By Gibson G-45 Standard. Model: # AC4518VSNH. Thanks everybody. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. I've never played a dove but always loved their looks and such a iconic guitar. I desperately want an SJ-200, but the Hummingbird and J-45 outperform it according to my ears. Original Price: $ 3,175.00 CDN Write a Review. But if you like it dry--that thump can be great for comping chords and intricate fingerstyle runs. He's one of my favorite players, and frankly, I'm not crazy about Gibson using his name like they are on the guitar when he probably paid $20 bucks for his, but it's an incredible sounding guitar. Looks and sounds incredible! Gibson 2018 J45 Standard. (I also have an '04 J-45 'hog and love it to death.) I know there's no preamp on TV models and I like that but is it really interesting for me since TV are more expensive than MC ? I play a lot of classic rock(zep,allman brothers,etc) also love the blues, I play a lot of classic rock(zep,allman brothers,etc) also love the blues. Then J-45 is your guitar, but best to play it first as they really vary guitar to guitar. I tried to find some test on YouTube but no one has both so I heard one with one guy and the other with another man so it's impossible to compare. I love the slope shoulders. Makes for a great rhythm box (think Stones), not so great for other uses (not that you cant; just not optimal). Display as a link instead, × to play but there isnt one within 3500K of here. Again, not to take a thing away from the J-45. I'd pick the Dove, primarily BECAUSE I have a Hummingbird and a J45. The 2012 j45 standard do not have bolts holding down the bridge. The Studio is bright and crisp. I feel you prefer hummingbird but you didn't tell me why. World-renowned for its full, balanced expression, warm bass and excellent projection, the J-45 has … I play at home and I don't need a pream. The new Hog SJ100 is unbelievable, btw. Blindfolded, his and mine would seem to be utterly different guitars. If so, pick the one that grabs you. Paste as plain text instead, × Do they sound the same? And if you still can't pick one, I would give the nod to the J-45. Actually, I think maple is not so good for acoustic guitars. Pretty comfortable to play for a big box. The H-bird and j45 are both hogs. Been reading that the j-45 is most versital guitar and can be used for many different types of playing. They produce two kinds of guitars which are the Gibson Studio and the Gibson Standard. The true vintages sound even better. It was first introduced in 1947, and since then the guitar has set and unmatched standard. The new Hog SJ100 is unbelievable, btw. When I haven't picked mine up for a day or two, my fingers LONG to play it. This would help us guide you a bit. Upload or insert images from URL. They were before the MC and I don't think they were made for very long. I like that a lot as I'm not a huge guy. If you like the J-45 you really can't go wrong with that either. A quick sum up: J45 Id wager is the most versatile: tubby bass, good bark, clear singing top end top. Blindfolded, his and mine would seem to be utterly different guitars. However, they don't have pickups. A quick sum up: J45 Id wager is the most versatile: tubby bass, good bark, clear singing top end top. More bass ? THERE IS A DIFFERENCE! Report Save. 1 Options ... Gibson Brands, Inc. respects your right to privacy. Our friend M. Frogg is entitled to his preferences. Include description. Gibson Brands, Inc. respects your right to privacy. The Blues King is a top notch guitar. I worked with Graham Gouldman from 10CC recently, and he has a great SJ200 from '07, which sounds terrific but very light on the bottom end. I want to own one day own one along with a J-200, but for my money, hands down, the best sounding guitar I have heard or played, is the Hummingbird. Never the less, keep us informed - and welcome. I also believe the Dove is a more rare guitar. I cant believe it..bolts since 1930's..I didnt know. I read that the original H'bird from the early 60's were built to replicate Martin's D body style, and did not have scalloped bracing. For more guitar gear news, click here. If you like maple and can do without the 'edges' of hog and rose (f.x. Forget about it! Perhaps a smaller-bodied rosewood guitar would also be a good choice. Weak.......?????????????????????????????????? For ex-check out Rev. Well, my preference for the Hummingbird is relegated to sound mostly. I challenge you to a duel!! Play as many as you can and pick the one that sings to you. Em7, all I need is another guitar right now...lol... My wife would kill me and that would be the nicest thing she would do. Even though I’m about to sell my ‘18 J45, I would choose both, because they both are good for different things. I owned a J45 Standard from 2013 that I gifted to my gigging partner. Hardly played it. I have never had that with another guitar, an actual physical yearning in my fingers to pick it up.