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
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
Neck Profile: V-shaped
Fingerboard: Indian rosewood
Inlays: Mother-of-pearl parallelograms
Nut Width: 1.725"
Traditional Gibson rosewood bridge
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))
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.