Johnny A Joe Bonamassa Spruce Top

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  1. Gibsg

    Gibsg Well-Known Member

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    Very nice 2017 Gibson Solid body


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    Not the biggest fan of spruce tops in electrics. They don't sustain as well and can get muffled in upper registers.

    If you're playing jazz or swing, cool. If you get rowdy, it doesn't do it.

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    Gibsg Well-Known Member

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    I don' t know. Anyway this is a beauty !
     
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    syscokid Well-Known Member

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    That's an interesting and good looking guitar. I found a couple more pics:

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    I like it except for the abr-1. Many people swear by them, I swear at them. Not keen on posts being set directly into a softer wood like spruce. I see stripped holes and pole tilt down the road if the tailpiece is keep low.
     
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    If you have any ABR-1 SGs you want to dump PM me!
     
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    LOL I had a few and those wire rattling, poorly intonatable, post tilting nightmares(in my experiences mind you) are lonnnng gone. Schaller harmonicas are the most stable and adjustable but unfortunately the most unaesthetic and non compatible for changeover with abr-1's or Nashvilles.

    But back to the Johnny A .... a thin bare threaded bridge post directly set in spruce is not a good long term idea especially with folks who insist on keeping the tailpiece low to the body.

    These are my experiences and opinion so I know it will seem brash to the ABR-1 devotees. Not downing your choice. But there are many who had problems with them and that was one of the reasons the schaller harmonica and nashville came into existence.
     
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    That's funny I tend to be drawn to instruments with ABR-1s.

    Not that this would change your view but the posts go way deeper than the cap.
     

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