[/quote']. Here in France it's pretty hard to find these guitars. Different bracing, different guitar. Gary Davis or Ernie Hawkins on YT. Gibson Dove vs Hummingbird: Price. So if you could get any of the 3 which would you buy? A little bigger than I expected, and a lot bigger sound. Privacy Policy | It sounds like you are looking for one very narrowly defined sound and all others are not worthy. I have never heard such an imposing wall of tone in all my days. You probably have three real good guitars within reach - to be honest I don't think we should choose for you. Nicknamed "The Workhorse" and first introduced in 1942, this iconic acoustic has become the cornerstone of its round-shoulder, dreadnought line. As for SJ 200, I already tested one and I didn't like it. In short, it's dry as the desert in June. Copyright 2019 Gibson Brands, Inc. All rights reserved. because you have that elsewhere), a broken in, long scaled Dove is a dream of a guitar. The quality of workmanship is exceptional. I challenge you to a duel!! Ladd279, January 29, 2013 in Gibson Acoustic. Gibson J-45 Standard Vintage Sunburst The World-Famous Workhorse The J-45 is Gibson's best-selling acoustic of all time. Learn more at epiphone.com. By submitting this form you are agreeing to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy. I had narrowed it down to the Hummingbird or Sparrow. Play them all. Can you play all three and then decide? All guitar companies make a few duds. Regardless of the model or style, I have played all of those and in my opinion they are in the elite class of guitars that my money could ever buy. It will be my next one lord willing and the river don't rise. If I could only have one of the three..... for me, (and this is such a personal thing), I'd want the Dove. The only other option was a J45 which was about $2200, $800 cheaper than the other two. Thanks for the replies guys. As for the modern classic and true vintage models, I've played both side by side. 800-996-8637. So, this means, Dove is more expensive between these two. (Image credit: Phil Barker / Future) Feel & Sounds. Froggy--an often discussed topic. That's an odd prejudice. Its the dry amp of acoustics. I have never had that with another guitar, an actual physical yearning in my fingers to pick it up. i hope to see one at the michigan guitar show on the 30th. Just not as good as the Hummingbird in my opinion. I use 012 strings and am very happy with the sound, being exactly what I expected. It's your choice. Sale Price: $ 2,699.00 CDN. A great marketing idea, as I played guitars I had never seen in stores. The compact series come standard with many of the same features offered on larger models. Your ears should tell you. Thanks. Wow, you must have tried the only SJ-200 dud in existence! Amazing sound! I beg to difer with you on the use of Maple in acoustic guitars. For me it had too much trebles and no (or little) bass. Truss Rod Cover Les Paul Standard $19.99. Like Master Cunkhead once said. First introduced in 1942, this iconic acoustic has become the cornerstone of its round-shoulder, dreadnought line. "Finding a good SJ-200 is like falling out of a boat and finding water."   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Pasted as rich text. The Bird, like most square shoulder dreads, accentuates low tones, so what Z is saying is that he appreciates the "bass bias" of the bird. 1 Options Control Plate $14.99. level 1. Pretty comfortable to play for a big box. Gibson used these bolts for 60+ years without a problem. This should be a lot of fun for you. + 7 S … I'd pick the Dove, primarily BECAUSE I have a Hummingbird and a J45. Coming back to the acoustic guitars by Gibson, the Gibson Guitar’s legacy of “King of the Flat-Tops” lives on in this J-200 Gibson Guitar. Display as a link instead, × I went more or less through the same process ( I live in Spain, very difficult to try this kind of guitars), so I asked a lot of questions about the Hummingbird in different forums (including this one). Reply. I have played the MC, and the bracing seems to look the same. I guess its ace in the hole is that deep, dry thump you get from pickin' single notes on a J-200. I have a 1970 Hummingbird and a Songwriter Deluxe and for a second I thought about picking up a J-45 but I just don't need another guitar. The slim body depth allows for increased comfort underarm and the flatter fingerboard allows a finer playability. However, I may end treating myself to