Beyond that, I'm just giving an opinion. 1,418 865 4. Gibson Hummingbird Studio Walnut AN. Weak.......?????????????????????????????????? The more recent Montana models seem to have standout sound as well. fuzz_factor. j100 is on my short list (what isn't?) Coming back to the acoustic guitars by Gibson, the Gibson Guitar’s legacy of “King of the Flat-Tops” lives on in this J-200 Gibson Guitar. Recommended Posts. I have never had that with another guitar, an actual physical yearning in my fingers to pick it up.[/quote']. Also, based on that afternoon...... the Southern Jumbo and the Dove are fine guitars, just not a sound I prefer. I desperately want an SJ-200, but the Hummingbird and J-45 outperform it according to my ears. Author Topic: My Taylor 414CE vs. a Gibson Hummingbird Artist (Read 8883 times) rickvox. It just sounds better. 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. A lot depends on what you play: strum fingersytle, folk rock etc---? Just not as good as the Hummingbird in my opinion. If I had none of the three, I'd hope for a chance to play all three before I picked one. 1.215 € Gibson J-45 Studio Rosewood RB. Gibson Dove and Gibson Hummingbird. Clear editor. What else might one expect in a big maple box? A lot more sound than you expect. Well, my preference for the Hummingbird is relegated to sound mostly. 2387.00 € GIBSON. A quick sum up: J45 Id wager is the most versatile: tubby bass, good bark, clear singing top end top. 2.045 € 1 .   You cannot paste images directly. OM Mada Emeric Beaujouan * Maurice Dupont nylon CFN28 custom * Gibson Hummingbird * Jazz J. Favino * Taka EAN1012. Don't know much about Gibson - obviously. Search past threads. The Hummingbird Rosewood M is our powerhouse square-shoulder, rosewood cutaway guitar. 2.499 € 2.699 € Gibson Hummingbird Mahogany AG CB 19. Available in both Antique Natural and Rosewood Burst finishes, as well as lefty! Try to be straight when you describe the sound : no impression, no feeling just what you hear. The slim body depth allows for increased comfort underarm and the flatter fingerboard allows a finer playability. Besides, if a player longs for warmth, deep bass, and ringing trebles (as an affacianado of the Hummingbird might), then the J200 will not pass muster. The Bird moves more air and has a deeper sound than the J45, but less cut/brilliance. The Hummingbird and Dove are iconic guitars, perhaps based more on their cosmetics than their sound. I play mainly rock, pop and folk, strumming, not so much fingerpicking. Now I imagine their sound and I think I will order a Hummingbird in True Vintage. A good J45 can be spooky in a way that I've never heard from a Hummingbird. Each Gibson Acoustic is full of expression, character, and exquisite beauty and this new modern styled instrument is no different. Absolutely gorgeous, and a great sound, it and the true vintage sounded better than the modern classic or the Montana Gold editions. Do they sound the same? Jerry K6. Still i would recommend you to read the genuine customer reviews before making up your mind. 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. 4 months ago. merci d'avance. and square-shouldered Gibsons like Hummingbirds? Apr 26, 2018 #1 Good demo here. Paste as plain text instead, × I don't care for the square shoulders, parallellogram inlays, heritage cherry burst, or the enormous etched pickguard. Gibson Hummingbird was the second most expensive acoustic guitar until the Gibson Dove arrived. What are the differences between both ?. I like that a lot as I'm not a huge guy. The Hummingbird Pro , even if used, won't be aged much at all since it's fairly new. Can anyone tell me some about these two guitars and thier tonal differences? In short, it's dry as the desert in June. 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. Also, I've always been curious regarding the Dove. I 'think" from reading todd's post that he has a "Hummingbird Artist"? Gibson SJ-200 Deluxe Rosewood. 