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Both A Treat, And A Treasure


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Includes original Gibson hard shell case, a fiberglass Pegasus airline case as well as shipping and insurance.

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.

Sausalito Art Fair

More will definitely be on the way as the river of time heads towards home.

  1. Tommy Lee in St. Louis
    August 31st, 2011 at 09:23 | #1

    Wow, that J-190 is a beautiful guitar.
    Jorma, since it’s bound to come up, would you be willing to autograph these treasures if requested before you ship them out to the buyers?
    This is gonna be fun!

  2. Cyndy Consentino
    August 31st, 2011 at 09:44 | #2

    Wow! How beautiful and awesome! Love the lining of the case! Girls also like this kind if stuff! I need to seriously start playing lotto and win!

  3. Tommy Lee in St. Louis
    August 31st, 2011 at 15:59 | #3

    Ask, and you shall be answered…

  4. Richard
    August 31st, 2011 at 16:29 | #4

    Jorma..Great job with the pics and presentation.My question is are you sure your asking enough for this piece considering the condition, cases and the guy who owns it?Anyway…my point is this is priced very reasonable for a quality gibson and probably gone already.Best of luck.

  5. Joe in DC
    August 31st, 2011 at 18:33 | #5

    if i played i would be interested
    from the point of view of a fan i need to say…nice piece of hardware;

  6. August 31st, 2011 at 19:15 | #6

    Great guitar… I’ve got a great photo of Jorma playing this very guitar, from a few years back at the Sausalito Art Festival. I’m happy to email a hi res photo to the lucky dog who purchases it.

    Can’t wait to see what else you pull out of musical history, Jorma!

  7. September 1st, 2011 at 10:50 | #7

    Thought I recognized that picture. I remember the Sausalito Art festival as well. If anyone wants any pics from that show, I’d be glad to share.

  8. rob
    September 1st, 2011 at 13:52 | #8

    How did I end up on EBay?

  9. Cyndy Consentino
    September 1st, 2011 at 14:33 | #9

    I loathe EBay!

  10. jim hitchcock
    September 1st, 2011 at 17:06 | #10

    This is TunaBay.But no haggling!

  11. joe in dc
    September 1st, 2011 at 17:14 | #11

    i like tunabay better the ebay
    Cindy – sorry bout woodstock.
    I have never been to fur peace have you?

  12. September 1st, 2011 at 17:38 | #12

    Paivaa, Jorma. Lovely guitar, but too rich for either my blood or my wallet, alas. Good luck on the sale. What part of Finland did your ancestors come from? My wife’s family come from Tampere and Turku. All the best, Pete

  13. Pete S.
    September 1st, 2011 at 17:43 | #13

    I’ll stick with my M-30. Thanks anyway!

  14. Cyndy Consentino
    September 1st, 2011 at 18:31 | #14

    Tunabay! LOL! Love it
    @Joe- never been to the ranch, but really want to get there someday! I know girls are welcome:)
    Very disappointed about Woodstock! I don’t think the roads up there are in good shape. I will spend the weekend in Asbury Park! Just as good as Woodstock and has a great beach!

  15. joe in dc
    September 1st, 2011 at 18:59 | #15

    CC – why wouldnt gals be welcome??? I am going into DC this weekend. have fun at beach…when was the first time u saw tuna?

  16. Cyndy Consentino
    September 1st, 2011 at 19:34 | #16

    Joe- love Dc a fun town! Fiirst saw Tuna I think it was at academy of music in NYC I think around ’72 or 73
    And have loved them ever since! How about you?

