Gibson J160e Review

gibson j 160e review

Gibson J160e Review ’s slope-shouldered dreadnoughts are among the guitar universe’s truly great designs. The convergence of curves and understated ornamentation are a study in proportional perfection, with the sort of simplicity and subdued, utilitarian elegance that makes Eames chairs, Coke bottles, and Boeing 707s iconic.

Though the mahogany-and-spruce J-45 is the most famous manifestation of the slope-shouldered profile, the shape has been the foundation for other Gibsons, including the J-35, the natural finished J-50, the 25 1/2″-scale Advanced Jumbo, the rare B-45 12-string, and the J-160 made famous by the Beatles. Gibson still produces many of these guitars, but the new J-15 and J-29 are the first new, non-signature-edition variations on the J body style in years—and very cool departures from the J-45’s sonic template.

The J-29 is the more traditional-looking of the new pair, but it’s a handsome devil. If you’ve grown accustomed to seeing slope-shouldered Gibsons in the classic J-45 sunburst, you’ll marvel at how attractive and visually balanced the profile looks in a natural blonde finish. The dramatically striped grain of the Indian rosewood back and sides beneath that nitrocellulose lacquer looks as deep and three-dimensional as an alpine lake.
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But it’s the fretboard rosewood that’s most striking, with a red-to-chocolate fade running the neck’s length. The bridge is also rosewood, though it’s a simple, almost slight rectangular design, rather than the more substantial “belly-up” bridge associated with Gibson acoustics. The J’s austere roots (the first Js were designed and built during the Great Depression) are honored in the simple white/black/white rosette and binding, even if the woods exude an upmarket aura.

The J-29 isn’t the first or only rosewood-backed Gibson slope-shoulder. In fact, the company has built rosewood-backed J-45s quite recently. But it’s a compelling alternative for any player who loves the slope-shoulder style, but prefers the stronger projection of a rosewood, square-shouldered Gibson or a rival like the Martin D-28.

Gibson J160e John Lennon

gibson j160e john lennon

local traders say the traveling shows are risky and not likely to yield the best prices.Roger Brown, co-owner of R&T Antiques in Queensbury, said customers do better when they visit bricks-and-mortar stores run by people with a stake in the community.

He said the out-of-state event has presented misleading advertisements to the public and is undervaluing items.Asked about the negative characterizations of his company, Overholser said, “The perception is that we are a fly-by-night company in town doing this, and a lot of the local businesses are upset. Nobody is obligated to sell something. The evaluation is absolutely free.”He said customers are welcome to get second opinions, and he invited local dealers to come in and check out the operation of Gibson J160e John Lennon .On Wednesday morning, customers trickled into the hotel with coins, jewelry and collectibles.

Bob Marcotte, of Corinth, brought in a Gibson John Lennon J160E from 1969 in its original case. A longtime guitar collector and trader, he said he has encountered scam artists before and always researches the value of the item before selling. Marcotte was hoping to get about $3,000 for his guitar.He was still waiting on a price when his wife, Ruby, was quoted about $400 for a pile of silver and gold jewelry.”Because I haven’t done this before, I’ll get a second estimate,” she said.Later on Wednesday, Marcotte told The Post-Star he turned down Ohio Valley’s $1,500 offer on the guitar and a $250 offer on a vintage banjo he valued at upward of $2,000.”I’ve been doing this for 20 years,” he said. “Obviously these people are not even close.”As for his wife’s jewelry, the couple received a similar quote from a local store and were paid in cash; Ohio Valley had offered to write them a check.

Local gold traders say the best way to ensure an accurate price for valuables is to get multiple opinions. Sellers are also encouraged to have an idea of what their item is worth before they get an estimate.Putting a price on antiques can involve research onlineusing sites like eBay. With precious metals, the market price is listed daily on sites like kitco.com.Dealers say pure gold nets the consumer up to 95 percent of the value, whereas mixed jewelry realizes less money because refining expenses have to be factored in. The value of antiques can vary, according to Brown, because buyers might not be immediately available, while gold can always be sold.Brown said customers should be cautious when all their jewelry is thrown on the scale together without accounting for different carats.Dyer recommended customers deal with a bonded company and also endorsed local buyers over out-of-state businesses because dealing locally makes it easier to follow up on concerns.He noted that Warren County has reporting requirements for the sale of coins and jewelry that local stores must follow.

Gibson J160e John Lennon

gibson j160e john lennon

Julien’s Auctions has announced the Icons & Idols: Rock n’ Roll auction event to take place on Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills gallery located at 9665 Wilshire Blvd. The auction will feature hundreds of items from the life and careers of some of music’s biggest artists including The Beatles, U2, Chris Martin, The Grateful Dead, Elvis Presley, Madonna, Todd Rundgren, Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Todd Rundgren, Kurt Cobain, Heart, Mick Jagger, James Brown, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Cher, Prince, Michael Jackson, Miles Davis and even a bit of Liberace and many more.

