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I've decided to part ways with this excellent instrument in order to fund a classic car, I am the original owner and it is in near mint condition. I bought it new in 2016, used it to record my album and subsequently did a couple of gigs with it before I bought my old J-50 which has been my main guitar ever since so this AJ has seen very little use. The condition is really excellent, the only con I found is a little nick on the lower bout (photographed), it's nice and shiny, gorgeous grain on the back and a great powerful sound.
It comes with its original case, it's certificate of authenticity and it warranty card, giving it's date of manufacture, it is fitted with an LR Baggs M1 Active pickup.
Adirondack Spruce top Bhilwara Rosewood (Black Siris) Back & Sides Scalloped Top Bracing 25 1/2" scale length 1.72" Nut Width Bound Rosewood fretboard with the classic AJ fretboard inlays Open Back Grover Tuners
A superb sounding guitar, set up and easy playing.
A great rare limited edition product of the Gibson custom shop
Hello alex, What is specifying the inside tag on yours, please ?
I've got the same exemplar from 2013, reading "AJ RED SPRUCE" on the inside tag, and I was wondering if yours was something like "AJ RED SPRUCE SPECIAL" or "AJ RED SPRUCE LT". Mine seems to have the look and the smell of EIR back & sides, but as the serie of yours is so close, I'd like to be sure...
I was in Mandolin Brothers guitar shop around 2012, and ready to buy a standard reissue Sitka top Gibson AJ. I decided to try the AJ with the Adi top, that cost nearly $1000 more. It was amazing sounding. No comparison to the Sitka top. I couldnt afford the Adi. Didnt buy either.
I promised the wife no more guitars. Only supposed to be selling...and I have sold several. But yes Sir Alex, young master of playing and building, I do have an extra Duolian or two to consider for a deal... we have PM thread going. Thanks.
The J60 is a modern fabrication based on the ADI and rosewood AJ (advanced Jumbo) of the mid 1930’s. The Martin bones were the acknowleged banjo killers but the few rosewood Gibson’s around got their due...
Fred my J-60 due to it,s square shoulders had little similarity to the AJ which is far easier on the eye, they also made them with Walnut as opposed to Indian Rosewood that mine was, also made and devised around the time Ren Ferguson was at Gibson (2nd Golden period) after the Kalamazoo girls.
We both are a bit confused on this...the term is “bone crusher” not banjo crusher. Bones are Martin herringbone D28s. Apparently the j60 was designed to compete with the Martin D28...needless to say a fruitless attempt. And please dont get me started on the Kalamazoo Gals...yes they were workers...but they were not the wizard luthiers as they were represented. Experienced older luthiers managed and directed the Banner Gibson production.