gibson hummingbird vs j45

Thread starter fuzz_factor; Start date May 23, 2008; 1; 2; Next. 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. Lastly, I can't overstate how wonderful the J-45 is for songwriting. Gibson J45 - Retrouvez les 4 références de notre catalogue Gibson J45 et achetez moins cher ! Different bracing, different guitar. Inscrit le: 09 Mar 04 Localisation: lille # Publié par millenofx77 le 29 May 08, 02:23 pm. Jerry K6. All the newer ones now have scalloped bracing. Willie summed it up admirably when he wrote: ... if the Hummingbird blows you away and the J-45 doesn't, why would other opinions matter? It sounds like you are looking for one very narrowly defined sound and all others are not worthy. For more guitar gear news, click here. These are the main two characteristics I look for when considering these two models. Looks and sounds incredible! 1157 articles. 2390.00 € GIBSON. It's not a case of which is better, but which you prefer, something you have to decide. Like Master Cunkhead once said. One thing that's worth mentioning: the J-45, with it's sloped shoulders, is a smaller guitar. The unmistakable Gibson Hummingbird is followed by the masses as one of the most remarkable acoustic guitars ever built. Post Jan 02, 2008 #1 2008-01-02T21:59. Available in both Antique Natural and Rosewood Burst finishes, as well as lefty! Creighton Member. I'm going to buy a guitar for a very good friend of mine. Intereested in … I then got obsessed with Gram Parsons and Keef's country side. 60. Play as many as you can and pick the one that sings to you. They are totally different guitars, both are wonderful in their own right. I played both of these guitars NEW yesterday and I was surprised how much I liked the Pro, maybe better than the J45. Anyway I hate preamp sound and I'm happy that better sound is on TV models. Still i would recommend you to read the genuine customer reviews before making up your mind. Available in both Antique Natural and Rosewood Burst finishes, as well as lefty! Gibson G-45 Standard Antique Natural. The J45 should have incredible bass thump and a somewhat drier sound with less sustain or quicker decay on notes. My experience has been that folks that really like the Gibson tone and vibe will usually be drawn to a J-45 when comparing the two, but folks that are more comfortable with the Martin family tone will be drawn to a Hummingbird. Thanks everybody. Each Gibson Acoustic is full of expression, character, and exquisite beauty and this new modern styled instrument is no different. Sign Up for Gibson News & Special Offers. Gibson is more of a high end guitar brand than Martin guitar and both are great in terms of high quality guitars. 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 can say that as I had a 65 J45 and let it go. J45 studio. What is it about the Standard Hummingbird that it lists for a grand more than the Standard J45? An SJ-200 may be a lot of things, but "weak" is not one of them!! Gary Davis or Ernie Hawkins on YT. good one! Gibsons are also notoriously hit or miss in tone. So for music which is more straight ahead rock, I'd take a Hummingbird. 1.399 € 1.742 € 1 . Love me, hate me, I don't care. Gibson est l'une des marques les plus anciennes et les plus reconnues de l'industrie de la musique et a fabriqué certains des instruments les plus appréciés de tous les temps. In '63 and part of '64 there were batches of Hummingbirds which had maple back and sides (which are probably quite sought after now), this occurred because Gibson found that they had built more Dove bodies than they had orders for, so batches of partially built Doves were completed as Hummingbirds. Do, however, make sure that you have some sort of return policy. Frankly, I just don't get it. Again, not to take a thing away from the J-45. Those suckers moves the air, but they are more resoundin' than ringin'. The slim body depth allows for increased comfort underarm and the flatter fingerboard allows a finer playability. Well, my preference for the Hummingbird is relegated to sound mostly. A lot depends on what you play: strum fingersytle, folk rock etc---? It will be my next one lord willing and the river don't rise. By submitting this form you are agreeing to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy. I'd pick the Dove, primarily BECAUSE I have a Hummingbird and a J45. 4 months ago. This square-shoulder dreadnought is most commonly found with mahogany back and sides and a distinct cherry sunburst finish. Gibson SJ-200 Deluxe Rosewood. 5.399 € 1 . If I had none of the three, I'd hope for a chance to play all three before I picked one. Forget about it! Good luck!! What else might one expect in a big maple box? 