Gibson J-60 Acoustic Flat Top ( 1992-1999 )
In 1992 gibson introduced a guitar with pre war gibson quality acoustic flat top guitar features and combined them with modern craftsmenship and named it the gibson j-60 guitar ,
the guitar has a rich tone when finger picked and performs exceptionally well for flat-picking solos , a favorite amongst many guitar players that play bluegrass .
The gibson j-60 is loud and has the maximum projection and tonal response you can expect from a 16"wide body ,
the j-60 was a direct competitor of the martin d-28 because their look and tone were very much alike,however the martin d-28 was more popular and in my opinion the j-60 was underated , to say which guitar is better is a question of taste.
In 1992 the gibson j-60 had a solid spruce top , square shoulders ( unlike their pre war guitars which had round shoulders ) , indian rosewood back and sides , body was 16" wide , multibound body , unbound ebony finerboards with no inlays , pre war script logos , and were made in natural or vintage sunburst finishes .
In 1997 the guitar was renamed the gibson j-60 traditional which had gold plated tuner buttons and had dot inlays ( see pic, guitar to the left ) . Discontinued in 1999 .
In 1993 to 1996 gibson also released the gibson j-60 curly maple , the guitar was a limited eddition from the montana shop , it had a brass limited edition plate in back of the peghead , body was curly maple back and sides ,and were made in natural finishes . Go here if you want to see the picture of the gibson j-60 curly maple limited edition .
Vintage Price Value For 2007 :
1992 - 1999 > $1200 to $1400
1993 - 1996 > $2000 to $2400 ( curly maple )
Avg Upward Trend Of 6% a Year since 2000 ( for both )
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