Gear


#221

it’s surprising to me that the standard (which I’ve interpreted as being the higher-end guitar) using richlite for the fingerboard. Which wood do they use for the studio and standard on G45? I know for J45, standard is mahogany vs the studio being walnut (both with rosewood fingerboards).


#222

The studio is spruce/walnut with a walnut fretboard, dot inlays, satin finish. The standard is the same except a richlite fretboard, diamond shape inlay, and a gloss top, satin b/s.

Richlite is not a cheap way to go, but it is stable and ‘ebony-ish’ . Refretting becomes an issue, as the frets aren’t so easily removed.

Martin has been using richlite for many years. I had a D-16GT with it, and it was nice enough. As a personal preference, I like the feel of wood and have never been an ebony fretboard enthusiast. Gimme rosewood.


#223

I played both and I preferred the standard… just a sounder warmer to me. I think it was about a $200 price difference.

It wasn’t the look I just like how it felt.

I also have a Gibson j-150 that I love; that thing booms; it’s just big. I love the size of the g-45.


#224

Thanks. I’ve recently treated myself to this, don’t play electric out much but like to mess around at home…


#225

Beautiful!


#226

Here is my lineup.


#227

Very nice wall that!


#228

Loving that mint Tele.


#229

That inlay on the fretboard is lovely.


#230

Love the J200!


#231

Thanks. I just put up that cedar plank and hung the guitars.

It’s a j150 just stripped down 200. It has a great tone; rosewood side and back. It is loud.


#232

I put hooks on my wall and hung up my three electrics… or a couple of them anyway.

1977 Ovation Viper
2002 Heritage 535 Custom
1994 G&L Legacy


#233

Ah, didn’t realize it’s a J150; very nice. With the rosewood is that a more balanced tone than something like Mahogany (I guess)? I could imagine the volume! I’ve got an Epiphone EJ-200, and I’m pretty sure that’s my loudest guitar.


#234

Aw man. Now I gotta go home a take a picture of our guitar wall.


#235

Finally got myself a Gibson semi-hollow. 2002 ES333.


#236

Very cool, HL!

Is that a transparent red?


#237

Yeah, it is very ‘tomato’ trans red in person.