Gibson CJ-165 Maple

Acoustic 6-String Guitar

Made by Gibson

Description Small-bodied spruce/maple acoustic-electric
Posted By Paul Gelinas (4377)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 7/18/2009, Paul Gelinas (4377) posted:
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It's easy to carried away with a new-to-you guitar, but this guitar rocks! I've bonded with it so quickly that it is my favorite. I not only would buy another one if it were lost/stolen, but I also want a rosewood Cj-165 now.
Model Year: 2006
Price: $0.00
Where Obtained: eBay
Antique natural finish 15" SJ-200 body style with cutaway Top species: Premium Sitka spruce Back and sides: Premium AAA maple Body binding: 4-ply top, single-ply back Neck species: Maple Scale: 24.75" Neck Profile: V-shaped Fingerboard: Indian rosewood Binding: Single-ply Inlays: Mother-of-pearl parallelograms Nut Width: 1.725" Traditional Gibson rosewood bridge Pins: White Grover Rotomatic tuners Pickups: Ellipse Aura system with soundhole-mounted volume control Abalone rosette, bone nut and Tusq saddle L.R. Baggs Piezo with soiundhole volume control
I like low action, but this guitar arrived with the lowest action I've ever seen - and it still played great without any buzzes. I've since shimmed the saddle a wee-bit to suit my taste. It's the fastest/easiest playing acoustic guitar I own (Six: , two other Gibbies, two Martins, and an Epi Masterbilt))
Sound Quality:
I've never owned a maple guitar before, but now I wish I had. The notes are clear, crisp and full with nice bottom.
I've had the guitar only a week - but it was played quite a lot by the previous owner and has held up very well.