El Gull, I think Gibson guitars hold there price very well here in England, maybe due to there rarity. The secondhand Gibson Hummingbird that I was looking at was, £1,600.l, but a very nice guitar in sound/tone, looks, and playability. But I have enough guitars at present, and in was a little pricey.
El Gull , I think Gibson guitars hold there price very well here in England, maybe due to there rarity. The secondhand Gibson Hummingbird that I was looking at was, £1,600.l, but a very nice guitar in sound/tone, looks, and playability. But I have enough guitars at present, and in was a little pricey.
That is quite pricey. I can get one for R18000 over here. Closer to 1000 pounds.
£1000 in CDN bucks would be around 1600 dollars. Wow, for that, I could get a top of the line Alvarez or a very nice 200, maybe even 300 series Taylor.
I've played a couple of Alvarezes lately that would easily go head to head or even beat a Gibson. Would never pay that kind of money for a used Gibson that I'm pretty sure doesn't even have a pick up in it.
LOL, sorry, but I don't think there's any situation where I'd pay for a Gibson. I'd take one for free though. ha ha!
===================================== One Alvarez in the hand is worth two Taylors and a Martin in the guitar store!
TonyKgull, Yep your right about the pickup, it had one of those pickups that you fit across the sound hole. As I said before there's more chance of me buying an Alvarez than a Gibson. But not in the market for another guitar, quite happy with what I have at present. The Gibson was a very nice guitar though, I keep saying it is a Hummingbird model, on second thoughts it may be a Dove, not to familiar with Gibson's.
Derick , if it had Mahogany back and sides, it will be a Hummingbird. If its a maple backed guitar, its a Dove.
The Dove is typically louder and brighter than the Hummingbird.
Hummingbird has huuuuuge bass, but is quite warm.
SJ200 is a jumbo, that is loud but quite balanced - A great strummer.
J45 is also balanced, even more focused, with strong note seperation, and a very thumpy bass - Less sweet than the Hummingbird, with lots of growl.
Those are the 4 iconic Gibson acoustics. There are others like the Songwriter, LG02 Amercian Eagle, J15, and J35 - All of them have their flavours.
The thing I like most about Gibson, is that they make guitars with distinct personalities. There seems to be an individual formula for each model, and not a "cookie cutter" approach to guitar building. I like that very much. I'm not saying cookie cutter approaches are bad - They produce very consistent guitars. Some of them are great. But I like the Gibson approach.
Beware though - The dud ratio is large! I would never ever buy one blind. And if you're TonyKgull , you would never buy one period!!!