a Martin D-18 or Hummingbird someday. Gibson has introduced some very affordable acoustic guitars made up in Bozeman, Montana. My buddy owns one, and damned if it isn't one of the most spectacular-sounding guitars I've ever played. Very tinny, perhaps if you are into folk more than I am. FF- Zim offers that "the Hummingbird ..is more balanced' date=' at least to me." It may not have so much brightness, but it is more balanced, at least to me, being a little bit bassier than the J45. It's not just a simple version of the Hummingbird, it's different!! I guess my thought too is to play and let the guitar choose you. The J-45 is Gibson's best-selling acoustic of all time. he paid $1900cdn for it in 1990. this is the most gigantic guitar i've ever heard. Maybe a modestly sized Collings? Considering all three are in mint condition, the playability of each guitar would be the big thing for me. The SJ200 Vine...........the most beautiful guitar I have ever laid eyes on! I also have a 2010 Gibson J-45 True Vintage, which differs from the latest Gibson J45 Vintage model substantially only in the finish and the thermocured top of the newer Vintage model. Both versions have the following similarities: The body is made of local walnut, the top of Sitka spruce (known for its crisp highs and good projection) and the … J45 studio and J15 standard are the same thing. Should play em & compare...ever since I heard the J45 has a couple of bolts under bridge I wouldn't go looking for that..I'd try & find a J45 TV to try instead. Pm me I’m a Gibson Dealer. Body size is pretty big but sound is weak. FF- Zim offers that "the Hummingbird ..is more balanced, at least to me." It is not that the J45 sounded bad, it is that I prefer the sound of the HB... Couldn't have said it better! As for SJ 200' date=' I already tested one and I didn't like it. ... Strumming a good Gibson Hummingbird or J 200 is just a fantastic sound. I say if you want a hummingbird, then order one. If you're playing for yourself, spend the money and get the true vintage, you won't regret it. HB TV for $2200 ... you must be joking, where ?   You cannot paste images directly. Gibson Brands, Inc. respects your right to privacy. I 'think" from reading todd's post that he has a "Hummingbird Artist"? Now it plays great. Modern features, such as slimmer body dimensions and an easily accessible neck profile, join well-established designs, such as the concealed dovetail neck joints. I have to get many details beacause as I said before, here it's impossible to play them in a store because no one has them. If I were you I'd go with the Dove. Gibson Company produces different varieties of guitars with different versions. Now I have a Takamine Jumbo EN 20 and when I record a song I use a microphone (Shure SM 57). 90's models would be a good be place to start listening. When I first played a J-45 I thought that it was closest in having that big bass sound and so forth, and it is, but the Bird's is just a little more and has a warmth to it, that I don't know how to explain. Me, I'd tend toward the J, but... after playing all three I might have a totally different feeling. It just sounds better. Now I imagine their sound and I think I will order a Hummingbird in True Vintage. Places where, guitaristically, less is more. Search past threads. lol. I guess with the scallop braces, one doesn't have to wait 40 years for it to sound "old". First Ive heard of these bolts yesterday I think it was.. Im a purist,I only like change when it is a definite improvement. Honestly, with it's reputation and size, I expected more from the SJ-200. Terms & Conditions | Registered Trademarks. hmm........ are you sure you played an SJ200???? If you want power & bass, you might want to consider an advanced Jumbo, the are priced about the same as a J-45. Couldn't have said it better! [E G A Eb D Em C Gbm F B Abm Bm Gb Gm Bb] Chords for Gibson J45 True Vintage vs J45 Standard Comparison - Which guitar sounds better? Just make sure it can be returned if it's not what you thought it would be. Not even sure why they stopped. It's not the guitar that you pick, it's the guitar that picks you. I think you are missing out on a lot of other wonderful sounds. I'd buy the J-45...but then I have a couple of Doves and a 'Bird already!   