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1948-49(?) J-50

#1 User is offline   wayside 

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 07:21 AM

Just picked this one up...plays like a dream. All original except for a replaced back brace.

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 07:11 AM

Sweet! Where do you guys come up with this stuff? Hard to come by down in Texas. Bet it sounds big, loud, and brawly!

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 08:58 AM

Beautiful! How did you find it? How about some sound clips if you have a way to record it. Awesome find!

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 12:34 AM

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Sweet! Where do you guys come up with this stuff? Hard to come by down in Texas. Bet it sounds big, loud, and brawly!

Bob

Bob,

It sounds VERY big...your classic Gibson bass with a perfect mixture of mid range and treble. Very fast neck and it still has a heck of a lot of original saddle left.

Where to find instruments like this? You just have to keep on looking...I don't think there's any formula. Lots of folks are more interested in having great quantities of instruments pass through their hands....buy it, try it, move it. I prefer to be a bit more selective. I have only sold one guitar in my lifetime (over 50 years of playing) and know what I am looking for. I don't get distracted by the latest "hot" instrument.

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 12:35 AM

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Beautiful! How did you find it? How about some sound clips if you have a way to record it. Awesome find!

I'll see if I can get a sound clip posted later this week.
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:10 PM

Looks like late 1940s J-50s are falling out of the sky.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:19 PM

View Postzombywoof, on 09 April 2012 - 07:10 PM, said:

Looks like late 1940s J-50s are falling out of the sky.


For sure...but never where I am standing!

Nice find!

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:27 PM

Sweeeeeettt J-50 - what's the FON?

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:11 PM

The only times I see stuff like this is when the vintage guitar show comes through town........great get!
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:30 PM

Congrats!


What a great looking piece of wood on the top!


I can almost hear it humming.


Though I am rather partial to the odd, old blonde.....(Sorry boss).



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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:49 PM

Somebody needs to volunteer to contact Rich to tell him that nearly 2 years after he posted about his guitar, folks have revived his thread and are still e-talking about it.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:59 PM

[lol] [lol] Yes indeed!
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