Reset "Paddle" Type Neck Joint Reset neck on 1982 J-45 DeLuxe
Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:51 PM
Have never seen any explanation of how this neck is removed for re-setting. It very likely can be sawed off and converted to a bolt-on type, but that might be less desirable if there's some reasonable way to steam the existing neck joint apart. I know these guitars are far from Gibson's better work, but it does sound pretty good (if not very loud).
Does anyone know of a way that these necks can be removed for re-setting?
Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:39 PM
That guy did it. I don't see a paddle there, maybe its separate? Good luck.
Thanks. Interesting, but that's not the type. It COULD be a J-45 that has been modified extensively. I don't think Gibson ever used that double parallelogram inset pattern on a J-45. Seems to me that was mainly a Southerner Jumbo pattern. The one that had the paddle neck joint were "square shouldered" models from the 1969 to 1983 years. I don't mean that the paddle design was used through all those years -- I just think it was limited to those years, possible about 1977 to when the J-45 was dropped all together in 1983. (Of course it was brought back in 1984, but with the older slope-shouldered design.) These square-shouldered models with the paddle in the joint construction had the heavier "double-X" bracing on the tops. Couple other things I've noticed, the headstock is wider (tuners stick out farther) than other J-45 or J-50 and the heel of the neck is slightly cut off before extending all the way down to where the back meets the side. The neck heel stops about a half inch shy of reaching the back, and is cut off with a slight bevel there. It's a much smaller neck heel than the typical old Gibson as seen in the photo that you linked to.
I guess this 1982 model is pretty near the bottom of Gibson's business and performance curve. Seems like it would be nice to rescue it even if just to represent that sad era.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:00 PM
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:19 AM
LOTS of good info on those pages
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