Your previous content has been restored. Clear editor. Gibson produces the world’s most famous Gibson Les Paul electric guitars. A used 90s 45 is fairly safe. By submitting this form you are agreeing to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy. I had tried it before, but it seemed dark sounding. Upload or insert images from URL. The Robert Johnson model......I hate to say it almost, but it's a gem. Body size is pretty big but sound is weak. Also, I've always been curious regarding the Dove. Some folks just need reverb. If you like maple and can do without the 'edges' of hog and rose (f.x. Product page for Gibson Acoustic instruments J-45 Cutaway We use cookies to understand how you use our site, give you an awesome experience, and deliver our services. × I bought a second hand '06 J45 and couldn't stand it, so I had to sell it. Finished with a Fishman Sonitone pickup for easy studio quality plug and play anywhere. It sounds like you are looking for one very narrowly defined sound and all others are not worthy. Anyway I hate preamp sound and I'm happy that better sound is on TV models. Really the differences in tone compared to the Hummingbird were minor. Again, the SJ-200 sounded fine, but not like the others. The Bird moves more air and has a deeper sound than the J45, but less cut/brilliance. The bass thumps, the trebles die quick, the overtones are MIA. I have a friend with a $9,000 custom Taylor........ it's nowhere close to any of the Hummingbird or J-45 models. When I haven't picked mine up for a day or two, my fingers LONG to play it. lol[/color']. I think that the HC is half way between the MC & TV, because there is no pickups in the HC's. All three are gems. The back opened up and they had a few dozen guitars on disply, tuned up and let anyone strolling by play what they wanted to. Balance generally refers to string to string volume across the tonal spectrum. You won't be disappointed!! The J-200 is priced at $899. I am a confirmed SJ nut' date=' my SJ200 is very balanced and is a great all-rounder, but I have played some that are very bass-light. "maple jumbos at dawn it is then." The six- and 12-string Hummingbird are retail for $799 and $849, respectively. I beg to difer with you on the use of Maple in acoustic guitars. I'll try to stop buy guitar center on way from work so I can play them. Hey guys just joined so I could get some more views on this. However........... if you plan on gigging, recording, etc. It is hard find even a good sound clip of one anywhere. What's more, I think the look is classic, without the flashy (bold?) Buy the one that is not at a Guitar Center..semi joking. The Bird moves more air and has a deeper sound than … 18 x. Mention Priority Code: 201-RJ53 Email Us. I guess its ace in the hole is that deep, dry thump you get from pickin' single notes on a J-200. If you play strictly acoustic , TV is worth it, if you can come up with the $$. cosmetics of the Hummingbird. You can post now and register later. The sound is amazing! Not so Birds-- the 25.5 scale ones before 99 dont have the sound. Gibson Studio vs Standard. × Balance generally refers to string to string volume across the tonal spectrum. I beg to difer with you on the use of Maple in acoustic guitars. But do consider the long scale vs the short scale (the J-45). share. Wow' date=' you must have tried the only SJ-200 dud in existence! Hogs are great for balance, rosewood is king for warmth, but maple? The Gibson G-45 Studio & Standard are the new duo of the ” Round Shoulder ” models. Since I recently got my Gibson J45 I noticed that the radius is more curved than either my Breedlove or Martin, which are extremely flat. The store I played them at had a great selection of both, and once there was a mobile Gibson truck that had stopped by on a day I visited. With that said -- I'd lean toward the J-45. Sellers are OK to order them but they have none in their store so I don't know their real sound. If you want big bass, get an AJ. Finally, I pulled the trigger and bought a MC Hummingbird in Vintage Sunburst from the USA. http://books.google.com/books?id=BNF8ja2aIBgC&pg=PA194&lpg=PA194&dq=gibson+bridge+bolts+vintage+flattops&source=bl&ots=uikI-F_P7j&sig=cdipAHAktYa54gejU1CCwBPjxws&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ypQIUf6MJIX9qAGniYHQBw&ved=0CDcQ6AEwAw, I would go for the hummingbird... you can get a true vintage vos for that price... killer. If you think they all sound great and can't decide by sound, let beauty be your guide...... You can post now and register later. Only had one that I remember, and that was a Washburn that I only kept a short while. The J-45 and J-45 Extended Cutaway go for $699 and $749. But really, you can't go wrong either way. What are the differences between both ?.   Your previous content has been restored. Flatpick, fingerpick, works in a lot of styles (Blues to Beatles to Bluegrass to Busking).   