Gibson J-100 Xtra (Centennial Series)
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J-100 Xtra (Centennial Series), Jumbo Steel String Guitar from Gibson.


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Gibson J-100 Xtra (Centennial Series) tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Model: J-100 Xtra (Centennial Series)
  • Category: Jumbo Steel String Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 11/10/2002

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Gibson J-100 Xtra (Centennial Series) user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
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guilbertvince@mail.pf11/06/2012

guilbertvince@mail.pf's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The guitar of a lifetime ..."

Gibson J-100 Xtra (Centennial Series)
Electro-acoustic guitar Type jumbo. It's been almost 10 years that I have so I do not lie, I do not remember the wood used. The guitar is equipped with the famous bridge "Moustache" dear to Gibson. There is no preamp: It's a choice assumed. Gibson acoustic sound is something, therefore the rot with a Fishman or another, we leave that to Takamine and Yamaha. I used a personal urge Blue tube. The guitar comes with Case and mechanical lubrication is a manual ...

UTILIZATION

When purchasing this guitar was an action worthy of a piano keys which made the game very difficult. After adjusting nut and sanding ... This became a shoe. The frets are very thin and are hardly noticeable to the touch.
The highs are hard to reach, but this guitar is made for anyway rather large rock chords. It is very powerful and is the ideal complement to a dreadnought in a group.
The body itself is a real cello. Deep, broad, difficult to carry around on your back.

SOUNDS

The sound of a Gibson acoustic is something. This is THE sound of clapping and black American blues.
It is versatile but has a strong personality and an identity recognizable sound.
It is attractive and it is the guitar of a lifetime.

OVERALL OPINION

This guitar is the quality of the defaults. The relationship you have with her is strong. This is not a great guitar in the technical sense of the term but a great feeling guitar sense. If you are lucky enough to find one you will understand because it is no longer manufactured then collector
Most:
Sound
The feeling
Power
The fineness
This is a Gibson

Less
Heavy and bulky
Difficult to set
Requires a good level to be able to blackmail
Cellulose varnish (varnish that this vintage patina over time but very fragile)
Sensitive to moisture
Very vintage design.

Judge and rate this guitar is almost impossible because it is a work of art, starting from the is subjective. I have put over 10 because to me it is unique. It's almost like in a relationship: Have someone chosen for its quality and for its rest with defaults ... I put a picture in "media" as the photo above is false.
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ezekielhimself09/28/2008

ezekielhimself's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson J-100 Xtra (Centennial Series)
Electro-acoustic guitar Gibson brand, manufactured in the United States (in Bozeman, Montana specifically!).
It is primarily an acoustic band and handle body 20 jumbo,
Micro side, a Fishman transducer under the bridge (I do not know more.
Lol not a good sound settings you play and the sound is there! and electro, it connects and it is with the unit in which it is connected (amp or PA system)
Gibson Mabche type profile 60'très comfortable ...
if wood is listed: Curly Maple neck, Table: premium Sitka, Back & sides: flamed maple, Fingerboard: Rosewood, when identified abalone, easel "mustache", tortoise pickguard.

UTILIZATION

As said before, nice handle, you could spend hours playing ....
Access to acute side let's be clear, it has a better type "jumbo" large round body and no cutaway so restricted, I have personal small hands and I is that access to the 17 th freight
Ergonomics, if you look at the pictures even if you know the "jumbo" you will find that on that side "can do better" but that's not what you asked, she is made for the strumming and a moderate gaming (no plans quick example)
It sounds alone is impressive! very present bass, midrange, treble well balanced all a very good guitar!

SOUNDS

I mainly play in a register pop-rock, blues-rock, jazz, and it may well agree to this, I often tape the beef with a friend who plays gypsy him and he also enjoys in the register (it's me picnic all the time!)
My favorite ... well while I put my mind a long time and above all the sound, I found that by playing m 'did enjoy the acoustic sounds good "roots" I'm a fan of the album "Book Of Zakk Wylde of Shadows "and it sounds perfectly in this spirit. I especially like the side or when I cracked a piece just as I lean over and I bump it sounds on both blues and even jazz pop rock that happiness!
to be completely objective it is regrettable access to acute but ... it would be nit-picking and the identity of the instrument would lose!