  17. joe in dc
    September 1st, 2011 at 20:34 | #17

    I am from NYC..queens. First saw them 1971…stoneybrook on the island…back in high school…since then they have been my band like a backdrop of my life. Been seeing them on and off all these years but have been seeing them as much as i can the last 2 yrs or so… about 9 shows in 1 1/2 yrs. The yjust sound so spot on still. I live outside DC in VA…yes DC is cool…never ben to Asbury Pk

  18. Cyndy Consentino
    September 1st, 2011 at 21:46 | #18

    Joe- wow! We are tuna throwbacks! I think I was a freshman in high school when I went to that show at the academy! Never loved another band as much as I love Tuna(except for airplane)! They just don’t make music like this anymore! Have not gone to as many shows in the last few years, I need to pick up the pace, Asbury Park is a very cool town with deep musical roots. Not far from DC – abbot 3 1/2 – 4 hours. You would probably like it.

  19. joe in dC
    September 2nd, 2011 at 09:33 | #19

    Cindy – that sounds about right. i garduated high school 73 in nYC so, first tuna show was 10 th grade. yup airplane is my next best fav band.. remember Papa??last year at Beacon and this year on the steady as she goes tour Larry Cambell played… played his fiddle… not like Papa but it was great to hear Tuna with a fiddle again.. Jun 2 in stroudsberg PA, my last tuna show, i actually got to meet tuna for first time in lobby of hotel i was in…just so happened they were staying there as well.. made my day… I am sure Asbury Pk is cool…u have friends there or?? it is not far from DC… i am sure i would enjoy it..

  20. Cyndy Consentino
    September 2nd, 2011 at 14:53 | #20

    Joe, I graduated from high school in ’76. I grew up in bay ridge, Brooklyn , but moved to the jersey shore about 30 years ago. I did get to see Papa with Tuna a couple of times. He was so awesome and John’s Other is one of my favorite tunes nice that you got to meet them in Stroudsburg! I met Jorma back in the summer of ’81 at a show at the lone star in NYC ! Super nice guy
    I live about 15 minutes from Asbury Park, hence the reason I am there! Actually having a coots light on the beach now ! Enjoy Labor Day!

  21. joe in dc
    September 2nd, 2011 at 15:14 | #21

    I left NYC a week after high school in 1973..hitch hiked away…remember when u could do that…?? ended up touring the uSA and canada and wound up broke in Wyoming on my way back home to nYC….hah what a time. Ended up staying in the rocky mtns for 9 years… Have lived many places since then. Yet tuna has been a constant thru all the stuff…. dang…a beer on the beach… i want one..j

  22. Cyndy Consentino
    September 2nd, 2011 at 15:52 | #22

    Joe- you ate an adventurer! Sounds like you have had an awesome life and really great that tuna has been your soundtrack!I remember hitching in Breezy Point in the 70’s loved it! Sorry if my typing is getting sloppy on my 3rd beer now! LOL!!

  23. joe in dc
    September 2nd, 2011 at 16:12 | #23

    cyndy…i will be drinking soon..getting ready to go into DC to piano bar…. i enjoy live music…its not tuna..but i have to take it…hah…maybe i will ask the player..hey u know Jack and Jorma..can u play Hesitation Blues… or funky #7…hitching had its ups and downs..i put in the miles back then like 20,000..all over.. can remember one day standing on side of road… there was a message on the back of a street sign that said…i will never forget this… “This sign Will Look the same a day from now”..u know whomever wrote it was correct…took me 24 hours to get out of that place…Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada… hah ..Hey I am expecting Jorma or the Tuna Administrator to yell at us for yacking on here.. I will ask them to be cool for a bit…if you feel like it..why dont u email me outside this public spot.. catman1777@yahoo.com dont knopw wheree Breezy Point is…but bet it is nJ……

  24. Marcello Casula
    September 28th, 2011 at 17:08 | #24

    This guitar is a dream, but unfortunately for me, will remain a dream ….. you’re great Jorma

  25. John B
    June 29th, 2013 at 18:59 | #25

    @Cyndy Consentino
    Thats around when i saw my first tuna shaow . Also at the Academy. It was the show just after the speed skating trip to Finland. Just Jack n Jorma.

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