Your link has been automatically embedded. I own a Hummingbird, but the J-45 is an incredible instrument. j100 is on my short list (what isn't?) Try to be straight when you describe the sound : no impression, no feeling just what you hear. Clear editor. Those suckers moves the air, but they are more resoundin' than ringin'. It's a wonderful strummer, but I also enjoy for fingerpicking. Also, I've always been curious regarding the Dove. I want one. I know it's very difficult but I haven't the choice. Also, I've always been curious regarding the Dove. The Arlo Guthrie model wasn't impressive. 1 Options P-90 / P-100 Pickup Covers $16.99. buy an SJ-200 and let your worries fall by the wayside! Love me, hate me, I don't care. The new Hummingbird Original blends vintage appointments and today's modern, high-quality build construction. That clear thumping bass, balanced and unflinching midtone, and clean bell-like treble; all combine to produce the iconic tone of the J45. However, with regards to the Hummingbird, my artists series sounds closer to the true vintage than the modern classic. It's doesn't overpower the voice, allowing the song to shine through. However, these two kinds of instruments differ in features and style. As the owner of a J-45 and Martin HD-28V, I've sorta convinced myself that I really don't need any more acoustic guitars. I am having the guitar built with a standard classical neck/bridge arrangement, including a completely flat fingerboard. I'm happy beyond words that I made this my first high end guitar purchase. that hog (remember that tree guy that gave us heck for saying "hog"?) There's no power nor bass. 4 Options Truss Rod Cover Les Paul Custom $19.99. 5 months ago. By Departments > Guitars > Acoustic Guitars > Acoustic Dreadnought > Gibson > 2018 J45 Standard. If you want big bass, get an AJ. I've got a Hummingbird - an HC not a MC. Powerful sound ? It's your choice. If I had none of the three, I'd hope for a chance to play all three before I picked one. An SJ-200 may be a lot of things, but "weak" is not one of them!! Thanks I need to read all this . Gibson Hummingbird was the second most expensive acoustic guitar until the Gibson Dove arrived. Also, based on that afternoon...... the Southern Jumbo and the Dove are fine guitars, just not a sound I prefer. Both the Studio and the G-45 Standard pictured here use utile for the neck. Do, however, make sure that you have some sort of return policy. Absolutely gorgeous, and a great sound, it and the true vintage sounded better than the modern classic or the Montana Gold editions. I still get to play it often at gigs. It is balanced across the treble, middle and bass, with no unwanted peaks or troughs in the spectrum. Taylor 814ce V-Class. Actually I need a powerful sound, with a lot of bass and a lot of brightness, you know what I mean.   Pasted as rich text.   You cannot paste images directly. A lot depends on what you play: strum fingersytle, folk rock etc---? I had a Hummingbird, once upon a time, but couldn't get past the bling, was afraid I might scratch it or something. I was about to buy one when an 05 J-45 Historic surfaced on Graig's List for a grand less. Gibson Standard is considered the flagship guitar of the Gibson Company. It could not be counted upon to give FF the plummy warmth and sweetness of Big Bird. It has a tonal quality that is unmatched. × The Bird, like most square shoulder dreads, accentuates low tones, so what Z is saying is that he appreciates the "bass bias" of the bird. It is not that the J45 sounded bad' date=' it is that I prefer the sound of the HB... My J-45 (2007) was purchased new but needed a good deal of fret work due to a bump in the neck. Add to Wish List Add to Wish List SKU: # 510734. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. (I have a Doves In Flight.). Beyond that, I'm just giving an opinion. Please take a look at the Sheryl Crow model as well. The custom shop montana 60's hummingbird is $2200, Their all mint guitars so their price is a great value. While it would appear M. Flame has made up his mind, it might be worth pointing out that while, yes, the AJ puts out the basses (+), its top end and chord sound can be a bit, uhm, bracing (-). Find what works for you. Product Registration Customer Service Repair and Restoration Report Counterfeits Serial Number FAQ Gibson Guitar Specs (2015-2019) Dealer Resource Center Locate A One thing that's worth mentioning: the J-45, with it's sloped shoulders, is a smaller guitar. Copyright 2019 Gibson Brands, Inc. All rights reserved. Good luck!! If that's the case it's not the same thing as a Hummingbird!! Flamed Froggy, November 17, 2008 in Gibson Acoustic. FREE Ground Shipping. × Gibson Hummingbird Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Case) $3,849.00. Besides, if a player longs for warmth, deep bass, and ringing trebles (as an affacianado of the Hummingbird might), then the J200 will not pass muster. Listen