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1940s Southern Jumbo or J45????....(pics added)

#1 User is offline   sjgibson 

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 05:32 PM

Anyone know if they made a 1948 Southern jumbo with a natural finish? The research I have done says they did not make natural versions till the fifties. There is not a serial number on the back of the headstock or inside guitar. looks like it has a spruce top and mahogany back and sides. I think it may be one of the three models below.

1. A 1948 Southern jumbo with the Finish sanded off.
2. A 1948 j45 with replacement Southern jumbo neck.
3. Custom model?? not sure if that even existed in the forties..

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#2 User is offline   Dave F 

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 05:49 PM

Photos would help.

Why do you think it's a 1948?

In 1955 Gibson came out with a SJN natural finish called the "Country Western." Pearl "Gibson" peghead logo, and pearl crown peghead design, double parallelagram pearl fingerboard .

There's some members that can really nail it down for you with some pictures.



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#3 User is offline   sjgibson 

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 05:58 PM

I had some problems attaching photos. The reason I think it's a 48 is it has the bottom belly Bridge the block style Gibson logo on headstock and the double parallelogram inlays in the neck.
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Posted 09 May 2017 - 06:01 PM

I had some problems attaching photos. The reason I think it's a 48 is it has the bottom belly Bridge the block style Gibson logo on headstock and the double parallelogram inlays in the neck.
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#5 User is offline   sjgibson 

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 06:09 PM

My link

The link above is the best information I found on the changes year to year on the forties model Southern Jumbo's. All things point to it being a 48 Southern jumbo from that article except the natural finish. Maybe it's a model I have never heard of??? Any help would be appreciated

Thanks.
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#6 User is offline   Dave F 

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 06:50 PM

I've seen about the same information on this site

http://www.guitarhq.com/gibson6.html

Your guess looks good. May be a refin



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'29 Uke1
'40's Banner J45
'53 ES 150
'94 Centennial 1934 Jumbo RI
'94 1933 Century of Progress
'04 Chet Atkins CG
'04 Dwight Yoakam Honky Tonk Duece
'07 J200 CUSTOM KOA
'07 CJ165 RW
'10 J45 Legend
'10 Jackson Browne
'11 Kristofferson SJ
'12 J200 Custom RW
'13 ES 175
'13 J185 Wildwood Modern Vintage
'13 LG-2 Banner RI (All Hog)
'14 F5L Fern Mandolin
'14 Stage Deluxe LTD
'14 1932 L00 RI
'14 Les Paul Std
'14 L5 Premier
'15 Stage Deluxe RW
'16 Nick Lucas Mystic Rosewood
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Posted 10 May 2017 - 08:24 PM

Considering that the peghead finish looks to have more mileage than the top/back, I suspect a (pretty decent and not too current) refin. Nice guitar!
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