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Can anyone identify this J-200?

#1 User is offline   mojoworking 

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 04:15 AM

I spotted this picture on the back of a country music compilation CD today. Sitting casually on bonnet/hood of his E-Type Jaguar is Australian DJ/shock jock and sometime country singer John Laws. I'd say the picture dates from the mid/late 60s.

But what about that guitar he's playing? It looks like real J-200 except for the headstock, which is all wrong. It's probably too early for a Japanese copy and way too early for a counterfeit. So what is it?

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 10:31 AM

Looks like a framus headstock. Or national
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 04:35 PM

View Postslimt, on 14 August 2017 - 10:31 AM, said:

Looks like a framus headstock. Or national


Good call. I did a bit of Googling and although I couldn't find the exact one, the headstock shape is indeed very similar to a generic 60s Framus. We can only wonder what happened to the J-200 leaving it with a cheap German guitar headstock.

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1961 Gibson SG/Les Paul Standard
1963 Gibson J-200
1963 Epiphone Casino
1964 Epiphone Texan
1964 Gibson J-45
1965 Gibson J-160E
1968 Gibson J-50
1968 Gibson SG Special
1969 Gibson B-25-N
1970 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe
1971 Fender Telecaster
1975 Eccleshall
1995 Charval Jackson
2003 Gibson SG Standard Custom Shop VOS 1961
2006 Fender Telecaster Highway One
2007 Maton MJ707
2012 Fender Stratocaster American Standard
2013 Gibson J-35
2014 Fender Stratocaster Classic Series '50s
2014 Fender Telecaster - American Vintage '52 Telecaster
2014 Fender Telecaster - Classic Player Baja Telecaster
2014 Taylor GS Mini
2014 Fender Telecaster Custom Shop 1952 Heavy Relic
2014 Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop 1963 Relic - Candy Apple Red
2014 Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop 1963 Relic - Sunburst
2014 Gibson J-45 Standard
2014 Gibson J-15
2014 Gibson J-29
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