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. Economisez sur la catégorie Guitare gibson j45 rosewood custom et achetez les meilleures marques comme Gibson et Fender avec Shopzilla 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. Hogs are great for balance, rosewood is king for warmth, but maple? The store I played them at had a great selection of both, and once there was a mobile Gibson truck that had stopped by on a day I visited. Places where, guitaristically, less is more. New Member; ... Having said that, today's Gibsons aren't the guitars that the 60's and earlier ones were. Registered Member. I think a Hummingbird is a great all-round choice...special looks, knockout tone and wonderful playability. I play at home and I don't need a pream. $1,999.00. Stupidest thing I ever did. I beg to difer with you on the use of Maple in acoustic guitars. They're both great guitars, you just have to go with the one that speaks to you. 60. Gibson j 45 et hummingbird; Gibson j 45 et hummingbird. Honestly, with it's reputation and size, I expected more from the SJ-200. I tried to find some test on YouTube but no one has both so I heard one with one guy and the other with another man so it's impossible to compare. I played both of these guitars NEW yesterday and I was surprised how much I liked the Pro, maybe better than the J45. Hey everybody, wanted to see which one you guys prefer and why. 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. If you're playing for yourself, spend the money and get the true vintage, you won't regret it. When I haven't picked mine up for a day or two, my fingers LONG to play it. The J45 is warm, clear and organic sounding where the Taylor has a very pop-shimer sound to it. I've wanted a J45 for some time now, and can't seem to find one that really speaks to me. It may not have so much brightness, but it is more balanced, at least to me, being a little bit bassier than the J45. If you want power & bass, you might want to consider an advanced Jumbo, the are priced about the same as a J-45. Not so Birds-- the 25.5 scale ones before 99 dont have the sound. For that music, you can't beat a Hummingbird. It has a tonal quality that is unmatched. 333 € 3 . Gibson is more of a high end guitar brand than Martin guitar and both are great in terms of high quality guitars. So, this means, Dove is more expensive between these two. 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. The slope shoulder dreads, on the other hand, are darker and fuller. 3.999 € 4.759 € Gibson Firebird AC. Martin Lefty. × There's no power nor bass. Actually, I think maple is not so good for acoustic guitars. A quick sum up: J45 Id wager is the most versatile: tubby bass, good bark, clear singing top end top. A used 90s 45 is fairly safe. J'ai dû en essayer 3 ou 4 (standard) et le rendu était assez variable à mes oreilles. (I also have an '04 J-45 'hog and love it to death.) Blindfolded, his and mine would seem to be utterly different guitars. Reply to this topic; Start new topic; Prev ; 1; 2; Next; Page 1 of 2 . Body size is pretty big but sound is weak. Gibson Brands, Inc. respects your right to privacy. When I first played a J-45 I thought that it was closest in having that big bass sound and so forth, and it is, but the Bird's is just a little more and has a warmth to it, that I don't know how to explain. I have the hummingbird but I'm crazy for a Dove. I challenge you to a duel!! It could not be counted upon to give FF the plummy warmth and sweetness of Big Bird. electricfactory Member. I have played various Gibsons, Taylors and Martins. 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. This is my first major guitar purchase. The new Hog SJ100 is unbelievable, btw. Copyright ©2000 - 2020, The Acoustic Guitar Forum. I bought it. Amazing sound! Gibson J45 - Retrouvez les 4 références de notre catalogue Gibson J45 et achetez moins cher ! Registered Member. Frankly, I just don't get it. They both sound great but the 45 is more agricultural and the Bird more metropolitan. Flamed Froggy, November 17, 2008 in Gibson Acoustic. The Hummingbird has always seemed to me to be tight and bright compared to a good J45. I can say that as I had a 65 J45 and let it go. lol. Hummingbird Studio Rosewood. Taylor 210ce Plus. Pretty comfortable to play for a big box. Hummingbird . a guy in my songwriting group has a coveted '89 j200. The unmistakable Gibson Hummingbird is followed by the masses as one of the most remarkable acoustic guitars ever built. First, you won't regret the purchase of either. I had tried it before, but it seemed dark sounding. Please take a look at the Sheryl Crow model as well. By Salfromchatham, March 15, 2014 in Gibson Acoustic. And I wonder if True Vintage is really a good deal or if Modern classics models are enough. Doc, dont think you are alone about maple. 