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  1. So, I went and played this guitar. Plays and sounds deadly! I pulled the trigger and bought it. When I get a little time, I'm going to take a few measurements and see if I can get a look at the bracing.
  2. Thanks everyone for all your help. I think I'm going to ask the guy if I can see it and have a play. If I like the feel and sound, I'll probably pull the trigger. guitars like this don't come around too often where I live.
  3. So, it sounds like even though it's probably a 70, it could be a pre Norlin guitar?
  4. This is the best pic I have of the sound hole. I don't think there is a label. The seller has told me the bridge has been replaced. I don't know if it had an adjustable bridge or not.
  5. Yeah, I'm probably able to take a few measurements. Here's a pic of the case. The ad says original case.
  6. I think the seller doesn't really have any idea what he has. He originally had it listed as a 65 then changed the ad to say 70 The site I used says that if it has "made in USA" stamped on the headstock under the serial then 9XXXXX would be 70-72. But if no USA stamp then 910000 to 999999 would be a 68. Seems like serials back in those years were all over the shop So you think that the specs say no to it being a 70?
  7. It's my under standing that the entire bridge was replaced.
  8. What you're saying there makes a lot of sense.
  9. Hey everyone! I'm considering buying a J-50. The seller is thinking it's a 1970 but he's not really sure. From my research, I think it might possibly be a 68 but then I read other posts on other forums that say it can't be a 68, it has to be a 69 or later. The serial number is 912305. And there is no made in USA stamp underneath it. According to guitarhq.com, because there is no made in usa stamp, this serial number says it's a 68. The same site also says that a 64-69 would use Kluson Deluxe double line tunes. Which this guitar has. I've read that the J-50 switched from rounded sho
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