New to the forums. I apologize in advance if there is a similar post, please point me in the right direction if so. I'm hoping you all can help!
I recently picked up a Gibson Banner Logo Acoustic Guitar (completely beat to hell), at an estate sale. Despite its worn down look, its absolutely gorgeous and I imagine it might make a good project guitar for someone looking to restore it to its original glory. I paid $7 for it, and I'm not going to be greedy about what I can flip it for - I'm sure curious if its worth $8 or up! Or if I should just hang it on the wall and admire its history.
Pictures say a thousand words, but here's what I know about it just from my own research:
- Gibson Banner Logo "Only A Gibson Is Good Enough"
- Serial number appears to be 2111 or 2117 (Factory Order Numbers (FON) in the 2100s to 2500s are common for 1943 from what I've read)
- Red Pencil # 27 (Rack Number)
- Guessing 1943 J-45?
- Colors are different from what I've seen or maybe the entire front is missing, either way the front is a light wood color and the back, sides, neck, and head are black looking. Laminated I believe.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts! Thanks!