Posted 6 years ago
It's funny how some of our favorite things turn out to not be the 'most expensive' sometimes. And you never know when a treasure will come your way! We were at a gun and dog auction one day and an older man that my husband knew said he had some things to 'show' us.. When he brought this out, it was in an old tattered cardboard case and it only had 4 strings that were rusted and sad. It was musty smelling as it had been in his basement just collecting dust and mildew. It would not have been long til the finish had been ruined. It was a jumbo body and I knew it would not fit me. Well, it was one of those, "Meant to be' times as I'd never even picked up a Jumbo. It fit me wonderfully and it hit a heart string and needed a good home. I love it, it play's wonderful and sounds great. This Old Ventura was Made in Japan and everyone that has ever played it says out great it is. It is a copy of the Gibson J-200 Sunburst (Jumbo) and I'd have to say that it the sound DOES compare equally. They don't make things like they used too!