Any suggestions on a good (but not too much $$$) JUMBO?

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  1. palomorado

    palomorado Member

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    Looking for a nice Jumbo (like a gibby j200) but don't have the scratch for the gibby.

    anyone know some good alternatives?

    brand and all of that jazz doesn't matter to me.
    Big and loud is what i want.

    thanks!
     
  2. frankthomson

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    i had the mahoghany Martin 12string (J15-12?), and man, it was niiiiice....it was like, $950

    Martins mahoghany series (#15) definitely BOOM.
     
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    I bought a used Epiphone Elitist J-45 on Ebay for $710.00. The guitar is better acoustically and quality control wise that my late 90's Gibson J-45.
     
  4. Troy

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    Breedlove has an outstanding jumbo for both 6 & 12 string. I have both at my store and they are favorites.
     
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    Have you looked at a J100 extra?

    The new ones are made of ovenkol but I have a super flamed maple one that is killer. They made mahogany ones too that are very sought after.

    They are a J200 with out the bling bling and the big ugly tone killing pick guard. Without the pick guard, they sound really big and bright. I think the guard deadens the top. They are WAY cheaper than a J200.

    I also like Guild Jumbos.
     
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    +1 for a Guild Jumbo. Just check the year and build date as I have no real experience with the Fender era stuff
     
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    You want something affordable, huge, and big big volume? Check out the Alvarez AJ60SC. The thing is massive and could wake the dead :) I have the 12-string version of it, these guitars sound great and IIRC are in the neighborhood of $500 or less.

    --chiba
     

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