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a few months (but I have sought for years)
What I like most, it sounds to each use and it improves with time,
Oula yes the best of the worst of all, Taylor (not bad but too clean and expensive, Martin expensive and not always top, a Cheval Franc (but I do not have 4000 euros) and other Gibson's (very good but not always in available in my price or occasion!)
I got mine for 1400 euros secondhand very good, compared to nine in 2200!
Yes certainly I would do this choice! eyes closed!
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bigfredworld02/03/2009

bigfredworld's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson J-100 Xtra (Centennial Series)
Manufactures Bozeman / Montana / USA in 2004. Brings in New York in 2005.
MODEL Jumbo, 20 frets. Spruce top, bottom and fishplates Saddle ond superb round with Rosewood Saddle Flamm repres typs "crown inlays" A veritable pearl MOP. Easel whiskers. No pickguard. Gibson logo inlaid in pearl on the head, not in painting.
Micro: Fishman sensor. No rglages Vol / tone. This is pure acoustic sensor with a point.
Channel end, typical LP '60.

UTILIZATION

Handle very pleasant, low action, frets nickel finish, easy game.
Accs limited to acute, obviously. Plans ARPG box are 15th in freestyle.
Shape: it's jumbo, so impressive body, but that does not hinder me because my size allows me (1.92 m). I'm very comfortable with it. The weight is surprising: it's all solid, but compared to Japanese Lger plate I've used up presents. Lutherie irreproachable.
The sound: low standards but not messy, but not aggressive crystalline highs, mediums presents discreetly. All very well balanced and ragit attack. If you play soft, ARPG the sound is clean, well detaches notes, and with reduced power. But as soon as you open a chord a little more schement: then the .... sounded very good and VERY strong. Same again amplified. In short, if you do not sound good:
1 - change the strings, it must be too old ...
2 - otherwise it is because of your game
Tell yourself that this guitar force to watch his positions, because it amplifies all the same defects. So, no excuse ... at work!

SOUNDS

This is THE guitar I needed! This is exactly the sound I rvais years. APRS is a history of taste. I thought that everything would be aggressive in the Saddle acute over a mahogany body and rosewood. And not at all not just a lot more aggressiveness dynamics. I compared with Hummingbird True Vintage (mahogany body), and I found "fade" over the J100. This much, the Hummingbird is a very good guitar. Again, everyone's tastes.
The J100, it can play finger-picking, or flat-picking only the dynamics change. It is ideal for open chords, which make it breathe with sustain that goes on. The Blues it goes well, the Folk-song, .... short we can all address the same Bossa.

OVERALL OPINION

I bought two weeks ago. What I like most: .... difficult, the song is the plumage. The sound is royal, the harmonics out of themselves. What I like least: .... when it is largest in its flight case!
I've tried other models? Yes, for 25 years, Yams, Ovation, Martin, Norman (one EXCELLENT B18, but we need to try several to find the right one, Ingal production), Fender, and a lot of Japanese of all levels in '80s.
Quality price ratio: is new is CHRE (2700 2950 $ to U.S., and 2400 / 2700 in Europe about the finish but this is understandable, given the quality. It still exists, but with taken from key exchange (points) On occasion I made a great deal.
I would do this election? OH YES! Moreover, if one day I get the chance, I Achteras an identical 2nd! Why? Because such a guitar, a do not pass! ...

Edit from 23/08/09: always of the same opinion, this guitar is a joy! What sound, ..... HUGE! The more I play with, the more I love it. <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_biggrin.gif" alt="biggrin" /><img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_biggrin.gif" alt="biggrin" /><img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_biggrin.gif" alt="biggrin" />
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