By Stephen Pate – $1,999 is the lowest price I have ever seen for a new Gibson Modern Classic J-45 Guitar Vintage Sunburst.
This guitar, the workhorse of guitar players, is usually $2,199 or more. During Boxing Week the Gibson J-45 is $1,999 at LA Music, including free freight in Canada.
The J-45 has the quintessential Gibson acoustic guitar sound, the sound that you hear from rhythm guitars on a million records.
Check out this Premiere Guitar Rig Rundown from singer songwriter Lucinda Williams. Her stage gear is almost totally Gibson J-45’s. I can see that – great tone and consistency day after day.
Lucinda Williams latest release is the double CD Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone
That’s just one of the LA Music deals available with Gibson guitars from $599 and up.
Over at Long and McQuade, they only seem to have only Godin, Ibanez and Epiphone this Boxing Day. One of the reps I know at L&M was pretty discouraged by the weak lineup for their Boxing Day. Granted L&M may price match but I’ve tried that on Boxing Day and lost the deal while they fill out paperwork at L&M to slow you down.
Those are OK guitars but they are not going to get your heart pumping like a new Fender Stratocaster, Telecaster or Gibson Les Paul or J-45. The beauty of Box Day is getting that awesome guitar at an unbelievable price.
I’ve bought from LA Music online and the gear arrives on time and in perfect condition. Gibson and Fender are making their instruments with lasers and NCC machines with hand assembly. The days of quality issues are past. Last year I bought a Tele and a Strat online and they were perfect.
Good guitar hunting.
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By Stephen Pate, NJN Network