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Tips on 1969 J50??

#1 User is offline   ecsong187 

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 06:11 PM

So I'm looking at a 69 Gibson J50 tonight that has had a side crack repaired.

Anything else I should look for??

He wants to trade for my Mesa Boogie Head.

Anyways I have been wanting a Gibson acoustic for a while. I'm not set on a slope shoulder, but it would be nice.
For me it comes down to how it sounds/plays.

Anyone got pics of nice square shoulder Gibsons??

Feel free to voice your opinions
Thanks for any info

#2 User is offline   Gilliangirl 

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 06:50 PM

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So I'm looking at a 69 Gibson J50 tonight that has had a side crack repaired.

Anything else I should look for??

He wants to trade for my Mesa Boogie Head.

Anyways I have been wanting a Gibson acoustic for a while. I'm not set on a slope shoulder, but it would be nice.
For me it comes down to how it sounds/plays.

Anyone got pics of nice square shoulder Gibsons??

Feel free to voice your opinions
Thanks for any info


Will you get to play it live? Those late 60's J50's have the narrow neck so make sure that'll work okay for you.
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#3 User is offline   ecsong187 

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 06:59 PM

I'm gonna check it out in person tonight. Will most likely see some live action.
But I probably won't like it because of the thin neck. We will see.
Thanks!

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 12:48 PM

Square shoulders, thin neck, and heavy bracing. It would be wise to really check it out closely.
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Posted 11 August 2010 - 01:00 PM

Well update. It never happened!! Surprise surprise. Another Craigslist flake to add to the list. haha
The search continues
-edwin

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 05:58 PM

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Well update. It never happened!! Surprise surprise. Another Craigslist flake to add to the list. haha
The search continues
-edwin


I don't think you missed out on much there. If you want a J-50 I'd definitely look for a round shouldered one.

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