Speaking of Johnny A's...

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  1. Tone Loco

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    Anybody know with any precision how much a Johnny A w/o the bigsby wieghs?

    What about the Pat Martino?
     
  2. phretbored

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    The Johnny A Stoptail is nice and light and very comfortable.
    I'll try and weigh mine later today and let you know.

    The Martino should be similar...it's also a very cool guitar and it will be my next Gibson for sure.

    Heeeeeeere's Johhny....

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/phretbored/EBAY GUITARS/2003GibsonJohnnyASignature-11.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/phretbored/EBAY GUITARS/2003GibsonJohnnyASignature-1.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/phretbored/EBAY GUITARS/2003GibsonJohnnyASignature-5.jpg
     
  3. Tone Loco

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  4. GuitarNorton

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    Beautiful guitar:dude Perfect flame and color:dude
     
  5. Tone Loco

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    While you're at it could you get the measurement across the lower bout too? Any info would be welcome basically. Thanks a lot.
     
  6. phretbored

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    My JA stoptail weighs about 6.75 lbs so it's probably a good guess that they would typically be 7 lbs or less.
    It really is a comfortable size and weight.
    The real killer feature is the 25.5 scale set neck + ebony board.
    Combine that with all solid woods and the cool look and you have a great guitar.
    Also, the inside of the back is carved flat like an acoustic to create better projection.

    Here's a link to the Johnny A Registry (I am guilty of not signing up yet)...

    http://www.steelpots.com/jar.htm

    Here is a link to the specs on Gibson's site...

    http://www.gibsoncustom.com/flash/products/signature/johnnya/JohnnyA.html
     
  7. mtndog

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    The Johnny A is definitely light - sorry to not have exact weight, but I'm sure phretbored is accurate. Mine is without Bigsby. A review in the product review section I did some time ago offers this owner's opinions.

    It is a sweet guitar.

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  8. phretbored

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    WOW what great pic!
    That is quite a handsome looking amp in the background.
     
  9. stratlad

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    My JA is supposedly 6.5 lbs. Stoptail
     
  10. Alainlafrance

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    With Bigsby, mine is 7.22lbs, but still light and resonnant.
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  11. HeeHaw

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    I love these guitars. If it were not for having to buy a new heat pump, I'd own one.
     
  12. EunosFD

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    Alain, glad to see you made it over here from FDP. :) That Johnny A. of yours is an absolute knockout. :cool:
     
  13. JoeYello

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    Always love to post a photo of my Johnny A!:)
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  14. Alainlafrance

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    Whow in black she's really classy.
    Was it a special order ?
    Mine is JA166.
     
  15. Gerald Johnson

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    Here`s mine - weight is so not a problem with these guitars. Really well balanced and sound just great!
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  16. Alainlafrance

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    Nice flamed top and color against that green background.
    I think they are the best guitars Gibson has done for a while.I mean JMO
     
  17. JoeYello

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    No, it was not a special order. The dealer told me that JA has some control over the tops and he thought maybe it had some mineral streaks or something and that it was done to cover it up. It plays and sounds wonderful.
    JA#331:dude
     

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