Thanks for the confidence in Gibson products. I have also played the SJ200 and a friend's J-45, and the J 185 EC maple and love them all. I also own an ES-175 which I am in love with. I've ordered the rosewood version from my…"
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"Hi Chris and thanks very much for your response. Your experiences with Gibson in the past sound horrendous. I've heard of quality problems in the past with Gibson but nothing like what you have described, especially the tuners! My only…"
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!