Gibson Brands Forums: 1953 J-50 for Sale on the Martin Forum - Gibson Brands Forums

Jump to content

Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

1953 J-50 for Sale on the Martin Forum Work done by Jake Wildwood

#1 User is offline   bayoubengal1954 

  • Professional Journeyman Singer/Songwriter
  • Group: All Access
  • Posts: 952
  • Joined: 08-September 13
  • LocationNew Orleans, LA

Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:52 PM

Okay buy this so we can live through you.
$3300 price doesn't seem bad since Jake Wildwood has done a neck reset and some other work.
https://www.tapatalk...ic.php?t=190238
1974 Martin D-28
1948 Gibson J-50
1945 Epiphone Triumph Archtop
2005 Larrivee 000-50
2013 Martin 00-DB Jeff Tweedy
1972 Guild Killdeer F112-6 Part Deux (Name Created by adorshki on LTG)
2016 Halcyon NL-00 Lutz/Walnut
0

#2 User is offline   duluthdan 

  • Advanced Member
  • Group: All Access
  • Posts: 4244
  • Joined: 19-February 12
  • LocationAspen, Colorado

Posted 11 February 2018 - 10:10 AM

That price is a steal. I paid $3,500 for my '57, and then $1,500 for a new bridge, frets, bridge plate, neck set, fret board planning and a K&K. Its a tone monster set up for medium Sunbeams, with a nicely checked finish, and a bit of history. That one is a great deal.
Smile Fierce !!!
Gibson J-45 TV (Lyric)
Gibson J-45 Legend
Gibson J-50 (K&K)
Martin D-35 (Trance)
Martin 000-42
Gibson J-35 Vintage
0

#3 User is offline   bayoubengal1954 

  • Professional Journeyman Singer/Songwriter
  • Group: All Access
  • Posts: 952
  • Joined: 08-September 13
  • LocationNew Orleans, LA

Posted 11 February 2018 - 11:12 AM

 duluthdan, on 11 February 2018 - 10:10 AM, said:

That price is a steal. I paid $3,500 for my '57, and then $1,500 for a new bridge, frets, bridge plate, neck set, fret board planning and a K&K. Its a tone monster set up for medium Sunbeams, with a nicely checked finish, and a bit of history. That one is a great deal.

That's what I thought. I paid $2750 for my rough looking '48 and then had to put $1100 into it. The work is already done on this one.
1974 Martin D-28
1948 Gibson J-50
1945 Epiphone Triumph Archtop
2005 Larrivee 000-50
2013 Martin 00-DB Jeff Tweedy
1972 Guild Killdeer F112-6 Part Deux (Name Created by adorshki on LTG)
2016 Halcyon NL-00 Lutz/Walnut
0

#4 User is offline   fp 

  • Advanced Member
  • Group: All Access
  • Posts: 724
  • Joined: 02-January 08

Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:56 AM

I was strongly considering buying this 53 but was turned off by the fact that the repairs were done using Titebond glue instead of hide glue which would have been original for the guitar I believe.
I know some of you may say no big deal what glue was used but to me with a guitar of this vintage I feel hide would have been appropriate.
0

#5 User is offline   bayoubengal1954 

  • Professional Journeyman Singer/Songwriter
  • Group: All Access
  • Posts: 952
  • Joined: 08-September 13
  • LocationNew Orleans, LA

Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:14 PM

 fp, on 13 February 2018 - 10:56 AM, said:

I was strongly considering buying this 53 but was turned off by the fact that the repairs were done using Titebond glue instead of hide glue which would have been original for the guitar I believe.
I know some of you may say no big deal what glue was used but to me with a guitar of this vintage I feel hide would have been appropriate.


I totally understand, but I wanted you to buy it so I could live vicariously through you. [biggrin]
1974 Martin D-28
1948 Gibson J-50
1945 Epiphone Triumph Archtop
2005 Larrivee 000-50
2013 Martin 00-DB Jeff Tweedy
1972 Guild Killdeer F112-6 Part Deux (Name Created by adorshki on LTG)
2016 Halcyon NL-00 Lutz/Walnut
0

Share this topic:


Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

1 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users