OK, even I’m excited about this. This will be my first Second Chances offering. It is one of my Gibson J-190 Super Fusion guitars.
When the good folks at the Acoustic Gibson Montana plant turned me on to this fine instrument in 2003, I thought then as I do now, ‘What a great idea!’ It served me well for a number of years giving a beautiful tone as well as the controllable volume needed for many of the gigs that I work. It is a truly beautiful, large body acoustic/electric guitar. You may wonder why I moved from the J-190’s to my J-35 and then to my Martin M-30 and the answer is the Fishman Aura, which is a discussion for another time. The Aura quite simply allowed me to ‘amplify’ an acoustic guitar without a magnetic pickup without losing it’s so called acoustic qualities. As noted, the Fusion has more of an electric sound… I could easily see it living forever in a jazz setting. I used it exclusively on the lengthy tours supporting my Blue Country Heart project. That was when I first started touring with Barry Mitterhoff, Sally Van Meter and Cindy Cashdollar. Heady times…
Let’s talk about the guitar more…
It’s aesthetics and appointments are truly outstanding.
Look at that fingerboard… look at the peg head… This truly harkens back to Gibson’s great big body guitars from the late 30’s through the 50’s.
Included in this offering is the Pegasus Airline Case seen here as well as the original hard shell case the guitar lived in when I got it from Gibson. If you need to fly with this beauty… it’s ready to travel safely.
Look at that back… look at that pink plush lining in the case. Yeah, I know… this is really geeky guitar stuff but it all tweaks me in a good way.
This is my first Treat posting and over time, I’m sure I’ll be refining the look and efficiency of the site. As I get into this more there will be offerings of all sort of stuff, not just instruments and gear. More will indeed, bed revealed! In the meantime, today’s offering is:
Gibson Super Fusion J-190 EC black Serial # 01231027 with original Gibson case from Bozeman. also included is a Pegasus Road Case. This guitar was on the road from 2002 to late 2004
If this is of interest to you, clicking the above link will take you directly to the Fur Peace Ranch Company Store. Oh yeah… not only would I be willing to autograph anythings that we offer here… there will be appropriate provenance provided!
Here’s me at the Sausalito Art Fair back around 2003 or four… thanks to Angela for this picture.
More will definitely be on the way as the river of time heads towards home.