J-45 at the Nashville factory store years ago that I loved. Couldn't buy that day, but played every J-45 I came across for the next few years. Never found one that I really liked like that first one. Great guitars, just never "the one".
GuitarZ: Ugh! Dropped small nut while installing new outside lamp. Thought I saw where it landed. Couldn't find it. Moved the car & such. Engineering mind said, drop another (after ~hour). Bang! Within 5 seconds. Nut found! Yea! Wife Impressed!
Apr 5, 2020 16:44:09 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Bells & Whistles-New Cars. A year with our Subaru Outback, finally realized doors have to be unlocked for inside rear hatch button to work. Dang! I need that feature for social distancing. Looked like an idiot pulling up & jumping out to manually open.
Apr 11, 2020 8:13:15 GMT -7
roscoenyc: Truss rod, 1/4 turn at a time.
Apr 22, 2020 8:49:12 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Here's a laugh. Got a Vodka delivery for the Mrs. Had to show ID. Taped my license on the end of my 20'telescoping pole. Driver got a laugh along with me and the Mrs.
Apr 22, 2020 14:05:01 GMT -7
bugman: Hello! I’m new here and looking forward to learning a lot
Apr 26, 2020 17:57:53 GMT -7
groovergeorge: I'm back after quite a long hiatus. Jut a shout out to all my old friends from years back and hi to all the new members.
Apr 27, 2020 6:22:16 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Best Pandemic Comment - Delivery guy shows up. As we're social distancing, I look at myself in brown loafers, black socks, gym shorts, t-shirt and say "I realize this is not my best look". His response "You can wear whatever you want to the apocalypse."
May 1, 2020 14:39:30 GMT -7