"I also suffer from similar ailments and don't want to stop playing guitar. I've been using D'Addario EJ15 Phosphor Bronze Extra Light (10-47) on my Gibson J-185 (24.75" scale) and my Ovation Legend (about 25" scale)…"
"Of the 15 acoustic and acoustic electric guitars that I own, I have two Gibson, two Guild, two Martin, two Washburn, one Blueridge, one Epiphone, one Espana, one Yamaha, one Gitano, one 1972 Silvertone, and one Taylor. So I have a wide variety to…"
"i too havent found any gibsons either tone (which is subjhective i know) or build-quality which would be worth their price.
maybe ive just looked in the wrong places but up here where i live there really isnt much in the way of large music shops.
Yeah, I'm lovin' it..best guitar I have ever owned, and I've seen quite a few off in the last few years, a few good ones...but some terrible mistakes as well tbh. I had been after one of these Rosewood 185s for a while, and…"
Congratulations on your new J 185 EC Rosewood! Mine is now 5 years old and I am still loving it. Last year, I had to have the pickguard replaced as it had started to peel off, but it was a warranty repair so no…"
"I was lucky to Grab one of these great Guitars as soon as one came available about a year ago, although 2nd hand (2008) it was like brand new when it arrived! Love the colour! I took it to my local guitar shop and had a set up done to lower the…"
have you tried rosewood or ebony pins in your J-185 EC Rosewood? Thanks to you, I've got on my list of action items to try bone pins in mine. BTW, did you notice that the J-185 EC Rosewood has been discontinued?? …"
I'll have to check out that book on the History of the 175 you have, that sounds great too. I also have one on the 100th anniverary of Gibson by Walter Catre that is great...mine is signed by him. It came out the same year as my J100extra. But the Flatops books is the best I have ever read! Edward
As it says in the book, Gibson relied heavily on lap steel sales to keep them afloat during the time when lap steels were popular...I sure didn't know that. Antoher excellent book on Gibson is "Gibson's Fabulos Flattops"...really, really great read! I have a 1976 Gibson Les Paul Signature that I got from a guy for $200 who was "going acoustic." They only made aobut 2400 of them and nobody wanted them...sounds like an ES-335...Edward
Did you hear about the Gibson Owner's Group that I started here in the AG Community? If not, here is the link...check it out and if you'd like to join that would be great! Your rosewood 185 is just the kind of thing we love to hear about and better yet, see pictures of! I own a 1994 J100 extra that I got at the Philly Vintage guitar show in 2004...it's a centennial model celebrating the 100th year of Gibson. I also own a 2004 J160E (like Lennon and Harrison played in the early Beatles)...it too is a short scale with pickup on the top at the end of the fingerboard, which pushes the neck join to the 15th fret. Unlike the model the Beatles used, it has a solid "X" braced top too. So check out the new group and join us!