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. I play mainly rock, pop and folk, strumming, not so much fingerpicking. Since these are high-end guitars, expect that they’ll cost a few grand. The hummingbird is a REALLY good strummer and singer-songwriter guitar. I prefer a J-45 but I know a lot of people that go the other way. If you want big bass, get an AJ. Advertisement. 2.035 € 2.149 € Gibson 60s J-45 Wine Red. The songwriter and songwriter deluxe......excellent guitars! 60s J-45 Original - wine red . Each Gibson Acoustic is full of expression, character, and exquisite beauty and this new modern styled instrument is no different. Registered Member. $1,999.00. Messages 2,091. The Blues King is a top notch guitar. 3.777 € 1 . 333 € 3 .   Pasted as rich text. From my own personal experience, I owned a Hummingbird for several years and it had more of a wider sound but still had a decent bass thump, just not as pronounced as a great sounding J45. Taylor Builders Edition 717e WHB. 1046 articles. The J-45 and J-45 Extended Cutaway go for $699 and $749. The J-200 is priced at $899. I have never heard such an imposing wall of tone in all my days. Finished with a Fishman Sonitone pickup for easy studio quality plug and play anywhere. Economisez sur la catégorie Gibson j45 mystic rosewood et achetez les meilleures marques comme Gibson et Triumph avec Shopzilla The Bird moves more air and has a deeper sound than the J45, but less cut/brilliance. I'd really like to know. What's more, I think the look is classic, without the flashy (bold?) Paul is a great guy. Gibson produces the world’s most famous Gibson Les Paul electric guitars. The J-45 is Gibson's best-selling acoustic of all time. If you're playing for yourself, spend the money and get the true vintage, you won't regret it. The Bird moves more air and has a deeper sound than the J45… he paid $1900cdn for it in 1990. this is the most gigantic guitar i've ever heard. 2387.00 € GIBSON. Since these are high-end guitars, expect that they’ll cost a few grand. The new Hog SJ100 is unbelievable, btw. For me it had too much trebles and no (or little) bass. Sellers are OK to order them but they have none in their store so I don't know their real sound. 3.999 € 4.759 € Gibson Firebird AC. The Hummingbird and Dove are iconic guitars, perhaps based more on their cosmetics than their sound. 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. Not so Birds-- the 25.5 scale ones before 99 dont have the sound. The 45 is actually better balanced, string to string, but the stika/hog combo can be jangly, and is not for everybody. They are both great guitars in their own way. The guitar you mention however (I think) is from a period where Gibson moved to a long (25.5") scale on their acoustics. I feel you prefer hummingbird but you didn't tell me why. A lot more sound than you expect. Epiphone Inspired By Gibson Hummingbird. 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. They are relatively rare over here in Austria. I challenge you to a duel!! Gibson Hummingbird Studio Rosewood AN. Body size is pretty big but sound is weak. Clear editor. They both sound great but the 45 is more agricultural and the Bird more metropolitan. The Gibson Hummingbird has always been my dream guitar. An SJ-200 may be a lot of things, but "weak" is not one of them!! 1 of 2 Go to page. Gibson Dove vs Hummingbird: Price. Show 30 post(s) from this thread on one page, https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...8fef64dec6.jpg, https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...f913c9dd5f.jpg. Recommended Posts. For you pendants, I know that Gram spent more time playing an Epiphone Frontier but he also spent a great dealing of his recording time playing a 'Bird. Doc, dont think you are alone about maple. 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 guess with the scallop braces, one doesn't have to wait 40 years for it to sound "old". I think the two are apples and oranges. By Salfromchatham, March 15, 2014 in Gibson Acoustic. http://acousticletter.com/join Interested in either guitar? × Next Last. Image: Epiphone. In short, it's dry as the desert in June. FF- Zim offers that "the Hummingbird ..is more balanced' date=' at least to me." Déterminer la date exacte de fabrication de votre Gibson peut représenter un enjeu important. Blindfolded, his and mine would seem to be utterly different guitars. Gibson Hummingbird Studio Walnut AN. Powerful sound ? All guitar companies make a few duds. I want one. Beyond that, I'm just giving an opinion. The more recent Montana models seem to have standout sound as well. Gibson Brands ; Gibson Acoustic ; J45 vs J15 Sign in to follow this . The two best sounding guitars I have ever owned by far are my current J50, and a Hummingbird Vintage - the new model that came out a year ago. This is my first major guitar purchase. As for SJ 200, I already tested one and I didn't like it. Haut : millenofx77 Modérateur. (I also have an '04 J-45 'hog and love it to death.) Copyright 2019 Gibson Brands, Inc. All rights reserved. Salfromchatham 232 Salfromchatham 232 Ordinary Member; All Access; 232 5,632 posts; Report post; Posted March 15, 2014. Which do you like better? I was about to buy one when an 05 J-45 Historic surfaced on Graig's List for a grand less. The Arlo Guthrie model wasn't impressive. More lightly braced hence more responsive. The J45 records very easily for me and can sound pretty different depending on mic'ing habits. "maple jumbos at dawn it is then." Gibson Hummingbird was the second most expensive acoustic guitar until the Gibson Dove arrived. 