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#1 User is offline   livemusic 

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 02:45 AM

Wonder what mic/setup they have going on there? Looks like it could be Shure SM58 mics? That's not the usual mic you see for an acoustic guitar. More usual would be SM57. But, they got it sounding great to me. Might have something to do with his fingers and that guitar, lol. The guitar sounds great and it sounds really loud.

What model guitar?

Forgot the link...

https://www.youtube....h?v=Bk1bzczVGUQ

Here is another song, plugged in. The headstock here looks 'older.' The plugged in sound is not nearly as good as unplugged!

https://www.youtube....h?v=qTR6GtqzcK8

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1994 Gospel 100th Anniversary, natural
1995 Gospel w/Gibson Accuvoice pickup, natural
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2011 Jackson Browne Model A, sunburst
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Posted 12 November 2018 - 07:14 AM

Looks like a 1946 J-45, probably with a replaced pickguard. Script logo without banner, rectangular bridge, 19-fret board.
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Posted 12 November 2018 - 11:01 AM

 j45nick, on 12 November 2018 - 07:14 AM, said:

Looks like a 1946 J-45, probably with a replaced pickguard. Script logo without banner, rectangular bridge, 19-fret board.

Yep. Possibly very early '47, but '46 is far more probable.
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Posted 12 November 2018 - 11:05 AM

I don't know much at all about dating guitars but how can you guys pin that to 1946 or 1947? I have no idea but curious.
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1956 Country Western, natural
1968 J-50, natural
1992 J-30, all-mahogany
1993 Gospel, sunburst
1994 Gospel 100th Anniversary, natural
1995 Gospel w/Gibson Accuvoice pickup, natural
2004 WM-45, sunburst
2010 J-45, sunburst
2011 Jackson Browne Model A, sunburst
2016 J-45 1942 Legend Limited, Torrefied, sunburst
Too many more (other brands)
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Posted 12 November 2018 - 11:37 AM

View Postlivemusic, on 12 November 2018 - 11:05 AM, said:

I don't know much at all about dating guitars but how can you guys pin that to 1946 or 1947? I have no idea but curious.



The script logo without banner on a vintage Gibson J-45 is a characteristic of 1946, give or take a month or so. Post-WW2, the war-time banner ("only a Gibson is good enough") below the logo disappeared, and in 1947, the "block" logo (as opposed to script-style) came into use.


Vintage Gibsons can be a challenge to date because of inconsistent and incomplete FON/serial numbers, plus various different numbering protocols over the last 100+ years of production. You therefore sometimes have to date them by visibly different characteristics, such as the logo, bridge, fretboards, etc. Most of us here have looked at a lot of these, either in the flesh, in photos, or online, and can usually (but not always) identify the year or at least period of manufacture based on what we can see. There are a number of decent (but not perfect) Gibson dating analyses online, and in published print.

Martin, on the other hand, has used sequential serial numbers for the last 120 years, so identifying the age of a Martin is normally dead simple if you have access to the serial numbers.
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Posted 12 November 2018 - 03:26 PM

1947, apparently:

http://acousticguita...ffrey-foucault/

And getting some planky tone, playing close to the bridge for the harder hits.

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