I then got obsessed with Gram Parsons and Keef's country side. Martin Lefty. I couldn't go without either. OM Mada Emeric Beaujouan * Maurice Dupont nylon CFN28 custom * Gibson Hummingbird * Jazz J. Favino * Taka EAN1012. The true vintages sound even better. I think the two are apples and oranges. So for music which is more straight ahead rock, I'd take a Hummingbird. Still a great rhythm sound, but chunkier. Its the dry amp of acoustics. I was about to buy one when an 05 J-45 Historic surfaced on Graig's List for a grand less. 3.222 € 3.807 € 1 . 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. This is my first major guitar purchase. 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. cosmetics of the Hummingbird. A good J45 can be spooky in a way that I've never heard from a Hummingbird. Salfromchatham 232 Salfromchatham 232 Ordinary Member; All Access; 232 5,632 posts; Report post; Posted March 15, 2014. 1,418 865 4. Apr 26, 2018 #1 Good demo here. Listen to samples on Ytube. GIBSON. I've heard the hummingbird described as a more warmer sounding guitar, better suited for chords and singer-songwriter type stuff where as the J-45 is more crisp and trebly sounding, better for soloing and cutting through. Pretty comfortable to play for a big box. I think a Hummingbird is a great all-round choice...special looks, knockout tone and wonderful playability. hmm........ are you sure you played an SJ200???? j100 is on my short list (what isn't?) Paul is a great guy. My buddy owns one, and damned if it isn't one of the most spectacular-sounding guitars I've ever played. There's no power nor bass. he paid $1900cdn for it in 1990. this is the most gigantic guitar i've ever heard. That said, the right J-45 can do all that and other stuff too, making it much more versatile in my opinion. Gibson SJ-200 Deluxe Rosewood. 203 € 219,99 € 4 . Registered Member. Available in both Antique Natural and Rosewood Burst finishes, as well as lefty! I have never heard such an imposing wall of tone in all my days. i hope to see one at the michigan guitar show on the 30th. Gibson's have been all over the map in recent years, as far as tone and quality. I don't have a Hummingbird, but I traded a worn 1971 Martin D-18 that was bordering on needing a neck reset for an extremely clean "banner" Montana J-30 from the early 1990s. Absolutely gorgeous, and a great sound, it and the true vintage sounded better than the modern classic or the Montana Gold editions. Hummingbird . 60s J-45 Original - ebony . 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. For me it had too much trebles and no (or little) bass. merci d'avance. 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. Next Last. Search past threads. And I wonder if True Vintage is really a good deal or if Modern classics models are enough. I'd pick the Dove, primarily BECAUSE I have a Hummingbird and a J45. "Finding a good SJ-200 is like falling out of a boat and finding water." 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. 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. Flatpick, fingerpick, works in a lot of styles (Blues to Beatles to Bluegrass to Busking). When I haven't picked mine up for a day or two, my fingers LONG to play it. http://acousticletter.com/join Interested in either guitar? The Bird moves more air and has a deeper sound than the J45, but less cut/brilliance. Hummingbird Studio Rosewood. It could not be counted upon to give FF the plummy warmth and sweetness of Big Bird. All the newer ones now have scalloped bracing. Which do you like better? Wow, you must have tried the only SJ-200 dud in existence! I use 012 strings and am very happy with the sound, being exactly what I expected. I bought a second hand '06 J45 and couldn't stand it, so I had to sell it. Go. Gibson Dove vs Hummingbird: Price. Different bracing, different guitar. 659 231 1. The J45 should have incredible bass thump and a somewhat drier sound with less sustain or quicker decay on notes. Gibson Hummingbird Studio Walnut AN. Post Jul 14, 2019 #1 2019-07 -14T16:51. Forget about it! Please take a look at the Sheryl Crow model as well. I've got a Hummingbird - an HC not a MC. Do, however, make sure that you have some sort of return policy. If that's the case it's not the same thing as a Hummingbird!! Hogs are great for balance, rosewood is king for warmth, but maple? 4 months ago. The J-200 is priced at $899. The Arlo Guthrie model wasn't impressive. The Gibson Hummingbird stands as one of the most iconic acoustic guitars of all time. Frankly, I just don't get it. Taylor 814ce V-Class. What else might one expect in a big maple box? 