1,418 865 4. lol[/color']. There's no power nor bass. Privacy Policy | I fell in love with the Gibson back in my teens, and more than 20 years later, I finally have one (used, of course, I’m not crazy). The Hummingbird Pro , even if used, won't be aged much at all since it's fairly new. More bass ? (Any model) The MC is very nice. Mais certaines J45 standard sonnent aussi bien. However........... if you plan on gigging, recording, etc. For ex-check out Rev. Gibson Dove and Gibson Hummingbird. I have played the MC, and the bracing seems to look the same. Economisez sur la catégorie Gibson j45, Gibson et achetez les meilleures marques comme Gibson avec Shopzilla The six- and 12-string Hummingbird are retail for $799 and $849, respectively. Gibson Brands, Inc. respects your right to privacy. 2.390 € Gibson Hummingbird Original AN. Taylor 814ce V-Class. Hummingbird Studio Walnut. I have both too, and wouldn't be without either. A great marketing idea, as I played guitars I had never seen in stores. And I wonder if True Vintage is really a good deal or if Modern classics models are enough. Messages 4,030. merci d'avance. Similar to an old Epiphone Frontier. 60. Followers 0. It also comes with a built in pickup without any exterior signs, which was a plus for me. Pretty comfortable to play for a big box. Hogs are great for balance, rosewood is king for warmth, but maple? 629 € 2 .   Your link has been automatically embedded. Go. Balance generally refers to string to string volume across the tonal spectrum. Hummingbird . Epiphone’s take on one of Gibson’s most recognisable acoustics adheres closely to the original in both looks and construction. Gibson L-00 Studio Rosewood RB. Post Jul 14, 2019 #1 2019-07 -14T16:51. Inscrit le: 24 Sep 04 Localisation: 31 # Publié par Blinklibz le 31 Oct 10, 11:18 am. Very tinny, perhaps if you are into folk more than I am. Now I imagine their sound and I think I will order a Hummingbird in True Vintage. 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. fuzz_factor. FF- Zim offers that "the Hummingbird ..is more balanced, at least to me." May 23, 2008 #1 In general, what are the tonal differences between slope-shouldered J-45s (and Southern Jumbos, etc). I beg to difer with you on the use of Maple in acoustic guitars. If you like the J-45 you really can't go wrong with that either. Lots of singers/songwriters love the mellow warmth and low-tension feel of the Hummingbird and J45 varieties. There’s just one catch, it’s really expensive. Gibson Hummingbird Studio Walnut AN. 2189.00 € promo. Absolutely gorgeous, and a great sound, it and the true vintage sounded better than the modern classic or the Montana Gold editions. 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. I own a Hummingbird, but the J-45 is an incredible instrument. Try to be straight when you describe the sound : no impression, no feeling just what you hear. Call me shallow, but my objections to the Hummingbird are almost entirely cosmetic. World-renowned for its full, balanced expression, warm bass and excellent projection, the J-45 has … What are the differences between both ?. It's not a case of which is better, but which you prefer, something you have to decide. Post Jul 14, 2019 #2 2019-07-14T17:27. Blindfolded, his and mine would seem to be utterly different guitars. One day I went trying to really make a decision on which one to buy. By Just not as good as the Hummingbird in my opinion. that hog (remember that tree guy that gave us heck for saying "hog"?) Finally, I pulled the trigger and bought a MC Hummingbird in Vintage Sunburst from the USA. I had narrowed it down to the Hummingbird or Sparrow. lol. Gibson's have been all over the map in recent years, as far as tone and quality. 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 ? So both guitars will cost me anywhere from $1,450 to $1,800, with the J-45 … If that's the case it's not the same thing as a Hummingbird!! bonjour, j'aurais aimé connaître la différence entre la gibson j 45 et hummingbird svp? "Finding a good SJ-200 is like falling out of a boat and finding water." 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