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Just A Little Too Excited for My Own Good... J-45 Custom Rosewood

#1 User is offline   BoGibsonCA 

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 10:36 AM

Found a great deal on a J45 Rosewood Custom and it arrives via FedEx today. Have played J45s for a long while and heard nothing but great stuff about the Rosewoods.

Question for the group, though...this has a "blank" truss rod cover, while others have a "Custom" cover - it's a 2003, btw. Is there any method to why - or is it just another "Gibson thing?"

Thanks in advance - here's a pic from the seller!


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 11:28 AM

Nice J45. Does it have the custom shop logo on the back of the headstock?
I may be wrong but I think Gibson only puts the custom truss rod cover on production runs.
If you're was ordered out of the custom shop it should have the logo on the back of the head stock

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 11:40 AM

View Postusernameinvalid, on 12 May 2017 - 11:28 AM, said:

Nice J45. Does it have the custom shop logo on the back of the headstock?
I may be wrong but I think Gibson only puts the custom truss rod cover on production runs.
If you're was ordered out of the custom shop it should have the logo on the back of the head stock

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Yes, it has the Custom Shop logo on the back of the 'stock. I know I can pick up the cover for a few bucks online, just wanted to make sure I understood what had them/didn't.

Thanks for your help!


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 09:26 PM

Looks like you've got yourself a killer guitar. I think you'll love the rosewood version of the J45. I've got a rosewood Southern Jumbo (pretty much the same as the J45) and it's a real sweetie. ............And lots of things that Gibson does can fall into the category "A Gibson Thing." The subject would make an interesting Twilight Zone episode. Anyway, I like most of the stuff that falls in the "Gibson thing" genre. It's part of that quirky Gibson charm. Enjoy your J45. There's a good reason why it's a legend. [thumbup] [thumbup] Pics and video of it being played when you get the chance....or, this thread is just a tall tale....lol....
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 08:13 AM

View PostBoGibsonCA, on 12 May 2017 - 10:36 AM, said:

Thanks in advance - here's a pic from the seller!


Wow! That looks like a GAS killer there!
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Posted 14 May 2017 - 10:43 AM

Beautiful, congratulations.
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Posted 14 May 2017 - 07:11 PM

Oh my, that is a double take guitar for sure. Bet she plays awesome! Congrats
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Posted 14 May 2017 - 10:52 PM

View PostBoGibsonCA, on 12 May 2017 - 10:36 AM, said:

Found a great deal on a J45 Rosewood Custom and it arrives via FedEx today. Have played J45s for a long while and heard nothing but great stuff about the Rosewoods.

Question for the group, though...this has a "blank" truss rod cover, while others have a "Custom" cover - it's a 2003, btw. Is there any method to why - or is it just another "Gibson thing?"

Thanks in advance - here's a pic from the seller!



Can I ask where you bought this guitar please.
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Posted 15 May 2017 - 02:00 PM

Nice lookin box, I'm not into rosewood my self but many are, and the Gibson sound beats all others...imho.
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Posted 15 May 2017 - 02:02 PM

I think gibson did't use engraved truss rod covers back in 2003. The j-45 custom has gone through some slight cosmetically changes over the years.
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Posted 16 May 2017 - 05:39 AM

Very nice, congrats
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:33 AM

View Postkelly campbell, on 14 May 2017 - 10:52 PM, said:

Can I ask where you bought this guitar please.


Sure, was on Reverb...had lots of convos with the previous (1st) owner.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:37 AM

View PostBoGibsonCA, on 19 May 2017 - 10:33 AM, said:

Sure, was on Reverb...had lots of convos with the previous (1st) owner.



OK Thanks I was just curious. Great guitar.
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