3.777 € 1 . Perhaps a smaller-bodied rosewood guitar would also be a good choice. The Golden Era returns with the Original Collection. May 23, 2008 #1 In general, what are the tonal differences between slope-shouldered J-45s (and Southern Jumbos, etc). Very interesting...the 45 is more direct and growly in the mids and the Bird is more three dimensional and refined. Available in both Antique Natural and Rosewood Burst finishes, as well as lefty! Thread starter fuzz_factor; Start date May 23, 2008; 1; 2; Next. Jerry K6. 2 Finish Options . 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. Epiphone Inspired By Gibson Hummingbird. The Bird moves more air and has a deeper sound than the J45… Post Jul 14, 2019 #2 2019-07-14T17:27. 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? Love me, hate me, I don't care. 2.035 € 2.149 € Gibson 60s J-45 Wine Red. Sign up for the Letter! 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. hmm........ are you sure you played an SJ200???? All guitar companies make a few duds. This slim body depth guitar is handcrafted with the same time-tested build techniques as our most iconic models. 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 guess with the scallop braces, one doesn't have to wait 40 years for it to sound "old". 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 ? Powerful sound ? MackTheKnife. As for the modern classic and true vintage models, I've played both side by side. It sounds like you are looking for one very narrowly defined sound and all others are not worthy. Gibson Dove vs Hummingbird: Price. 5.799 € 7.139 € 2 . Really the differences in tone compared to the Hummingbird were minor. Sold it. I have never had that with another guitar, an actual physical yearning in my fingers to pick it up. Makes for a great rhythm box (think Stones), not so great for other uses (not that you cant; just not optimal). All the newer ones now have scalloped bracing. I may be completely off base here, but it won't be the first time if I am. Hummingbird Studio Walnut. 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. Pretty comfortable to play for a big box. Messages 2,048. I think a Hummingbird is a great all-round choice...special looks, knockout tone and wonderful playability. I think you are missing out on a lot of other wonderful sounds. 489 articles. The only other option was a J45 which was about $2200, $800 cheaper than the other two. Economisez sur la catégorie Gibson j45 mystic rosewood et achetez les meilleures marques comme Gibson et Epiphone avec Shopzilla Livraison gratuite dès 49€. Do, however, make sure that you have some sort of return policy. I bought a second hand '06 J45 and couldn't stand it, so I had to sell it. Still a great rhythm sound, but chunkier. ... 1 Finish Options . I had a Hummingbird, once upon a time, but couldn't get past the bling, was afraid I might scratch it or something. 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. GIBSON. 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 hope to see one at the michigan guitar show on the 30th. The Gibson Hummingbird has always been my dream guitar. Anyway I hate preamp sound and I'm happy that better sound is on TV models. Actually I need a powerful sound, with a lot of bass and a lot of brightness, you know what I mean. Taylor 714ce V-Class. I absolutely LOVE my J45. 3.169 € 4.045 € 2 . 629 € 2 . Now I have a Takamine Jumbo EN 20 and when I record a song I use a microphone (Shure SM 57). good one! Marian Seraph AD2 MWX. Call me shallow, but my objections to the Hummingbird are almost entirely cosmetic. bonjour, j'aurais aimé connaître la différence entre la gibson j 45 et hummingbird svp? he paid $1900cdn for it in 1990. this is the most gigantic guitar i've ever heard. It's not a case of which is better, but which you prefer, something you have to decide. 5.399 € 1 . This slim body depth guitar is handcrafted with the same time-tested build techniques as our most iconic models. Followers 0. Better than many comparably priced guitars, but not a Hummingbird or J-45. It's not just a simple version of the Hummingbird, it's different!! 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). Inscrit le: 24 Sep 04 Localisation: 31 # Publié par Blinklibz le 31 Oct 10, 11:18 am. 1.944 € Gibson Firebird AC. that hog (remember that tree guy that gave us heck for saying "hog"?) Do you have one of them? First introduced in 1942, this iconic acoustic has become the cornerstone of its round-shoulder, dreadnought line. Beefy neck and Hummingbird go together in my mind like cats and rats! 1046 articles. Economisez sur la catégorie Gibson j45, Gibson et achetez les meilleures marques comme Gibson avec Shopzilla Thanks everybody. I have never heard such an imposing wall of tone in all my days. 