Highlights of the Icons & Idols: Rock n’ Roll event include an impressive collection of rare and stage/studio used guitars that are worthy of a Grammy Award winning performance. The collection includes Bono’s signed and played “Irish Falcon” Gretsch guitar (Estimate: $20,000-$30,000), U2’s the Edge studio used guitar (Estimate: $60,000-$80,000), Chris Martin stage played guitar (Estimate: $6,000-$8,000), a Todd Rundgren stage played Italia guitar (Estimate: $600-$800), Stephen Stills Gibson J200 Guitar (Estimate: $18,000-$20,000), David Bowie’s stage used Takamine 12-string guiar (Estimate: $20,000-$30,000), a set of three John Lennon Inspired limited edition J-160E Gibson guitars (Estimate: $20,000-$30,000), a Prince Love Symbol guitar (Estimate: $10,000-$15,000), Elvis Presley’s NBN stage used acoustic guitar (Estimate: $30,000-$40,000) and many more.

Other auction highlights include the Collection of Ann & Nancy Wilson of the mega-rock-band Heart, The Collection of Madonna and The Collection of Naomi Judd. In addition the Icons & Idols: Rock n’ Roll will offer collectors the chance to own a piece of rock n’ roll history as Julien’s Auctions offers items including an Alton Kelly Mickey Hart “Rolling Thunder” Grateful Dead cover art (Estimate: $8,000-$10,000 ), Todd Rundgren’s original album figural art (Estimate: $100-$300), Rick Griffin Adventure of Griffin and Stoner cartoon (Estimate $200-$400), John Cash handwritten lyrics (Estimate: $800-$1,200), Led Zeppelin signed Led Zeppelin vinyl cover (Estimate: $12,000-$14,000), Jimi Hendrix Gered Mankowitz print ($5,000-$7,000), a Kurt Cobain stage worn shirt (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000), Mick Jagger’s performance production files (Estimate: $4,000-$6,000 ), Mile Davis Maxfield Custom leather motorcycle jacket (Estimate: $5,000-$7,000) and the Godfather of Soul James Brown’s red sequined cape (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000).

Beatles memorabilia to be offered includes a Beatles signed receipt (Estimate:$8,000-$10,000 ), a Beatles “Diana Dors” wax bust from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hears Club Band album cover (Estimate: $50,000-$70,000), a Beatles signed Valex image (Estimate: $12,000-$15,000), John Lennon’s spectacles ($20,000-$40,000) and a signed Gibson J160e John Lennon and Yoko Ono calendar ($4,000-$6,000). Many other items from the Fab Four will be offered during the two day rock n’ roll auction event.

Gibson J160e For Sale

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Gold and silver prices are at historic highs, which has attracted attention from consumers looking to make a buck.And with the busiest shopping season of the year under way, many people want to turn old jewelry into extra cash.

From mail offers to gold parties to traveling shows to brick-and-mortar businesses, a seller has options when it comes to trading valuable items for money .But as precious metal prices have soared, so have scams.

Some companies offer to pay for gold jewelry mailed to them, which provides the seller little recourse if he or she is unhappy with the price offered or if their items are “lost” in transit.Gold parties are also becoming a popular way to bring in cash, for a business and the party host. While the parties can be legitimate, experts say sellers get less for their valuables because a percentage goes to both the company and the host.

Over the holidays, temporary kiosks are also set up in malls to cash in on the gold and silver rush.Bill Dyer, who opened CSA Coin & Jewelry in 1997, said he has watched the number of traders proliferate over the years as precious metal prices have increased.

“Now there are people everywhere in this business,” he said. “Because the price of gold and silver has gone up so quick, it’s become a get-rich-quick scheme.” He and other local traders are encouraging customers to steer clear of a controversial traveling show currently set up at the Ramada Inn in Queensbury.

Ohio Valley Gold & Silver Refinery is in town through Saturday to buy collectibles, antiques, gold and silver. This is the second time the company has visited the area; it came to Glens Falls in June under the name Treasure Hunters Roadshow.

In addition to online complaints alleging scams, the parent company is being sued by the creators of the popular PBS program “Antiques Roadshow,” for infringing on the show’s name and logo. The lawsuit, filed in February, also claims Treasure Hunters has acquired a reputation for buying valuables for pennies on the dollar.

Derik Overholser, show manager at the Queensbury event, said the name “Roadshow” isn’t proprietary, and his company doesn’t appraise items for insurance purposes like the PBS show.

Overholser argues Treasure Hunters and Ohio Valley can offer higher prices for scrap gold because the company operates its own refinery. He also noted the company has 60 shows across the county in any given week, which lowers its overhead.