to samples on Ytube. Since these are high-end guitars, expect that they’ll cost a few grand. Better than many comparably priced guitars, but not a Hummingbird or J-45. It's the Gibson flagship. More lightly braced hence more responsive. get the modern classic. On a side note, my 61’ J45 doesn’t really sound very J45 to me, not as much thump (but still has VERY good bass response) and better sustain, with all the notes being a bit more even, which works a little better for me. The distinction drawn by Mr. Stanchfield between his capacity as a natural person and his capacity to act in some other way is entirely of his own doing, and is devoid of any support in the case law. I guess I've been curious about maple for years. Terms & Conditions | Registered Trademarks. Gentlemen, please. Frankly, I just don't get it. What years are the bolts used and what are/were they there for? I've played a half dozen or more, and have played it side by side to the J-45 and Hummingbird and both had more bass and were louder. And I wonder if True Vintage is really a good deal or if Modern classics models are enough. The 45 is actually better balanced, string to string, but the stika/hog combo can be jangly, and is not for everybody. $250.00/mo. There's no power nor bass. 3.777 € 1 . I'm sure I will have a great sound with a Gibson acoustic because I already have three solid body guitars and they sound good. I worked with Graham Gouldman from 10CC recently, and he has a great SJ200 from '07, which sounds terrific but very light on the bottom end. A lot more sound than you expect. This past March, I made one of my dreams come true by buying a Gibson J45. Find what works for you. Related: gibson hummingbird gibson j45 vintage gibson acoustic guitar gibson j45 studio gibson j45 custom gibson j15 gibson southern jumbo martin d35. Product Registration Customer Service Repair and Restoration Report Counterfeits Serial Number FAQ Gibson Guitar Specs (2015-2019) Dealer Resource Center Locate A More sustain ? All the newer ones now have scalloped bracing. Flatpick, fingerpick, works in a lot of styles (Blues to Beatles to Bluegrass to Busking). Hummingbird vs J45 There are lots of versions of J-45's, and Gibson's have been all over the map in recent years, as far as tone and quality. 1 Options Backplate Combo $22.99. Available in both Antique Natural and Rosewood Burst finishes, as well as lefty! Paste as plain text instead, × The old non-scallop bracing makes the old ones have more thump? Privacy Policy | Not so Birds-- the 25.5 scale ones before 99 dont have the sound. One day I went trying to really make a decision on which one to buy. 2. I love the long scale. I have opportunity to buy 3 amazing guitars and kind of stuck on which one I should get. I'd pick the Dove, primarily BECAUSE I have a Hummingbird and a J45. The unmistakable Gibson Hummingbird is followed by the masses as one of the most remarkable acoustic guitars ever built. I have never heard such an imposing wall of tone in all my days. I want one! Lol. Mersey, if you won't touch a Gibson flattop with bridge bolts then you are leaving most vintage Gibsons for the rest of us. I have not played a real old one - anyone here have? S Salt ››› ’10 Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber. A more classic look, but similar in playability and sound to the J45, wouldn't mind having one, but that's down the line some barring a lottery victory. Actually, I think maple is not so good for acoustic guitars. a guy in my songwriting group has a coveted '89 j200. Doc, dont think you are alone about maple. First, you won't regret the purchase of either. What else might one expect in a big maple box? The 45 is actually better balanced, string to string, but the stika/hog combo can be jangly, and is not for everybody. It has a tonal quality that is unmatched. Let Us Help You + Let Us Help You. The j-45 is least expensive out of the 3 but sounds amazing and kit as good as the other 2. ... Save gibson j45 standard to get e-mail alerts and updates on your eBay Feed. I don't mind admitting it: I am not a maple fan. I think a Hummingbird is a great all-round choice...special looks, knockout tone and wonderful playability. An SJ-200 may be a lot of things, but "weak" is not one of them!! Again, the SJ-200 sounded fine, but not like the others. Many of us envy your situation. good one! I play mainly rock, pop and folk, strumming, not so much fingerpicking. (Any model) The MC is very nice. Welcome aboard, whats your style of playing ? with capo transposer, play along with guitar, piano, ukulele & … Here a Hummingbird TV costs €3,000 it means about $3800 so I have to be sure. 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