The Gibson J-29 is an All Solid round-shoulder guitar with heaps of warmth and power. Although the combination of spruce top and rosewood body is common to acoustic guitars, Gibson's most iconic acoustic guitars, like the J-45, J-50 and Hummingbird are mahogany bodied. In fact, the J-29, which features this well known spruce and rosewood combination, only recently joined to the Gibson family of guitars.
Gibson chose to use on this model their advanced X-Bracing pattern with the target of providing a rich, warm and powerful tone. They succeeded, as the J-29 is an absolute deep sounding, loud guitar. Thanks to the spruce top it does not lack any highs, actually, it is an extremely well balanced guitar which is a joy to strum, pick, pluck and so on.
Plugged in, the L.R. Baggs Element VTC comes into play and delivers sweet sweet tones as always. The combination of the element system and the J-29 is fantastic, it is a great guitar for the stage.