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. It's a wonderful strummer, but I also enjoy for fingerpicking. I had tried it before, but it seemed dark sounding. Inscrit le: 24 Sep 04 Localisation: 31 # Publié par Blinklibz le 31 Oct 10, 11:18 am. Makes for a great rhythm box (think Stones), not so great for other uses (not that you cant; just not optimal). Lots of singers/songwriters love the mellow warmth and low-tension feel of the Hummingbird and J45 varieties. Now it plays great. Love me, hate me, I don't care. 333 € 3 . More lightly braced hence more responsive. For more guitar gear news, click here. It's doesn't overpower the voice, allowing the song to shine through. Body size is pretty big but sound is weak. A little bigger than I expected, and a lot bigger sound. Epiphone Inspired By Gibson Hummingbird. I challenge you to a duel!! I think a Hummingbird is a great all-round choice...special looks, knockout tone and wonderful playability. Hummingbird Rosewood AG 2018 - antique natural . As for SJ 200, I already tested one and I didn't like it. 2.390 € Gibson Hummingbird Original AN. When I haven't picked mine up for a day or two, my fingers LONG to play it. But if you like it dry--that thump can be great for comping chords and intricate fingerstyle runs. The Hummingbird has always seemed to me to be tight and bright compared to a good J45. However, they don't have pickups. 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. The unmistakable Gibson Hummingbird is followed by the masses as one of the most remarkable acoustic guitars ever built. All guitar companies make a few duds. 659 231 1. Next Last. What about either of the … For ex-check out Rev. Reactions: Edmond and Burwabit. The slope shoulder dreads, on the other hand, are darker and fuller. A lot more sound than you expect. It sounds like you are looking for one very narrowly defined sound and all others are not worthy. More bass ? Thanks everybody. Find what works for you. World-renowned for its full, balanced expression, warm bass and excellent projection, the J-45 has … Thread starter Creighton; Start date Apr 26, 2018; 1; 2; 3; Next. Are they essentially the smae guitars with just cosmetic differences? Hey everybody, wanted to see which one you guys prefer and why. 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. I want one! Very interesting...the 45 is more direct and growly in the mids and the Bird is more three dimensional and refined. Honestly, with it's reputation and size, I expected more from the SJ-200. I beg to difer with you on the use of Maple in acoustic guitars. buy an SJ-200 and let your worries fall by the wayside! Sold it. Although there are modern models of these guitars, still, their prices won’t go below $1000. Ovation 2078KK-5S Kaki King Elite. Those suckers moves the air, but they are more resoundin' than ringin'. Now I have a Takamine Jumbo EN 20 and when I record a song I use a microphone (Shure SM 57). Better than many comparably priced guitars, but not a Hummingbird or J-45. I absolutely LOVE my J45. The 45 is actually better balanced, string to string, but the stika/hog combo can be jangly, and is not for everybody. However, I may end treating myself to a Martin D-18 or Hummingbird someday. Played a few Hummingbirds, and was just blown away. I think that the HC is half way between the MC & TV, because there is no pickups in the HC's. Don't know much about Gibson - obviously. lol[/color']. in a jangly/pop song with other instruments. $2,499.00. The Golden Era returns with the Original Collection. I play mainly rock, pop and folk, strumming, not so much fingerpicking. It's not a case of which is better, but which you prefer, something you have to decide. The songwriter and songwriter deluxe......excellent guitars! Gibson Hummingbird Studio Walnut AN. Intereested in … The new Hog SJ100 is unbelievable, btw. Doc, dont think you are alone about maple. They are relatively rare over here in Austria. Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc. 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). A lot depends on what you play: strum fingersytle, folk rock etc---? If you play strictly acoustic , TV is worth it, if you can come up with the $$. A quick sum up: J45 Id wager is the most versatile: tubby bass, good bark, clear singing top end top. Find what works for you. Taylor 210ce Plus. 