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. lol[/color']. I had narrowed it down to the Hummingbird or Sparrow. Subscribe. I've got a Hummingbird - an HC not a MC. Ovation 2078KK-5S Kaki King Elite. Intereested in … I prefer a J-45 but I know a lot of people that go the other way. I also have a Taylor 410ce for comparison. Gibson's have been all over the map in recent years, as far as tone and quality. 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. The true vintages sound even better. Hummingbird Mahogany M - Light Cherry Burst . These are the main two characteristics I look for when considering these two models. Sign Up for Gibson News & Special Offers. I want one! I challenge you to a duel!! 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. Terms & Conditions | Registered Trademarks. Play as many as you can and pick the one that sings to you. Just make sure it can be returned if it's not what you thought it would be. The Gibson Hummingbird stands as one of the most iconic acoustic guitars of all time. Since these are high-end guitars, expect that they’ll cost a few grand. 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 prefer a J-45 but I know a lot of people that go the other way. One thing that's worth mentioning: the J-45, with it's sloped shoulders, is a smaller guitar. Learn more at epiphone.com. Next Last. If you like the J-45 you really can't go wrong with that either. Post Jul 14, 2019 #1 2019-07 -14T16:51. Lots of singers/songwriters love the mellow warmth and low-tension feel of the Hummingbird and J45 varieties. Find what works for you.   Your previous content has been restored. Lastly, I can't overstate how wonderful the J-45 is for songwriting. When I haven't picked mine up for a day or two, my fingers LONG to play it. The J-45 is Gibson's best-selling acoustic of all time. Turn heads with this unique J-45 Studio, hand-built using rosewood back and sides with a Sitka spruce top. So for music which is more straight ahead rock, I'd take a Hummingbird. Hummingbird Sustainable. Gibson Hummingbird Studio Walnut AN. Haut : millenofx77 Modérateur. "maple jumbos at dawn it is then." The slim body depth allows for increased comfort underarm and the flatter fingerboard allows a finer playability. But really, you can't go wrong either way. Are they essentially the smae guitars with just cosmetic differences? Publié dans guitare acoustique et électro; Autres catégories > Gibson Round Shoulder; Auteur Message; Blinklibz Special Méga utilisateur. Messages 4,030. Taylor Builders Edition 717e WHB. You can post now and register later. Your Hummingbird is... essentially a Dove. 1157 articles. Mais certaines J45 standard sonnent aussi bien. Since these are high-end guitars, expect that they’ll cost a few grand. The Golden Era returns with the Original Collection. They were before the MC and I don't think they were made for very long. I own a Hummingbird, but the J-45 is an incredible instrument. It's doesn't overpower the voice, allowing the song to shine through. The unmistakable Gibson Hummingbird is followed by the masses as one of the most remarkable acoustic guitars ever built. Gibson Hummingbird Studio Rosewood AN. A hand-built Gibson Workhorse Turn heads with this unique J-45 Studio, hand-built using rosewood back and sides with a Sitka spruce top. 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). If that's the case it's not the same thing as a Hummingbird!! J45 studio. Paying tribute to our iconic past, the Original Collection brings back the classic guitars that shaped sound across all generations and genres of music. Gary Davis or Ernie Hawkins on YT. I think that the HC is half way between the MC & TV, because there is no pickups in the HC's. 60s J-45 Original - ebony . Gibson Brands, Inc. respects your right to privacy. Gibson Southern Jumbo vs J45. 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. The six- and 12-string Hummingbird are retail for $799 and $849, respectively. Each Gibson Acoustic is full of expression, character, and exquisite beauty and this new modern styled instrument is no different. Silver Supporting Member . FF- Zim offers that "the Hummingbird ..is more balanced, at least to me." Paying tribute to our iconic past, the Original Collection brings back the classic guitars that shaped sound across all generations and genres of music. 