I had the pleasure of holding in my hands Tom Wilsons j45 ...Tom Wilson of Junkhouse and Blackie and the Rodeo Kings .,i flip the guitar over and the body has a centre seam ,and the perfling round the sound hole not looking like that of a 57 j 45 ,,,this is the year he was told was it`s birth year . The guitar was given to Tom by the late Willie P Bennett`s family .
I introduced my self ,by saying ,Tom your a big s.o.b ..and that i was feeling slightly intimidated ....he laughed ,saying he`s a gentle giant from the streets of Hamilton ....Anyhow ,we talked about his guitar`s story , i said ,looks to me like it`s a 57 S.J body ,judging by the f.o.n. and it`s appointments with a grafted j45 neck .. he had no clue ....the thing was sweet , well worn ,had the crap played into it ,sounded great and has written some great songs .
Totally my pleasure ...Frank on Frankenstein .