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Replacemet Orange Label '61 J200

#1 User is offline   hotroddeville 

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:42 PM

Hi all, new to the forum. I just bought a very clean 1961 J-200N. The only problem is it is missing the factory orange label. Should I have a replacement made and apply it back to the guitar? Will a repro label hurt the value of the guitar a measurable amount? If I do replace it, how should I go about applying the label as the one I am looking at does not have adhesive on back of label. Thanks for any help and info.
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 04:02 AM

That's funny you ask. I bought a repro white Kalamazoo label and may or may not stick it to my '50 J50. I thought of it because I wouldn't want my kid to lose track of what it is when I go to get my lessons from Hendrix and he gets all my instruments. If it's put on it wouldn't be hard to remove, should you get a feeling you'd get less money for it. I'll assume it's a keeper. Zinzer, a paint supply company makes a wallpaper repair adhesive that comes in a toothpaste-like tube called Sure-Grip. That's what I'll use, given you'd like it to stay on wood which is subject to drying and absorption of moisture. If you want to take it off a sponge with very hot water will loosen it, but there will be a discoloration where it once was. Is there a residue or shadow from the original?

Really, any hobby Elmer's type paste would stick it on, but for how long it stays is the question.
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:23 AM

View Postjedzep, on 13 July 2018 - 04:02 AM, said:

That's funny you ask. I bought a repro white Kalamazoo label and may or may not stick it to my '50 J50. I thought of it because I wouldn't want my kid to lose track of what it is when I go to get my lessons from Hendrix and he gets all my instruments. If it's put on it wouldn't be hard to remove, should you get a feeling you'd get less money for it. I'll assume it's a keeper. Zinzer, a paint supply company makes a wallpaper repair adhesive that comes in a toothpaste-like tube called Sure-Grip. That's what I'll use, given you'd like it to stay on wood which is subject to drying and absorption of moisture. If you want to take it off a sponge with very hot water will loosen it, but there will be a discoloration where it once was. Is there a residue or shadow from the original?

Really, any hobby Elmer's type paste would stick it on, but for how long it stays is the question.


Yes it does have a lighter looking place from the original. I have seen where some people have used hot hide glue but I wonder if it will bleed thru especially on a repro label. Anybody know anybody with a NOS label?
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 03:01 PM

That's why I'd use the Sure-Grip, it's meant for paper w/o bleed through. It sets in about 10 seconds so have your plan of action ready Put on a rubber glove and smear a light coat evenly over the label, having a damp sponge ready to take off any excess.
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:00 PM

NOS labels pop up from time to time, here is one on eBay...

https://www.ebay.com...&LH_TitleDesc=0
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Posted 17 July 2018 - 08:11 PM

OK, went ahead and ordered a repro label on Ebay. Looks very good, not gonna put it on just yet. Not sure it is correct size. Anybody know the original dimensions of early '60's orange label?
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