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  1. You're right, it would typically be stamped on the center brace but I suppose it could be faint or dirty.
  2. It's a B-25 if it has X bracing. If ladder bracing, then an LG-1. At first glance, the color of the sunburst and the belly-down bridge with rosewood saddle made me think 1969. The serial number is 1968 according to a reliable source on the web.
  3. I looked at the “warning” and it made no sense to me how it got there. It also made no sense as to.... who the “guest” was that PUT it there. So I removed it. Not sure if it was okay to do or not, but I saw no reason for it to be there in the first place.
  4. It's going to last a long, long time. Every year or so I would take it apart, clean and oil the threads on the saddle screws, and keep using it. It will look old and funky but it's not like it's ever going to rot through. And if it gets to the point where the aesthetics are too bad for you, just buy a new bridge and put the old one in the case pocket so you keep the original part, for whatever value that may have in the future. It's all good. Use it, try to wear it out. Bet ya can't.
  5. I have one guitar that is like that. Which is why I never play it. Last time I tried to clean my Telecaster it didn't play right for two months. Shock to the system. Kinda like when the Ewell family showed up in the courtroom scrubbed clean (To Kill a Mockingbird).
  6. The pores will fill up with finger grunge in time. No worries.
  7. ksdaddy

    ID ES335

    It's an ES-330.
  8. Not sure what font was used for "MADE IN USA". I'm thinking Pocket Knife Sans Serif.
  9. Pretty sure the 70s arched backs were the same as the 90s Gospels. Got no proof other than a 1976 music store memory and the brief ownership of a ‘93 Bozeman Gospel.
  10. A couple years ago I bought a 1973 JG0 (bare bones square shoulder dread) cheap on ebay that was a disaster. Slathered in varnish, cracked peghead, no frets left. Oh, and all the bad features of the era from Day One. The cracked peghead had not been disclosed and I returned it. I should have kept it, glued the crack, refretted it and played it. It weighed about as much as a business letter in a #10 envelope and SHOOK when played. I was stupid.
  11. Beginning in the early 60s there was a steady flow of changes that people didn't like, and some things were reversed. Some not. Skinny necks from 1965-69 or so. Heavier bracing, double X bracing beginning in 1971, switch from a 17 degree peghead to 14 from 1965 to 1973, things like that. In retrospect, Gibson went downhill design-wise beginning a lot earlier than most Gibson fans care to admit. People are quick to blame the Norlin era. True, many bad things took place, but the best Les Pauls I have ever played were 1979-80 models from Norlin Nashville. My only LP is a sandwich body 71. Can't get more Norlin than that. Beginning around 1983 they did truly try to change the acoustics for the better. And in my opinion, they did. Bozeman gets all the credit but Nashville brought the build quality up a huge amount. I'm rambling. There are things I would look for in a 70s Gibson. Twisted neck. Truss rod that doesn't do anything. Shallow neck angle. Rotting binding. Having said all that, the 70s necks were mega-comfortable. I would hesitate to buy a 70s Gibson online but if you try one in person and it's structurally sound (see previous statement) and you LIKE it, buy it and ignore the "experts".
  12. I've owned two or three of them. Made in Vietnam or Indonesia in the 60s/70s.
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