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). 1.444 € 1.599 € 1 . Inscrit le: 09 Mar 04 Localisation: lille # Publié par millenofx77 le 29 May 08, 02:23 pm. in a jangly/pop song with other instruments. The J45 records very easily for me and can sound pretty different depending on mic'ing habits. Thread starter Creighton; Start date Apr 26, 2018; 1; 2; 3; Next. Go. I was about to buy one when an 05 J-45 Historic surfaced on Graig's List for a grand less. I have played the MC, and the bracing seems to look the same. Gibsons are also notoriously hit or miss in tone. I have never heard such an imposing wall of tone in all my days. I want one. 3.777 € Gibson ES-339 Case Brown. The new Hog SJ100 is unbelievable, btw.   Your link has been automatically embedded. 1.299 € 1 . Gibson J45 vs Hummingbird price disparity. Again, the SJ-200 sounded fine, but not like the others. There’s just one catch, it’s really expensive. 203 € 219,99 € 4 . More bass ? Gibson L-00 Studio Rosewood RB. cosmetics of the Hummingbird. What about either of the … The Blues King is a top notch guitar. Tell me your thoughts. Go. 60. I used to think the Hummingbird was downright fugly. Considering all three are in mint condition, the playability of each guitar would be the big thing for me. You won't be disappointed!! The Hummingbird Rosewood M is our powerhouse square-shoulder, rosewood cutaway guitar. I don't mind admitting it: I am not a maple fan. For me it had too much trebles and no (or little) bass. 5.399 € 15 . Actually, I think maple is not so good for acoustic guitars. Gibson Dove vs Hummingbird: Price. 1 Finish Options . Here a Hummingbird TV costs €3,000 it means about $3800 so I have to be sure. Now it plays great. It also comes with a built in pickup without any exterior signs, which was a plus for me. The only thing I can say based on the information is that you may like a custom J-45 (spruce/rosewood) more than a standard J-45 (spruce/mahogany). It's a wonderful strummer, but I also enjoy for fingerpicking. buy an SJ-200 and let your worries fall by the wayside! The hummingbird is a REALLY good strummer and singer-songwriter guitar. So if you like the sound of the '74, that might factor in. Very tinny, perhaps if you are into folk more than I am. × The 45 is actually better balanced, string to string, but the stika/hog combo can be jangly, and is not for everybody. Creighton Member. My buddy owns one, and damned if it isn't one of the most spectacular-sounding guitars I've ever played. $2,499.00. For more guitar gear news, click here. 3.222 € 3.807 € 1 . As for SJ 200' date=' I already tested one and I didn't like it. Taylor 914ce V-Class Bracing. 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. Both of course would be awesome at either job. Framus FD 14 S D Legacy Series. Blindfolded, his and mine would seem to be utterly different guitars. The Arlo Guthrie model wasn't impressive.   Pasted as rich text. Martin D-18 vs Gibson J-45. That is all from my side resolving the issue of Gibson vs Martin . 1.399 € 1.742 € 1 . When I say the sound was wider, it had a way of spreading out the sound more and had more sustain. GIBSON. Similar to an old Epiphone Frontier. 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 Guitars began making flat top steel string acoustic guitars in the 1920s. Gibson G-45 Standard Antique Natural. Taylor 814ce V-Class. It will be my next one lord willing and the river don't rise. It is not that the J45 sounded bad, it is that I prefer the sound of the HB... Couldn't have said it better! The Robert Johnson model......I hate to say it almost, but it's a gem. The guitar you mention however (I think) is from a period where Gibson moved to a long (25.5") scale on their acoustics. Those suckers moves the air, but they are more resoundin' than ringin'. Privacy Policy | Our friend M. Frogg is entitled to his preferences. While it would appear M. Flame has made up his mind, it might be worth pointing out that while, yes, the AJ puts out the basses (+), its top end and chord sound can be a bit, uhm, bracing (-). A more classic look, but similar in playability and sound to the J45, wouldn't mind having one, but that's down the line some barring a lottery victory. Froggy--an often discussed topic. FF- Zim offers that "the Hummingbird ..is more balanced' date=' at least to me."

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