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For the acoustic tunes, Sermon grabs either his Gibson J-35 or Gibson LG-2 American Eagle (shown here), both flattops have LR Baggs M1 pickups. The LG-2 is kept in standard tuning and used on “Trouble,” “Thief,” and “Release,” while the J-35 is tuned a half-step down and is featured on the bridge to “I Bet My Life.” -Premier Guitar; Rig Rundown with Imagine Dragonsmore
"And the one that I play most of all is that J-35. But I have that Advanced Jumbo also and I just had a feeling that it would record record well. The J-35 is a mahogany guitar. It sounds like a mahogany guitar and the AJ is a rosewood, which has a little bit of a different sound. And so when I got down to the studio, I just realized that these are the two I want to use for the session. I may use them for the next one too."more
Liam “Skin” Tyson calls himself a surreal Scouser. For those not from the U.K, a “scouser” is a Liverpudlian (a native of Liverpool). Still a member of Britpop stars Cast, Skin has also long-been the main guitarist in Robert Plant’s solo bands, be they called Robert Plant and The Strange Sensation or the Sensational Space Shifters. Here’s “Skin” with his new-found love, a Gibson J-35. “Skin’s combination of pastoral acoustic open tuned guitars and electric 21st century psychedelia make him a perfect foil for Robert Plant’s balladry and fire,” says his PR rep. Right on! Skin now works from his home base of Snowdonia, North Wales, where he put together the project “Men from Mars.” Updates on Skin Tyson at Robert Plant’s website and Cast’s website. He’s a great guitarist. With his new Gibson J-35, he probably got even better. Gibson’s J-35 is a handcrafted U.S-made update on a classic acoustic. http://www.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/News/en-us/Liam-Skin-Tyson.aspxmore
My dad decided he wanted to pick up guitar. We went to our local Sam Ash and checked out a bunch of acoustics. He was set on getting an acoustic electric so that he could plug and play. I picked up a bunch of guitars but kept coming back to this one
Unplugged this guitar is full and crisp. Very articulated on every string. Theres no cut away so theres more to the body of the guitar. Plugged in, the discreet Baggs pickup knocks it out of the ball park. The only control is a volume. The pickup is full and tasty.
I went halves on this guitar with my dad so that he could have something quality that he likes to play.