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. Gibson L-00 Studio Rosewood RB. Post Jan 02, 2008 #1 2008-01-02T21:59. 1.944 € 1 . FF- Zim offers that "the Hummingbird ..is more balanced, at least to me." Image: Epiphone. Livraison gratuite dès 49€. 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. The new Hummingbird Original blends vintage appointments and today's modern, high-quality build construction. What are the differences between both ?. Again, the SJ-200 sounded fine, but not like the others. I am a confirmed SJ nut, my SJ200 is very balanced and is a great all-rounder, but I have played some that are very bass-light. A great marketing idea, as I played guitars I had never seen in stores. Hey, why not get both?? Try to be straight when you describe the sound : no impression, no feeling just what you hear. Play as many as you can and pick the one that sings to you. Anyway I hate preamp sound and I'm happy that better sound is on TV models. The Gibson J-45 can heard across decades of recordings in the hands of country stars, folk legends, singer-songwriters and solo instrumentalists. $1,999.00. Recommended Posts. I beg to difer with you on the use of Maple in acoustic guitars. The guitar you mention however (I think) is from a period where Gibson moved to a long (25.5") scale on their acoustics. Learn more at epiphone.com. I used to think the Hummingbird was downright fugly. 5.399 € 15 . "maple jumbos at dawn it is then." Balance generally refers to string to string volume across the tonal spectrum. That is all from my side resolving the issue of Gibson vs Martin . Haut : millenofx77 Modérateur. 3.777 € Gibson ES-339 Case Brown. The 45 is actually better balanced, string to string, but the stika/hog combo can be jangly, and is not for everybody. 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. They both sound great but the 45 is more agricultural and the Bird more metropolitan. I don't care for the square shoulders, parallellogram inlays, heritage cherry burst, or the enormous etched pickguard. Framus FD 14 S D Legacy Series. Gibson G-45 Standard Antique Natural. So, this means, Dove is more expensive between these two. ... 1 Finish Options . I really like the Gibson acoustics and have narrowed it down to 2, the Gibson J45, which I would get used, or the Gibson Hummingbird Pro (used also). I have never had that with another guitar, an actual physical yearning in my fingers to pick it up. Lol. J45 studio. Gary Davis or Ernie Hawkins on YT. I have narrowed it down to two choices, Taylor 814-CE and Gibson Songwriter Deluxe. (Any model) The MC is very nice. Really the differences in tone compared to the Hummingbird were minor. Perhaps a smaller-bodied rosewood guitar would also be a good choice. So both guitars will cost me anywhere from $1,450 to $1,800, with the J-45 … 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. Can anyone tell me some about these two guitars and thier tonal differences? MackTheKnife. I have a friend with a $9,000 custom Taylor........ it's nowhere close to any of the Hummingbird or J-45 models. Gibson Hummingbird was the second most expensive acoustic guitar until the Gibson Dove arrived. Paste as plain text instead, × Privacy Policy | Gibson Dove and Gibson Hummingbird. Now I imagine their sound and I think I will order a Hummingbird in True Vintage. Hummingbird Sustainable. Very tinny, perhaps if you are into folk more than I am. 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). I have the hummingbird but I'm crazy for a Dove. Available in both Antique Natural and Rosewood Burst finishes, as well as lefty! 1.944 € 1 . They were before the MC and I don't think they were made for very long. Sign Up for Gibson News & Special Offers. 1.944 € Gibson Firebird AC. Flamed Froggy, November 17, 2008 in Gibson Acoustic. good one! 347 articles. Display as a link instead, × Martin D-18 vs Gibson J-45. Weak.......?????????????????????????????????? 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 have played various Gibsons, Taylors and Martins. Gibson Brands, Inc. respects your right to privacy. 1,418 865 4. The Blues King is a top notch guitar. 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. I got one in April and I’ve loved it ever since! Registered Member. get the modern classic. These are the main two characteristics I look for when considering these two models. The hummingbird is a REALLY good strummer and singer-songwriter guitar. 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